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Old Jul 30, 2011, 02:03 AM
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Het F18 90mm 8s

my latest adventure into EDF Jets. this is my Het F18 90mm, I have modified it to have a full carbon spar in addition to the factory spar also put rudders on it and had a custom canopy made for it. put electric retracts and stripped all the covering off the wings and stabs and repainted the entire jet with dupont chromabase two stage automotive paint

third flight HD video
wave masters 7-23-11 Johns f-18 (4 min 36 sec)


13th flight still working out the cg
F-18 Complete (4 min 55 sec)


14th flight the recommended cg for this model is 105mm from the leading edge of the wing back I have found this to be dangerously nose heavy. I have been slowly moving it back and its at 140mm and way better, I can land it now LOL
http://youtu.be/xzlgAVxVHcg

18th flight cg is at 148mm
F-18 Flight 3 of 3 (4 min 28 sec)


19th flight on 10s
HET F-18 10S #2 (4 min 37 sec)


due to motor getting hot on 10s I installed a new Extreme Alloy 90mm wemo and its awesome with better sound and performance
John's F-18 8S (4 min 6 sec)


had a problem on landing and took the left wing right off so she's in the shop for repairs. the sound and performance on 10s is awesome!!
John's 10S Run (6 min 19 sec)
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 11:07 PM
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OUTSTANDING !!!!!...beautiful job John...I'm impressed...you do beautiful work
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Very nice. And nice flights, especially considering you had to figure the CG out yourself. 45mm + off on the CG? I really don't get how they can send these planes out when they don't know where the CG is.
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