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Old Apr 08, 2013, 07:17 PM
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KMP Parkpilots F-18

Here's the start of a build log for the KMP F-18 I have been laying around for a while. So far its a nicely made jet, it took a bit of trimming to fit the fuselage together but it turned out good so far.

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Old Apr 08, 2013, 09:03 PM
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Interesting build deuce. I've got a couple of these NIB that I picked up a couple of years ago.
Might inspire me to get them out and do a little work.

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Old Apr 08, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Thanks John, Of course the detail will be far from yours but I'll do my best I'm going to be scrolling through your threads for pointers.

I threw the plane on my scale and added as much as I could including the motor and ESC (no battery) and so far its at only 2 lbs. I'm hoping it should be around 4.5lbs without ordinance. I'm not looking for a speed demon, just a nice floater.
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Old Apr 08, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Is this kit still available? I thought it was discontinued...
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Old Apr 08, 2013, 11:05 PM
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I'm not sure, I've had this kit sitting around for a while now.
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 05:30 AM
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Not sure if they still make them or not but I know two years ago I paid $135 shipped for each one. Falcon 5 had one at Vegas several years ago and if I remember right his was about 5 lbs or so AUW. He hand launched it easily and I think used a Scorpion 3026-890 on 4s with a 12x6 prop. He may chime in here some time.

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Old Apr 09, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Yes, it's called haoye F-18, too.

F/A-18 Maiden Flight Blue Angel 6 (4 min 35 sec)


Pusher setup HXT 3655-1350, 3s2p2500, 9x8 prop, ESC Kontronik 55-18-6,
ws 116 cm/ 45.67 inc, lenght: 162 cm/ 63.78 inc.

This plane is a present from Darrell ' Sugarbear36 ' and I only fly her on sunny summer sunday afternoons.

Greetings
HJ
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 12:57 PM
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John, That's the same setup I'm using. Nice. I'm salvaging it from my Arrow. Going to hold off on the Arrow rebuild for another time.

Does anyone know the CG location for it?

Hans,

I remember seeing that video, great flyer.

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Old Apr 09, 2013, 01:15 PM
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I started with the c/g on this ba#6 with 4 inc / 10,16 cm behind the point where the leading edge hit the fuselage, measured along the fuselage. I have never tried to change it
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Great thanks Hans
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 08:48 PM
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I have one in a box as well... and this is the year it gets built... I'm so in on this build!

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Old Apr 09, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Googled "kmp f-18" and got this websie. Same one?
http://www.kmp.ca/product_info.php?products_id=134
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Great rcj, lets do this Maybe we could convince John to start his as well.

byrocat,

That's where I got mine. I contacted them and asked if i could just buy the airframe only.

John
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 11:30 PM
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The one reason I have not built mine... finishing the foam. There is a lot of detail molded in,
however, I simply hate bare foam.

I guess now I'll need to figure out a plan... 30 min Expoxy (thinned) or PolyU

I would really like to hear some opinions... fiberglass cloth is not an option, MHO will just add weight, time, etc... its foam

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Old Apr 10, 2013, 12:53 AM
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For mine I'm going to lightly sand the rough areas, small amount of filler and spray it with WPBU, then paint. Add another light coat of WPBU after then it should look good. Guess we'll see
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