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New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« on: May 26, 2023, 12:28:27 PM »
After some 6 months  as a side project iīve finished the Hellcat
Bought a "short kit" by a friend in Brazil, without the plans, only ribs, formers and fuse sides.
I have started to build using the wingspan as a reference and fuse sides with formers position, but fortunately our friend Chris Cox came to rescue me with the original Kaz sketches of the model.
I have modified a few things and changed the building method to better align the fuselage, bit this is well documented on the building log here https://stunthanger.com/smf/building-techniques/kaz-minato-hellcat-62687/msg657986/#ne
Plane is e-powered and final weight with battery is 1890 grams/ 66,6 oz
wings are fully sheeted and flying surfaces covered with silkspan, fuse covered with carbon veil
automotive paint and 2 part satin clear coat

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2023, 12:30:08 PM »
flyes with no hunting and performs great as a Kaz Minato plane is expect to!
as far as o know this plane was based on the proven Blue Max, so i am absolutely pleased with the outcome

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2023, 12:31:19 PM »
will be my F2B for this 2023 season
now letīs finish the other projects laying around
regards from Brazil

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2023, 12:39:11 PM »
Just beautiful, Fred.  You do amazing work !!  Keep up the great work, and thanks for taking
the time for the build photos and notes.  Very inspirational.

Cheers.

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2023, 01:15:57 PM »
Just beautiful, Fred.  You do amazing work !!  Keep up the great work, and thanks for taking
the time for the build photos and notes.  Very inspirational.

Cheers.

Warren Wagner
Thanks Warren! such words inspire us to keep building and sharing experiences
every new plane brings new challenges and new lessons

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2023, 02:05:06 PM »
That is excellent work. y1 y1 y1

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2023, 07:42:22 PM »
Very nicely done.  Love the landing gear.
Jim Vigani

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2023, 10:23:34 PM »

 Nicest build I've seen here in quite a long time, great work Fred!  y1
Narrowly averting disaster since 1964! 

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2023, 07:18:46 PM »
Far Out .

Is that dye .

I cant see grey hair & a walking stick .  S?P    :-X

 ;D Nice Plane . Take it easy . look after it .    H^^

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2023, 05:46:37 AM »
Absolutely stunning in every way. You guys in Brazil "have it going on". Thanks for showing us how it is done :)

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2023, 09:49:47 AM »
Fred, that is a glorious piece of workmanship. I wish you the best of success and enjoyment with your most excellent Hellcat.
I see people my age out there climbing mountains and zip lining and here I am feeling good about myself because I got my leg through my underwear without losing my balance

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2023, 05:37:19 AM »
Nicest build I've seen here in quite a long time, great work Fred!  y1

thank you Wayne, you have been a great supporter of the building and had great advice as well!

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2023, 05:38:41 AM »
Absolutely stunning in every way. You guys in Brazil "have it going on". Thanks for showing us how it is done :)
thank you! we have a lot of trouble here to find building material and import is a tax nightmare, but we try to do our best with what we have available
regards

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2023, 05:39:51 AM »
Far Out .

Is that dye .

I cant see grey hair & a walking stick .  S?P    :-X

 ;D Nice Plane . Take it easy . look after it .    H^^

thank you
not dye, itīs a little trick iīve learnt, just overspray while painting, the Stick is hidden for picture session  ;D

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Re: New ride 2023 Kaz Minato F6F3 Hellcat
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2023, 05:42:53 AM »
Fred, that is a glorious piece of workmanship. I wish you the best of success and enjoyment with your most excellent Hellcat.
WOW! you have made my year Les! Having such a nice comment from one of my all time Modelling heroes is quite an achievement in life.
Thank you very much for the lovely comments!
Canīt wait to start your Stiletto!
all the best from Brazil
FRed


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