FRCFoamies A10 Warthog !

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, May 30, 2013.

  1. s7oneyuk

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    Ok - some progress made today ahead of the CF rods arriving.... All parts are cut and i took the opportunity for a dry fit - looks good. Just need to wait for the knock at the door now for the rods!:rolleyes:

    (Engine Nacelles are in the paint shop drying which is why you don't see those below)!

    Oh and I must remember to cut a hole in the mid fuselage support to run cables before I glue it in!

    I think I'll also fit the electrics to get an idea how how much of a "ballast" rotary gun I need to secure into the nose - so i'll probably glue the bottom section in place after I do that. I'm thinking that i might try to hide the aileron servos within the wing pods and the elevator servos within the upper body section - this should give it a clean exterior finish.

    I just love the way this plane looks - its coming together nicely so far.

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  2. phoenix_md

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    No unfortunately archery is not very common here and so carbon tubes are hard to come by.

    Fortunately the Australian warehouse at HobbyKing had some stock and they have already shipped my order. I should have it in a couple of days.
     
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  3. phoenix_md

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    Wow! Amazing progress s7oneyuk!

    Thanks to work and family I'm going quite a bit slower. I have just managed to make up the first sheet of parts.

    20140830_232056_A-10 Parts1.jpg

    Hopefully that carbon will arrive soon.
     
  4. phoenix_md

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    2nd sheet of parts
    20140902_164614_A-10 Parts2.jpg
     
  5. Boxermad84

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    Great progress! You'll have her together in no time now!

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  6. phoenix_md

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    Yep got the carbon. Assembly photos to follow soon.
     
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  7. Boxermad84

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    Nice! Good luck!

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  8. F1wanabe

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    It actually goes together really quickly- good luck!
     
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  9. homey666

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    Just got my plans last night and made a donation. Between FRC and RCP, you both have changed a hobby into a wonderful obsession! Thanks so much.
     
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  10. F1wanabe

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    Thanks homey! ;-) For those kind words and for the donation. Good luck with the build and check in often!
    -Greg

    www.youtube.com/gstrysky
    www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  11. s7oneyuk

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    Ok - some more progress made today. Carbon rods arrived and they are now fitted in the main wing and the rear stabilizer wing. Servos installed and all set up. All i am waiting on now is some more bullet connectors (thought i had loads - turns out i do - but the wrong size :rolleyes:!). They should have arrived today - but alas - nothing. So I'm now stalled waiting on these so that i can wire in the motor. Used the time to put the fibreglass tape & UHU Por hinges in place.

    Did notice that during my dry fit process that the nacelles were a bit on the tight side. So I very slightly tapered the inside of the fuse to get them to fit in a little easier.
     
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  12. F1wanabe

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    That sounds good, s7oneyuk. The angle of the nacelles does make a difference in flight, and we tilt them until you hear them whistle in the key of b Flat ;-) Haha.
    Our A10 does make music when it flies, but I have no idea what key it's in!

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  13. RobDavis

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    LOL
     
  14. phoenix_md

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    Made some progress.

    Carbon Installed
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    Wing Doublers Installed
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    Nacelles Built
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    Hatch Built
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  15. F1wanabe

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  16. s7oneyuk

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    Ok - she's built and ready for painting!. 20140909_135215.jpg 20140909_135243.jpg 20140909_135250.jpg 20140909_135638.jpg 20140909_140833.jpg
     
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  18. Grantman

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    Love the minigun!
     
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    looks teriffic! i can attest that this bird is super strong and can take a beating..I witnessed Greg doing his best to destroy his..like 18 times lol
     
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