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Jun 16, 2009, 01:08 AM
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F/A-18 Hornet Park Jet


This was my first park jet. The design goals for this model were semi-scale looks combined with quick foam construction and true parkflyer performance. It was originally designed to use the GWS EPS-350 brushed motor (back when brushless motors were expensive!), but today the ideal motors for this model are the Grayson 2212/06 or Littlescreamers Super Park Jet.

This design has proven remarkably adaptable, and can be built either super simple and lightweight (in a weekend even) or decked to the hilt with flashy paint, cockpit details, and ordinance. It has also been successfully scaled down to 50% and up to 200%, and several sizes in-between. I think the most common scaled sizes are 75%, 120%, and 150%, so I've attached plans below in those sizes.

Specs:
Wing span: 28.4 in
Wing area: 252 sq in
Length: 41.7 in
Weight RTF: 16 to 20 oz
Wing loading: 10 oz/ft2
Motor: Grayson 2212/06
Prop: APC 6x4
Battery: 2100 mAh 11.1V lipo
Flight controls: Flaperons, full-flying horizontal stabilizer, twin rudders (optional)
Materials used: 6mm Depron or BlueCore foam

Useful links:

Original Build Thread (now closed)

Current Build Thread

Kits available from: http://www.3dfoamy.com/ (note www.6mmflyrc.com also makes an F/A-18E Superhornet kit that is based on my F/A-18C)

Decals: GotrekGurnisson has developed several BEAUTIFUL decals sets for this model. They are available for free on his RC Groups blog: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=89637

Construction article published in: Backyard Flyer, July 2005
Last edited by jetset44; Mar 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM.
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Jan 18, 2010, 08:29 AM
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How hard would it be to adapt this model to 3mm foam?
Jan 18, 2010, 02:48 PM
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Not hard at all. Just print the templates at whatever scale you need (50% to 60% would probably work best) and make a few corrections to the parts that are dependent on foam thickness (like wing slots, laminated pieces, etc.).
Jan 19, 2010, 04:37 PM
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ok thanks!!!!
Jan 21, 2010, 01:49 PM
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HI!!!, i would like to make this model but the problem is that i'm from sweden and we dont use that unit as you, we use cm,mm and so on.
how do i translate those " stuff, an example from the template:3,8", how do i translate this?
Jan 21, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by firestarter
HI!!!, i would like to make this model but the problem is that i'm from sweden and we dont use that unit as you, we use cm,mm and so on.
how do i translate those " stuff, an example from the template:3,8", how do i translate this?
Yes, all of my drawings are in inches. To convert to cm, just multiply the inches by 2.54.

Steve
Jan 23, 2010, 04:53 PM
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OK!
Thank you so much
Jan 14, 2012, 11:54 PM
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whats the trick to printing the blue angel decals to fit it scaled down to 75 percent other then printing it till i get it right which would take a lot lol.
Aug 29, 2013, 09:04 AM
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f-18 150% size plans


hey steve im planning on making a 150%size f-18 with twin 70mm edfs in it but the plans provided in parkjets only available on 100% and a 77% so do you mind sending the 150%size plans to my email? aaronsam222@gmail.com
thanks alot and will appreciate your help if u sent the plans
Aug 29, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by aaron_sam
hey steve im planning on making a 150%size f-18 with twin 70mm edfs in it but the plans provided in parkjets only available on 100% and a 77% so do you mind sending the 150%size plans to my email? aaronsam222@gmail.com
thanks alot and will appreciate your help if u sent the plans
No worries, aaron, 150% plans are already posted in post #1 of this thread. Just click the "View all files" button to more easily find it.
Sep 17, 2013, 04:21 AM
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Hi can you send me the e-mail maros676@gmail.com the 150% size? thank you in PDF
Sep 17, 2013, 09:30 AM
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Hi Majo,
Those are already posted in post #1 above. Just click the "View all files in thread" button to more easily find them.

Steve
Sep 17, 2013, 09:43 AM
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normally printed as the 75% size? too I do not understand from Slovakia
Mar 06, 2016, 07:35 PM
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Anyone ever made this F18 out of coroplast ????
Mar 07, 2016, 01:00 AM
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Not that I'm aware of. Coroplast is pretty heavy for model intended to be a park flyer.


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