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Old Sep 14, 2004, 12:10 PM
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great planes F15?

Hey friends,
I picked up a GP F15 (40 size) from e-bay. Any of you have experience with this plane? I've ordered the Hobico retracts and plan on powering with a OS 46FX.
Any pointers appreciated.
Don
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Hey Don,

Cool... glad to see you snagged a kit.

As for powering with IC, I'd suggest you post over in the fuel section.

Go Electric, you won't regret it..

Bob
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 03:21 PM
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Hey friends,
I picked up a GP F15 (40 size) from e-bay. Any of you have experience with this plane? I've ordered the Hobico retracts and plan on powering with a OS 46FX.
Any pointers appreciated.
Don
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 04:29 PM
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Starguard,
Haven,t recieved the kit yet, and besides, it's just a kit. Will probably take me 6 months to complete it.
Don
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 04:34 PM
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Hey Bob,

Don't all jets run on fuel? Either turbins or ducted fans, except maybe the electrics which should be in the electric section? I would think most jets are still powered by "IC" ducted fans, yes? I realize a prop on the front is "cheating" :-)
Don
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 12:53 AM
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Starguard,
Haven,t recieved the kit yet, and besides, it's just a kit. Will probably take me 6 months to complete it.
Don
Sorry. Got a little ahead of myself
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Hey friends,
I picked up a GP F15 (40 size) from e-bay. Any of you have experience with this plane? I've ordered the Hobico retracts and plan on powering with a OS 46FX.
Any pointers appreciated.
Don
You will have to have the engine on hand before building the kit. This is due to the way the nose is built around the engine. You will have to use spacers and glue the plywood nose ring to the back of your propeller spinner, then build the nose section. It's not hard.
The wing is a snap to build and is actually very easy and straight forward. The fuse is basically just a box.
The instruction book is well done and easy to understand. I doubt it will take you six months to build.
One thing I didn't do and wish I had is to build a removable hatch to allow access to the fuel tank. If you build it the way the book says you can't get to the tank.

All in all, it's a fun kit to build. Mine hasn't flown yet, but from what I've read a .46 is about the smallest engine you want to put on.
I have a Super Tiger .51 in mine.
Make sure you get a pilot. I have a Williams Brother 1/8 scale military pilot (part no.17100) and he's just the right size. I found another pilot which had a separate rubber oxygen mask and tubing, so I put the O2 mask on the Williams pilot. Cant remember what brand the pilot with the mask was though.
I thought about putting retracts on mine but couldn't figure out how I would get them to work. I would be interested to see how you do it.
Well, supper's on so I have to quit babbling.
Have fun with it!
John
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Old Sep 16, 2004, 04:56 PM
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thanks John

I'll try to post when progress is made.
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 06:51 PM
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F-15

I have had 2 of these planes, Both were good flyers with the exception of a high speed stall in a tight turn, this is caused by too much elevator throw however. Other than that the planes fly wonderfully and land VERY easy. Just watch it when you pull a tight turn and be ready to back off if the nose starts to tuck under. Russ
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