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#1 xplaneguy Jun 02, 2011 01:43 PM

Hobby King / FMS F-104
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Here's a few pictures taken of the Hobby King F-104 Starfighter the day I flew the maiden. Inexpensive and fun EDF jet! :)


#2 kenair Jun 04, 2011 11:52 PM

SWEET, mine is in the mail from Aerial Hobbies http://aerialhobby.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=464

What motor and fan and battery did you use?
cheers - ken

#3 xplaneguy Jun 09, 2011 08:50 AM

Hi Ken,

Mine came with stock electronics from Hobby King and I'm running a 4S 25C 2200 mAh battery.


#4 kenair Jun 13, 2011 01:47 PM

HI, I cannot find the C of G in the manual, where did you place your c of g.

thanks -ken

#5 oldpilot Jul 22, 2011 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by kenair (Post 18489736)
HI, I cannot find the C of G in the manual, where did you place your c of g.

thanks -ken

WELL-----Stunning silence :eek:

#6 oldpilot Sep 13, 2011 02:48 AM

Well. This threads a bit of a dud.

#7 xplaneguy Sep 14, 2011 02:44 PM

Gentlemen-Sorry for the delayed reply. I haven't been monitoring this thread and didn't get a PM or email notification.

My CG is at 30mm from the leading edge at the fuselage.

Good luck,

#8 oldpilot Sep 14, 2011 11:01 PM

Thanks Tony. :D

#9 oldpilot Sep 15, 2011 05:10 AM

Now how about a report---or better still a review about how this plane flies, handles, lands and takes off , how it is in tight turns, does it bite or is it a pussycat. Nose high stall speed, cobra etc: :eek:
This is what we want to hear. :D

#10 rush1 Dec 05, 2011 12:46 PM

Hey Xplane are you still flying your 104 ?

#11 xplaneguy Dec 08, 2011 01:15 PM

I haven't been flying mine lately! It's current a show piece in the garage. The only EDF I'm flying at the moment is my Airbus A380. I am currently assembling an LX 70mm F-117. Should be fun!


#12 oldpilot Dec 08, 2011 03:50 PM

I cut off the the ugly non scale foam tip tanks by slicing them horizontally , thus extending the wing a little bit, I then attached with velcro some much more scale HET tip tanks for show. I haven't tried flying it yet with them on, but they look great. :D

#13 rush1 Dec 12, 2011 09:56 PM

Post some pictures if you can of the new wing tanks

#14 Sessholvlaru Feb 09, 2012 10:09 AM

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Here's mine. I cut off the tip tanks and added anhedral. For whatever reason mine was delivered in white, although I have a silver one NIB since it doesn't look like you can get this plane anymore.

I am thinking I will paint up the white one, maybe do that nice tiger scheme.

#15 oldpilot Feb 09, 2012 05:13 PM

F-104 Starfighter
Sorry guys. I have moved to the Blue Mountains and have not got my act together yet.
My 104 came in the very nice Starfighter Display Team colour scheme, and is still NIB except for the altered wingtips and Het tiptanks.
It will take a bit of time to set up my new workshop, but I will post some pics in due course.
Cheers. Paddy. :D

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