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ruzlkampf

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ruzlkampf last won the day on July 23 2015

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About ruzlkampf

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  • Birthday 02/27/1957

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    San Diego, Ca.
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    restoring old VW's, PC flight simulations, 1/32nd scale aircraft

    February 27, 1957
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    Lockheed SR-71

    Whuh oh, spaghettios.....this project has been terminated. All projects went into the trash about 3 weeks ago. Meh, I can always build another one if the fit takes me. Sorry I've been remiss in posting lately, but I've been off on another tangent. Decided I needed a bit of fresh air....so I moved back on a sailboat, bought a motorcycle,new towels, and wardrobe...and decided that I needed to not only run a car at the Bonneville salt lakes this autumn(36hp 1956 VW beetle in the H/Pro(duction) class), but also have it and my 'chase vehicle' shipped to Australia to run it on the salt flats at Lake Grainger in March next year. Kind of like that movie 'World's Fastest Indian', only in reverse? I'm hoping to go 78mph.....or bust! Whoohoo! I've already blown 2 motors on the dyno trying to get almost 40hp squeezed outta a stock motor/manual choke carb/vacuum advance ignition system. Be still my beating heart. I'm not leaving LSP by any means Dave, this is my 2nd home! Just blowing some of the cobwebs out of this stump I call a head and broadening my horizons a bit. Keeps things fresh and interesting. Be back in a few weeks after all the dust settles, and everything is just a dull roar again. Again, sorry if I've disappointed anybody by not finishing this build....but I got everything out of it that I set out to do, the 'mystery' was just gone and finishing it would've been anti-climatic and just plain boring for me. Sometimes it's just OK to walk away. Still have a few interesting projects up my sleeve scheduled for the near future, so I'll see everybody in a few weeks after I've sojourned in Mexican waters and eaten a few fish tacos down in Baja. Later dudes!, Russ
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    Is anyone planning to convert the PAC Fw190

    Hmmmmmmm; Did somebody mention putty?
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    Lockheed SR-71

    Think the next step on this monster will be cutting out all those by-pass holes in the nacelles and inserting all the details back into them. Then I can finish smoothing out the airframe and add the corrugations to the tops of the wing so I can install the landing gear. More pics soon! Later, Russ
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    Lockheed SR-71

    Both chopped up and re-installed;
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    Lockheed SR-71

    Whoohoo! Thanks for the compliments dudes! Tis the season for all the Volkswagen shows here in SoCal, and my restoration shop is going to have a few vendor booths to set up in the next few months. Soooo....,dividing my time is going to be tough for awhile. After missplacing my 'closed burners' yet again, I just went ahead and chopped up the open ones I already had on the model. Nothing really new to show, just a mod of what I already had. Here's a comparison of the open versus closed nozzle;
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    Norwegian F-16A

    Next step is to add another thin lamination of styrene to the wings, working on the wing fences and those actuating arm mechanism 'pods' for the control surfaces. I'll be doing this in the panels exactly like they are drawn on my plans. Save me from having to engrave any panel lines, make the wing sheets a manageable size, and allow me 'twist' the wing edges to their swoopy contours easier. Even though I can pick this model up by the wings,...another layer will seriously strengthen everything up. Probably get some putty on this tonight too, as it won't take long to get the wing sheeted again. I've had a bit of practice now. heh heh. More pics as things progress; Later, Russ
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    Norwegian F-16A

    Finally buzzed off those bits of leading edge extensions from the fuse front left over from the extension I did there, and got everything mocked up once more. Went ahead and put the sidewinder rails on so I can zero in the amount of washout on the wingtips when it comes time to add the top lamination.
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    Norwegian F-16A

    Wasn't able to get any pics of the structure inside the wing, because I was building it from the outside in. All this got stuffed in after I had glued the wings to the fuse, but before I glued around the outside of the wing itself. Testy little business for sure.
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    Norwegian F-16A

    Whoooooohh, Ended up sleeping like a bear in hibernation so I didn't get my update on last night. Got the first layer on both sides of the wing now, and everything trimmed off so the outline is visible once again. Got the future Norwegian F-104 out of it's box so I can start giving it a looksy while things were drying. Hmmmm, these are almost exactly the same length,...interesting.
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    Norwegian F-16A

    And the other top sheet cut out and placed for a look-see. After I go line up at the trough and get something to eat, I'll get back on tonight and show where I'm at presently. Actually didn't turn out half bad. Easier to show pics of what I did than explain, so I'll see everybody in a bit. Later, Russ
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    Norwegian F-16A

    Pic of my strategically placed attachment points of the side fuse. Top sheet butts up against the fuse in the rear, then will transition over the leading edge of the chines that are already on the kit. Top of the wing isn't quite 'blended' into the fuse for it's entire length on the real aircraft. Test fit of the upper wing sheet. See the transition I was talking about? There's another built-up area close to the fuse as it goes rearward for actuating mechanisms (I guess) for the control surfaces, but that will be another lamination after I get all my contours down. Hard to explain, but ya'll will see.
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    Norwegian F-16A

    Wings are no more than 4-5mm's at their thickest point next to the fuse, so they're thin. They've also got some really cool convoluted shapes out to the tips (must've been made out of carbon-fiber?) so some deft gluing and shaping is going to be required. This is the oversized top sheet after I made a pattern to hug the fuse sides.
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