F 16 scratch build

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  1. Nightswatch

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    Figure i start a thread on my second scratch build F 16 , Plans are from Josh Harel's big turbine scaled down
    Planes dimensions will be wing span 34.57 " wide and 51.4" long .
    I will be building my Su34 Full back and this jet at the same time Should be fun

    Starting on it tomorrow

    Materials foam , Balsa , ply wood 2 oz fiber glass , and carbon fiber rods


    Here is what the build will start looking like very shortly IMG_1455.jpg IMG_1453.jpg IMG_1451 (4).jpg IMG_1456 (1).jpg
     
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    Friend of mines build IMG_1451 (6).jpg IMG_1452 (2).jpg IMG_1455 (5).jpg IMG_1454 (8).jpg
     
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    and some completed pictures F-16C 016.jpg IMG_1457 (7).jpg IMG_1451 (16).jpg IMG_1452 (15).jpg IMG_1456 (4).jpg
     
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    last but not least Really looking forward in getting this going will post progress pics if i get it started tomorrow

    Cheers John IMG_1454 (13).jpg IMG_1466.jpg View attachment 48540
     
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    Nice work, on huge airplane!
     
  6. Nightswatch

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    Yup that one sure is ,
    Mine will be scaled down . not gong that big at all .
    I want a practical flyer easy to tranport also easy on the pocket book as for electronics etc EDF's etc
    This girl will see her maiden well before my SU will being single EDF vs twins
    these plans are litterally Real F 16 plans .
    So its not flat wing .
    Wing will have spars and ribs in them so when covered she will have proper air foil etc
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    Holy cow! That looks fantastic!!
     
  8. Nightswatch

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    Say that to me when i get it done and it looks half as good :)

    Hurry up print shop and open .Sara the person doing it was not in yesterday . Here is her message


    hi John can you call the office before you come? my partner is supposed to work today and I'm back tomorrow if you'd rather come then. all 3 pages are 36x107 inches

    thank you

    So this thread kinda officially starts today will post pictures later on
     
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    Just a heads up folks suppose to get plans yesterday , the person i get them from is Sick got a email that she will be in @ noon today.
    So going to get few more DT foam and some odds n pieces before i get plans
    Will post up some pics later on cheers
     
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  10. Excuses, Excuses, Excuses, ;)
     
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    Ya no doubt Eh but serious i went there yesterday and doors were locked .
    I was like WTF this is the email i got she will be in today :) and i can get going on it :)

    hi John
    the b&w drawings are .50 per sqft so however many you want and how big or small . due to staffing issues the shop is closed till noon today. I'll be in after that if you would like to discuss printing your pdf files.

    Well

    The Su34 should be done this week end to easy really only the sanding part is the hardest part being i already made a fuse once :)

    I am really excited on the F16 making the fuse ribs etc and skinning it . still need to get more Balsa today anyways heading out shortly to get the ball rolling :)
    Hopefully have some progress pics to show later on
     
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    Woo hoo just got back and got the plans printed :)
     
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    Ok Figured i give you all a sneak peak , I scaled it down 55 percent shes a big one IMG5844.jpg IMG5849.jpg IMG5850.jpg
     
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    Holy cow. That's beyond my depth for sure!
     
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    Slow and easy My friend just getting things set up :) Far from a beginners build But it will look sick when done :) IMG5862.jpg IMG5864.jpg IMG5858.jpg IMG5857.jpg IMG5851.jpg
     
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    haha man i am just un wrapping Balsa and material going to keep a cost sheet for this one

    plans 23 bucks
    40 bucks on Balsa
    30 bucks on glues GG, CA , wood glue
    20 bucks on DT foam for starters
    15 bucks on masking tape,double sided, and sanding blocks , sand paper etc Dollar tree
    i know i am missing more .

    Excited to get going , Putting the SU on hold for the time being
     
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  18. Did you order your power plants yet?
     
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    I was thinking slapping this one in there :) that is why i need ply wood


    Max Thrust: >40 lbs
    Engine Weight: 3.5 lbs
    Diameter: 4.37"
    Length: 12.9"
    RPM Range: 33,000 to 125,000
    Max Temp: 730C
    Fuel Rate at Full Power: 20.6 fl oz per minute

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    Ok everything is set up and ready to rock n roll. This is the first time i tried this PVC pipe to take of paper of foam My thoughts Do it .
    Took me like 2 mins to pull off about half pound of paper,just Amazing. I could do 50 sheets in like 10 mins all clean that is how slick it works .

    So fuselage is cut DT foam is read to cut. lets get this Show on the road.

    Will have foam cut tonight and all felt marked CG and all rib joints etc. tomorrow work on ribs , who knows Sunday i may be starting to skin parts of her
    Will be using dowels and aluminum tubing to Join wings for this bird .

    The last pic rolled up all the paper its about 1/2 pound if not more wow
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