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Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 1, Parts
The new Odd'l Rockets F-16 kit is almost ready! The fins have been laser cut and almost all the parts are here. After the instructions are drawn up you should build a model using them to be sure everything works and check the fit of the water slide decals on the laser cut fins. To be honest, ...
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Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 2, Wings and Bombs
The wings and fins are the same parts used in the Odd'l Rockets F-16 kit. The wings and rudder are two piece. The forward strake is glued to the leading edge of the wing and both leading edges are rounded. The outside and trailing edges remain square. Here I'm knocking off the leading edge ...
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Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 3, Engine Mount - TIP
Boy, I really need to buy some 20/60 rings! This isn't the first time I've had to make my own. TIP: The next time you are at a framing store, ask if they have any scrap mat material. It's perfect for centering rings or fiber fins. It's thicker than the centering ring material you'd find in a kit. ...
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Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 4, Details
On most short Goonys you recess the engine mount to move the C/G forward. The mount was pressed in until the low bend on the engine hook was even with the bottom of the BT-60 tube. Here I'm applying and smoothing the rear fillet with a Q-tip. Both inside ends of the main airframe tube got a wipe ...
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Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 5, Wings, Fins and Bomb Gluing
After filling the balsa parts with CWF and smooth sanding, all the parts were taped down to a scrap piece of cardboard for a good shot of primer/filler. Shoot one side, flip them over and shoot the other side. Here's a wing and small sub fin after sanding off most of the primer/filler. There's not ...
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Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 6, Canopy
Here's how the canopy looks from the Odd'l F-16 kit. You have to trim and sand the bottom to best fit the curvature of the nose cone. It's not as hard as it sounds. Along the bottom of the canopy is a edge recess. To see the line you will cut, a ballpoint pen line is drawn down the ...
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