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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
Model Set Up

This model will have only a 2-cell battery in it. The flight profile is as follows. Model leaves the launch pad connector to booster which contains two F15 rocket engines. At altitude when the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
Thanks everyone for your feed back on the two...

Thanks everyone for your feed back on the two esc\motor question. I'm going to go the simple route and just remove one of the Red Wires.

John Boren
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
Did Estes ever consider developing a range of...

Did Estes ever consider developing a range of slow burning, low thrust long duration rockets, similar to what Dr Zigmund used to manufacture(and perhaps still does) in the Czech Republic?



I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
Here's a question I know you guys can really help...

Here's a question I know you guys can really help me out with. Since I've never had a twin electric before, at least not flying yet how do I hook up the speed controls to the receiver.

I have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
I am very familiar with flying rocket power...

I am very familiar with flying rocket power airplanes. Been flying them since the mid 1980's. I cam currently the Head of the Estes R&D Department, so rockets are kind of my thing, plus I've been...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
I would loose more points for adding these then I...

I would loose more points for adding these then I will be getting by having the ducted fans, since they judge scale outline in this event. Using rocket motors would only give me 1.5 seconds of Lots...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
Well, that's two responses so far that say I'll...

Well, that's two responses so far that say I'll get out of these fan units what I was hoping for. Any comments on my air intake shape and how this may or may not effect the air getting to the fans?...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
The model will have elevons for control. The...

The model will have elevons for control. The torque tubes are already in the wings. I will use Micro Servos and a standard micro receiver for control. Total weight of radio is under and ounce. The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 795
Posted By JohnBoren
Navaho Missile

Just wanted to get a different opinion on what I am trying to do with this model, to see if Iím thinking correctly or not.

I designed and built this Navaho Missile that stands around 42Ē tall...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-30-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Since I was covered in balsa shavings and dust...

Since I was covered in balsa shavings and dust along with Bondo dust I decided I might as well work on the lower front Intake. Donít remember if this is a radiator intake or carburetor intake. The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Today I had fun in the shop. I love carving...

Today I had fun in the shop. I love carving stuff to shape so today I started on the plug for the vacuum formed rear canopy. I still have a little more shaping to do on the balsa, but its close. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
No not yet, I haven't touched it since last...

No not yet, I haven't touched it since last year. I purchased two new Hitech servos for the head, that I can program so I can cut down both thier travel distance with out loosing torque and more...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
The images below show the hatch frames I...

The images below show the hatch frames I installed for the aileron and flap servos. I decided to install a sliding rear canopy section so I built this simple jig to clean up the slot I first cut by...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-24-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Started working on Model Again

I had to take a few months off this project to complete a few other things, but now I'm back. I made some big decissions which has allowed me to continue with the build. The flaps will be moved with...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-18-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Iíve done a little more work on the Kawasaki. ...

Iíve done a little more work on the Kawasaki. The first two photos show the inside of the cowl and the application of Kevlar Tow and resin along the cowls edge and plywood mounting flange. With out...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-09-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Rear Cockpit Frame

I got a little more done on the cockpit canopy. Next comes the plug for the vacuum section at the rear.

John Boren
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Wind Shield

Iíve been working on the front wind shield for the past couple of weeks off and on. Iíve cut at least four new sets of parts and today by re-cutting the front three sections by hand I believe I have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Wing Flaps

The little birdie inside me won the debate concerning adding flaps to the Kawasaki. It took about three hours today to complete the wing portion. I now need to figure out how I will make the actual...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Several years ago when COX Models was producing...

Several years ago when COX Models was producing the line of Pica ARF's they came out with an electric conversion for these kits. For a short time they sold COX Outrunner Motors that were 5030/18. It...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Fiber glassing cowl

Iíve gotten over that last big hurtle, fiber glassing the cowl. Itís a dirty, itchy job that I really hate doing. Last night I laid the glass cloth. This morning I got out my palm sander and sanded...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Thank you for the positive comments on this...

Thank you for the positive comments on this build.



No, you can find informaiton here about that
http://www.geniebuild.com/g2_instructions.html


I started this build over on RCGroups...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Here are more photos. John Boren

Here are more photos.

John Boren
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By JohnBoren
Giant Scale Kawasaki Ki100 Build

I started this build I believe back in November. It is a scratch designed and built model. Wingspan is right around 82-1/2" I believe. All up flying weight should be under 16 pounds. The heaviest...
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