SUKKHOI Su-25 Frogfoot

Still looking hear are some ideas. Decided to make a SUKKOI Su-25 Frogfoot details below.

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Harrier looks good, however not much wing area would need a very large fan unit 100/120 mm 6 cell, model would have to be very very light.

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Nice looking Grumman Intruder would fly very well, retracts would or could be a problem to retract into the fuselage.

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IIyushin II-28 Beagle, would also look and fly well, the only problem I see is that the engine pods are very long and to have a parallel jet tube could make the model very large.

SUKKHOI Su-25 Frogfoot

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50mm EDF units

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1/64 ply tubes

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Fuselage construction using a hard balsa keel

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Work progressing

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Balsa sheet covering below

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Retracts fitted

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Normal wing construction then final shape sanded with a Bar sander.

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Top sheet fitted then the wing is unpinned from the board

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Covering with thin glass fibre cloth and resin

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First fit to see how she looks

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Fitting of bellcrank assembly

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My small vacuum forming machine

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Final assembly

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Ready for first test flights before finishing

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Final finishing ready for paint work

Twist and turn retracts

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Ready for second test flights

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Looks nice in the air

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