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Posted by AlouetteIII | Nov 22, 2010 @ 04:58 AM | 44,450 Views
I started with a V3 F-18 airframe at AH. I got one from them. There are several colour schemes. semantics v2/v3 - it's already been covered in the thread - post 2904. If you use the 'search this thread' box and enter v3 - you can edify yourself and decide. It's not like they changed the wing aerofoil or the tip washout. The split-elevators are way-off scale and I am thinking TV nozzles. There is also the Viper colour and the Tiger meet.
I get OK results from the HWing 80a but I add my own heatsink with fins and put the thing just infront of the fan in the airflow. Interested to see how you go with the Alturn90. My only recommendation is if you are going to use the cheaper fans then get the Wemotec compressor/spinner and a Wemo collet as well.

I want to keep it light enough to hand launch with the retracts up for grass - and occasionally use them at the beach on the low-tide. I will be using the std oleos but shortening them ( to scale) and using these etracts. at $7 I keep several as spares and just replace them if/when they fail.

Modifications to my F-18 Starmax V3
Started this F-18 build last night inspired by th efforts of [email protected] on the F-18 thread. RAAF grey (with a twist) I am using a Wemo and an 80A HWing esc giving me 1665Wp dynamically balanced. Needs a good LiPo as it pulls 74amps @ 6s on take off : -
  • Cutting and test fitting the 180 degree Thrust Vector nozzles for elevator control - for cobra manoeuvre
  • Fitting of plywood wheel blocks to use eTracts
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