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Old Sep 30, 2012, 06:57 PM
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RCjetpilot and Planecrazy1969,

Looking forward to your contributions. Hoping that you will be able to design within the specified criteria of post #1. That will be cool!

As this thread develops I will setup post #1 like the WWII thread with links to plans and a gallery of builders work.

Ken
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 11:00 PM
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wow that hawker hunter looks great Ken...can't wait to get started on something...lots to choose from...might start with an early jet...are we just doing vintage jets or is modern ok as well?
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Hi Ken

I'm following this thread with great anticipation as well as your Hunter thread. Quite a while ago I built an F-84 Thunderjet from 1.3# epp, it was one of my early builds, with not so great materials and hasn't lasted the test of time, but it did fly beautifully well. Now with a lot more build experience under my belt, I'm looking at your thread for a replacement for my old pusher jet. Keep the ideas and coming, and I can't wait to start building one of your new designs.
Andy

F-84 Thunderjet (3 min 14 sec)
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 01:12 AM
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Dassault Mirage III from 1956, such a beauty.
Push or pull, it's all the same
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 05:54 AM
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wow that hawker hunter looks great Ken...can't wait to get started on something...lots to choose from...might start with an early jet...are we just doing vintage jets or is modern ok as well?
PC,
Modern is good also.


CC,
Thanks for the 3 view. The toughest parts is deciding on what motor configuration will work best with any given design. Long noses, and, or tails help decide where we want the mass to reside. I always try to put the battery at the CG, but sometimes you need it for ballast.


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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Hi Ken

I'm following this thread with great anticipation as well as your Hunter thread. Quite a while ago I built an F-84 Thunderjet from 1.3# epp, it was one of my early builds, with not so great materials and hasn't lasted the test of time, but it did fly beautifully well. Now with a lot more build experience under my belt, I'm looking at your thread for a replacement for my old pusher jet. Keep the ideas and coming, and I can't wait to start building one of your new designs.
Andy
Andy,
Very nice to see your bird in flight. Looks like we need to add the F-84 Thunderjet as a prospective build.

Ken
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Ken,

is this the motor (or similar) that you use?

If that's not it can you please recoomend something from HK? They are really my best bet as a local HS get stuff from them for us on special order....

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=5208

George
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:25 AM
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I always thought the Thunderscreech would make a nice model.

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Ken,

is this the motor (or similar) that you use?

If that's not it can you please recoomend something from HK? They are really my best bet as a local HS get stuff from them for us on special order....

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=5208

George
That is it George!
Also this one (second one from the top of his list) http://www.strongrcmotors.com/Motors.htm The KEDA motors run super quiet.


Jim,
That is an awesome find. I was not aware of its existance.

Ken
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Another fave of mine is the F-104 Starfighter.

Ken

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Anybody familir with this one? Would be a slight variation on my Komet.

Ken

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 01:27 PM
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What about the Russians? We're going to need some "aggressor" aircraft as well! I was contemplating one of these... I'll probably end up doing the Mig-21 due to it being the easiest layout, but the Su-7 has always had a spot on my "build it someday" list... I'll see if I can't crank out some plans that suit the criteria!!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Stick to the classics of the 40's, 50's, and 60's I would say, after that there is room for a whole new class of SEMFF jet fighters

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French development of a glider turned into one of the first jet trainers, 1948.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Also, a Starfighter will never work
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Also, a Starfighter will never work
Okay, I know it's challenging, but never say never. One of my supervisors once told, "never say can't, always say I could if". One way looks at the reasons you can't while the other suggests solutions.

I think you just pushed me into the next one for me (maybe),
Ken
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