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Old 06-29-2008, 03:50 PM
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Default Yardbird Mig-29 profile pusher.

Well I just started the build this morning guys. I am building the Mig-29 from Yardbird:
http://2dogrc.com/ecommerce/os/catal...ne-p-2249.html

Right now I have her taped and the epoxy drying. Not too much to this pusher at all. Ever since I saw max2112 fly his Yardbird F-22, I was sold! If she flies half as nice as his Raptor, I'll be a happy man. For those of you who have not seen John fly his F-22, here she is:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X2hyRRWfAY[/media]

More to follow on the Mig.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:48 PM
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The wing halves are together and I just epoxied the flat carbon spar to the lower fuse. I'm using Devcon 5 minute epoxy and hardner for ther build. She doesn't work well with plastic to plastic, but works GREAT for wood and foam:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DEVS205

Here's what she looks like so far...not much but she's coming along nicely!!
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Default Rock On!!

The Mig is looking GREAT Mike!
I can't wait to see the finished product.

We'll have to try and get a video of both of us in the air at the same time.

A regular East meets West showdown!!

Thanks for the pics. Keep 'em cominng!
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Thanks John. Well, I've got the main fuse pieces finally glued and the elevons hinged. I think the next step will be to give her the base coat for the bottom. I'll also be painting the other bottom pieces before gluing to the jet.

There was one thing I noticed right out of the box though. One of the elevons has a cut straight through her, where they made the cut for the fiber spar. I will fill it with light spackle and sand it down before I paint her...a quick fix. Giving the overall quality of this kit, I have no problems making that cut right.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:28 PM
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Most of the bottom of this plane are done and in place. Once the bottom is complete, I will give her a base coat with the airbrush. I decided to go with a tan base on top with the "thicket green" in a camo scheme instead of the tiger stripes. I'll get pics here in a bit....bear with me.
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To cool Mike::thicket green's gonna be Hard To See at those speeds!!HaHaa,,Good job, bub,steve
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:57 PM
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Almost done with the electronics compartment. As soon as I get this part complete, I'll be laying down the base coat for the bottom. I found it quite easy to use foam safe CA. She bonds to this material quite well, but still with enough time to make adjustments if needed. I used the 5 minute epoxy for the main body and the CA for the undercarriage (electronics compartment). She's going together really well, and I wish I would have bought this kit alot sooner. She is my first profile plane I'ver ever built or owned. I can honestly say I have no regrets!
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Almost done with the electronics compartment. As soon as I get this part complete, I'll be laying down the base coat for the bottom. I found it quite easy to use foam safe CA. She bonds to this material quite well, but still with enough time to make adjustments if needed. I used the 5 minute epoxy for the main body and the CA for the undercarriage (electronics compartment). She's going together really well, and I wish I would have bought this kit alot sooner. She is my first profile plane I'ver ever built or owned. I can honestly say I have no regrets!
Mike::Is that a GWS Black parts board next to your dip??( skoal) did it come with?? (I got half dozen lay'in around) bub, steve
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
Mike::Is that a GWS Black parts board next to your dip??( skoal) did it come with?? (I got half dozen lay'in around) bub, steve
Yeah, that's what came with the 109 I'm working on...BTW, that's not my dip Steve. That belongs to my buddy. He crashed here at the house last night. The thicket green will be ok, as it's just part of the camo I'm going with. The base will be tan.
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Yeah, that's what came with the 109 I'm working on...BTW, that's not my dip Steve. That belongs to my buddy. He crashed here at the house last night. The thicket green will be ok, as it's just part of the camo I'm going with. The base will be tan.
I agree,,,Copenhagen 's better, your bub, steve
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LOL. I just got finished spraying the base coat of the bottom of the fuse. Next, I'll need to get the top pieces painted in the tan and then the rest of the top of the fuse. When that's done I'll take more pics. I'm hoping to at least have her painted by tonight.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:41 PM
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Steve, bub, I guess you're my only friend on this one
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:29 PM
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I stayed up until 1230 am last night and still haven't finished with the base coat on the top of this plane. The airbrush kit I have just isn't made for covering large surface areas, regardless of which tip I use. BTW, all three tips seem to have the exact same effect. I will pick up some tan krylon H2O spraypaint and cover her with that. I'll use the airbrush for the camo stripes. I'll post pics of what she looks like when I get home from work.

