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#1 mshay Mar 18, 2012 12:49 PM

F-35 wood kit build.
Not entirely sure if this build should go here since its a kit and not a scratch build. This is my first kit build ever...the kit is an f-35 made of wood, no foam here. Not sure who made the kit but it was originally designed for an .18 size glow fan. The dimensions are 30 inch wingspan and fuse length of 40 inches. Not sure what size fan I'm going to use, not to mention the esc,battery etc so opinions and thoughts would be great. As far as gear, the.kit wants fixed but I'm going to put retracts in it. I'm thinking of retracts from the hobby lobby f-18. Let me know if you have any opinions or thoughts. Thanks and I'm sure this is going to be.a great first time kit build and I'm looking forward to it. I will post pics later today after the race.

#2 mshay Mar 18, 2012 03:45 PM

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Here's the beginning.

#3 bibblybob Mar 18, 2012 04:17 PM

good luck

#4 mshay Mar 18, 2012 06:15 PM

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Here's what I got done today after just building a few hours. Work will also be slow since my right arm is in a cast for the next several weeks.

#5 mshay Mar 18, 2012 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by bibblybob (Post 21071370)
I built this a couple of years ago lots of work

Did you use retracts?

#6 Kevc Mar 18, 2012 08:03 PM

Hi mshay, Looks good what kit is it from?

#7 mshay Mar 18, 2012 08:16 PM

A company called oakdale aircraft. I never heard of them before. The kit must have been made before my involvment in rc

#8 Janusz Jawien Mar 19, 2012 04:01 PM


#9 AIR SALLY Mar 19, 2012 05:01 PM

i'd go with a good 70mm set up

#10 mshay Mar 19, 2012 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by AIR SALLY (Post 21081642)
i'd go with a good 70mm set up

Not sure if it will fit but I was thinking about using a 90

#11 AIR SALLY Mar 19, 2012 07:50 PM

it might be too small to carry the batts 6s or 8s is what is used for most 90mm fans ...i just posted a TJ 90mm fan forsale in the classifieds.

#12 mshay Mar 19, 2012 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by mshay (Post 21082888)
Not sure if it will fit but I was thinking about using a 90

So I just checked and a 90 is a no go.

#13 bibblybob Mar 19, 2012 08:09 PM

good luck

#14 mshay Apr 16, 2012 10:23 PM

Well its been awhile since I started this, doing some physical therapy after surgery on my wrist. I'm guessing this will be a long project. Nothing really to post either, just did a little on it today.

#15 killzone Jun 04, 2012 04:49 PM

I'm an aerospace student from University of Hertfordshire and super interested in building an F-35B! but having some trouble getting my hands on some plans, which is stopping me from going any further at the moment. I was hoping if you could point me in the right direction on where you cross sections of the F-35B from.
Hope to hear back.

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