|Jul 29, 2006, 05:44 AM|
F-104 Starfighter Park Jet
I´ve just done the maiden flight with a F-104 Starfighter.
The wingspan is ~77cm and she´s ~185cm long. That´s 1/9th scale.
AUW with 3200 kokam 3s1p, mega 16/15/2 and 4x3 camslimprop is 930g.
She is flying very good!
So, I just finished the plans in pdf
and a short video from the maiden flight.
here is a second video with tip tanks on
Greetings and Happy Flying
A4-tiled plans are in post #78
85% size F-104 plans are in post #338
(full, letter and A4-tiled)
|Jul 29, 2006, 07:11 AM|
THX´s so much!! Here are pictures from the building time.
It was fun for me to build the F-104 and it´s fun to fly her!
32 years ago, this F-104 was my first MATCHBOX 1/72th scale plastic plane.
I´ve thrown this 1/72th scale plane through the air and was wondering
how a Starfighter can fly!! NOW I KNOW! IT´S ONLY THE C/G in right position, enough power and THE LIGHT WEIGHT!!
We have a nice hobby!!
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|Jul 29, 2006, 07:43 AM|
What can I say? You are absolutely amazing! You take a difficult to fly subject ( I know from experience) and make it look easy! That was a great maiden.
Geez.....another HJ model to build now. But look at all the fun we're having!
PS Hans, where is your battery placement?
|Jul 29, 2006, 11:07 AM|
Thank you boys! With this F-104, an old dream came true for me!!!
The battery position is in the plans [3s1p3200lipo].
You can find the c/g and battery position in the plan-view.
The motor is getting his air this way:
|Jul 30, 2006, 01:26 AM|
WOW!! GREAT job, HJ! That model looks and flies great. I never would have thought an F-104 model could ever float it in for landing so slowly and softly, but your model certainly does. I love the metal tape finish, too!
|Jul 30, 2006, 02:29 AM|
Joined Aug 2004
Excellent work Hans. And thanks for the plans.
I've been wanting to build an F-104 for the longest time. This is pure motivation.
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