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Posted by J Morgan | Dec 18, 2009 @ 09:06 AM | 34,958 Views
Here's my JKA foam kit Corsair. I've converted a number of their kits and they all fly great. This one got the balsa skin treatment and then glassed. 1/12th scale, ~41" ws.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205732
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 17, 2009 @ 09:56 AM | 31,315 Views
My first F-104. It was a struggle but finally got it figured out. Powered by a LSSPJ. My build starts at page 12. post #170 on Action Jack's thread. I traded this one away to Bob Vincent.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...+f+104&page=12

Here's video of Bob flying the 104
John Morgans Scratch Built F104 Starfighter (2 min 9 sec)

Posted by J Morgan | Dec 17, 2009 @ 09:10 AM | 27,739 Views
Here is my 1:8 scale Mig-15 off beanie's plan. My build starts at page #, post #5. This was a FG fuse too. Has since been remotored with a Scorpion 3020-1200 and flies GREAT on it on 4s-3200.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ghlight=mig+15
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 15, 2009 @ 10:48 PM | 26,225 Views
Sorry, no buld thread for this one. Too bad, one of my best fliers.
But there is video from ATIS at SEFF.
John Morgan's F9F Cougar at SEFF (5 min 31 sec)


Pic of the Cougar and Panther together. I don't have a thread on the Panther either, it was built right before the Cougar.
The Pantehr was built off Pat Tritles old balsa plan that used a brushed motor and nicads. His flew at around 50 oz AUW. I built this of foam and used BL and lipos and it came out about 34 oz. Flies Great! It did so well that I modified his Panther plan into the Cougar. Cougar flies even better!
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 10, 2009 @ 07:06 PM | 23,765 Views
To visit my latest build in progress, go here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1149631

It is a 1/9th F6F Hellcat from fuelsguy's plans. Ws-57" L-45"

Finished it the 16th of Jan.
Here are finished pics.

And video from St. George UT in Sept 2018
Grumman F6F Hellcat (1:9 Scale) by John Morgan - St. George Utah, 2018 (7 min 31 sec)
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Posted by J Morgan | Dec 09, 2009 @ 09:02 AM | 21,706 Views
Another oldie but goldie.
SBD from a discontinued foam kit. Still have it in storage.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239611
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 09, 2009 @ 08:42 AM | 20,256 Views
Did this Me-109E yrs ago. Great flier, still have it and fly her a couple times a year. She is looking a little rough after many flights and the move to TN. Maybe a repaint in the future.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154734
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 06, 2009 @ 08:44 AM | 18,079 Views
Here's a Wing Mfg TBF Avenger from plans, cowl, plastic semi kit. Built in 2004 and sits in storage now. Need to get it back out , redo the cockpit and do a South Pacific scheme on it. About a 40" ws.https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ghlight=morgan

April 2010
My buddy Bryan(ATIS) is deploying later this year to take care of the bad guys. He loves TBMs so I did a repaint into the South Pacific tri-color scheme and gave it to him at SEFF. He worked on it there and has it all ready to go.
Here are the new repaint pics.
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 05, 2009 @ 09:52 AM | 16,975 Views
Should have added this thread too. Poor man's way to get a clear canopy for your favorite model. Bit of a learning curve but anyone can do it.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...+canopy+making
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 04, 2009 @ 07:34 PM | 16,624 Views
1/7th Me-109F from Hans-Joachim plans. Had some trouble getting it trimmed and then with a spinner prolem but once it was fixed it flew wonderfully.
Big airplane. My build starts in his thread at page 4. Powered by an AXI 2820/12
Just finished a repaint of this model, April 2010, in time for SEFF.
Also fixed a building problem I had with it, too much dihedral. I sawed the wing in half and glued it back to the correct 5.75 dgrees each side. Beely pan that I neglected originally was also installed. Paint looks so much better than my original did.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...me+109f&page=4

Short video from Vegas 2008
J Morgan's Me-109 at SuperFly VII (2 min 38 sec)
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Posted by J Morgan | Dec 04, 2009 @ 07:24 PM | 16,105 Views
This is my 120% Hans-Joachim F-16. My build starts around page 250, final paint pics on page 279. It's a big airplane at 120% of his original.
Originally flew on 4s with a SPJ but kept burning motors up. Got some damned heat damage at SEFF in 2008. Flew later with a Scorpion 3020-1200. Flew very nice with it. May go to a little bigger motor, the 3026-890.
She's hanging in the shop, will get her down someday and fix the heat damage and remotor. Nice flier as all of Hans' designs are and looks awesome in the air.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=f+16&page=250
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 04, 2009 @ 06:48 PM | 14,612 Views
F-100 from beanie's plans. My second F-100. I did modify to an airfoiled wing.
Quick build and mine starts on page #1. This is a great everyday flier.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ighlight=f+100
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 04, 2009 @ 06:39 PM | 14,332 Views
This is my second MIG-21 built this one off beanie's plans and in his thread starting on page 68, post# 1009. I modded the plans by making a fiberglass fuse and they were enlarged to 1/8th scale. It's a good size plane! This plane has gone through some evolution. First flown with a single SPJ in the tail, then twin SPJ's in wing tanks with the wing changed from flat plate to airfoil. Also a repaint after I got tired of the lackluster silver effort I made at it.
It may get another update with a single Scorpion in the rear, 3026-890. Still trying to decide.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...mig+21&page=68

Video by ATIS from SEFF 2009
John Morgan's MIG-21 (3 min 19 sec)

Posted by J Morgan | Dec 03, 2009 @ 11:19 PM | 13,567 Views
My first F-100 Super Sabre built several yrs ago.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499277
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 03, 2009 @ 11:10 PM | 13,488 Views
FW-190 D9 built from Hans-Joachim's plans. My build starts in his thread on page 18, post # 258
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...605291&page=18

Pics by beanie
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 03, 2009 @ 10:54 PM | 13,783 Views
This was my first F-8 Crusader built from fanfold several yrs ago. Not nearly as scale as the one I later built from GGRN's design.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375969
Posted by J Morgan | Dec 03, 2009 @ 10:43 PM | 12,456 Views
F-104G built from Hans-Joachim's plans and in his thread. My build starts at page 31, post #452

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=f+104&page=31

Here's a short video bt ATIS at SEFF 2009. The motor burned out after a short run. Now motord by a Scorpion 3020-1400KV and it really HAULS now! Hope to get a better video with the Scorpion.
John Morgan's F-104 StarFighter at SEFF (1 min 10 sec)

Posted by J Morgan | Dec 03, 2009 @ 10:35 AM | 11,865 Views
F-86E

Corsair Nut and I were to do this together, he started the thread and then didn't build it. Young guys get distracted easily.

Just finished a remotor. Scorpion 3026-890 on XPS 4s-5000 30/50C
Rebuilt the rear of the tanks with fins. Also removed the cooling scoops from the tanks.



https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=ultimate+f+86

Video by ATIS at SEFF 2009
John Morgans F-86 at SEFF (3 min 37 sec)


Added video by Jason Stanley from Superfly
J Morgan's F-86 at SuperFly VII (5 min 45 sec)
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