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MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » March 27th, 2017, 10:51 am

A very big box came with my birthday present the other day - a Flytechnique, 1/4 scale MIG 15. It's an absolute superb quality composite kit with all scale features (it's been on order for 2 years as there's a big demand).
I don't normally regard composites as 'true' scale building, but 'assembly' projects. Nonetheless, have posted here as it may be of interest over the coming months...
Power is a Merlin 200 - that was last year's birthday present!.
K.
PS - if it flies as good as the little 'un, I'll be well-chuffed!
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Dave Parry » March 27th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Looks fantastic Keith, don't forget the Journal when you are putting it all together! Have fun!

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 21st, 2018, 6:14 pm

All servo's, linkages etc., now installed. A lot more work than I anticipated...
Pic' shows preparation for painting using a Scotchbrite pad. My spray equipment/facilities are defunct so Peter Johnson's spraying it for me as he's got a lovely new DeVilbiss spray gun...
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Finally, progress and I've completed spraying of the finished colours.
Using the Scotchbrite pad, I've 'burnished' the finish to give a flatter texture which, to my eye, is more realistic than a high gloss one.
Now for the insignia using masks from Flightline Graphics...
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Timothy Huff » June 16th, 2020, 11:08 pm

Keith, will you mount a camera in the cockpit? If you do, you might want to look at the incredible working collimating gunsights Tim Noack has produced:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJm4ZS ... uMskwZp3Eg

I have his email which I can pm to you if you wanted to look into it.

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 20th, 2020, 3:58 pm

Think I’ll pass on that one, thanks...

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Timothy Huff » June 23rd, 2020, 3:53 pm

Keith,
Apologies for must have seemed a bit of a rude post on my part. I'd noticed the MIG's optically flat front windscreen, and it was this that prompted me to post the question. What I should have said was that "a Mig would be an ideal subject for a cockpit mounted camera" because of this panel, rather than implying yours should have one. I was not feeling too bright when I posted, my apologies, I could, and should, have phrased that all very much better.

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Timothy Huff » June 23rd, 2020, 3:53 pm

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » July 5th, 2020, 12:43 pm

Progress on the MiG. Doesn't look much, but a lot of time expended masking/spraying the insignia.
Flightline Graphics masks help a little, of course!!
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » February 25th, 2022, 1:15 pm

Well, it's finally finished...
What a nightmare it's been doing the canopy - glazing, mounting rails, getting it to slide properly - and - lock with the scale locking mechanism. Feels like I've spent more on this than the rest of the model put together..!
Now on to a full assembly, motor runs and radio checks, etc..
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Cary Bailey » February 26th, 2022, 5:19 pm

Absolutely awesome Doc! That will be a showstopper for sure!
Cary

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » February 26th, 2022, 8:39 pm

Thanks, Cary…
Keith.

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Re: MIG 15

Postby stuart knowles 1611 » February 26th, 2022, 9:53 pm

The cockpit is a work of art.

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Timothy Huff » February 27th, 2022, 7:47 pm

stuart knowles 1611 wrote:The cockpit is a work of art.


Isn't it just? Breath-taking work.

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » April 9th, 2022, 3:02 pm

All finished and first, complete rigging.
All systems check out, so up to the field tomorrow to check CG, run the engine and a bit of a trundle...
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » April 9th, 2022, 6:01 pm

Break a leg Doc, the Mig looks real, superb!

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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 13th, 2022, 7:05 pm

Now the test flight's done, I've decided to give the finish some weathering.

Early Russian jets were a bit rough and a pristine paint job is a bit unreal to my eye...
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Cary Bailey » June 13th, 2022, 9:08 pm

Keith, again a stunning work of art Sir!
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Re: MIG 15

Postby Keith Mitchell » June 17th, 2022, 5:57 am

Thanks, Cary.
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