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

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  1. bimoadiprakoso

    bimoadiprakoso Top Gun

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    Good news guys. All confirmed. Wildthing had his maidened smoothly. I got mine as well. All I can say here is, it's just the best parkjet PI's ever come up with. Of course the building process is more complicated than our other designs, but it pays all the efforts given. I may dismiss major planes of mine in my hangar, salvage the electronics and give it to the new group of less fortunate people I teach shortly. I may keep one for them to learn to fly. This SU-30SM project is purely awesome. Nothing of our previous projects come close.

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  2. andy_downs

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    looks fantastic,i cant wait to get my hands on this one.
     
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    well I'm trying not to think of the SU as I'm still doing the F 18,trial fitting of parts because my scaling up troubles I didn't know how good things were going to fit,once I figured out what goes where all that's needed so far is a little trimming of tabs which I left over size and re doing a couple of small parts to make a nice snug fit it looking good,was a bit unsure about the wings at first as they new concept to me but again no problem and so sexy. DSCF1429.JPG DSCF1430.JPG
     
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    Looking good Andy

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    It won't be long now.:D
     
  6. My 120% build went together really slick. Yours looks great.
     
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    so far so good,just working the best way to glue and slide it all together.
     
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    that's it for today,time to get the glue off my fingers. DSCF1431.JPG
     
  9. Cool :)

    I do it slightly different, I do the tapered nose pieces ahead of time rather then trying to hold those 6 million pieces together all at once. So far they have gone together slick and just seems easier to do. If you go back in the thread you will see what I mean.
     
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    thx I shall have a look.
     
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    ive been good today and done a little bit more to the F18 despite wanting to build my all time fav the SU,i had to redo the wing LE as they parted company probally due to being next to a radiator while sorting my printers.
     
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  13. That sucks. :(

    When I do the folded wings I always run a small bead of hotglue down the leading edge just before the fold, really makes a strong wing in my opinion for the extra little weight well worth it.
     
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    I do that also, learned it from building Flite Test planes.
     
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    shall remember that for next time thx.
     
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  16. It almost like you added a cf rod in there it's so rigid.
     
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    Indeed Wildthing. We could also use epoxy or araldite too. Definitely becomes tough reinforcement.

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  18. Assembling the wing I think the hot glue is still the best choice, it has some flex to it plus setups quick so you are not having to hold it together forever waiting and waiting. My arms start to ache just waiting for the hot glue. :D :D
     
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    Good point. I glue the leading edge and the spar first, then the trailing edge after the LE and spar sets up. You don't have to rush so much to glue all the area before the hot glue hardens.
     
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