Coming Soon! Building the Red Leader Composites TAZOR
byon 02-03-2011 at 04:35 PM (17613 Views)
Now that this is old news, I am posting updates of the progress of building this kit in the building thread.
The Building Thread is at: http://www.rcaviation.com/forumdispl...ilding-Threads
I just received it, and now it is unboxed. (2/04/2011)
I've laid out the major pieces so you can see what you get with this kit. This build will get a slow start. There are many things I will need to order to get started. I must decide the paint scheme I want to use, and learn how to do a proper job.
I plan to equip the plane with the heavy duty retracts and trailing link struts so it will be able to handle the grass club field that I fly at.
This kit is sold by RedLeader Composites in England. The kit quality is astounding! it is a work of art. It is all composite, wings and a surfaces are molded, with CF used strategically, I got the retracts and struts, wheels and brakes specially designed for this aircraft. All control surfaces are "live hinged", so there are no gaps or hinge installation needed.
I ordered mine with just white "painted in the mold" so that I can finish mine myself (to save money).
Stay tuned and check back often to see If I have made some progress as I put this thing together and get it into the air.
For those who are familiar with the Composite Arf Spark, (another great EDF Jet) I have put it side to side with the Tazor so everyone can see the difference in size. The Tazor is somewhat in the same size category, but actually a bit bigger, the wings outside of the booms are about the same size as the Spark wings, but there is a lot more wing due to the portion inside the boom on the Tazor. This adds a lot of wing area. Another interesting difference is the size of the inlets. The inlets on the Tazor are much bigger. Also, the Tazor has inboard flaps inside the booms and outboard flaps outside the boom. I will probably only use the inboard ones.
I'll try to post some pictures of the landing gear soon!.
This Thread (Blog) is continued here: http://www.rcaviation.com/entry.php?...-the-Tazor-1.0