Also, anyone looking to get one of these kits...if you're using a different motor than the one recommended, you may want to double check the motor mount to the carbon mount and make sure the predrilled holes line up BEFORE you mount the motor mount to the plane. The predrilled holes are for the recommended motor. I had to drill another hole to accomodate the larger mount on the motor. It was a pain, since I had already installed the mount to the plane.

More pics coming tonight.
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You said you`re going to get some krylon H2O paint because an air brush isn`t working out. I don`t have an air brush and wonder, is this krylon H2O in a spray can? and is it foam safe?
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You said you`re going to get some krylon H2O paint because an air brush isn`t working out. I don`t have an air brush and wonder, is this krylon H2O in a spray can? and is it foam safe?
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Yes it's a spraypaint and it's foam safe...the H20 is about the only foam safe paint by Krylon. It works great as long as you keep the nozzle clean. If you allow the spray nozzle to get too gunked up, it will start dripping and spitting paint on whatever it is you're working on.
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Well, I finally got the hang of the airbrush...for the most part anyway. I was able to finish the base coat on the top after about 3 light coats. I couldn't perfect the art of camo or tiger stripes with the tips I have, so I went with random dot/blotch thing...kind of what you would expect to see on a warbird. I don't think it's too bad, but sure wasn't the idea I had going into it. The canopy piece has been painted and is currently drying. Once that goes on there, I need to install the electronics, get the correct CG and she'll be ready for maiden. Here's a few pics of what she looks like so far:
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The canopy is on and she looks alot better with just that little piece. The most fun part of this project was watching her take shape. Well, that and playing with the new airbrush.
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Great paint job, I left mine black. Good luck with the launch if balanced rite this plane launches straight as an arrow especially for a pusher. I did not much care for depron or flate out planes until Rick came up with this one.

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Hey Mike. Here are some pictures of my motor mount. I figured I'd put them out here so maybe they could help someone else down the line.
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The canopy is on and she looks alot better with just that little piece. The most fun part of this project was watching her take shape. Well, that and playing with the new airbrush.
The Mig looks AWESOME, Mike!! Congratulations a job well done.
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Thanks Ken. I still think she's missing something as far as the paint job though. I just can't put my finger on it.

Thanks for the pics John, I really appreciate it friend. I might to see what I can do to get her mounted as straight as possible. I think I drilled the holes too much at an angle and that's why she aims up a bit. I'm gonna dry fit her on there without the screws and see the difference. There's really nowhere else to drill or she will be off center. We'll see.
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Mike,
If I understand what you are saying correctly, then I don't think it will be much of an issue. I think you will be able to trim it out with no problem at all.

I kinda wish we didn't have plans this weekend. I'd love to meet up and fly a couple of times.
But we are leaving out Thursday night.

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No worries John. I have staff duty on Thursday anyway. I'll be using most of the weekend to work on the ME-109 anyway. I still need to silk it and paint it. I won't have her ready for maiden for about another two weeks anyway...need to get the servos and Rx for her.

I hope you guys have a great weekend man, have fun!

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Mike, good catch on the motor mount. I forgot how much of a pain it was for my buddy to drill holes after the plane was done, this was hard to do with out messing up the foam with the chuck. He wanted to try the tower pro 2408-21 cheapo which worked well, but when we put the Motrolfly 2210-1700kv on she screamed.
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Originally Posted by Subsonic Ken View Post
Mike, good catch on the motor mount. I forgot how much of a pain it was for my buddy to drill holes after the plane was done, this was hard to do with out messing up the foam with the chuck. He wanted to try the tower pro 2408-21 cheapo which worked well, but when we put the Motrolfly 2210-1700kv on she screamed.
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Yeah, I can't believe I didn't check that before putting the mount on the plane. I think she'll be fine though. Here's the motor I went with, because the recommended motor was out of stock at the time I bought the plane:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5655
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