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Old Sep 19, 2012, 06:45 PM
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F-15 build

I love the F-15 and have decided to build one for a single 90 mm fan this winter. Tired of buying the junk from China! I plan on making a glass fuse with foam cores.

Design objectives will have the beginner in mind. Lots of wing area and washout in the tips. No ailerons or flaps.

Looking for a good set of 3 views, Soon as I get them can start drawing plans.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
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goforit, Sounds like some fool project I would start! Seriously, if you think I can be of any help along the way, just PM me. If nothing else I can tell you what NOT to do! Good luck on finding the 3-views, real good ones with section views would be be best, also damn hard to find.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:26 AM
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here is a great one to start with.

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 10:33 AM
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That reference pic is too awesome. I'm saving that for later.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:44 PM
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That reference pic is too awesome. I'm saving that for later.
yea i thought the same thing. Filed it down in the build vault with the others
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:10 PM
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goforit What size are you looking at building?

You said: "Looking for a good set of 3 views, Soon as I get them can start drawing plans"
You can't get much better than the one D_FAST posted!

You also go on to say:

Design objectives will have the beginner in mind.--

I plan on making a glass fuse with foam cores.--
No ailerons or flaps. --

I don't know what your building experience might be, but having just made my own glass fuse, I would say that's not keeping " the beginner in mind". But, It can be done. You will also need to cut your own foam cores.

No ailerons or flaps. Just keep in mind the mechanics of building a flying stab!
In this case Size will matter. It will take some room to install that.


You will need to figure out your scale. And remember, EVERYTHING is based off that!
Just from my experience, you have a long road ahead.

OR, You could just get this: http://www.skymasterjet.com/ef15.htm
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Look in the EDF section and do a search. Kevin Cox scratch built a 90mm fan sized F-15 a while ago.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Here's a couple more reference builds you might find useful:

Mini fan F-15C
Midi Fan F-15C

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Thank you for all for your suggestions and information. I did some mold work twenty years ago, sticker shock set in when I priced out materials at todays prices.

1st version will be wood!
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Thank you for all for your suggestions and information. I did some mold work twenty years ago, sticker shock set in when I priced out materials at todays prices.

1st version will be wood!
LOL yea composite builds are not cheap are they.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Dan,

I thought Kevin had designed and built an F-15, but it turns out I was thinking of yours. I guess it's been a while since I read that thread.

Steve
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Hi Steve,
Kevin did build an F-15. It was the inspiration for my builds. I think there's a picture of it in one of my builds.

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Hey that's good news. The old memory isn't fading yet. Do you know if he did a build thread?
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Hi Steve,
no build thread but there is this video.

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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:25 PM
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any way to get a print out in a pdf file so we can print out these drawinf in a bigger size?
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