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Old Nov 10, 2009, 06:49 PM
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1/13 scale Midi F-18 with bifurcated exhaust duct and retracts

With the lessons learned from the last two years of playing with the F-15 (mini fan F-15 , midi fan F-15) I've been working on a midi powered version of a legacy F-18 with retracts. I've spent the last couple of weeks working on the CAD stuff. I've still got a lot of work to do but am far enough along to start posting.

The specs for this bird are:
Length: 51.8.0 inches / 131.57 cm
Wing Span: 37.25 inches / 94.6 cm
Fan: Wemotech Midi Fan
Motor: TBD
ESC: Phoenix HV-85
Batteries: XPS 8S 4000
Scale: 1/13

My goal is to get grass field operation off my club's field where the grass is usually cut pretty short.

The other goal is to do the design completely in Rhino. In the past I did most of the work in Vector XT which is the CAD/CAM program I use. For the hard things I’d use Rhino but I was never comfortable enough with Rhino to commit the entire design to it.

Dan Eaton
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