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Old 01-18-2024, 10:40 AM
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Default Vigilante and Firebat?

I wanted to do something simple that would be reminicent of a Mig 25 and a Vigilante, R/C rocket powered, I went with a single tail but kept the Foxbat shapes and I did a simple box fuse, the body tube is a little more than half length as it is only there to support the launch rail guides and hold the nose cone. The motor mount glues directly to the rear of the wing/tail. Cockpit and nose shape are the best I could do using a cone/tube, as I didn't want to do a full built up.

I based the Vigilante on the Mig templates I made, but tweaked the tail/wing/intake side plates and cockpit of course. Which meant the CG locations were in nearly the same place and equipment placement would be identical for both.

For simplicity I also put the stabs in the same plane as the wing so I could cut them as one sheet, and I'm using hinged tail surfaces for roll and pitch, no aileron/rudder.

6mm depron, BT-60 tubing.

They turned out nicely, the Firebat(calling it that since it isn't really a foxbat) and the Vigilante are both 32" long, 20" wingspan for the Mig, 24" for the Vigilante, 1.65" tubing. Weight ready to fly using a 24mm E-6 rocket motor is 7.5 oz for the Mig and 8.15 oz for the vigilante. The only paint on these is the gray for the Vigilante, all other color is hand cut trim vinyl including the white on the nose cones. They should really scoot at those light weights.
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Frank, you do absolutely incredible work!
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Very nice indeed, Frank!
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Thank you to you and Mojo for the nice comments!
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