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Old Feb 22, 2012, 08:38 PM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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Five easy piece f-14 tomcat

With the weather outside delivering one windy rainy day after another, here is my latest build Project, the F-14 Tomcat in the MACH configuration designed in my "Five Easy Piece" methodology.
The Five Easy Piece MACH TomCat is 42" long with a 30" KFm2 wingspan the same size as my RCP Mig-29.
The Five Easy Piece protocol makes for a pretty light weight plane.
To reduce the prop-wash drag I created a leading edge hinge out of a 3mm carbon rod and plastic soda straws for the tailerons which like the F-18 Hornet are set below the main wing.
I'm using a two servo set-up three channel for the tailerons.
I'm going to use a Grayson Hobby Micro-jet v3 2200kv motor on the maiden (same motor as my RCP Mig-29). Then I will upgrade to the SMJv2 with a 7x5 prop to see if I can pick-up some speed.
Had to do a quick indoor glide test before the BABE came home but didn't get a video. It glides just like the MACH TALON.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 03:51 PM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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Cut her out yesterday and tossed her into the wind this morning when the rain cleared.

F-14 TOMCAT maiden .mov (6 min 8 sec)
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:35 PM
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oh oh oh i want one....plans please. i'm all for low parts count and an f-14 to boot.....do you happen to have the open wing version?
TIA
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
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oh oh oh i want one....plans please. i'm all for low parts count and an f-14 to boot.....do you happen to have the open wing version?
TIA
Carl
I need to tweak a couple things then I'll post a link to my plan.
I wasn't planning on Building one but I could depict the wing at both extremes on the plans so you could do either. Also I could do a short video on how to assemble the Tailerons on the carbon rod.
This technique would come in handy on the F-15 ,F-18, and a few other fighter jets where the elevators are below the level of the main wing.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Nice! And those things hanging in the back wall there...
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 07:42 AM
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Nice! And those things hanging in the back wall there...
Oh those?
'They're what I fly when I don't care what I fly'.

Here is the link to my Five Easy Piece F-14 MACH TOMCAT PDF Pattern.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?abn3ja7avpx3689

It plots out on 30"x40" paper to a 42" long bird with a 30" wing span.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:10 PM
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OK dumb question

What kind of foam are you using? It looks light blue? I am looking fora project using ready board or 1/4" foam from home depot\lowes
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Anyone feel up to converting that pdf to letter sized tiled? I need something like this with wind in the forecast for a while... airbrush it grey,, some decals or sharpies... It would look great!
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 06:08 AM
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What kind of foam are you using? It looks light blue? I am looking fora project using ready board or 1/4" foam from home depot\lowes
I have access to DOW Blue Core and Owens Corning Formular 1/4" x 24" x 48" fan-fold foam.
Most of the time I don't paint my planes till the second or even third build. It takes the testors craft paint very well.
The foam LOWES has around here is light green or gray and more flexible than the Blue-Core.
It will work if you use a bit more carbon reinforcement.
I make my pattern templates from foam core.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Anyone feel up to converting that pdf to letter sized tiled? I need something like this with wind in the forecast for a while... airbrush it grey,, some decals or sharpies... It would look great!
I have the "Scale and Tile" program but I haven't got it sorted out how to use it yet.
So if any one can do it and forward it to me I'd post it for everyone.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 07:47 AM
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I have the "Scale and Tile" program but I haven't got it sorted out how to use it yet.
So if any one can do it and forward it to me I'd post it for everyone.
Send an email to the author of ScaleAndTile3. He will be glad to help you. Please include a complete description of your problem.

Cheers,
Bill Segraves

P.S. I downloaded your PDF, shortening the file name to "f14tomcat.pdf". In the GUI, I entered "f14tomcat.pdf" as Input, "f14tomcat" as Output, and checked the box that turns off the grids. The program works fine with your PDF, producing a 4 x 4 array of 16 tiles.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 02:12 PM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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Once again many thanks to Bill for his "scale and tile" software.
Here is the link to my F-14 MACH TOMCAT which Bill has graciously rendered in his "scale and tile" software.

http://www.mediafire.com/?la8o943bz01bs9o
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Today's Sortie in the gusty winds.

F-14 Mach TOMCAT's Windy Sortie.mov (6 min 6 sec)
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Send an email to the author of ScaleAndTile3. He will be glad to help you. Please include a complete description of your problem.

Cheers,
Bill Segraves

P.S. I downloaded your PDF, shortening the file name to "f14tomcat.pdf". In the GUI, I entered "f14tomcat.pdf" as Input, "f14tomcat" as Output, and checked the box that turns off the grids. The program works fine with your PDF, producing a 4 x 4 array of 16 tiles.
Bill, i did not mean to imply that I was having problems with your software I just have not had time to open and read the instructions and give it a whirl.
Thanks again for the help.

Bob
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Anyone feel up to converting that pdf to letter sized tiled? I need something like this with wind in the forecast for a while... airbrush it grey,, some decals or sharpies... It would look great!
Oh Boy,
I wanna see pictures and videos when you do.

if you have any questions about the taileron connections just give a shout. tell me if you think I need to do a build video.

Bob
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