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#46 r0t0rdr1ver

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:49 AM

I’m always amazed and impressed with your builds. How you get everything to open and move so precisely, then close and sit perfectly flush is nothing short of magical. I can’t wait to see more!
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

Nose section: major reshapement. :) There is an extention of about one entire centimeter from the conjuntion with the wings. First plastic rods from the inside, then wrapping "molten" (soften) plastic rods from the outside, then an overwhelming sanding;

Next, there was a smooth recessed curve right infront of the wind shield. Now the area from the wind shield to the tip of the nose is in a straight forward direction;

Next, the very tip of the nose and the adjacent 2 edges on both port and starboard sides are fitted with PE pieces, so the edges and the tip could stay as sharp as possible after the sanding;

Next, the front one/fifth of the hood is cut down to the frame... like the hood of the Raptor`s I.Panel... which after a testfit with the canopy turned out invisible... nevertheless...;

Next, the slots for the Pitot tubes are filled and saned flush. As far as i know there should have been some kind of tiny holes in the surface all around the front nose area, which serve for the measurings;

Next, the contact surfaces of the 2 halves of the nose section were sanded flat, so to go through the 1st step of the straightening of the nose edges that run from the tip to the conjunction with the wings. On the prototype - there is a huge curve, but on the A version - there should be a straight line like on the Raptor. So here it is after all these mods:

 

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PS: the cockpit is still not ready for pics. Indeed it`s ready, but i prefer to avoid the in-depth pics :) There is very minimal amount of details, cause the canopy will always be closed and i`ll try to dim it in a golden hue like on the Raptor....

 

Everything is smooth and covered in a thin layer of Surfacer to check for imperfections. There are plenty of things to tuch up, but overall it`s good. The "holes" nearby the side edges will be filled later. And the extension turned out pretty precise so far. 

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

For connection of the nose - i made 5 giant pins - so there is no unwanted movement at all. 

 

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Testfitted:

 

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Check out these edges!

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:41 PM

WOW

 

just.....wow man

 

super clean work on those compound curves


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:54 AM

10x Shawn! Btw the engine nacelles on the top and the intake nacelles on the bottom side will be even more overwhelming....  :)


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:06 AM

That is some amazing sculpting.  And those edges are sharp!

 

Well done!

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

Very impressive.

My kind of building. Cut some plastic and make it happen.

Dan
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:45 PM

Божке Милане, чак сега забелязах че ти си подхванал това безумие на американското самолетостроене :)


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:29 PM

Milan

OMG ... what a project and the level of reconstruction and kit surgery is beyond belief!

Absolutely stunning work

Just have no idea how you determine what and where to cut and then how to get everything all back together.

Keep 'em comin

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:30 PM

10x guys! 

@Chavdar - hi and let`s stick with the english. ;) Yep that`s me, trying different adventures - the F-23A was always one of the most mysterious planes to me.

@Peter - thx thx! The exact spots for cutting (sawing) are determined by.... hmmm.... i eyeballed it... :), but not exactly. The unclassified schemes in yf-23.net are the main guidelines, then a little bit more planning according to the easiest changes required to get to the results, from what i have as the basic YF kit. Just the Paint was involved and so the "agenda" that i used may not be so clear, but i`ll post a couple of schemes in a moment.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

This is for the main edits of the fuselage, in sequence, of which i executed roughly 90% of the planned:

 

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This is for the nose section, but i did the extension almost entirely different in reality...
 
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There are some very little changes along the steps, especially for the fuselage cuts. Every picture shows a different step. The colored lines show the cut paths. The black lines show the silhouette of the YF overlapped with the colored real (conceptual) image of the F. This shows the main edits of the profiles, at once:
 
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And all this is just for the main spots for extension and editing. I know that it is not presentative, but kinda helped me to get to the required result, at least to me. I also took into account all the graphs and profiles of the F-23A on the yf-23.net. And that`s basically it - for the big things. :) There are plenty of small things that also went through major changes.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:25 AM

Of course we will continue in english ;) it was a joke by my self and yep it's a mysterious just like an UFO :)

Keep cuttin' my friend :)


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

The MLGs - modified, glued, just about prepped. Here are the original parts and 1 bay assembled:

 

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First were the forks - the oob pylons featured the "mechanical sping" type forks (perhaps this type has a specific name), which were mounted on the YF-version, and are very similar to the F-18`s. 

 

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The pylons rotate from the base and are permanently held to the bays. I used instead only 1 small magnet to a metal plate per bay, for the keeping of the doors closed:

 

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With the bays on their places. Btw the entire bays are repositioned a few milimeters backwards so to not interfere with the inner portions of the intake ducts.

 

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And and outside view of the doors closed. A few more cosmetic touches, adjustment of the opening of the doors, painting and wiring of the gears, and will take care of the sanding of the doors.

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

Intake lips. First i elongated the very edge, then made a zig-zag template with which to cut the new edge. Meanwhile - the diffusers are almost done as well:

 

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testfitte:

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

I'm really glad to see the reshaping coming out so well.  This is gonna be a great looking bird.

 

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