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    Re: Badan Vertigo 2M Build Thread!!

    Hey Rick! LOL - No, I don’t remember. I have trouble remembering what I ate for dinner last night :):):)

    Do whatever you feel is right and stick to your guns on it... it will never be a mistake...
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Here’s a quick video to show the 8 steps to pulling out the entire cockpit.....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MndNvTxuylk
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Here are a few pictures of it all done!!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    So the rear cockpit is waaaaay wider than the opening... you canít just twist it and shimmy it in.

    So I cut it apart to install it in pieces!!!

    Pic 1/2 - the mounting blocks I made up
    Pic 3/4...
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    Re: Badan Vertigo 2M Build Thread!!

    Looking awesome Rick. Haven’t been on here in a while and was shocked to see it all framed up! Huge congrats!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Canopy on. Happy with clearance of seat under the glass!!!

    Rear cockpit tomorrow!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Forgot to mention - Eric did the graphics on the helmets before he brought them to me - awesome job Eric!!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    So this F14 is a beast to install cockpits. Very narrow opening but wide fuse below. Front cockpit can go in as 1-piece but rear cockpit not so!

    Here are a few pics of front cockpit.
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Got these little antennae installed also! They are magnetic with little backer plates so they can be easily removed for transportation to prevent damage

    Really adds some nice detail!!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Got the nose cone structure installed which is where the batteries will go....
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Next step is to start on the cockpits and pilots!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Masked off and sprayed the inside of the canopy a matte black with my airbrush.
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    These are the batteries....

    2 x 3S-3700 Pulse - to CB400
    2 x 3S-2200 Gens Ace - to Swiwin190ís

    The CB400 powers the 11.1V wing actuators and the 7.4V Unilight 8ch controller
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Yep... she’s a beast but can’t wait to see Eric put it through its paces!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    And here’s a quick video of most of the F14 setup and operational!!!! :rock:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFyQYDPxHmk
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Havenít posted much for a week. Been working had getting all the electronics installed!

    CB400
    Cortex Pro
    7 XiCoy air valves
    2 CTU
    4 Jeti Receivers
    1 Jeti MGPS
    2 Jeti Mbar
    JetCentral...
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    Re: Wing sheeting joint placement

    I’ve seen it done both ways. Pretty low tension/compression on the skins out near the tip so I don’t think strength is an issue but I’ve always aired on the side of caution and done the angled...
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Hey there. I didnt know about the built in telem on Swiwin’s. I guess I fail the “read the manual” test LOL.

    Does the telem have fuel usage counter on it? That’s the most important one for my...
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    I got 11.8G on my T1 Mini LOL.

    No need for a warning - the airframe will let you know if you have exceeded :):):)
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    For turbine telemetry, Eric went with twin Digitech CTUís. I have these in all my jets - awesome turbine telem + g-force and altitude + LUA scripts for Jeti.

    The Swiwinís need the ERNI cable with...
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    And the front nose section installed. Starting to look like an F14!!!
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    I got all the fuel lines secured with SS wire. And pumps + ECUís installed on the tray.
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    Re: Eric Rís SkyMaster F14 - Loaded to the Hilt!!!

    Ha! No Peter - Not Jet Joes! :):):)

    Here are a few pics of the Swiwin190ís installed!!! Perfect choice of power Eric :rock::rock:
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    Looks like we have to leave the maiden of this until the spring!!!

    In the meantime itís ready to go back to Peter all dressed up!!!
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    And final pics!!!

    CG came out perfect at 130mm behind lower wing LE

    Well under the 5kg weight limit !!!!
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