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Old Dec 19, 2009, 03:36 AM
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Hello Dear.

We just got some update for the next cockpit with Pilot

P.S. Only 9 day let for free shipping

Best Regards
Jack
Jack are those pilots going to be available for purchase alone or can you only get them with a cockpit kit? They look very nice!
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 03:40 AM
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Jack are those pilots going to be available for purchase alone or can you only get them with a cockpit kit? They look very nice!
Yes we have two option.:

1. Cockpit with Pilots
2. only Pilots

The F-22 Pilots come up next week.

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Old Dec 19, 2009, 06:42 PM
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Jack,

Please tell me that my Mig 15 with fan and motor and L-39 with fan and motor has shipped. Please email me tracking #
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 08:01 PM
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Jack,

Please tell me that my Mig 15 with fan and motor and L-39 with fan and motor has shipped. Please email me tracking #
Hello Matt.

We try to call you and please chcek email.

Best Regards
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 09:19 PM
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Really nice plane , if the instructions are poor but I have tons of experience with fule warbirds and builds can I figure this ducted fan project out
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 10:06 PM
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The instructions are ok. lots of good pictures. If you have put together a EDF jet before you will have no problems. The only problem I am having is time.

Will get more work done on her tomorrow.

Matt

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Really nice plane , if the instructions are poor but I have tons of experience with fule warbirds and builds can I figure this ducted fan project out
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 05:59 AM
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wow....that pilot looks really good
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Hello Guys, started building my F18 and hope to maiden between Xmas and new year. anybody flown his already? any updates? i am planning on 8s as the 6S config in the video looks a bit lack luster. (30C 3850 Thunderpower 4S with a medusa 1600 kv long can motor). cheers
Andre
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Ok, after the successful build and flights of the Mig 15 I am back on the F-18.
Redesigned the taileron linkage using ball joints and I am now very happy with the setup.

Also changed to a bigger servo and metal gears for the second time. There is no way a 9gram servo, as suggested is going to work those tailerons in a secure manner, so you will have to dremel out the 9gram openings to accept your servo of choice.

Looking at the other taileron Pro-desgn planes and holding the tailerons in my hand the F-18 has significantly larger moving surfaces in the rear than the F-22. The Mig-29 uses a slightly different setup where the tailerons are on bearings but it uses a control horn like a traditional setup so I am less concerned with those two.

Tonight, will finish the taileron servo install, will balance and assemble the fan and motor, finish retract install, and start looking at battery placement for the CG. Will give everyone a weight ready to fly tonight - well, thats the plan at least.

Matt
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Nice job on the taileron mod!!! I am glad you mentioned the larger servos earlier in you build log, I just ordered some HS-85MG BB's for the tailerons yesterday, those should be beefy enought to handle the control surface you are describing! Looking great and i cant wait to see your finished product!

Brian
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 01:15 AM
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Just got out of the garage for tonight. Everything is mounted except the batteries, steering servo, and some small stuff. Hopefully will be done by tomorrow evening.

The airframe with everything except the motor batteries came in at 5lbs 1 oz, this includes the items yet to be installed. So I figure on 2lbs 4 oz of batteries and we will be at 7-1/2 lbs RTF. I placed my motor batteries 8S5000 in the plane behind the cockpit and she will balance without extra wieght at the reccomended CG. There is enough room for an 8S5000 to but you will need to use two batteries for anything over 6S as the cockpit opening is adequet but no huge. There is lots of room behind the cockpit area in the fuse.

My power system currently installed is the Het motor 600-37 with heat sink and paste installed. Getting about 2000 watts 80amps.

Have the ProEDF retracts installed and they seem kind of small for a 7.5lb airplane. Will find out shortly if they are up to the task.

Will get some pics tomorrow. Good night

Matt
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 01:31 AM
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I cant wait to see it fly. Hope you get video. It should be pretty quick!
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Ran up the fan today in the plane. My other numbers were on the stand.

Here are my specs and numbers

ProDesign 90mm fan with Het 600-37
7S5000 20-30c packs
CC Ice HV80

77 amps, 1900 watts, 175mph efflux speed out the exit.

Going to stick with the 7S setup, not going to 8S at this time. No sense stressing the components for the maiden. With all the rain we are having hopeful can get it in this weekend.

Will let you know.

Matt
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Nice specs Matt! Just goes to show you how far off fancalc can be! Looking forward to seeing some pics and hear about the Maiden. We are getting slammed with rain in San Diego as well, fingers crossed that I can fly this weekend.

Brian

Oh by the way did you go 3s 5000 and 4s 5000 in series?
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Fiberglass panel adhesive works well on formers and doesn't drip all inside the fuse like that epoxy job you got there. Try giving Bounty some business.
Also if you tape off the areas you're gonna cut layout then score the lines a few times with a blade before letting that chain saw get to that nice glass work.
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