SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jul 20, 2012, 01:05 PM
This is BAT country!
Gonzo 1971's Avatar
United States, MI, Ovid
Joined Nov 2003
618 Posts
Cool thanks a bunch. I have a few 2200's and one 1300. I will order up some more 1300's. I assume 30c or better. I ordered kits from from 6mmflyrc. I was going to cut them out but 68 hr a week plus 2 kids time is tight. Going to use the turnigy motor listed above. Really looking forward to dog fighting with my son!
Gonzo 1971 is offline Find More Posts by Gonzo 1971
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 20, 2012, 06:41 PM
Pusher jets rule!
crxmanpat's Avatar
Mesa, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
17,203 Posts
6mm are friends of mine, they will treat you right. Have you picked a motor yet? I sell the perfect power setup for those size jets. It's the 2212-6/30A ESC combo on my site. And I use the APC-style 6X4 props with it. Perfect for both the 22 and 18!

Pat
crxmanpat is offline Find More Posts by crxmanpat
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2012, 12:21 AM
Registered User
United States, CA, Long Beach
Joined Sep 2011
93 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
If you are doing the 100% scale versions, then anything from 3S 1300-2200 will work fine. I prefer 1300 because they are lighter and the trade off for the biger packs seems to not matter in speed or endurance. I get about 5 mins on either pack, but performance is better with the smaller one.

Pat
pat, do u use a 1300 for the full size f22 as well?
articulatekevin is offline Find More Posts by articulatekevin
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2012, 11:03 AM
This is BAT country!
Gonzo 1971's Avatar
United States, MI, Ovid
Joined Nov 2003
618 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
6mm are friends of mine, they will treat you right. Have you picked a motor yet? I sell the perfect power setup for those size jets. It's the 2212-6/30A ESC combo on my site. And I use the APC-style 6X4 props with it. Perfect for both the 22 and 18!

Pat
Pat, I had already ordered when I ordered the airframes. Next time! Looking forward to a small one!

I plan on running 3s 1300 in mine. Really looking forward to getting them together and dolling them up. Going to scratch Build some others from plans. Thanks TomHe!
Gonzo 1971 is offline Find More Posts by Gonzo 1971
Last edited by Gonzo 1971; Jul 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2012, 11:30 AM
Pusher jets rule!
crxmanpat's Avatar
Mesa, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
17,203 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by articulatekevin View Post
pat, do u use a 1300 for the full size f22 as well?
On all the larger planes, I use either 1300, 1600 or 2100. Some, like this F-18, I only use 1300 as you have to mount it out in front of the electronics bay. For others, like the F-22, I can use various sizes as the 1300 goes all the way in the front of the bay, and the 1600 and 2100 can go further back. There's plenty of room for different battery sizes in there.

Pat
crxmanpat is offline Find More Posts by crxmanpat
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2012, 11:30 AM
Pusher jets rule!
crxmanpat's Avatar
Mesa, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
17,203 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Gonyea View Post
Pat, I had already ordered when I ordered the airframes. Next time! Looking forward to a small one!

I plan on running 3s 1300 in mine. Really looking forward to getting them together and dolling them up. Going to scratch Build some others from plans. Thanks TomHe!
No worries, just wanted to make sure you were getting the right power setup. The 2212-6 motor and 30A ESC really can't be beat on these!

Pat
crxmanpat is offline Find More Posts by crxmanpat
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2012, 06:00 PM
This is BAT country!
Gonzo 1971's Avatar
United States, MI, Ovid
Joined Nov 2003
618 Posts
I am really looking forward to these. I am really looking forward to painting and detailing them. Hoping to have all my stuff before the weekend. Well at least the the airframes!
Gonzo 1971 is offline Find More Posts by Gonzo 1971
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24, 2012, 05:43 AM
Registered User
Australia, NSW, Sydney
Joined Mar 2012
6 Posts
hey guys, i am in the process of building the F18. It will be my first scratchbuild and its starting to come together well.......I just have a question or 2, I want to add ailerons but not sure what size to make them? any ideas?

