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Post  badbill on Wed May 11, 2016 8:11 am

Just finished this Brodak Shark 402. Can't say enough about the kit, one of the best I have built. It comes with excellent wood, adjustable leadouts, and tip weight box. RTF weight is 27 oz, with a brand new Enya .25 SS EX abc from shttrman. Mods I did were using a suspended phenolic bellcrank, 2 wheel LG, and Doc Holiday style leadout ends. Hope to fly it soon!



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Post  fredvon4 on Wed May 11, 2016 8:22 am

Looks good Bill

I like the simple but well done contrast color scheem

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Post  RknRusty on Wed May 11, 2016 10:49 am

That's nice, Bill. Looks like you did a really good job on it. A Blacktip reef shark. What sort of leadout guide does Doc use, is it the moveable eyelets?

I like the Shark. Kim has the first one I ever saw.
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Post  RknRusty on Wed May 11, 2016 11:00 am

I'm glad a gust of wind didn't blow up when you stepped back to take that picture. lol!

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Post  fredvon4 on Wed May 11, 2016 12:32 pm

I was thinking the same.... half gainer off the spring board....

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Post  ian1954 on Wed May 11, 2016 12:34 pm

Doc Holiday style leadout ends?

Pardon my ignorance but what are they?
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Post  badbill on Wed May 11, 2016 12:37 pm

ian1954 wrote:Doc Holiday style leadout ends?

Pardon my ignorance but what are they?

See here- http://stunthanger.com/smf/building-techniques/my-way-doing-lines-lead-outs/msg428986/#msg428986
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Post  badbill on Wed May 11, 2016 12:45 pm

RknRusty wrote:That's nice, Bill. Looks like you did a really good job on it. A Blacktip reef shark. What sort of leadout guide does Doc use, is it the moveable eyelets?
I like the Shark. Kim has the first one I ever saw.
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The leadout guides are stock Brodak, with the sliding nylon block. The color scheme is taken from the plans of the old Jetco Shark 15 kit, as were the graphics. I put the numbers on the inside because on my original Shark 15 they are on the outside- here- http://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/shark-15/msg422908/#msg422908

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Post  ian1954 on Wed May 11, 2016 1:37 pm

Thanks for the link.

I recognise that as an "eyebuckle" as used on full sized cables - if it works for big cables



I have seen this done slightly differently - as in full size - using split tubing to form the heart shape and either swaging tubing or wire wrapping to complete. Brass, aluminimum and copper.

The Doc Holiday version really is belt and braces.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed May 11, 2016 6:40 pm

I like it. Did you modify the vertical stab?

Pretty sure the shark .15 has a 2 wheel LG out of the box, shark 45 has tricycle. Does the brodak 402 have tricycle gear?

Great engine choice!

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Post  pkrankow on Wed May 11, 2016 7:45 pm

Those "belt and braces" are also less likely to hang up on a rib since they don't flop. Some heat shrink is also good, make sure the end is in the middle of a rib bay.

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Post  badbill on Wed May 11, 2016 8:39 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:I like it. Did you modify the vertical stab?

Pretty sure the shark .15 has a 2 wheel LG out of the box, shark 45 has tricycle. Does the brodak 402 have tricycle gear?

Great engine choice!

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The 402 comes with a really funky mounted single wheel gear, that strap mounts to a hardwood block on the bottom of the nose. I opted out and put some Ringmaster lg on it. BTW, lots of similarities betwixt this plane and a RM. Nope, no mods to the fin or rudder.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed May 11, 2016 10:50 pm

Thanks Bill,

For some reason the fin looked different to me than my old Jetco model.

I am totally jealous of your engine though. Have fun man, it's a lovely model.
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Post  badbill on Thu May 12, 2016 5:37 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Thanks Bill,

For some reason the fin looked different to me than my old Jetco model.

I am totally jealous of your engine though. Have fun man, it's a lovely model.

Which one are you looking at? The 402 is a totally different animal than the Jetco. Click on the link in one of my above posts to see my Jetco and you'll notice immediately. Or am I just confused... lol!
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Post  RknRusty on Thu May 12, 2016 9:58 am

This Shark was flown in Expert in H'ville. Built by Charlie Reeves. That's Charlie and his daughter Charra in the pic.



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Post  badbill on Thu May 12, 2016 10:03 am

RknRusty wrote:This Shark was flown in Expert in H'ville. Built by Charlie Reeves. That's Charlie and his daughter Charra in the pic.

I saw that, beautiful. The RSM Shark 45 kit is definitely in my future.
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