1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 16 Sep 2022 06:54

A couple quick shots to give a lil idea of how the vert fins will look.
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 19 Sep 2022 21:57

Adding material to vert fins, 3 layers of thin styrene.
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 02 Oct 2022 00:20

More slow progress on vert fins, sheet styrene added to fill-out airfoil shape.
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 07 Oct 2022 05:14

Vert fins getting further along...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 10 Oct 2022 08:24

Shaping the lower portions of the vert fins, inspired by the tips of the main wings...gotta have design continuity. Next step, do the same to the top of the fins and maybe adjust trailing edges...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 16 Oct 2022 21:19

The bottom edge of the vert fins extends roughly 9” below the wing’s underside, as it is, the tips and center of the belly are the only things that touch, as shown. Considering trimming off 3”...but I like them as they are...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 24 Oct 2022 22:48

More work done on MLG wheel wells...
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Re: 1/72 J7W2 Shinden Kai Conversion

Post by ShindenKai » 27 Nov 2022 10:23

I picked up a Diels Engineering 1/24 J7W1 Free-flight Rubber-powered balsa model. Resized the plans down to 1/48 to make a profile-scale chuck-glider (hand-thrown) to get better a idea of the proper size to make the canard fore-plane and the sizing/positioning of the vert stabs...
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