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Post  F4D Phantom II on Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:51 pm

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              Has anybody built an Enterprise  X-15  1/2A balsawood model? Here are some pictures of the model I`m talking about.
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Post  Marleysky on Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:56 pm

That is good looking for a Prop-jetmodel. I have a soild body StarFire or JetFire that has that same kind of aluminum cowling. Yeah, I would have been sold on it cause it says “Supersonic” on the box!! Even thou, the X15 will always be this for me:
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:44 pm

According to what I found in google The Lockheed X-15 made it`s debut in September 17 1959 and by april 1958 Enteprise was advertising their X-15 model, I guess they beat lockheed by over a year.  I think that Jerry Brofman the designer must have know that a real plane was in the works and decided to use the X-15 designation on his model.Here is pic of enterprise advertising from April 1958 Model Airplane News.
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:45 pm

Here is a picture of the kit that I bought from I guy called easytiger. The kit is missing the wooden wheels,bellcrank,control horn and screw hardware. I think I might use it to copy the parts and make one scratchbuilt with some changes but is just another project I would like to do.
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Post  ticomareado on Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:56 pm

You might also be missing 1/2 of the vertical stab. and the hard spots for mounting the landing gear to the wing.
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:24 pm

Hello Tico
                The vertical fin fits if I shape the fuse accordingly. The landing gear is fixed to the wing using pieces of plywood inset on slots already milled on the underside of the wing. The landing gear wire is attached binding it with thread to the plywood before epoxing the plywood plates to the wing.  This is a nice little Airplane I also have a  PT-19, The Moon liner and an F-102 hollow log kits from Enterprise.
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Post  ticomareado on Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:31 pm

10-4 My only other recommendation would be to reinforce elevator with doped on Polyspan on both sides. It looks vulnerable to breakage in the center.
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:35 pm

Hello Tico
                  Thanks for the advice I had not thought of that. The elevator is 1/16 inch and is not hard balsa.
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Post  getback on Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:47 am

I have seen this plane before on the bay , it looks cool and i hope you will bring us along for the build/fly ! The wood does look aged so replacements and keeping the original would bee my order Very Happy
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:05 pm


I like it a lot but as a guide to build a model a little bit bigger. The wood doesn`t look the best but shaping an airfoil like the one on the kit will some careful sanding maybe having to make a sanding form to get it right. I want to build one but not now. If I do I will post the build.
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