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Old Jan 30, 2011, 11:16 AM
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How will the wheels handle a reasonably level grass field?
You know, I do think it would do fine off of a nicely groomed grass strip. The gear is robust! Hey Jason Cole, if you are here... Haven't you flown one off grass at a show or two?
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Great review! Thank you. This plane is on my short list for my 2011 Hangar Additions.
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 09:38 PM
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The only thing that stinks about the gear is the cheap plastic wheel collars. Had one come off today on landing.
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Super nice review Jon! I am looking forward to getting one of these birds soon.

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Old Jan 31, 2011, 10:25 AM
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How will the wheels handle a reasonably level grass field?
Not very well. The gear is very sturdy but the wheels aren't up to the task unless the grass field is nicely manicured.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Can the thrust vectoring be removed? I'm not a fan of jets with unrealistic thrust vectoring.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 12:09 PM
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That's the one hiccup for me...I love EDFs but my RC field is bumpy and not well manicured grass. The only place I can fly EDFs is the junior high school by my home but between school activities/sports, it's hard to find time to use their parking lot or track field for my EDF runway.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Can the thrust vectoring be removed? I'm not a fan of jets with unrealistic thrust vectoring.
Please see my build thread here (sorry Jon, not trying to steal your thunder by any means). I removed the TV from mine and the procedure/pics are in that thread.

The gear is very sturdy and durable but the small wheels and cheap plastic retainers for the wheels aren't up for much more than a near-perfect grass field. Please remember that I disabled my TV, and those that choose to fly this jet with the TV probably won't have much of a problem on a less-than-perfect grass runway. In other words, I may have contributed to my own issues.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 07:54 PM
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Oh yeah yo can remove the TV if you want I`ve done it in other jets no big deal it does not affect the way the jets fly .
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 01:32 PM
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subscribed great review! i love mine!
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Can the thrust vectoring be removed? I'm not a fan of jets with unrealistic thrust vectoring.
Unrealistic??
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 09:26 AM
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yea, I know planes have thrust vectoring, Su-37, Su-47, F-22, X-31, etc. etc. But F/A-18E/F don't have thrust vectoring. I'm saying I don't like jets that in real life don't have vectored thrust but they want to put it on a model to make it cooler. Now a days they seem to through thrust vectoring on everything to make it cool, F-35s, F-16s, Eurofighter, F/A-18E/F, F-15, Su-34, etc. which is stupid I think because it takes away from "scale" feature they are also trying to include in the aircraft.
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Cool video thanks for sharing
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 01:37 PM
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yea, I know planes have thrust vectoring, Su-37, Su-47, F-22, X-31, etc. etc. But F/A-18E/F don't have thrust vectoring. I'm saying I don't like jets that in real life don't have vectored thrust but they want to put it on a model to make it cooler. Now a days they seem to through thrust vectoring on everything to make it cool, F-35s, F-16s, Eurofighter, F/A-18E/F, F-15, Su-34, etc. which is stupid I think because it takes away from "scale" feature they are also trying to include in the aircraft.
Pretty sure the F-35B has Thrust vectoring lol. I think it's kinda cool that we have options the real pilot's don't have lol. They probably should throw thrust vectoring nacelles on the Super Hornet. This feature would probably help the super hornet during carrier and air to air operations.
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Pretty sure the F-35B has Thrust vectoring lol. I think it's kinda cool that we have options the real pilot's don't have lol. They probably should throw thrust vectoring nacelles on the Super Hornet. This feature would probably help the super hornet during carrier and air to air operations.
yes, the F35B has a variant of thrust vectoring you could say, though it's not conventional thrust vectoring. It doesn't help with flying or maneuvering at all except for STOVL. As for the thrust vectoring on a Super Hornet, that isn't necessary. The Super Hornet is a fighter and attack aircraft, thrust vectoring would come into play for close quarters air-to-air combat, and as you say for approaches for a higher AoA. Though there is a huge draw back with vectored thrust. You need to add tons of weight for the actuators to move around 14,000-22,000 pounds of thrust. So in the end, yes you get a higher AoA for carrier approaches and take offs, yet your overall weight increases. This means a linear increase in take off and landing speed, which needs to be kept low to start with, and a decrease in overall flight time and ordnance load.

I agree that it's sweet that model planes can out perform real aircraft, though I don't like how they take a scale plane, and say for the hell of it to add thrust vectoring to make it "cooler". Why not make an F-22, or Su-47 for dual axis thrust vectoring, and then it will be way more scale and perform more like the real thing.
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