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Andy G.22/02/2017 09:08:21
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Hi all. Just started building the Sharkface from this month's free plan and it's going well and very quickly. I'm powering it with a small PAW diesel. In the article it mentions that the distinctive sharks teeth logo is downloadable but so far I haven't been able to find a link to it anywhere. Anybody have any ideas??

Thanks Andy

Phil Green22/02/2017 09:17:21
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Post 5 has the side views I traced in Visio, not sure if theres a better one somewhere:

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If this is your first Sharkface, just be aware that they're essential, it wont fly without the teeth wink

Denis Watkins22/02/2017 09:24:07
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Edited By Denis Watkins on 22/02/2017 09:26:04

Andy G.23/02/2017 08:35:35
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Thanks Phil, unfortunately that site won't let me access files, says I'm not authorized. And of course I would never dream of even attempting to try and fly it without the teeth!!

Dennis, looked in your album and found one there.

Andy.

Edited By Andy G. on 23/02/2017 08:38:32

Denis Watkins23/02/2017 08:40:58
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Andy, I was going to put them on this forum, but I could not decide which one was correct, as there are 5 of them,

and I thought that the purists would lynch me,.....again !

Denis Watkins23/02/2017 08:45:12
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Phil Green23/02/2017 08:47:37
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Hi Andy, Dennis... thats not the authentic Sharkface smile though and will adversely affect flight performance smiley

This is traced from the plan and has been wind-tunnel tested to be aerodynamically toothy:

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Paul Jefferies23/02/2017 09:00:59
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Or you could just buy a small "artists brush" and paint it on.........

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Phil Green23/02/2017 17:19:09
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Spot on Paul. And I bet it flies great with the proper sharks teeth doesnt it?

(Do you find that beam aerial mounted on the leading edge a bit directional?)

Paul Jefferies23/02/2017 22:55:06
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Posted by Phil Green on 23/02/2017 17:19:09:

Spot on Paul. And I bet it flies great with the proper sharks teeth doesnt it?

(Do you find that beam aerial mounted on the leading edge a bit directional?)

Yes of course, how else would it gobble up so much sky. wink 2

As for the directional aerial, I find it helps with orientation............ on the rare occasions when I have control of it, it must be coming towards me!

john stones 123/02/2017 22:58:56
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It got a lot of down thrust on or is the motor falling off ?

Paul Jefferies23/02/2017 23:05:14
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Posted by john stones 1 on 23/02/2017 22:58:56:

It got a lot of down thrust on or is the motor falling off ?

No the motor isn't falling off, it really does have that much downthrust. I "tidied up" the nose a bit but the geometry is exactly as per the plan.

Andy G.24/02/2017 08:22:28
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Paul..... you obviously haven't seen my painting skills!

Phil and Dennis, thanks for your help. Can't believe how quickly this little beast goes together, a real enjoyable build and another plus point for magazine Free Plans!!

Andy G

David Ashby - Moderator24/02/2017 09:08:19
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Hi Andy,

The eyes and teeth are here. Just scroll down and the line is in bold. Shaun assures us they fly better with these wink

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 24/02/2017 09:12:45

Mike Bell24/02/2017 14:15:29
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Andy, if you have access to a vinyl cutter I'm sure I still have the Silhouette cutting files for the sharks mouth I put on mine. You would need red, black and white vinyl and overlay the layers using transfer tape, a bit fiddly but the result is pretty good.

The last picture in the RCM&E Sharkface article is my model being launched by my mate Richard, the teeth are visible in the shot. If you are interested in the files, PM me and I can send them to you.

Mike

Peter Christy24/02/2017 15:30:39
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OK, David, but where's the bit that goes across the bottom? Or did yours wear false-teeth for that bit? wink

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Pete

Bill_B24/02/2017 17:26:39
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Here's an electric powered all Depron Sharkface I made a few years ago. The eyes and teeth were inlays of white Depron with the red lips simply painted on.

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Having built two original single channel (Macgregor) Cox .049 powered Sharkfaces back in the 70's, the 3 Channel leccy version was a bit bland by comparison!

Wihtgar25/02/2017 12:38:46
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Can't wait to see it up the field Andy. Might give me confidence to get my diesels going!

Andy G.26/02/2017 08:40:22
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Wihtgar....Shouldn't be too long before it's at the field!

Thanks to all for the help with the teeth designs.

Plummet27/02/2017 10:30:03
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Just a silliness ... ("What else do we ever get from you Plummet?" I hear.)

I saw the thread just started on the 2018 mass build, and someone was saying that they fancied a twin. So how about changing the Sharkface into a Hammerhead Sharkface, and installing two motors in the hammerhead extremities.

Incidentally, I searched the interwebnet for "hammerhead sharkface" and found that there was a character so named in an episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

 

Plummet

Edited By Plummet on 27/02/2017 10:30:25

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