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  1. Thread: FPV WARBIRDS

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    Nice project, Tom. Here is another video of my...

    Nice project, Tom.

    Here is another video of my P51


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgorQEbKbbY
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    I built a vacuum former and formed the two rear...

    I built a vacuum former and formed the two rear canopy sides


    https://i.imgur.com/mev3qr1.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/LZmevp1.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/R7VChVv.jpg
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    After a rough sand it's starting to look like a...

    After a rough sand it's starting to look like a canopy :D. With some filler and more sanding it should be ready for fibreglassing :p.




    https://i.imgur.com/WTq6pXK.jpg

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    Today I laser cut parts for the canopy plug, I...

    Today I laser cut parts for the canopy plug, I might use this as the plug or try and make a plaster one, not sure yet.


    https://i.imgur.com/jW3oxoN.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/wnLFOrl.jpg

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    I received my struts yesterday, they look...

    I received my struts yesterday, they look amazing!. :D


    https://i.imgur.com/ZCImJec.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/k38bMMo.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/OrlqjST.jpg
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    Decided to redo the tailwheel mount to make it...

    Decided to redo the tailwheel mount to make it removable and I also removed some ply allowing me access to the Elevator control arm and clevis.

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    Made a start on the aft wing fillets. ...

    Made a start on the aft wing fillets.




    https://i.imgur.com/HlRWZxi.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/vBBoJ0m.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/DAIRdVG.jpg
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    :) Stop making me blush. I made the two...

    :) Stop making me blush.


    I made the two refueling points for the center section, they are AT-6 Texan style but I assume they are very similar on the Boomerang.

    https://i.imgur.com/aNnsaUG.jpg...
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    And the two panels are together!. Everything...

    And the two panels are together!. Everything seems great, alignment is perfect.


    https://i.imgur.com/NwOdHI2.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/ECwcqQT.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/HYUy3dZ.jpg...
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    I got in contact with custom retracts and will...

    I got in contact with custom retracts and will have a set of custom struts in 6-8 weeks. In the meantime I've
    glued in the undercarriage mounts, added some balsa gussets and sheeted the area.

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    Both done! https://i.imgur.com/6YRwLwL.jpg ...

    Both done!


    https://i.imgur.com/6YRwLwL.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/ZHAcU5v.jpg
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    I decided to add a small strip of 1.5mm G10 to...

    I decided to add a small strip of 1.5mm G10 to the TE to help fight twist/damage.


    https://i.imgur.com/orpoygn.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/ImGgJsV.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/QYkaSsg.jpg
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    Knocked up a couple of flap pushrods, installed...

    Knocked up a couple of flap pushrods, installed two servos and made some ply control arms.






    https://i.imgur.com/wHgGao3.jpg
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    I sheeted the bottom TE portion of the center...

    I sheeted the bottom TE portion of the center section, built the flaps and dry fit them.


    https://i.imgur.com/4JrsxDU.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/obimVhM.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/n4KeIzd.jpg
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    I scrapped the flap I had built previously...

    I scrapped the flap I had built previously because of warping, the new flap now has a strip of box carbon lengthwise to hopefully prevent any twisting :o


    https://i.imgur.com/pC4MdyS.jpg...
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    I made and installed the elevator and rudder trim...

    I made and installed the elevator and rudder trim tabs.


    https://i.imgur.com/HAGptlS.jpg


    There is a transition that happens on the upper fuselage just in front of the canopy so I
    tackled...
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    Thought I'd change it up and start on the exhaust...

    Thought I'd change it up and start on the exhaust plug. About 30+ sandwiched balsa circles
    and some foam.


    https://i.imgur.com/p3g9vq0.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/mJdQt4I.jpg
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    Should look something like this ...

    Should look something like this


    https://i.imgur.com/0NYVzAP.jpg
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    I decided to make a start on the center section....

    I decided to make a start on the center section. All of the ribs, UC blocks and wing mount points have been cut.


    https://i.imgur.com/tFpaiJz.jpg


    Dry fit looks good, the dihedral braces in...
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    I finished shaping the rudder, added the control...

    I finished shaping the rudder, added the control horn and covered it with solartex.


    https://i.imgur.com/cLRstk6.jpg


    Added 4 upper fuselage formers so I could sheet in front of the cockpit....
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    Built and rough shaped the rudder ...

    Built and rough shaped the rudder




    https://i.imgur.com/gAha7l8.jpg
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    Covered the elevators in solartex. ...

    Covered the elevators in solartex.




    https://i.imgur.com/jw2FdAR.jpg
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    It's getting there. It's so motivating to have a...

    It's getting there. It's so motivating to have a clean, semi organised workspace for once.
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    I glued the vertical stab into place, now I'll...

    I glued the vertical stab into place, now I'll start closing up the rear fuselage with sheet balsa.

    https://i.imgur.com/oA2xBFz.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/wHYHpWZ.jpg
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    Hello again, Workshop renovation has kept me...

    Hello again,

    Workshop renovation has kept me busy over the last month or so but I'm back at it again, finally.
    I glued the stabilizer seat into place and permanently mounted the horizontal...
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