- May 8, 2012
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- Somewhere on the planet
First off I like the design of this kit. The instructions are very detailed and to understand. The one thing to remember is try not to overbuild or you will run into issues. After I mounted the intake scoop I thought it would be a good idea to run an inside fillet for more support. All this did was add weight and created more work as in putty glaze and sanding better off just to leave it alone. Also the he tubes are very thin do you don't want to get crazy with sanding either. I also like the wing jigs that come with the kit. It really makes it easy when aligning the wings. What would have done is cut a small vertical slot 1/8" to align the vertical stabilizer. This can easily be done. Keep in mine this build is just run through on the build. For me it's to look for any gotchas. I do have another kit which I'll spend more time building and use an AP retainer. On the net I used an additional green ring to support the aft center ring. On the balsa I used two coats of sanding sealer one cost of balsa fillet primer. They came out great! I love that stuff! I'm gonna send thus up on the stock chute and SU F32-4, and 6. As far as paint, maybe primer or whatever I have. Thanks for stopping by.
I might be building a 4" upscale just working out the numbers in RS. I want to go ttw mounting but haven't come up with any ideal design and I don't to weigh it down with epoxy. Surface mounted fins with a J500 may not work? Any suggestions???