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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:47 AM
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The Robbe F 18 Blue Angel

The Robbe F 18 Blue Angel :


Source : http://www.rc-network.de

I will put pictures of the kit and assembly when the aircraft will be with me! It is ordered

Wingspan: 710 mm
All-up weight: 600 g
Wing Loading: 42.00 g/dm2
Wing area: 14.00 dm
Length: 980 mm
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 04:06 AM
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It is ordered
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This model has been available for quite a while at HobbyFly:

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=91007

http://www.hobbyfly.de/

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Old Feb 20, 2008, 04:09 AM
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this is exactly the same aircraft ^ ^

I look forward to receiving
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Old Mar 09, 2008, 04:55 AM
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Ordering from HobbyFly ??????

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this is exactly the same aircraft ^ ^

I look forward to receiving
Any merchant is better than HobbyFly, these guys don't seem to have it all togoether - not to say absolutely careless and inattentive!
I speak from experience, as they do not deliver as promised - in fact they do not deliver at all ! I ordered some pusher props supposedly in stock on Dec 13th, 2007: first they sent (after 3 weeks delay and many phone calls) some tractor (puller) props which were returned to them for replacement with the proper parts and till today, after numerous unreplied e-mails and several phone calls they still have not done anything about the subject.

So I advise anyone connsidering buying from these guys to try buying from another source if they expect to receive their order!
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Old May 01, 2008, 10:51 AM
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I will put pictures of the kit and assembly when the aircraft will be with me! It is ordered
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Actually, I got my kit yesterday. Pictures attached.

Actual weights:

Fuselage centerpiece with EDF unit and 3 servos: 279.3g.
ESC, cable cover: 6g
Nose section with landing gear and servo: 55.6g
Canopy: 7g
Right wing panel: 18.7g
Left wing panel: 19.5g
Horizontal Stabilizers: 2 x 5.4g
Vertical Fins: 4g / 4.6g
Auxiliary tanks: 4.1g / 4.7g
Accessories / main landing / decals etc. - not weighted

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Old May 01, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Thank you for the pictures.

I received mine, it is not assembled.
In a few days ...
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Old May 01, 2008, 01:08 PM
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My 2 cents : flies VERY scale ( not too fast ), handles well but ( as most EDF's ) consumes too much power for what it' s worth ....

here's our vid ... :

http://belgiancoastflyersfunjetstuntteam.blogspot.com/
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Old May 01, 2008, 01:48 PM
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I intend to fly mine in the Original form for evaluation, but the goal is to fly her Indoors. Heavy items like the battery boxes, landing gear etc. will have to go, and instead of the stearable nose landing gear, I 'd rather use two aileron servos or even go for tailerons.

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Old May 09, 2008, 05:00 PM
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Removed the nose landing gear and the servo: a 22g weight saving.

Checked the servos from the kit. They draw a lot of current - compared to Hitec HS-55. If you "wiggle the sticks" with 4 servos (no linkages or load), you are already drawing close to 1A. 4 HS-55 under identical conditions are only 0.6A.

Checked the motor current as well. With the recommended 3s950 25C pack I measured the following max. figures: 9.92V - 24.48A (battery, ESC and motor are obviously running at their limits).

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Old May 11, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Weight RTF without landing gear: 508g
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 02:42 AM
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where to buy

where can i buy one i have been looking for a good flying jet for a long time can you give me the website were you guys got it
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 06:29 AM
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It's from Robbe, Germany
http://de.robbe-online.net/rims_de.s...1b3e0dc1460684

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Old Oct 22, 2008, 07:12 AM
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This is the Starmax F/A-18 re-badged by ROBBE. There are many threads here on RCG with much information on this bird. It is the best flying small edf on the market (in my opinion).

Jurgen - how do you like this edf?
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Here is mine,, maiden flight..

F-18 FA-18 Blue Angels RC First Flight from Hobby Lobby (3 min 59 sec)
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 07:49 AM
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This is the Starmax F/A-18 re-badged by ROBBE. There are many threads here on RCG with much information on this bird. It is the best flying small edf on the market (in my opinion).

Jurgen - how do you like this edf?
The model is nice, but the aileron linkages are just awfull for precise piloting.

Here is a video of two F-18 flying Indoors:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...60&postcount=1

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