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Old 12-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) Build Thread

This is a project that has had many starts, but seems to evade fruition. I will take my time with this one, but not too long I hope. These are a few shots of the finished studio. 17 separate image planes to include 12 cross sections and a separate side view of the fuse without wing and engine attachments. That should help for sure. Thanks oneder for the excellent 3-views and all the other reference material.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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I'm sure you'll do fine, Scott. Don't be nervous.
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I'll take a Xanax every day I work on it just to get through it. Thanks Brields for the support I think I will need just to get through this project. What a pal.
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I'll take a Xanax every day I work on it just to get through it.
Hey, I'll send you my supply.
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Um............seriously? You have my address.
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He he he..............I've got a legally obtained bottle in my truck. LPO though.
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Oh, man, DON'T!! You're barely tolerable now!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:30 PM
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Maybe I should start taking them again then.

I'm sure you remember the effects they had on me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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First days progress

Here's what I got so far today. No control surfaces yet or curved wing tips. The canopy isn't even cut free. Long way to go still. Polys 3.380 unoptimized.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:42 AM
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Looks nice Boof!

What version you building, electric or turbine? Check the awesome turbine Flyeaglejet ARF A10 1:6.25 scale here http://www.flyeaglejet.com/en/index%20jet.html

This vid gives me goose bumps every time, the turbofan sound starting at 1:00 is just sweet. If only we could get this into RF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17h04ag1YHg

Here's some cutaways/blueprints that might come in handy.

More here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1563541
http://www.the-blueprints.com/bluepr...nes/fairchild/

Paint scheme idea:

Specialty scheme painted on a single Air Force Reserve aircraft from the 45th
FS / 930th OG located at Grissom AFB in Indiana. The stripes commemorated the 50th
anniversary of the "D-Day" invasions of Normandy in World War II.
USAF 930th OG, 45th TFS Hoosier Hogs, Grissom AFB, IN, D-Day 50th Anniversary May
1994. Images: http://hobbymastercollector.com/HA1304.html

Cheers!

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This vid gives me goose bumps every time, the turbofan sound starting at 1:00 is just sweet. If only we could get this into RF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17h04ag1YHg
If you can get a good clear recording of that sound you can have it put in RF. My Rolls Royce RB-211 Engine sound file has a similar noise to it as the RR Turbines have a distinctive sound "growl" to them that isn't heard in other big Turbo fan engines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjHKPcq4fzY
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:54 AM
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If you can get a good clear recording of that sound you can have it put in RF. My Rolls Royce RB-211 Engine sound file has a similar noise to it as the RR Turbines have a distinctive sound "growl" to them that isn't heard in other big Turbo fan engines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjHKPcq4fzY
Nice sound! I think this will also do fine for the A-10.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:23 AM
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Looks nice Boof!

What version you building, electric or turbine? Check the awesome turbine Flyeaglejet ARF A10 1:6.25 scale here http://www.flyeaglejet.com/en/index%20jet.html

This vid gives me goose bumps every time, the turbofan sound starting at 1:00 is just sweet. If only we could get this into RF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17h04ag1YHg

Here's some cutaways/blueprints that might come in handy.

More here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1563541
http://www.the-blueprints.com/bluepr...nes/fairchild/

Paint scheme idea:

Specialty scheme painted on a single Air Force Reserve aircraft from the 45th
FS / 930th OG located at Grissom AFB in Indiana. The stripes commemorated the 50th
anniversary of the "D-Day" invasions of Normandy in World War II.
USAF 930th OG, 45th TFS Hoosier Hogs, Grissom AFB, IN, D-Day 50th Anniversary May
1994. Images: http://hobbymastercollector.com/HA1304.html

Cheers!
I'm all set with reference material, but thanks anyways. This will be a turbofan and Csgill75 is going to put together a custom file for it. I need to do some thinking about what CS will be going on the A-10. I will get back to you on that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:38 AM
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More progress, but not much!

I blended the engine mounts into the engine nacelle and added some detail to the engines themselves. I will hold off on the compressor blades until I know I will have enough polys. I have added the gear pods, but they may need a bit more finessing. Also I cut the tail surfaces. Polys are at 6,768 unoptimized.
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