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Scale 35% Krill Extra 330SC....CUSTOM-ARF!!!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Pistolera, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Used tape as a dam to build up the edge thickness desired. Then Bondo 2-part body filler first. Sand then finish with 2-part body putty. Then final sanding.
    49dimes, stangflyer and TonyHallo like this.
  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yes, but it's the good kind of nuts!:yesss:
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  3. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Earl, Where did you get the flat louver panels? I've used the curved ones, but I've never seen the flat ones for sale anywhere.
  4. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Found them on Ebay years ago. When I get back home I'll see if I can find the source.
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  5. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Before I get to the actual painting process i wanted to finish up some of the other scale ideas I've been losing sleep over...lol. One of these was to achieve a longer look for the spinner. As you can see here Mike Goulian's 330SC spinner is quite long with a cylindrical portion of the spinner showing behind the prop.
    mike taxiing 2.jpg
    I have a beautiful CF spinner made by Steve at SMJ Spinners (no longer in production). Although it, in my opinion replicates the full scale pretty well it still lacks that area behind the prop, as do all RC spinners that I've seen.

    So....good old McMaster-Carr sells 6061 aluminum discs in varying thicknesses. I my case 1/2" would be about right to achieve the look I want. I figured if I can machine this disc to be a mirror image of the existing back plate BUT with a 1/2" flange extending backwards that would do it. It would space the spinner and prop 1/2" out from the crank, but with the flange would maintain the nice spinner gap I originally had . Plus, this plane is gonna need a bit more weight up front for CG anyway.
    Spinner back plate resting on the disc. And with the spinner set in place.
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    So....what started out as a 1 pound, 4 ounce disc was whittled down to a finished extension weighing 5 oz.
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    It will get painted the same red as the spinner. I can live with the small parting line that will show between the spinner and extension. Carry-on!!!:attaboy:
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  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Very nicely done Earle!
  7. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Thanks Bart. Looking forward to flying with you again.
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  8. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Excellent work nice to see how you are trying to make a perfect scale copy of a plane.
  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Ok, I don't care who you are, that is just bad ass Earle. Nicely done bro.

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  10. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Thanks guys! Still working on some details before I jump into paint (seems I've said that before!)

    Anywho.....fine tuning my "braking system"....almost wish they actually worked!

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