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Old Apr 21, 2003, 12:00 PM
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Scratch Built F-16 1/20th scale

Hello everyone,

This is my first posting.

I just wanted to share my experience with a scratch built F-16. I love 3D modeling and so modeled an F-16 using my favorite CAD package (I-DEAS).
The F-16 has 1/32 balsa formers and skinned.
Here's a pic of what it looks like. I'll try to attach a .avi file later. So far I have 30 flights on it. It cooks, with a standard speed 400 on 8 cell 600AE. Yes, it's just a pusher prop. I figure, it's a poor man's jet !

CONTROLS: Right wing pivots, All moving Elevator, and Throttle.

More to come later.

Le
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Looks good, I like it.
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 07:56 PM
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Ya me like Hmmm got the file in DXF
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 07:55 AM
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I have to do some modifications to the drawings since the build. I'll make sure to send the .DXF files to you. I've been swamped at work. Will send in about a week or two. Two servos control the F-16. One pivots the entire right wing for roll control, and the other servo controls the all moving elevator. It does right rolls great, but not left, because of adverse drag. In normal flying I can't tell a difference. I'll place the .avi file of it flying soon.

Cheers.

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Old Apr 22, 2003, 08:14 AM
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Here's a link to our clubs web site and F-16 movie.
Please let me know if you can play it.

http://www.donskiff.com/annarborfalc..._sightings.htm
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 12:58 PM
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Can't see it ..:-(( shame, looks really nice....
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 04:48 PM
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Nope I got a Page not Found.
F16 looks real nice I got a Mega 5T collecting dust. Let us know on the Video
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 05:16 PM
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I have a choppy .avi version loaded now. Will get the smoother one later.
Look at the bottom of the webpage for the Download link (1.6 MB)

http://www.geocities.com/chaokhoekong/


Cheers,

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Old Apr 22, 2003, 05:39 PM
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Looks Excellent!

What a novel control system! And I like the size - very easy to transport, and an inexpensive propulsion system.

Turns out that you and I have scratched and flown similar jets. Have a look over in the Jets section ...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=%2Bralph
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Old Apr 23, 2003, 09:42 AM
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When you have a chance can I have a copy of the plans too? It looks really cool! and would be a great replacement for my wattage mirage when it dies.

Thanks Alan
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Old Apr 23, 2003, 11:00 AM
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lphan Could you post more pics showing the innards? Batt servo bay etc.
Still no luck on the Video.
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Old Apr 23, 2003, 12:26 PM
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Attached are some contruction pics.
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