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Old Jun 02, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Here's a few pictures taken of the Hobby King F-104 Starfighter the day I flew the maiden. Inexpensive and fun EDF jet!

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Tony
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 11:52 PM
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SWEET, mine is in the mail from Aerial Hobbies http://aerialhobby.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=464

What motor and fan and battery did you use?
cheers - ken
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Old Jun 09, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Hi Ken,

Mine came with stock electronics from Hobby King and I'm running a 4S 25C 2200 mAh battery.

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Old Jun 13, 2011, 01:47 PM
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HI, I cannot find the C of G in the manual, where did you place your c of g.

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Old Jul 22, 2011, 08:02 PM
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HI, I cannot find the C of G in the manual, where did you place your c of g.

thanks -ken
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 02:48 AM
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Well. This threads a bit of a dud.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Gentlemen-Sorry for the delayed reply. I haven't been monitoring this thread and didn't get a PM or email notification.

My CG is at 30mm from the leading edge at the fuselage.

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Old Sep 14, 2011, 11:01 PM
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Thanks Tony.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 05:10 AM
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Now how about a report---or better still a review about how this plane flies, handles, lands and takes off , how it is in tight turns, does it bite or is it a pussycat. Nose high stall speed, cobra etc:
This is what we want to hear.
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Hey Xplane are you still flying your 104 ?
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 01:15 PM
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I haven't been flying mine lately! It's current a show piece in the garage. The only EDF I'm flying at the moment is my Airbus A380. I am currently assembling an LX 70mm F-117. Should be fun!

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Old Dec 08, 2011, 03:50 PM
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I cut off the the ugly non scale foam tip tanks by slicing them horizontally , thus extending the wing a little bit, I then attached with velcro some much more scale HET tip tanks for show. I haven't tried flying it yet with them on, but they look great.
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Old Dec 12, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Post some pictures if you can of the new wing tanks
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Here's mine. I cut off the tip tanks and added anhedral. For whatever reason mine was delivered in white, although I have a silver one NIB since it doesn't look like you can get this plane anymore.

I am thinking I will paint up the white one, maybe do that nice tiger scheme.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 05:13 PM
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F-104 Starfighter

Sorry guys. I have moved to the Blue Mountains and have not got my act together yet.
My 104 came in the very nice Starfighter Display Team colour scheme, and is still NIB except for the altered wingtips and Het tiptanks.
It will take a bit of time to set up my new workshop, but I will post some pics in due course.
Cheers. Paddy.
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