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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:50 AM
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And Captfun,

I see you had to do a wing mod on your FA18... I did this too, but don't do a neg G push over, that mod won't help you...

And have you ever asked yourself... why I should have to do a mod to a brand new airplane that you paid good money for??? Should'nt Nitro redesign the wing before selling crap to us??

Just saying...
Wait, you had a bad experience with the company that doesn't mean the plane is bad. It has to be modded so people can go over 125mph with it but the mod isn't onerous...
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Exceed RC F/A-18 70mm EDF Jet Blue Angels Preflight (4 min 25 sec)


Exceed RC F/A-18 70mm EDF Jet Blue Angels Maiden Flight and Crash WTF!!! (4 min 2 sec)


Thought i'd put these up for you guys
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Sorry man... my points about this model is that we the buyers should not have to do "basic: mods to make the airplane flight worthy.. yea they are cheap, but rhey should fly without having to add wing mods or other crap.. that should all be optional stuff we like to do just becuase..

I got one flight out of mine as wel.. the landing gear failed to extend, as yours.. so a belly langing pretty much tore it up.. I scrapped the plane anf the electronics are in a box....end of story on this airframe and design..
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Sorry man... my points about this model is that we the buyers should not have to do "basic: mods to make the airplane flight worthy.. yea they are cheap, but rhey should fly without having to add wing mods or other crap.. that should all be optional stuff we like to do just becuase..

I got one flight out of mine as wel.. the landing gear failed to extend, as yours.. so a belly langing pretty much tore it up.. I scrapped the plane anf the electronics are in a box....end of story on this airframe and design..
So you still have the airframe?

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Old May 07, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Here's more videos for you guys!!

Exceed RC F/A-18 Landing Gear Mod Part 1 (12 min 42 sec)



Exceed RC F/A-18 Landing Gear Mod Part 2 (8 min 4 sec)



Exceed RC F/A-18 Jolly Roger 70mm EDF Jet Maiden (5 min 5 sec)



F/A-18 70mm EDF Jet ChangeSun 10 Blade 70mm CyclonePower 2500kv (3 min 53 sec)
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Old May 07, 2012, 04:48 PM
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thanks for the tutorial videos on modding the retracts,
great videos on the flights ,the change sun sounds sweet, i purchased two and two 2855/2800kv motors from hobbyking ,that are going in on my next f18 .im going to run a 4s set up .since i have a few of those batteries, i dont want speed or at least stock speed i will be happy with just sound.your 6s set up nice though
on a side note: where you intentionally landing hard to check the retracts ,cause they look like they held up , that was alot of stress on them retracts .
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Here's my vid from SEFF..
Exceed 70mm F-18 at SEFF (4 min 23 sec)
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Old May 17, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Nice flight....

Noticed you mentioned wing flex, did you do the CF reinforcement?

Also noticed you landing on grass, did you take off from grass also?!

That's crazy if so, never seen a 70mm sized EDF take off from grass of any height...nice

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Old May 17, 2012, 08:18 PM
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I was going to replace the stock motor with the Dynam 3000kv Meteor setup. Can the F-18s stock ESC handle 5s at 60 amps?
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Old May 17, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Nice flight....

Noticed you mentioned wing flex, did you do the CF reinforcement?

Also noticed you landing on grass, did you take off from grass also?!

That's crazy if so, never seen a 70mm sized EDF take off from grass of any height...nice

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I did the CF reinforcement..Didn't help much with a heavy fan, and high winds. I handlaunched it, no way this takes off from grass. I have taken off from grass with other 70mm models though. Thanks for the comments.
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Old May 23, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Guys before I glue the Fins/Rudders on does this plane need Rudders or can i muff around without them? I guess I could add them later?
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Old May 23, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Rudders will allow tighter turns and landing in a crosswind. Installing them later can be a hassle in terms of routing the wires, but it's doable.

This video shows both ruddered and non-ruddered planes.

New Exceed Rc F-18 Brushless 70mm EDF Fighter Jet w/ Retracts Review (9 min 31 sec)
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Old May 23, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Thanks Fred. Rudders get installed in the AM.
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Old May 23, 2012, 09:37 PM
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IMO edf jets fly sooo much better with rudders. they can fy with out them but i perfer to have them .you wont regret it,only draw back you have to buy a servo reverser ,and those are pretty pricey
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IMO edf jets fly sooo much better with rudders. they can fy with out them but i perfer to have them .you wont regret it,only draw back you have to buy a servo reverser ,and those are pretty pricey
If you have enough channels, you don't need a reverser, just do a rudder mix to a spare channel.
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