Doesn't matter. What matters is the line across the front of the
sheeting (top of drawing), since it butts up to the leading edge. Put a
straight edge across part A where you just cut it, and slide B in until
it hits the straight edge. Now glue the two pieces together. Make sure
this line is straight. If it's crooked, lay a straightedge across it and
trim. There should be enough wood to spare. You will sand it to a bevel
on step 15, which should make it clear why this line must be straight.
As the dotted lines show, your going to cut off a lot of both ends after
you sheet the wing half with it.
There's a lot on this plane in the extreme speed prop planes forum on RC
universe, though feel free to ask more here.
Thanx John. I've been trying to post and reply in RCU since they came
back up but everytime I try to post or reply I got kicked so all I can
do is read.
Appreciate your info...Now,back to work..
Any time. Look for a thread there called "Patriot under construction"
from Poster John A. I've got a couple of pictures of my latest one
there. The quality of the pictures isn't good (their still captures),
but it might give you a few ideas. Only the wing from the kit is more
or less stock. I've got droppable wing tanks on it, and the engine is
inverted with the pipe inside the body.
Since it sounds like you don't have a lot of kits under your belt, may I
ask if you are putting in Retracts? It's a lot easier and more reliable
if you put the wheel wells where I have them on mine (flush with the
inside edge of R3, rather then the outside edge of R2. Most people leave
out the fake scoops on the side BTW. Pain to cover, and the thin wood
without much support will often warp.
I've built many kits since 82. This is the first of this type. In the
mid eighties I had what they called a JetFire 40,kinda jet like but
without swept back wings.Wish they still made those.Great flier.
I've read post where people were wondering whether to leave out the side
intakes on the Pat. I have't decided yet.Depends on what it looks like
I was going to put retracts but decided to leave them in the MK pattern
plane that I have. That and a 70 dollar servo. It'll slow it slightly
but going with the fixed gear. I'll put the MVVS 49 with pipe in it. The
49 is in my Shrike now and the speed is bluring.Very quick...
I loved that one too. I had most of the Airtronics kits. They were high
quality kits for their time. You can get many of them from Dreamcatcher.
They have a short kit of the Jetfire 40 for 35 bucks. Should be a real
Really appreciate the site.Didn't know it existed and I've talked about
that plane for years wishing you could still get one.I'll probably order
it but have never gone the "short kit" route before. Have you??
Just wondering what's in the kit. I know it explains a little but when
it gets to the door and you have three pieces of wood,it's work time.
I'll give it a go anyway..Just wondering if your familiar with short
kits and what's involved..
You had a excellent answer for that one so I'll give you another.
Remember what they called a Fun One??Don't know who made it. There's a
Fun One in production now but it's not the same as the eighties Fun One.
It was a low wing,sleek plane,40 size.STill have the old Magnum 45 Pro
that I flew it with on another plane.Had one of them also till the wing
folded at full throttle.The rest is history. I've seen them on ebay but
with a hefty price tag. Just wondering if theres a place you can still
get this kit.Short or otherwise.
Thanx for the info. Heck,I think I'm living back in the 80's.
If you click on the name above the picture, it lists what you get.
Plans, assembly book with parts list, Landing gear, and laser cut ribs.
Period. As they say, the rest of the kit (and just about any kit)
consists of mainly sticks and sheets. So the main things you have to cut
are the fuse sides (piece of cake) and the formers. Formers aren't bad
if you have a scroll saw or bandsaw handy. A little more work with a jig
saw. If you buy your plywood in foot wide sheets, it's easier to work
with the jigsaw. Even buying the wood and all the hardware, you will
still come out cheaper than most 40 size kits, which are running just
shy of 100 bucks these days.
Ooohhhh, I'll take "Out of production kits for 200, Alex".
Hmm, the only one I remember was from the early to mid 90's, and was
made by Great Planes. I think the kit on the box cover was in light
blue. The body resembled that of a Nobler. It was a fun fly plane with
oversized control surfaces, like a Fazer, but differed in that it had a
built up body. Sort of a mid to low wing. Fun little plane. Tyler Martin
in the Baton Rouge club had one back then. Good flying. It's out of
production, and GP doesn't sell their kits off, at least that I've ever
seen. The only place you will find it is on Ebay or the for sale forums.
Tower has the canopy for it listed, so you never know. It may go back
into production like the Patriot. OTOH, I think the Dazzler is really an
improved version of it, so it looks doubtful.
Nah, went to da big school up there, Luziana Sports University, then
worked in BR and Geismar for a while. I'm down in Slidell, now. But I do
get over that way, sometimes. I try to catch the Bomber Field show when
I can, and the Larks are always fun to visit (well, the one time I was
there I got that impression). Did you find my Patriot pics?
Most of the ones on RCU are done that way. Here's a not-too-great shot
I pushed the canopy all the way to the front. Doesn't look much like a
Patriot, but the knife edge "be much more better".
Here's a few done by others without them. RCU's search engine is sucking
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