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Old 06-03-2019, 02:00 PM   #81
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New video finally. nothing big but I've been working on a 100" scale-ish B-29 Super fortress. I've got some fun plans for this one so keep an eye out for updates, or don't its whatever. lol I'm just happy to be doing this stuff again.


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Old 06-03-2019, 05:28 PM   #82
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Glad to see you're back at it after the nonsense you went through.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:02 AM   #83
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:02 AM   #84
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:04 AM   #85
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Got the plane in the air. It’s way under powered and maybe still a bit tail heavy. The landing gear worked flawlessly, and the airframe is solid. Now I need st step up on the motors, round the leading edge of the wing, and paint the thing up.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:05 PM   #86
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so now I'm working on building a scale x-1 to go under the B-29. It's going to be rocket powered of coarse! going to try a different build stile on this one as well. I'm going to cut and sand the shape in quarters, then hollow out the center to make it as light as possible. then I'm going to glass the fuse and wings. It's going to be a 19" wingspan, and I'm thinking it will be about a 200mpg plane. should be fun!
These are the two rough prototypes I made the past few nights to do glide testing with. hope to have the first flying model done this weekend.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:36 PM   #87
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Dude...this screams to he molded out of urethane foam. Even with 3d printed molds you could get 5-8 fuselages per mold before you have to print another.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:39 PM   #88
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Dude...this screams to he molded out of urethane foam. Even with 3d printed molds you could get 5-8 fuselages per mold before you have to print another.
Never messed with that stuff, and I don't have a 3d printer either. but I'm googling it now.
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Never messed with that stuff, and I don't have a 3d printer either. but I'm googling it now.
Whatre the dimensions and do you have a CAD Model
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Whatre the dimensions and do you have a CAD Model
19" wingspan is all I have so far. didn't get a chance to mess with it last night. I can mess with cad this weekend. though all I have is sketchup.
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Ehhh....at that size it would at least be a 4 part mold because my printer is pretty size constrained as are most. 19" is huge for a printer.

It may be best to machine them out of HDPE and then they will last way longer.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:32 PM   #92
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I'm just going to hand carve, heck I'm only making the one of them. these are just practice.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:39 PM   #93
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Would love to attend an X-1 launch.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:01 PM   #94
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I'm just going to hand carve, heck I'm only making the one of them. these are just practice.
Ahh I see. I thought you were going to manufacture kits again.
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Ahh I see. I thought you were going to manufacture kits again.
nah, going back to doing things for fun.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:20 PM   #96
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Work continues. The B-29 still needs larger motors and the x1 needs to be electrified, I'll also want to paint both of them, but I'm getting close to reenacting the original X-1 flight! Can't wait!!!




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Old 06-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #97
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Awesome...you just gonna cake some bondo on then sand and paint?
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Awesome...you just gonna cake some bondo on then sand and paint?
Not this one, it's just going to get bombed in orange. But the final version will likely get coated in super thin fiberglass. this one is just for testing.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:32 AM   #99
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Well work continues, I've made some big steps over the weekend.
First thing first, the X1 now has a home, I hogged out the belly of the B-29 and made room for it's little buddy. I've also sourced references for all the correct markings for the B-29 Stork, and the Glamorous Glennis X1. I also took the first x1 I cut (the hand toss glider I used to work out a cg) and painted it with the paint I plan on using to make sure it wont eat the foam. Everything went well enough to move ahead and paint both planes this week. I need to finish reskinning the belly of the modified bomber though, that won't take long at all. Big thing right now is the B-29 is under powered. I need to find 4 motors in my collection that are the stout enough to get the job done. Then I have to trust another pilot to take the sticks of the bomber and put the x1 up for some glide tests. If that all goes well I will be ready to build the final version and go for glory. I hope to clear 250mph with his project, but I'll be happy if it just works. lol


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