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Old Jan 15, 2009, 09:04 PM
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If you want my opinion, try the tomhe F-18 next (and add ailerons tied in with the elevons). Of all of these pusher jets I've done, the F-18 has been the best all around flyer. With the Grayson parkjet motor, it's simply awesome!

Pat
Thanks for the advice!!! Ive looked at the link you provided and that will be the next plane I build as I have just noticed I already have the plans saved to my computer all I have to do is print them off and get started on it...

I got to fly the F-22 today with winds about 10mph and it handled the wind well I was truly amazed and had a guy drive up and said he saw me flying it the other day from the road and decided to park next to me and watch and was simply amazed that this plane was made out of foam that anyone can buy and fly as fast and nimble as it did.
I wil be adding the ailerons to this one to try it out probably tommorrow we'll see how the day goes first..
Thanks for all your help.....Chris
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Old Jan 15, 2009, 09:24 PM
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Chris,

You're very welcome. As you have discovered, these are some awesome flying planes. I'm sure you'll like the F-18 just as much.

And if you want to try your hand at a miniature F-22 based on this design, check out this thread. It's put together almost exactly the same, but has only an 18.8" WS. Just finished the decals on mine tonight. It flies great too! And it also handles wind very well, even for it's small size.

Pat
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 11:09 PM
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Well it happened today.....I got to confortable flying this plane around and decided to do some low and fast passes....
I decided to try a touch and go at half throttle and it was perfect so I did some more!!! We have cloudy skys here but no wind so I decided to take it to the clouds and play with a couple birds along the way and it reached the clouds no problems!!! Then the brite idea hit me "lets see how low I can fly it inverted!!!
As soon as I go inverted with it and get about 2 ft offf the ground I sneezed!!! Knock the nose off all the way to the start of the hatch for the battery and things...
So the F-18 is almost ready and this one is on the table awaiting a front clip to be installed on it..

I will try that again...CVOYLES
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Chris,

Just rebuild the nose section and glue it on! I did that with the F-18.

Pat
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 11:23 PM
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Chris,

Just rebuild the nose section and glue it on! I did that with the F-18.

Pat
yep thats what I'm doing as we type... It will be flying by lunch tomorrow...

I thought about flying it with out the nose just to do it!!!Man I bet that would look funny streaking across the field....

Is there a thread on the F-18 started???

CVOYLES
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 08:07 AM
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I linked to the F-18 thread up on post 810.

And you can find build links to all of Tomas' models on his website.

Pat
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Thanks for the info. Right after I posted that I remembered I had his website saved in my favorites. Must be all the late nights or something building these planes.

In your opinion is there anything you would do different to these planes as far as construction of these planes? They seem to be very tough to take the inpact it did and only tear up the little bit it did...

Thanks ....CVOYLES
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Look at the later portion of the F-18 thread where I built #2. I added a lot of CF in places that I found were weak on the first one. But part of my problem was that I was "plopping" my plane down on landing, which tended to create stress cracks on some of the foam. I no longer do that and just land them conventional and let them slide.

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Old Jan 24, 2009, 10:00 PM
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Here is a F22 I painted for a friend of mine.
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Old Jan 24, 2009, 11:05 PM
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Calvin,

That is an ultra cool paint job! Well done. That's the best one I've seen yet.

Pat
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Old Jan 24, 2009, 11:21 PM
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Wow Calvin! Very cool. That's about 180% more work than I have ever put into one.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 06:42 PM
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guys i just made 60% f22 and well that was cool, now ready for 100% but....

can some 1 show me the pic of their power system? i just want to see the locations.

this is because don't want to be unbalance plan just new in RC.

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Old Jan 27, 2009, 07:32 PM
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Aqeel,

Here's pics of mine. The battery goes on the black velcro, and I lay it across the plane instead of lengthwise.

I also included a few pics on how I linked the ailerons and elevators together on the same servos.

Pat
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 09:29 PM
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hay Pat, thanks you very much ...
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 04:44 PM
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guys what do you think about this motor should i purchase it?
i am always having problem to buy motor here in sydney so i have only choice to get from usa or HK

http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-2200-KV-Outru...3A1%7C294%3A50


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