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Old 12-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default $75.00 Build Contest A-10 Thunderbolt Build

Ihaven't noticed too many of these being built so maybe it qualifies for seldom built planes. Any way i am getting this one underway and will enter it.
Got started on the fuse so will have pic's by tomorrow.
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Oh by the way here is a pic of what i am supposed to be building.


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Old 12-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Ok i will be using parts i already have so the only cost will be a couple of bucks for foam.(dollartree)
The engine is an Emax CF2822 which i use in all of my builds.
The prop is a 6.4 pusher
Speed control 30amp
All of the elec's were purchased at Headsup RC
Here is what i have so far.


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Old 12-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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Count me in Crash ! Who doesn't love the Warthog? I'll watch this build closely as I'd love to make one if it doesn't take too long.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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Ok got the basic fuse framed up.



More to come!
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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Default A-10 Warty Hog Foamie

I really like your idea. Following progress.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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Ok here is the latest picture for ya!
Did some work on the canopy.
Did some work on the tailplane.
Installed servo for elevator.
More to come.
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Crash,

Another masterpiece in the works. Following closely.

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Crash ,

Are the plans for the Warthog available in A-Cad ? A dxf file? or si something you dreamt up ?

Have buddy with a CNC that can cut out the parts for me. He's using MPF( Model Plane foam). Kind of a depron hybrid. I'm making a profile F-22 to replace my retired Dollar Tree version.

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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
Crash ,

Are the plans for the Warthog available in A-Cad ? A dxf file? or si something you dreamt up ?

Have buddy with a CNC that can cut out the parts for me. He's using MPF( Model Plane foam). Kind of a depron hybrid. I'm making a profile F-22 to replace my retired Dollar Tree version.
Here is a link for ya!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hlight=Dimonte
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Thanks Crash !

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Default $75 Build Contest - A10 Hog

Looking interesting! I see you have the pusher mounted. Any incidence angle, or did you go for zero/zero to the thrust angle? I have noticed many pushers designs tend to have a few degrees so as to push the nose of the aircraft up, and a few degrees to push it to the left to over-come thrust torque. I am curious about the design details at this point. After all, I am doing a pusher also with my xP-55t Ascender variant.
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Tsavah,

Was just thinking about the profile of the fuse and how the Titan glider could be adapted(bashed). I made two failed attempts at making edf airliners from the Airhog but using the fuse as a starting point for an A-10 looks interesting. The wing loading was way too much.

Throw a couple of 50mm edf on there and maybe we have something. Battery cabin where the nose slants. Closer review needed but I have all the parts.

Can't wait to see Crash's finished entry. His scratchbuilds always fly !

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Old 12-07-2013, 06:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Tsavah View Post
Looking interesting! I see you have the pusher mounted. Any incidence angle, or did you go for zero/zero to the thrust angle? I have noticed many pushers designs tend to have a few degrees so as to push the nose of the aircraft up, and a few degrees to push it to the left to over-come thrust torque. I am curious about the design details at this point. After all, I am doing a pusher also with my xP-55t Ascender variant.
This particular aircraft has zero deg. thrust according to the plans.
It is tail heave so that will have to be dealt with.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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Default Bashing Weak Foam - Titan Toy Glider by Air Hogs

Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
... Was just thinking about the profile of the fuse and how the Titan glider could be adapted (bashed). ... Can't wait to see Crash's finished entry. His scratch builds always fly ! -Hawk
A primary issue with the Titan glider is the foam is weak and not so easy to repair if damaged. That was the one issue that forced me to look for a way to still use the original fuselage and wings in a different way. If you don't add any weight to the original foam it holds up well enough to satisfy the average kid, but then again most kids don't get disappointed if a foam toy only lasts for a week or so. By then their interest has moved on to something else, or something new. I am a tad different, I expect something to last more than a year in service, or I am very disappointed and looking for a way to recycle it.

The build-over plug idea was a natural progression to the recycle thought process. If I can keep foam out of the local dump a year or two, I feel like I accomplished something. The bottom line is foam is made from oil and it just won't go away naturally. Few foams break down, especially if they get buried. If mankind goes through a great upheaval, like so many have predicted, and has to start over near the stone age environment, can you imagine what those folks are going to think about some of the stuff they find? No telling how many Titan gliders have been buried already and foam drink cups. Every time I watch yet another documentary about our plastic world and how bits of plastic are still about from the first days of the invention, I get the willies.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #16
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #17
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Ok checking out the wing fitting!
Will have to put some doublers in that section of the fuse.
Here is another pic'
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Ok some painting and she is lookin more like a BA A-10

More to come!
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Ok here is another picture for ya.
Moving right along.
Got the cylinders made for the nacelles.
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Note today's news:

http://news.yahoo.com/end-looms-us-a...115956604.html

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Default $75 Build Contest - A10 Hog News

I have heard more than a few times the A-10 wasn't going to stay active, so reading the Air Force has found another reason to mothball them isn't surprising. Even so, I suspect the tank buster is going to stay an RC modelers favorite for many, many years to come. I know I want to make one before I kick off and see how slow I can fly it without issues. Seen a few while I was still active service and have some movies of fly-bys. They were going by really slow, so naturally the pilot had more time to get on target. Unfortunely, flying slow is not what Air Force pilots want to do, and be restricted by.
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I was out a the PIMA museum in Tucson a few years back. While walking around the yard, I watched a pair of Warthogs practicing maneuvers over on the Davis AFB range. Those guys are good ! You could just tell they were having fun too.

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Well not much progress today,had to go to the Eye Dr. for my new glasses and to
Walmart for Groceries.
Might get something done tomorrow.
A-10 should be around for a few more years though.
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Moving right along now here is another pic
I should have this done before long now.


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Awesome ! Can't wait to hear flight report.

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