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Kaz Minato Hellcat
« on: November 21, 2022, 09:04:34 AM »
While the primer dries on my Pathfinder i started this new project
Came a across a partial short kit of Kaz Minato Hellcat ( cut by Bene Rodrigues ages ago)
i intent to finish with a scale painting so i can compete on the sport scale Brazilian F4B nats next year ( sport scale have loose rules so anybody can enter and feel the taste of scale competition)
30% of points are outline fidelity and 70% flight, so i may have a chance to score something
unfortunately i tried all my best to locate Beneīs plans and had no sucess ( he doesenīt seem to have them too) but i managed to get some nice information fro Chris Cox that built a similar sized plane and went gold on Nats. He was very helpfull to share some plans with me and i am working part with his plas part guessing the placing of parts as this kit is slightly different
hope you enjoy the ride
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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2022, 09:05:58 AM »
painting decided, and probably will be e-powered.
iīve heard itīs based on Kaz Blue Max so i expect a nice flying bird

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 11:31:59 AM »
This Blue-Max / Hellcat overlay might be helpful.  I think both of these images came from Kaz's site.
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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2022, 01:07:57 PM »
This Blue-Max / Hellcat overlay might be helpful.  I think both of these images came from Kaz's site.
thanks a lot Brent! the second plant will be great to use!

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2022, 01:29:28 PM »
I remember Kaz saying that for FAI use he'd lengthen the tail moment 1" and also shorten the nose too. But the models that he has are a little different, fully molded. L
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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2022, 04:51:41 PM »
this oneīs for F4B, a porky flyer but scored great on  last nats
i will be busy on 2 categories

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2022, 07:44:55 PM »
this oneīs for F4B, a porky flyer but scored great on  last nats
i will be busy on 2 categories

 Exceptionally well done model, but I don't understand the green windshield?
Narrowly averting disaster since 1964! 

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2022, 03:14:15 AM »
Exceptionally well done model, but I don't understand the green windshield?
thank you, the full size is tinted too ( albeit a little different shade, but these transparent are hard to match)

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2022, 04:39:58 AM »
i am curious about final weight, never had a F2b fully sheeted/build up wing

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2022, 03:56:43 AM »
not bad weight for a 60" wing. still needs wingtips, flaps, horn & landing gear. next is fuselage

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2022, 03:17:06 PM »
now letīs make some fuselage to stick this wing

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2022, 05:37:31 AM »
cockpit on the works

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2022, 05:38:27 AM »
modified the formers for a more scale like profile

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2022, 05:39:48 AM »
decided to kit the formers in half and build 2 shells so i could align the frame perfetcly
such pearl like body would be a nightmare to jig properly.

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2022, 10:57:19 AM »
ready for planking

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2022, 08:26:33 PM »

 Looking great!  y1
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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2022, 04:22:38 AM »
Looking great!  y1
thank you Wayne!
finally started to look like an airplane
canīt wait to take this half off the bench.
so far i am pleased with this method and overall weight / stifness

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2022, 10:26:15 AM »
started to look like a hellcat
fuse half shell is amazing light 100 grams 3,5oz ( still to finish sheeting on the bottom ) and add the e-power nose section

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2022, 08:49:17 AM »
fuse side planking done
next is B side
hope i am not talking alone here  ;D

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2022, 12:54:32 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2022, 05:30:24 PM »
fuse side planking done
next is B side
hope i am not talking alone here  ;D

  You are not, I am watching and it looks really good!

    Brett

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Re: Kaz Minato Hellcat
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2022, 10:51:41 PM »
  You are not, I am watching and it looks really good!

    Brett

 Same here, checking in daily.  D>K
Narrowly averting disaster since 1964! 

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