The sky is the limit!

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xfredericox
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The sky is the limit!

Post by xfredericox » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:19 pm

Started a new project.

Follow it on
http://www.manmademayhem.com/?tag=airplane

The objective is eventually to make it fly. Most of the parts were lasercut, some are milled because they were too large.
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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by xfredericox » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:13 pm

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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by Brian Stone » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:00 am

It has a fighter profile. In fact I'd say it has a bit of a Hellcat quality to it. Is that what it is? Are you working off of plans you designed yourself, or existing plans?

Anyway, it looks great. Keep up the good work!
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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by xfredericox » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:24 am

It's not a hellcat, but it's definitely a fighter plane and has indeed some similarities!

I'm expecting some more wood for the wings, and they will be a dead giveaway as to the model.

I'm working off an old pdf I found online, to which someone was nice enough to add vectorised paths for all the parts included.
pretty sure that last sentence is gramatically incorrect :twisted: but you get it right?

I could post them on the blog if anyone is interested. I've nested them onto 1.5" x 12" sheets to facilitate cutting on the K40
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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by Defy » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:08 pm

Post them up!

I was thinking P-51 (as everyone builds those) but tail section is wrong. Then P-40 Warhawks, but if the wings give it away then it's a F4 Corsair.

Are you cutting this out of balsa? Planing to 3d print cowling and such?

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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by xfredericox » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:48 pm

Since people have been guessing the model, i might as well post the source files now. :)

Yes I use balsa for most of the parts. Also a small sheet of 1.6mm ply.
For the plastic parts that are in the commercial kit (which I don't have), I will probably 3D print or mill...

Download here:
http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=208
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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by AnonymousPerson » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:23 pm

Going to put a servo on the prop, add something to control the ailerons, etc, or is it more for show? :)
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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by xfredericox » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:47 pm

not sure yet.

I'll probably try it but on the other hand I've been told it's not the best model to start with. Steep learning curve and hard to control.
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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by Defy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:37 pm

Ha got it! I have built the gillows one before and it flys like crap. Just do the tissue covering and do a rubber band glider. Since you have a laser cutter cheap to fix when you crash it.

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Re: The sky is the limit!

Post by xfredericox » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:11 pm

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