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Mega Fusion

first look - 15/11/12

Andy Green29/09/2011 22:31:13
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I was at the Weston Park this year looking for an Avicraft Panic, When I saw this beauty and I was smitten.
 
 
I even love the colour scheme that I've already purchased the Profilm. There is no plan, just the best instructional build sequence you will ever read.
 
I have started the build but just catching up with this blog. Full details can be found on my website

I have the fuselage built, the tail feathers and 80% of the wings. If you had nothing else to do, you could have this in the air in a week of evenings.
 
Andy Green29/09/2011 22:37:35
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I was fiddling and trying the fit of parts and I accidently spilled some glue on the parts, and hey presto I had the tail build in about 10 minutes.
 

The fuselage was assembled in about an hour, and this was only to wait for the glue to dry. The engineering in this kit is something to enjoy and the bits fit excellently. Mostly.
 

Andy
 
 

Edited By Andy Green on 29/09/2011 22:39:22

Andy Green29/09/2011 22:46:46
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Leading Edge mod.
 
The instructions say to stick 1/4 leading edges, then sand to follow the ribs then stick the sheeting on and sand to shape. I didn't do mine this way. I used a 1/16 false leading edge then put the top sheeting on, followed then by the 1/4 leading edge. This gives me a straight edge to shape to, and no visible glue line.

 
This is my preference, the designers are aware of the glue line and suggest the use of Aliphatic wood glue, which as we know sands easily.
 
That's it we're up to date.
 
Andy
Andy Green03/11/2011 14:19:19
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This where I had my first big problem. For starters the kit is I think primarily for electric power, but also for upto 60 power.
 
I have an OS 55 (40 size crank case) but with the motor fitted to the mount, and rotated to place the exhaust underneath between the under carriage the sides of the mount over hang the fuselage sides and put the mounting holes too close to the edge.
 
I just dont think its quite wide enough. I'd suggest making the F1 again and and make it 1/4" wider.
 

 
Now this is just me but I didn't trust the F1 to fuselage mounting, so I added some triangle fillets and glass cloth.
 

 
Because a commercial mount wouldn't fit, I had to make my own. This was bolted to the rear on the engine (with longer screws).
 
I'm now ready to sand & cover the fues & tail bits
 
Andy

David Ashby - Moderator03/11/2011 14:49:10
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Cor, it won't hang about with a .55AX Andy!
Andy Green03/11/2011 15:04:59
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Funny you should say that, Hanging about is exactly what I want it to do.
 
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Steve Hargreaves - Moderator03/11/2011 15:46:44
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Great looking model Andy...be interesting to see how it goes....I have a Mini Panic that is currently under the bench but working its way to the top of the building list....an ASP32 is going in the front of that one!!!
Andy Green27/11/2011 20:10:52
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All the bits ready for covering, Transparent orange with pearlescent blue
 

Andy
fly boy327/11/2011 20:22:32
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Triangular fillets and glass cloth, I love it. Its called "belt and braces" LoL
Andy Green27/11/2011 20:29:47
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The reason Fly Boy 3 is the small amount of purchase between F1 & the fuselage side.
 
Model is designed for a 60, but there is scant material for this joint.
 
You can see a more detailed picture of the problem here (double click on the image for a Hi Res one)
 
Andy
Andy Green19/03/2012 08:55:51
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Its been a while since I've had anything to update on this model, all my time has been spent on my Super 60 & Astro Hogs builds.

I now have the complete airframe covered (transparent orange & Blue profilm).

The servo drives the bottom aileron, with a link to the top one. This link is a ball joint in each aileron, the instructions say to drill the 2mm hole and strengthen with cyano glue. The aileron wood is very soft, and whilst I have no doubt that the suggested method will work, I have cut in some 1/4" square spruce to take the ball clevis, this in my mind will give a stronger fixing and spread the load into the aileron.

Hinging and final assembly next.

Andy

Andy Green17/09/2012 17:04:02
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Belated update. Model was maidened yesterday at our club BBQ. I'll post a full flying report when I can concentrate on what I'm doing. It was a bit manic.

Complete assembled model. The Enigma sticker was cut by me, the one suppled in the kit is quite thick, and wasn't transparent, I wasn't happy in using it. I must add that this was the only bit of the kit I wasn't happy to use.
The Futaba and pilot name were also made by me. I'll put a sticker on anything now.

Final aileron joining showing the hard point

Next is the aileron servo arrangement

Andy

Andy Green17/09/2012 17:05:27
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And a final pic of the engine. The OS stick was another made by me.

Andy

David Ashby - Moderator16/11/2012 14:01:36
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Lovely job Andy thumbs up

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