Parkflyers International A-10 Thunderbolt II G1R: Learning Process That Leads to More Excitements

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  1. bimoadiprakoso

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    Okay, I must admit that I have no regret at all, following jimbosflyin's and Wildthing's suggestions. Now the rolled sheet engines are finished.

    Need to paint and then dismount the score n fold engines from the A-10 amd replace the with the new ones. Look so much better

    Thanks again, jimbosflyin and Wildthing![​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. jimbosflyin

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    I'm glad you liked my mod enough to add it to the plans Bimo,I like looking more scale than the score and fold also.
     
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    You sound like a scale police, jimbosflyin. LOL

    However, I counted the time for me to finish the engines between score n fold and rolled sheet. Rolled sheet took me much longer time to complete but the result pays things back in folds

    This is a new experience and knowledge to me. Thanks jimbosflyin. I'm sure it would benefit other builders as well

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    It comes in handy.:cool:
     
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    Indeed jimbosflyin.

    And, another unbelievable thing just showed up. I weighed both score n fold dummy engine and rolled ones too. The rolled ones just weigh less than a half of the score n folds! It now wipes away 30g of unnecessary weight on the rear section.

    So the total weight of the planes with all electronics installed, excluding the batt, is 509g.

    I'm gonna paint it soon then and place 'em on the A-10. The extra efforts of the rolled sheets paid its price

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    They weigh even less with useing paperless DTF for the rolled parts of the engines.I know I emailed you the pics of my scale comparison also Bimo,
     
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  8. Looks awesome Bimo.
    Pick up some of that foam poster board , once peeled the foam is about 3.5mm thick, easier to roll and will be lighter yet.
     
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    Yup, you inspired me Jim Thanks!
    I think this should be enough for my A-10 My objective in building this one is, as a proof that it's constructable using common 5-6mm depron sheets, Wildthing. You and jimbosflyin have done a terrific job as advanced steps by showing possible mods and enhancements to this A-10 platform with 3d printer as well as various foam thickness

    One thing I realized was, when the foam was heated in the bioling water, the depron thickness was expanding so it was slightly thicker. But it didn't matter. Dummy engines were still constructable nicely

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    Oh by the way,I'll be ready to start the F2 soon.:rolleyes:
     
  11. The 3D printed engines I have are lighter yet :)
     
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  12. LOL

    Did you finish the P-38's yet?????
     
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    Not yet,nor the Big Corsair neather.I have just a liittle to finish on that,and the wings are done on the P-38's but I need to be in the rite frame of mind for them.
     
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    Hahaha

    Now I just need the time to finish the F-2 design as well as preparing the F-15 Silent Eagle page on our website

    By the way, the F-2 could also be translated into F-16 XL with crank delta wing.

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    Give me a wing plate or something :rolleyes: LOL.
     
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    I try but I never get them in frame long enough ever worth posting.But I have two of these and they fly great,an occational nose plant like everyone else has done also.:rolleyes:
     
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    @jimbosflyin : Still lurking onto making this a "dual design in one plan" :D

    I'm now curious on flat delta wing's characteristics. Seem it's the friendliest approach to do the F-16 XL wing as builder, but may lead to something unexpected when flying it. Some people at my club built their own planes with flat wings and they seemed to be okay. May be for the XL, we would opt for the KF4 instead of just flat wing sandwich.

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    I love how both planes (F-2 and F-16 XL) look.

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    I'm not interested in flat wings my self for numerous reasons.
     
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