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Posted by SNIPE_53 | Jan 14, 2008 @ 04:44 AM | 3,122 Views
Today a ME 262 arrived at the front door. I am planning to make this model more scale than it already is using techniques seen over the forums. The build will be posted in this thread rather than creating another one. If anyone has any tips/comments i will look forward to hearing them
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Dec 15, 2007 @ 09:17 PM | 2,832 Views
Last night i managed to find a few 3 view drawings of a panther. I have been ;azy and wanted to build this bird for a while. It will start as a profile model then i will make it a full fuse.

The model will have the following specs:

( Had to modify the specs to allow for a AUW issue. The plane not me

Wingspan: ~560mm
Length: ~583mm
Weight: ~150 grams
Fan: GWS EDF 40
Motor: Hyperion Y12L 5800Kv inrunner
Speedy: Waypoint 10A Speedy
Lipo: Hyperion 800mAh 20C 3S LiPo
Material: 3mm and CF strips

I will post some pics of the build as soon as i get my camera back from a mate.

I have posted a few 3 view drawings i have been using to help me along

Cheers,

Liam
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Nov 26, 2007 @ 04:53 AM | 2,963 Views
Well,

Had a great flight with my f15 on Sunday. Some of the other guys were so impressed i got a standing ovation

(i hadn't flown it at the club before then)

Charged her up, got about 10 meters down the runway and hear a horrible noise. I backed off to zero throttle right away and kept her tracking straight. Went into the grass and lost the landing gear (Now has no landing gear. Im goood at moding my jets )

Repairs started last night. No idea how Im going to get her to take off... probably hand launch i guess. I have 4 wood paddle pop sticks that are under the fuse. Two along the fuse and two under the intakes. With the runway at our club it should do a nice ROG.

The rock/stick/seed only took out one blade but still
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:53 PM | 4,151 Views
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F15
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Nov 20, 2007 @ 11:40 PM | 4,332 Views
Finally got around to posting pics of my f15.

Airframe....GWS f15
Motors.... ERC 3600kv Inrunners
ESC's........DN Power 25A
BEC..........DN Power Ultimate BEC
Battery.... Extreme Power 4s 2200mA Lipo
Fans........2 Balanced GWS 64's
Receiver...Hitec HFD 0820 8 Channel Dual Conversion Receiver


Flys really well. One day i will get video

For the meantime there is this. Mark from ExtremeRC was the original owner

I got bored and made a video from the ones he had posted

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ecwOmsc8Cg


Cheers
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Nov 12, 2007 @ 01:54 AM | 3,281 Views
Hey All,

Finally got around to taking some photos of the f16. The photos were from my mobile (cell phone) so the quality is 100%

Hope you like


Notice the plywood tail support and sorta scale exhaust. I am halfway through glassing the exhaust. I think i will go all grey for the scheme in USAF markings... and maybe just detail it up a bit
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Nov 09, 2007 @ 07:12 AM | 3,639 Views
Hey All,

I have almost finished my f16. I got everything from Mark at extremerc.com.au and he did me a great deal on that. I am using the XF Mega Power and the very powerful 210-8XL in-runner. About 350+ watts on 4 cells with a reported performance of around 100mph. The build was simple and only took a few hours. I have carbon spar in the wing roots and a little bit in the tail.

Servos are just two BB servos which seam to be fine so far.

Not sure on a paint scheme yet. Something simple no doubt. Its a great jet though.

I will chuck a pic up soon. Im a bit slow
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Oct 23, 2007 @ 02:52 AM | 3,081 Views
Swan Hill E Fly in on the 13th and 14th of October. Took my recently purchased f15 along with me. It was its maiden and flew very well. Flight went for about 6 minutes which wasnt bad.
Posted by SNIPE_53 | Jul 15, 2007 @ 08:14 PM | 3,430 Views
just a few of my models (note: SU27 has a blue canopy because im going to spray it tomorrow morning if its warm enough)

Sold a few models to get my F-15.


Will post pics soon