F-105 thunderchied rc rocket glider

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burkefj

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Here's a semi scale f-105 thunderchief, 2.6 inch diameter 34in long 26.5 inch wingspan, 11 oz ready for liftoff.
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The Thud was a Wild Weasel bird in Vietnam.

Talk about an insane mission. Fly over enemy territory, specifically TRYING to get the enemy SAM sites to target you, so you can fire a missile that tracks the targeting radar back to the SAM site.

Anyway, cool glider (they All are, of course). Great background music!

When are you going to make an A10?
 

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I love the a10 but it just doesn't lend itself to what I do, and how I do it.



The Thud was a Wild Weasel bird in Vietnam.

Talk about an insane mission. Fly over enemy territory, specifically TRYING to get the enemy SAM sites to target you, so you can fire a missile that tracks the targeting radar back to the SAM site.

Anyway, cool glider (they All are, of course). Great background music!

When are you going to make an A10?
 

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Very cool! Nice long flight too!

With what motor was that flight in the video?

Also how did you make the panel lines on the wings/fuselage? They are perfect!
 

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24mm asritech e6 glider motor, panel lines are done with a sharpie and clear drawing triangles using a 3view for inspiration. I used a piece of spare body tube cut in half and quarter as a guide for the fuselage panel lines. Once I'm done I will often add a few lines just to fill in so it doesn't look too plain or so I don't have big empty areas that look funny.
 
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