|Mar 31, 2012, 06:28 AM|
F104 Starfighter slot-jet
Lousy flying weather here... so i'm forced to think up more "impossible" problems for myself!
I have been looking for an idea for my next slot jet, & keep coming back to this bird... F104 Starfighter.
My idea so far is similar to the Mig15 i built: using hi Kv motor & small prop to allow running the prop inside the fuse hight & bracing top/bottom to restore fuse stiffness.
Dimentions so for looks like O/L=1260mm & +-590 W/S. Fuse hight at prop is 115mm which allow sqeezing in a 4.1" apc prop, with only millimeters to spare for the bamboo skewer braces.
Planned power is 3550Kv 450 heli motor & 40amp esc running of a 3c lipo. Basically double the power of the Mig. a F104 is never gonna be a floater, so might as well make it haul!! (H/King claim 500watt on this set-up... but we'll just have to see about that?? previous 200w motor boils at 170w!!)
Planning to split the horisontal fuse-&-wing bit to allow the characteristic F104 anhidaral. Not too sure about the inherent stability/in-stability of this type of wing?
Any comments on that??
Also planning a KFm4 or 2 wing. Missile-with-a-man-in-it was never famous for low speed stability so i recon the more efficient wing might be a good idea...
Any help or "what-were-you-thinking!" comments will be welcome before i cut...
|Mar 31, 2012, 10:25 AM|
Joined Mar 2009
A profile mid motor F-104 is possible. In fact, someone's beat you to it already. Can't remember who, but I have a set of plans on my computer. Unfortunately, I'm on my IPhone. I'll post plans later.
|Mar 31, 2012, 10:40 AM|
Thanx for the info. Will definately look it up. This bird is probably beyond my current piloting skills but will try anyway... The Starfighter is a very famous airy, so if some-one hadn't tried before i would have been gob-smacked. Been looking at an edf 104, but will try profile 1st...
|Apr 03, 2012, 12:31 PM|
Thanx for the info... how does she fly? Handfull?
Had a look at the Eliworm thread, & if those experianced pilots prangs a plane cos' its a handfull, maybe i should give it a miss for now
(yellow belly chicken... LoL)
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