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Old Apr 14, 2012, 07:56 PM
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If you are using 72mhz, here is the receiver you need:

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...4&pid=C2680119
Thanks Joe, but I have a 2.4ghz. I assume I need one of these, but would like confirmation.

http://www.gpdealera.com/cgi-bin/wga...pgm?I=FUTL7624 300ft range

http://www.gpdealera.com/cgi-bin/wga...pgm?I=FUTL7626 1000ft range

Do I need to worry about polarity issues? Not sure if I can solder anything that small.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Maidened the F-15!!! THIS FLIES GREAT!

Sooo happy with the F-15 FLIES GREAT, had a VERY GOOD maiden, this is the first EDF I've maidened that needed down elevator trim, almost full trim.

Making the video now, had 3 maidens today, but this one made me the most happy.

She's fast, didn't balance the impellers so she's LOUD, handles wind like a champ, winds were 7-8mph, you can hear in the video to come. Floats like a leaf and is surprisingly maneuverable, way more than my F-18.

Stock EDF's x2 12a esc's, 460mAh 3s, no ordinance nor landing gear for this maiden.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Finally got the launches nailed on the Mig-29. This thing is a nice floater.
kinda bounces on landings though. There's not much weight so no damage.
And I thought I was finished buying for a while. Thtat thing is too cool!
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 01:14 AM
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F-18 threading power lines today.

Stock EDF and Motor, 10a ESC running 370mAh 3s.

Paint scheme is a VF-1S from Macross

http://youtu.be/cXkkhZML6n8
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 01:27 AM
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F-15 Maiden

Here is my maiden, kinda windy 7-8mph with some gusts.

Micro F-15 Micro 35mm EDF Maiden Flight! (2 min 25 sec)
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:21 AM
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The F-15 looks great! I'll be waiting for the airframe parts to hit hobbyking.

I can't view the F-18 video. It says "This video contains content from UEFA, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Hello MIG 15 owners..

I've had my eye on this plane for some time, and i want to buy it with the intention of seriously modifying it. I've been reading about it here, and it seems lots of people have replaced the stock servo's, lipo and ESC to get more power and authority. But im not that technical and its hard to figure out what exactly connectors and amp values etc. will fit together... I'm mainly looking for increased power, instead of weight reduction, because my intention is to make a 1 m span seagull-shaped EDF sloper out of it (since this RTF MIG has a beautiful gull-body-shaped fueselage..

Is there someone who has some experience in replacing the stock parts and who can give me some recommandations which servo's, lipo and ESC to buy with it..?
would be much appreciated! best regards, Johannes
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:37 AM
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The F-15 looks great! I'll be waiting for the airframe parts to hit hobbyking.

I can't view the F-18 video. It says "This video contains content from UEFA, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."
Not sure what that's about, maybe the UEFA has a copyright on the F-18 name? Anyways got it unblocked now.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Thanks Joe, but I have a 2.4ghz. I assume I need one of these, but would like confirmation.

http://www.gpdealera.com/cgi-bin/wga...pgm?I=FUTL7624 300ft range

http://www.gpdealera.com/cgi-bin/wga...pgm?I=FUTL7626 1000ft range

Do I need to worry about polarity issues? Not sure if I can solder anything that small.
The 6004FF is a great Rx - I have 2 of them that I use in my 35mm models. Even with that tiny antenna, range has never been an issue. Only down side is that they use the standard size Futaba connectors.

So, your choices are:
1. Swap out the servos for some new ones with standard size connectors. I have found a few brands here in the UK (Blue Arrow and Techone both make servos around 2.5g to 3.5g and are the same size as the stock servos)
2. Solder some new leads with standard size plugs. But soldering such thin wire can be a pain.
3. Get yourself a crimping tool and Futaba female plug set. IMO, this is the best option and is what I did on my F-18 and F-16.

Good luck!
Jacques
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I flew the F-18 and the Mig-29 back to back in 10+ mph winds. I'm amazed at the way the Mig handles the wind. I also decided to try tail heavy. I almost lost it on the hand launch, but after recovery and a retrim, it flew amazingly well. Even on 2s voltage, I could do really tight loops from level flight. If you like tail heavy, you'll like this one set up that way. I could do things with this that the F-18 couldn't pull off.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Where are you guys purchasing the F-15???

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Where are you guys purchasing the F-15???

Kevin
I got mine from hobbyb.com never heard of em b4 but they did me good, took 11days from China to Seattle, wa
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:20 AM
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I got mine from hobbyb.com never heard of em b4 but they did me good, took 11days from China to Seattle, wa
Go figure---They are out of stock on the ARF version...They do have a kit version in stock but I think that the stock version with fans/motors are up to the task and are a great deal when included with the plane....

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:22 AM
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I just stumbled upon this video on youtube.

Triple FAIL!! Nano MiG-29 35mm Twin EDF Maiden Mishaps (3 min 42 sec)
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Ow, rc stuff and salt water. Hmmmm... that can't be good...
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