Parkflyers International F/A-18 Super Hornet G1R: A New Experience, A New Frontier

Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by bimoadiprakoso, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. andy_downs

    andy_downs Ace Pilot

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    while I'm waiting for the SU ive still got to finish the F18,depron already to cut out but with other commitments I don't think I'm going to get on with it till the weekend.
     
  2. FlyteTime

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    Bimo, I agree with you, the Su-30 is definitely the best looking design PI has developed imho. They are getting better and better with each release. Your talent is unprecedented.

    Jeff your plane looks fantastic, great job! Decided on paint scheme yet?
     
  3. bimoadiprakoso

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    Have no worries, Andy it takes time build a good plane. Don't rush it even if we feel that we wanna finish it in an hour

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  4. bimoadiprakoso

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    Humbly, I extend my huge appreciation for such kind compliments, FlyteTime. It's not me. I'm just lucky enough to have all the tools I need for model prototyping as I'm having strong background in engineering and design. On each design, we try to improve the workflow.

    Well, not always having the same worfklow, but we would try to insert more possible complicated process in it as I feel that I have the need to learn new things from each design. The SU-30SM for example had been through most complicated process ever before it's being finalised. For instance, computer was simulating and calculating the airframe weight at 251 grams (including hotglue) but my built comes up with 256 grams as I forgot to input the tapes properties into the 3D rc model. The digital model was being measured and created so it will have precise or at least closer condition to the real built. That my friend, took us more time than it used to need for a design to be completed. There will be some misses (hotglue and spackles are always pluses and minuses) as it depends on how much we put it onto the plane when we build it. I did some research and took notes on how much hotglue needed every 100mm and weighed it so computer would have enough data to compute.

    Hope that would give sort of example of the things we'd like to achieve here at PI. We enjoy the design process so much. And when it works all together, seeing the plane airborne is the ultimate joy we wanna have and share it with the world

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  5. FlyteTime

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    Thanks for the info on the design process Bimo. I had no idea the software was that sophisticated. It is amazing what can be done with these programs if one has the smarts to get the most out of them.
     
  6. bimoadiprakoso

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    Most welcome FlyteTime I love learning and when it turns out into something that more people could enjoy, it gives me ultimate joy too.

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  7. No, I was waiting for you top pop by for a visit and do your magical thing. :)
     
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    I saw what you did there. You truly are a cunning linguist. ;)

    Peter
     
  10. bogusbandit56

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    That`s not what the Ex said, she just called me a cunning.:D
     
  11. More sanding done. The top skins I had tapered the inside edge to match the contour of the fuse and leading edge of the canards just forwad of where the LE of the wing slopes down. Allowed for easy trimming and smooth edge with no gap.

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  12. bogusbandit56

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    Nice.
    The aero depron sands very easily don`t it?
     
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  14. It does sand nice, nice to work with but sure does mark easy. Feels about the same strength as the grey Depron but more dense then both the white and grey.
     
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    Really nice work Bimo. Now for some of those awesome aerial photos!
     
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    all these pictures,im like a five year old on Christmas eve.
     

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