|Jun 16, 2009, 06:19 PM|
F-14 TOMCAT Swing Wing Dual 60mmEDF! By Starmax/SkyRC/Blitz!
Hello Pilots! I am very proud to introduce FINALLY the combination of work by Starmax, SkyRC, and BiltzRCworks (Blitz located in good ole US of A) the legendary F-14 Tomcat! This is a b...b....beautiful scaled down RC F-14 Tomcat! From the days of Top Gun to good time air shows in my child hood at Miramar Naval Air Station! I was that kid that watched Top Gun about 2000 times and will never get sick of it! For me to be a part of the first Swing Wing F-14 Tomcat in the twin 60mm EDF field is nothing more than priceless to me. This F-14 brings back all kinds of nostalgic memories! Okay on the the F-14! It is a combination of companies of SkyRC, Starmax and Blitz that we are able to finally be able to bring this RC model to reality! For the past 2 weeks, I have been testing and tuning this beautiful F-14. She has a full operational swing wing that runs on a single standard size High Torque servo. You can opt to have the wings operating on your Aux switch, Gear switch, rotary switch or any slider switch on computer radios. On the supplied radio, it will be operating on 2.4 and the swing wings will be on an Aux switch. In my testing I have been using my JR9303 running the wings on mixing with my right slider. You can control each position of the wings from fully open to full retracted. And oh my gosh she is so sexy with the wings fully retracted! She will be available with a mechanical Air Retract system or a fixed gear system. I am still in the process of the testing of the entire aircraft. I have 2 flights under her wings and they were flawless flights with minor testing for the retracts, wings, throws, and CG. Once I can get to the field again I will of course make Video my priority.
My test prototype is assembled stock and flown stock.
Wingspan Retracted: 28"
Wingspan Full Open: 44"
11.1V 3S 3200mah
Twin 60mm EDF
Twin 5000kv Brushless Inrunners
Two 40 amp ESC with heat sink
8amp External BEC
Stock Air Retracts and components
Flies on Taileron/Elevon Mixing. Full Flying Stabs
Steerable Nose Wheel
Jolly Rogers USS Nimitz VF-84 Squadron
RTF (Ready to Fly with retracts or fixed gear) WITH 2.4ghz Radio System
PnP (Plug N ' Play)
ARF (Airframe Only)
These are the most current details I have to offer. We may ad a BNF Bind and Fly version as well. More photos in the other 2 versions will be posted as soon as I can assemble them.
These are in completion production and we have an ETA to Banana Hobby late July to Early August. Please take note that Banana Hobby will be the sole US holder in distribution of these F-14 Tomcats. Please also check our site for any updates. When it appears on our site, there will be a pre order discount available.
Please also chime in and let me know your favorite versions and colors. We are still exploring in that area.
Everyone, please feel free to ask any questions. Again, please try and keep this thread positive. Enjoy the photos!
F-14 TOMCAT!!! "Ghostrider, the pattern is Full!"
Temporary Photo of the Black Bunny
Temporary Photo of the Black Knight
|Jun 16, 2009, 06:45 PM|
|Jun 16, 2009, 06:55 PM|
|Jun 16, 2009, 07:08 PM|
Come on guys. Give me a break! I just post up something we have been working on and reply Number 6 is a link to another F-14 for a good price... what gives??? I know this is a free speaking forum but come on. We are not competing with any other retailers out on the market.
I have not listed the prices as of yet because of the several different packages that will be available. However in light of the first few posts speculating the cost to be "a grand". The answer is NO. I am working on keeing the RTF with the 2.4ghz system UNDER $500.00. Then ad the preorder discount as well to that amount as well.
I totally respect each and every vendor on the market. I don't mind links to other products on my threads at all, but give it a couple of pages or something before doing so. I just worked really hard on this project and I apologize if I come off with a short fuse. I am not trying to upset anyone here.
|Jun 16, 2009, 07:31 PM|
Joined May 2008
Nice Pete. Thanks for letting me know you were getting them too. I got mine 2 weeks ago from XFlight and currently building it.. Reggie
|Jun 16, 2009, 07:42 PM|
This F-14 looks great! The guys are just taking pot shots at your retail suggested prices cause it's absolutely ridiculous to think a foam model (no matter how cool) cost retail of $3,000.00 Maybe the prototype does..just not a manufactured model from China! Saw the B-2 and it looks great also! Hope your feeling better and be aware that the guys are just "ribbing" ya! Make an airliner then post the competition (edfmodel.com) and prices for that quality ($2,000) are more inline with a hefty pricetag.
|Jun 16, 2009, 08:28 PM|
Joined Dec 2006
Hey Pete, how is the difference in flight when the wings are retracted compared to open? Bet it's the coolest thing to see the wings move in flight.
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