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Old Jun 28, 2012, 06:28 PM
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That's it, sand fill, sand fill, polycyclic 2 or 3 times, sanding between coats. Chrome testers and a dust coat of copper testers. E spirit I can't thank you enough your F- 22 is brilliant. The time you put in sharing with us, just amazed me. Thank you sir. Jim and I will post some video of the yaw cone on a 22. You will not believe how slow... stupid slow.

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 06:39 PM
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It is pretty amazing, the speed envelope is just crazy! The plane is just a jewel to fly. What's amazing is the plane telegraphs to you when it needs yaw control from the thrust vectoring cone, verses the Tailerons! I know that sounds weird but it’s true!

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Sean you're more than welcome. I put a lot of time into the F-22 design and plans hoping it would inspire people to build on what I had done, and it looks like it worked! I'm really happy (and more than a little envious) to see how nice your F-35 is.

What's next?

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PS thanks for the canopy finishing tips
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 04:13 PM
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twins Matt need to do a twin
Jim shot some video of the F-22 thanks Jim. Watch the end. Sorry I kinda stopped flying after that
F22 High Alpha Flying 003 (1 min 55 sec)
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:19 PM
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HAHAHA! I stopped filming also! Just could not believe what I had just seen. I think I dropped the camera so I could push my mouth shut! Sean's a great pilot, who has me envious of his high alpha flying! I forgot what I was doing after I seen the torque roll, reversal, about face or what ever you want to call it! I called it AWESOME!!! I've flown this bird, but never pushed it anywhere close to that! Just a neat flying bird.

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Had a great time meeting and flying with Sean today. His F-35 using the stock GP F-86 equipment is a hot-rod in the air with the hyperion 3s 180. Tremendous builder! Actually the increased performance of the additional cell on one flight threw a rotor. Not sure if that is common when going to 3s on the stock F-86 power system but the increased performance is definitely worth the risk IMO. Sean is doing a lot of trail blazing with this model and the challenges of achieving good low and high speed control is no easy feat. Keep up the great work Sean!
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Pdawg was that in LA today? If so, wish I could have dropped by the field to see since I am traveling for work. Spent the morning in Torrance at the Western Museum of Flight drooling over their aviation library.

Nice micro jets you two!

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Nice photo's Bret.

I'd definitely recommend a drop of CA down the hole before sliding the impeller back on Sean.

I got some very interesting results using a different impeller with this EDF unit....
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Matt,
I happen to be in Champaign Illinois these days but home for me is a couple minutes away from Torrance airport. That YF-23 is pretty big in person! Hopefully you also get an In-N-Out burger while your in Cali.
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:22 PM
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NC,

It was by complete chance that Sean and I happened to be at the same flying field at the same time. Not many modelers are scratch building micro edfs so I was pretty shocked to see the F-35. I quickly recognized the model from this thread and had to say hello. A photo was definitely needed! It micro edf heaven for me and there were a couple other pilots flying stock F-86's. At least 4 micro edf's at the field at the same time. Definitely a growing segment of the hobby!
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Nitro, yep did the ca and ran it up. We'll see how she does. The c model has about 8 runs on the 3s and doing ok. Do tell, impeller, interesting results
Pdawg I had a very nice time and the f-86, sweet well done sir. Hopefully we can meet up again before you leave. What a small world.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Pdawg, it was nice having you our field. I was the moron flying the stock F 86 when you asked, mind if I take a picture? I wasn’t sure who asked or to whom? But I said sure no problem, only to hear, he wasn’t talking to you! Then like I’ve heard a few times before, that little voice chimes in and says Ya, why would anyone want your picture. because five feet behind you lays an F 35 that will knock your socks off! My brain to mouth movement still needs a little sub trim!

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Jim,
It was nice meeting you also. Your field has a great group of modelers! I've never seen so many micro edf's in one spot. And I did get a picture or atleast tried to get a picture of your F-86. It was a little fast for my camera though! Let me know if you guys are planning to fly next weekend...
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The rotor came off as it was a used fan which I had removed the rotor, I guess one to many times.

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Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Weather permitting, and with my Wife’s permission, I will be flying on the 4th in the morning and this weekend!

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