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Re: Skyhawk and Flanker ripping up the local park
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Wow those are some of the best looking scratch builds ive seen!
how did you make those white wing fillets on the SU27? ive got this spitfire in the works but im struggling for ideas to make some nice smooth looking fillets for it. cheers

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Re: Skyhawk and Flanker ripping up the local park
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Thanks bud, the wing fillet base was made from a shaped triangle of foam with a skin of epoxy and micro balloons and finished off with some light filler. The white covering is just paper stuck on with WBPU top and bottom.

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Re: Skyhawk and Flanker ripping up the local park
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Great video, great flying.
Got a smile at the end.
Thanks for sharing.

Posted on: 2010/7/30 9:06
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Re: Skyhawk and Flanker ripping up the local park
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Project Kahu

Well the Scooter is coming up on six years old now which is "getting up there" for an EDF. She's still mostly original 'cept for a couple of body rebuilds that we don't need to go into

Still flies well so I decided to give it a bit of an upgrade. The original GWS EDF was pretty ordinary and prone to failure so was best consigned to the dust bin. Those that stuck with the original EDF unit tended to live in interesting times.

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I built the model as an RNZAF TA-4K from the seventies and installed a HET 6904 which has provided good service. I recently scored a 10 blade 70mm 3000kv RC Lander unit on sale and it dropped straight in to replace the HET.

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The Lander unit is heavier than the HET so I compensated by increasing the battery size from 3300 to 4000 moved all the way forward. I could have had a go at moving the EDF unit forward, but that would have been a PIA and the bigger battery will extend the flight time a minute or so. The model has a very lifty wing which is reinforced so should cope with the extra weight OK.

Another upgrade was to install a FRSky RX and then she was ready to rumble



Maiden flight soon.

Oh yes, I have a HET 6904 for sale - one careful owner, only used on weekends


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Re: Skyhawk and Flanker ripping up the local park
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They both look fantastic ! well done!

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nice paint jobs and you appear to use the same garage 'cleaner' that I do

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Thanks guys. Haha, yes - too much time spent messin' about with toy planes

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Re: Skyhawk and Flanker ripping up the local park
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From the "better late than never" film production company we have some footage of the Scooter sporting her new (well it was) EDF and 2.4 RX.

The modern 10 or 12 blade fans work really well and another resulting development is that they are much quieter than the earlier fan units meaning they are more user friendly for park flying and sound more like jets than an overamped vacuum cleaner.

Here's a recent vid of some park flying down at my local park. You can hear the difference in the fan units as the ground shots are with the older fan unit.



TA-4K EDF Skyhawk from KiwiKid on Vimeo.


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