Quickie: NewWay Flat Boy

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #1

    kuririn

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    This one's for you, cw.
    Got this yesterday afternoon, started working on it last night
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    3D printed nose cone, TTW fins.
    And then there's this

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    Normally I don't bother with filling spirals, but in this case I guess I have no choice.

    Assembled the motor mount and let dry overnight.

    Next morning glued motor mount in and tack glued the fins on.

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    Since I didn't have a fin jig for a square tube I used the legs of the display stand and line of sight to align the fins.

    After more drying time I attached the launch lug and applied fillets

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    Some of you are probably wondering why the fin edges are square and not sanded properly.
    Well, it's a FLAT Boy, right?
    Not a Round Boy, or a Tapered Boy.
    So my build is keeping true to the theme.
    That's my explanation and I'm sticking to it.

    Assembled and attached recovery gear, added nose weight, sanded micro ridges down on nose cone.
    Standard stuff, so no boring pictures.
    And assembly is complete:

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    Still need to fill the fins and spirals, primer, paint, and decals.
    The kit comes with both cut and peel adhesive decals, and white vinyl with a transfer backing (like Sticker Shock's).
    Will post an update when she is gussied up.
    Tally ho.
     
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  2. Aug 21, 2019 #2

    BABAR

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    Re: Some of you are probably wondering why the fin edges are square and not sanded properly.
    Well, it's a FLAT Boy, right?
    Not a Round Boy, or a Tapered Boy.
    So my build is keeping true to the theme.
    That's my explanation and I'm sticking to it



    I like the look of square edge fins fit certain builds, it certainly fits the theme here, and you aren’t going to be setting any altitude records with this design anyway.
     
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    Bat-mite

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    New Way kits are very well crafted. Enjoy the build and the flight!
     
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    dpower

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    What’s really fun with these is that the BT is just big enough for a 24mm engine. :D (Nose weight required)
     
  5. Aug 21, 2019 #5

    Zeus-cat

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    I really like Newway kits. As Bat-mite said, very well crafted. I have at least 7 of them. Very interesting designs too. And the owner of Newway is a great guy.
     
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