Also is it best to bevel or sand back the top or bottom of the leading edge of the wings? or should I leave it with no angle?

I am building a 100% size and 6mm depron
Flight_Mav is offline Find More Posts by Flight_Mav
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:28 AM
Pusher jets rule!
crxmanpat's Avatar
Mesa, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
17,203 Posts
You can see the size of my ailerons in this post:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=124

As for the leading edges, I've not notice any difference between sanded and unsanded. I say save yourself the trouble and leave them as is.

Pat
crxmanpat is offline Find More Posts by crxmanpat
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:36 AM
This is BAT country!
Gonzo 1971's Avatar
United States, MI, Ovid
Joined Nov 2003
618 Posts
Whats the verdict on ailerons on these? Is it worth it? I was wondering about aileron size as well. Too many pages to read through!
Gonzo 1971 is offline Find More Posts by Gonzo 1971
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:53 PM
Pusher jets rule!
crxmanpat's Avatar
Mesa, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
17,203 Posts
Definitely worth it! Helps greatly with roll rate and turns. All you are adding is a little extra wire and 2 control horns.

Pat
crxmanpat is offline Find More Posts by crxmanpat
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:34 AM
Registered User
Australia, NSW, Sydney
Joined Mar 2012
6 Posts
excellent, thanks Pat for the info.
Flight_Mav is offline Find More Posts by Flight_Mav
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
Registered User
rajazo's Avatar
Chile
Joined Jul 2010
384 Posts
Pat, my ailerons are 1" of width and are connected at the same servo of the elevons , just two holes closer to the center of the servo arm .
This is enough for fast roll but are gentle too .

I will post a photo soon
rajazo is offline Find More Posts by rajazo
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: OV10 bronco
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 22, 2012, 06:46 PM
Registered User
Australia, NSW, Sydney
Joined Mar 2012
6 Posts
The weather finally cleared enough to get the maiden. She fly's!!!!!!!

A few clicks on down trim and it was perfect. Only got to run 2 batteries because I ran out of light, but it was a great maiden. Roll rate and turns are amazing with the linked ailerons/elevons.

Its a lot louder than I thought it would be. I am running a HK D2826-6 2200kv with a 6x4 and a 1300mha.

The Depron foam or something else seems to vibrate. its vibrating causes like a wind noise. The noise changes with different RPMs higher or lower pitch.

Has anyone else had a similar issue? Is there anyway to make it a little quieter? I was thinking of adding a support on the tail/rear side of the prop, I am thinking it could be the top layer of foam between the vertical stabs causing the sound.

Apart from that I love the plane!

A few pics attached of my tomhe F18 with a slight mod to the battery area thanks to Freedom35.
Flight_Mav is offline Find More Posts by Flight_Mav
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2012, 09:39 AM
Registered User
jeffsch's Avatar
Seattle, USA
Joined Oct 2009
858 Posts
F_M, nice work!

One way to quiet prop-in-slot models is to change the shape of the slot. A recent thread on this topic is here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1608266

Here's an interesting diagram from that thread:

jeffsch is offline Find More Posts by jeffsch
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F-18 Super Hornet ParkJet RCParkflyer Pusher Prop Jet Models 19 Jun 02, 2007 11:34 PM
Sold F-18 Super Hornet papamac Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 8 Feb 09, 2006 04:39 AM
6mmFlyRC's EDF 135% F-18E Super Hornet CBflyguy Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 8 Sep 13, 2005 09:37 AM
EAM F-18 Super Hornet- I'm scared!!! ttnissan Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 5 Jun 16, 2003 04:00 PM
EJF - press releases, ejets.tv, F-18 ARF, F-18 Super Hornet for 90 mm EDF Robert Wagoner Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 4 Jun 24, 2002 12:11 PM