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Old Jul 18, 2014, 10:20 AM
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LX F/A-18F Super Hornet Twin EDF with folding wings

hi guys,

as the original thread is closed and i did not find anything about this plane here on rcgroups i open a new one, as i start the build

i got the kit, so i have alot of work to do..

i've seen brandonmoon had the plane, so if you see this thread maybe you can give me some tips and what parts are not that good, watched some of your vids.

anyways, recorded an unboxing video yesterday night.

LX F/A-18 Super Hornet - unboxing (14 min 37 sec)
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 07:12 PM
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Very nice. Where did you get yours?
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 10:05 PM
He builds stuff. :)
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Such a beautiful model but apparently is just way too heavy according to Brandon. Thats the only reason one isnt sitting in my hanger right now
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 11:45 PM
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I had one, and built up another, and I don't think it's too heavy - not as long as you don't load it up with metal-ducted, high-amp fans and the requisite heavy batteries to power it. It's not a speed demon, but it looks great in the air and has a wow factor on the ground.
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 12:31 AM
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Mine's hanging out in the garage right now, due to stock esc's acting up on take off, and coasting off runway into tall grass, effectively tearing out nose gear and disabling left main gear. B.H. finally got them back in stock, so I'll have to put this on the "Winter Project" List. Got 2 Eflite esc's for replacement, and will order all new gear for next season. M-m-m-m-m, sounds like a good time for a new PAINT scheme....?
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 04:08 AM
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Very nice. Where did you get yours?
ordered it from fhobby, but saw banana has it in stock too now.
don't know if its normal that there is no light LED system included, but i don't care about it..

have to order servos now and re-think the installation to be able to exchange. the folding wing system would work good, have to look how i can improve that. the carbon tube they use gets stuck sometimes because it looks like it was sanded by a blind guy

my LX F-4 is 3.8kg and flys good, this F-18 has more wing area, so i guess i will also be in the range of 3.6kg maybe.
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 03:31 PM
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Hoffentlich gehts gut mit dem bau, das ist ja ein tolles fluegzeug........i lived in Germany for 5 years ....Black Forest ( Ober Kirch )
Ich habe eine kochlehre gemacht.

hope my writing is ok
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 07:25 PM
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danke danke, dein deutsch ist ok

ordered some servos, wires, escs.. so in a week or so i can start soldering the parts.

the elevator is a joke..
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 11:22 PM
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Warum ist das so? Ist die Achse schwach? Das Steuerhorn?
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Warum ist das so? Ist die Achse schwach? Das Steuerhorn?
well, the idea is bad to use a simple screw to hold the elevator on this thing.
after some flights the screw will scratch into the plastic when under load and...

have some pics...
i had a quick idea to fix that, last picture. - drill a hole through both and use a screw from the elevator-plastic through into the fuse-plastic and glue the whole thing into the elevator.
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