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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I think the wing tip rails have the sidewinder missles on them. If you want rails without missles, I think you'll have to fabricate some from ply or balsa.

You gonna go with landing gear or go football style?
Yeah, no biggie on the wing tip rails. Might do without them. Just curious.

I like the landing gear (retracts) for the cool factor although this plane does seem easy to hand launch watching others do it. Decisions-decisions.

Hey, at this price maybe I'll get another and have one with and without feet.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Washab-
I flew mine without the wingtips for a bit. You'll see no difference in performance. I did find that it was a bit easier to see with them on though.

Feet or no feet: Ground handling with this bird is a bit tricky. She wants to tip over and drag a wing tip on the runway pretty easily both going up and coming down. I found that when I ditched the stock retracts and went with eflites, it improved a bit but mostly from the elimination of the sloppy pull-pull steering and the fact that my stock nose strut had a lot of play where the axle hinges onto the strut. But the problem of the mains being so close together (narrow track) remains. The reason I mention this is that I wish I would have just made some wing tip rails from ply and had designed them to better protect the wing tips when going down the runway.

I like the way you think with having two! I may do another and put the retracts directly on the wing with a hot 5 cell setup so that I can hide the retracts with ordinance and not have the loss of speed from the additional drag.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Figured I would photo document my build...
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Good luck with the builds. The CS fan will serve you well defending your side of the lake.
Damn Skippy! Looking forward to spring. Going to try some new flying spots too.
Thanks again for the fan Will.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Damn Skippy! Looking forward to spring. Going to try some new flying spots too.
Thanks again for the fan Will.
Cool. Mine will be ready before spring. I'll try to make it as neat as I can. You
said you're going to use a 2800 motor in it? Mine got fried after 10 flights. (Great flights though.)
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:55 AM
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10 flights! Well, I suppose its worth a try still, maybe short full throttle burst only lol

Yeah, 85 amp esc, turnigy 2800 motor. All ready to go in now.
The tail from the fan back to the nozzles inside the fuse has aluminum tape and yellow and red LEDs installed... once the power system goes in I can see if it actually looks any good
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Niiiice!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Playing with the LEDs, it's getting there.

Exceed F-18E Super Hornet LED Afterburners - testing (1 min 35 sec)
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 04:01 AM
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So I have the stock gear and yes, it IS terrible. Not to mention I had to send my ESC back as it didn't work. Is it worth buying the stock retracts from nitroplanes? I am thinking the answer is no. I would love the eflites but 120$ something I jsut can't do right now. Too bad, like xfatdannx I too want ROG takeoffs and real landings.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:25 PM
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I'd say don't trouble yourself with their retracts but if you'd like to try them, I've got the mains you can have. I don't have a complete nose setup but you're welcome to try the mains out. They're a bit bent I might add.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Does anyone have a set of the magnets that they'd be willing to send me?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:46 PM
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You can buy a set of rare earth metal magnets at a craft stores such as Michaels or Jo-Ann for the cost of postage.
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