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The RC Custom Jets F-18

Started building the The RC Custom Jets F-18 because I can deliver the The RC Custom Jets models and want to give the right information to the possible buyers of these models.

Length: 2100mm
Wingspan: 1400 mm
Engine: 120mm EDF of 8 tot 12Kg turbine
Weight: 8-11kg

Haven`t decided yet if I will make it EDF or turbine, turbine is something I prefer but will see what the total weight will be finally.

Lasercutting by Sebastiaan from RC-Europe:
 
Started with the wings:


Eerst de standaard in elkaar zetten waar de vleugels op gebouwd worden:




Search for the ribs and go glue:


































That was quick.
First making ailerons and flaps and decide were to put the servo`s.
After that wing tube and then I can sheet the bottom.
 
Thanks.

Aileron also 'finished':


Some 'scrap' material used for stiffening the spar, the middle original spar will also be cut for the hinges:






Used some extra balsa behind the spar for more grip:


Sheeting:



Leading edge made out of balsa strips:




Later filling and sanding.
 
Making the aileron openings:




And flaps:
 
Added some balsa on the trailing edge for the hinges:


Added leading edge, after this I can cover the bottom side of the wings:
 
Ik was ook al een heel stuk opgeschoten met de romphelften:





















 
Started with sheeting:




Misty is helping a lot :D



and decided to sheet the intakes instead of using the 'mold':



 
The formers for the landing gear mounts needs to be modified a little, in future kits this will be done.
Width is now 18mm and needs to be 22mm to fit the ER-30 or JP ER-120`s:


Hardwood:


The ER-30`s will fit:



Enough free space at the air intake:
 
Because I didn`t like the fact that the vertical stabilizers needs to be build up directly with the fuselage I decided to slight them in later, therefor I needed to remove the notches:


The vertical stabilizers will be sheeted with 3mm balsa:
 
I also decided to use bearings on the elevators.

6mm steel and aluminum horn I allready needed, extar are the bearings:


Needed to modify the former on the inside slightly:



And on the outside:
 
And received today the retracts from JP:



Will need to modify the main legs a little but will show how and what later when other fuselage half is almost finished.
 
More sheeting on the fuselage:







Vertical stabilizers fully sheeted:


And elevator parts glued,sheeting will follow later:
 
6mm steel control rods bend:


Looking good:


Started with 3mm balsa sheeting:

 
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