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Old Aug 25, 2014, 01:04 PM
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Taft F-14 Tomcat EDF Jet

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the very early released photos of the new F-14 being made by Taft Hobby. Instead of keeping the discussion in the other thread (mixed with another jet), I figured we would have a dedicated thread for it.

There hasn't any released information on its specs yet because it's in its very early development stage. As you can see in the pictures below, it's just a rough carving of foam and nothing more. If that is similar to the size it will actually be, I would assume it will be using twin 70mm EDF's, or twin 80's.

I have to say, if this jet is done correctly, I'll be one happy RC enthusiast. The F-14 is my favorite jet.

Hopefully Taft will chime in here from time to time to update us on its progress. I'm sure this jets development will take quite a long time due to its intricacies, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather wait and see a great quality jet produced.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 01:39 PM
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wow my brain is dancing and my wallet is crying... ;]
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 02:02 PM
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Twin 80s please, afterburner and adaptive nozzle (diameter not tv). A hatch close to the CG for a reciever and a gyro and maybe a mix of epo and eps to save some weight.
And did i say that i would like some trailing struts and an aggressor scheme for some visibility?
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 02:26 PM
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OMFG please be true... An F15 and F14 are planes I MUST own and I didnt know about this one. If they announce an F18C (not the F version) you may see a grown man start to cry...
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 02:30 PM
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LOL, I feel the same way . Taft is also working on an F15, but no details or early molds have been released for viewing, so I didn't start a thread for the F15. This F14 though has some good progress, woohoo. I would sell all my EDF's for a properly produced F14 and F15. I'm not kidding.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 02:35 PM
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Here is a cropped screen shot of Taft's website showing its line-up of EDF jets, and the F14 and F15 are on there .
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Twin 80s please, afterburner and adaptive nozzle (diameter not tv). A hatch close to the CG for a reciever and a gyro and maybe a mix of epo and eps to save some weight.
And did i say that i would like some trailing struts and an aggressor scheme for some visibility?
Check out the Taft Scorpion struts...might be what you're looking for...
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 03:26 PM
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T-CAT....I was waiting for you to open the thread.....very appropriate....
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 04:42 PM
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T-CAT....I was waiting for you to open the thread.....very appropriate....
Ha-ha. I had to . I am obsessed with the F14.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 05:13 PM
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Heck yeah....where's the preorder on the F-14? I am all over that!!!
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 05:24 PM
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Heck yeah....where's the preorder on the F-14? I am all over that!!!
You'll have to wait in line.......
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 08:38 PM
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My #1 favorite jet of all time, I'm on board also. I thought the 105mm HSD F16 was gonna blow my top. Thanks for the info.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 08:43 PM
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You bet! I'm psyched man. I just NEED Taft to do this and the new jets right, even if it takes longer. It needs to have a crazy strong swing wing design, metal gear quality servos, good power (I'll upgrade that anyhow), no strange PCB board that can fail and destroy everything , string retracts that can work perfect off grass (metal trunions, etc.), scale design, and few other aspects.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 10:06 PM
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I sure would prefer 2x80mm for size factor and switching to a JF80 setup, bam sweet music in the air.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 10:56 PM
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Hey T...check your inbox..
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