Fan duct T-33

Discussion in 'Radio Control & Other Propulsion Methods' started by paul a, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. paul a

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    the goal of this thread is to build a 1-1 scale T-33 fan duct electric rc aircraft.using mainly card stock.don,t have a cad so I will be working off of enlarged patterns transfered to colored cardstock.silver poster board will be the skin.details will be inked in.the base design is 46rob,s white t-33 found in the parts bin.I enlarged the two sheets to a 3x5 poster made to fit.this gave me roughly 38 inchs in lenght.I then paste the 11x 8s together to form the patterns for the parts.after all the parts are formed I will start the build up.keeping in mind for the duct work to supply the fan the air flow and placement of the rc equipment.the three fans I have selected will handle up to a 24oz aircraft.cost of a fan 7.00 to 60.00 dollars US.first show and tell will be the patterns sometime sunday.
  2. cgutzmer

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    OOOOHHHHH impressive! Cant wait!
    Chris
  3. paul a

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    can,t wait either but this is going to be a long hair pulling build.
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    paul a

    If you would like some Fletcher Tanks that do not use the petal design, holler........... I just so happen to have a pdf.:grin:

    john
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    john I like to look at those. thank you paul
  6. paul a

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    did some work on the stab today. went with ink on the rivets.love working with color stock gives it a clean look. the chrome on the leading edge is gift wrap paper. folded over one side with tape still needs internail structure.
  7. paul a

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    going to the inlaws to do yard work inbetween will take pics of patterns and stab to up load . up load tonight.
  8. paul a

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    got some pics today the computer won,t except the camera. need a card reader.anyway the plan was blown up using blue squirrel program to a 3 x5 foot poster. I then glued the sheets together to form the part patern .cut them out and tranfered them to silver poster board.tonight I will be working on a paper pin hinge for the elevator and rudder.sorry about the pitures should have that problem solved by tomorrow.thank you paul
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    got some pics today the computer won,t except the camera. need a card reader.anyway the plan was blown up using blue squirrel program to a 3 x5 foot poster. I then glued the sheets together to form the part patern .cut them out and tranfered them to silver poster board.tonight I will be working on a paper pin hinge for the elevator and rudder.sorry about the pitures should have that problem solved by tomorrow.thank you paul
  10. mbauer

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    Great build Paul!

    Rivets look cool!

    Best regards,
    Mike Bauer
  11. paul a

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    thanks might change the color to chrome on them.46ROB how many rivets are there in this model and do i really want to know.
  12. paul a

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    got the tail all most done. used somes foam board in the tail. could have just used paper.but i wanted 5mm thickness. and i did,t want it to sag or warp down the line.working on the paper hinge it,s going to be like a piano hinge.using a hinge for the same reason as using foam board you can only bend paper back and forth so many times then it rips, and i want this air craft to last a while. here are some picture.paul
  13. paul a

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    one more
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    Did you get the tanks Paul a?

    I think I have them in a much larger size if these are better for you.

    The tail looks good, I think I would keep the rivets like they are. I'm strange but I think it adds to the model.

    john
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    no i did,t get them they are probly floating in cyberspace.and i feel the same way the silver rivets don,t show up on the silver card stock.the wing tips are 3 inches what do you think.
  16. paul a

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    I,m looking for a cockpit to model to hide the RC eqipment when i display.found the insterment panels now looking for seat and side shots.going for the clear glass canope too. at this scale a little details don,t hurt.
  17. Bowdenja

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    OK..........when I get home I'll email them again..........maube even the large one I did to develop it.........
  18. paul a

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    thank you very much paul
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    and the original scale model in 20 lbs paper.have it in 20# paper might as well build it as i don,t need the parts to build the biger version . so this is the tail.
  20. paul a

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    and this