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IMAC Aero Tech 35% Velox Custom Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by stangflyer, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    I guess it's time to stop dragging my feet and get this thing started. With all my other projects and irons in the fire, I've been really reluctant to jump into another build. But I can't seem to get my little guy (Pop Top) to do this so I guess I'll have to do it.

    This is the Aero Tech 35% Velox build I am doing for one of my best friends here. He acquired this sometime back and was not sure what he wanted to do with it. He finally decided I needed to build and cover it for him. Oh gee..how honored am I? Lol. No seriously, I think it will be fun. Especially since he and I agree perfectly on the nose business of this plane.

    She'll be outfitted with genuine Hitec HS 7955TH servos for control surface muscles, JR radio for guidance and a shinny 3dub up front yanking it around like a boss. It will be built with IMAC and precision flying in mind. This will not be a fast build as I have plenty of other prior obligations to complete. But I do plan to make constant and steady progress.

    Let's start with a few photos shall we?
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    The fuse was partially framed up and will need to be completed. However, my first task will be getting the "Dub" 106 and canisters mounted so that hurdle is out of the way.

    The overall construction is foam core so this may take a while as I will be doing it all old school like my Lanier Extra and my two Ohio RC Giles I built years ago.
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    It does have a fairly nice split cowl, which I envy very much. Wish my 330 cowl was already split.
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    The kit came with aluminum wing and stab tubes. However I will be upgrading the wing to carbon fiber at the very minimum.

    There is a lot to this kit but it does come with full plans and very good documentation. Even I shouldn't be able to mess this up. Lol

    I will probably start formulating a plan of attack in the next few days. As always with any of my projects, I encourage everyone to keep me lined out and offer up ideas, suggestions and advice throughout this entire build. Other than the Jtec Pitts, I've not built such an in depth build like this in many years. I would welcome all the help I can get.

    And away we go.
    acerc, HRRC Flyer, 49dimes and 7 others like this.
  2. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Very nice! Look forward to watching this come together!
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  4. Forgues-Research

    Forgues-Research 150cc

    As they say , "get her done"
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  5. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Wow I am in for the ride. Will always follow a good buil especially fit it is a kit build just so much more enjoyable. Ok looking at the pictures you already have a lot of it built the fuselage looks pretty close to being done. Can not wait for the next instalment.
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  6. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Is it done yet? :dancing-chicken:
  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I think he put the maiden on youtube last night.
  8. TonyHallo

    TonyHallo 70cc twin V2

    Looking forward to follow this build.
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  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp


    The overall construction is foam core so this may take a while as I will be doing it all old school like my Lanier Extra and my two Ohio RC Giles I built years ago
    What do you mean by old school. Are you going to make the wing out of balsa, or how.
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  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I was wondering what technique you were planning on using to sheet the foam.

    I'm dying to try vacuum bagging, but I have better things to spend my money on than a pump.
    49dimes, Alky6 and stangflyer like this.

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