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Jun 23, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Has anyone set this up with a DX8 ??? If so can you list your set up please ..... Trying to get this right so I can fly ..lol


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Jul 17, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Great info in this thread. Has anyone upgraded the the power system? I just purchased the kit version and was thinking about puting in this fan/motor: http://www.epf.com.tw/enshop/goods.php?id=125 Thoughts?
Jul 17, 2011, 12:50 AM
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No one has seen one in action so its hard to say. I'm not expecting that fan to achieve the posted numbers and there are a number of 70mm fans that push even more around the same amp consumption.

There would be no duct issues as there is no duct. the FSA of the intakes may match the 64mm but it may not perform well without a proper inlet duct.
Jul 29, 2011, 02:23 AM
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To those who purchased the air frame kit: What brand/type servos did you use for your build? Links would be great. I was told these were good: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...aft_servo.html
Jul 29, 2011, 02:28 AM
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that EDF unit AJ is actually 64mm..
I knwo it produces thrust but you need to have an exit of 55mm to get good performance
Aug 09, 2011, 10:48 AM
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I got mine all put together last night and I've got it squared away with minimal issues. One question though - I want to relocate the battery to behind the canopy and I'm curious to know how the stock setup will work with a 2200mah 5S batt placed in the flat space between the battery/RX box and the cockpit. If it will work, does anything require modification? I've never liked the underside-located battery box thing, and it would be preferable to move this up front.

What's the general concensus on this jet as a whole? Is the new version with servoless retracts good, bad, or in between?
Aug 16, 2011, 03:42 AM
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Silly question; does the F-35 have navigation lights? I have an exrta set and would like to use them on one of my planes.
Aug 16, 2011, 03:48 AM
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no .. it only has one LED on the nosegear
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Aug 16, 2011, 12:32 PM
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likely because the F-35 doesn't really have much in the way of running lights. Wing tips. The probably figured why fish two lights thru a thin wing for something that won't be very visible if done to scale.

Are you going to have the wires on the bottom skin of the wing to run them?
Aug 16, 2011, 11:01 PM
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Yes. I think I will put them on anyways. I also plan to re-paint it as well. Maxthrottle, you still flying yours?
Aug 16, 2011, 11:31 PM
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I haven't finished mine. Mine was a kit build. I've been working on the PakFa T-50 and Euro lately. But for this one I've been adding scale; minus the lights. There is the duct that I've been fabricating and I've been waiting for a good light rotating gear and PZ just came out with a set so it will have the dual doors for the retracts with a RCBee sequencer.

Wing tube, LE flaps still have to be actuated. The Ordnance bays holds the batteries but are being reshaped externally to take the JDAM and AMRAAMs.
Clean up and top hinge the tailerons
So no no flights yet.
Aug 16, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Wow, sounds like a serious build! Cant wait for the pics.
Aug 16, 2011, 11:53 PM
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have you got a colour match done yet? if so what the formula?
Aug 17, 2011, 12:11 AM
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I have not got that far yet, but this is the color and decals I am going to go with...
Aug 17, 2011, 12:20 AM
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If you want to add lighting you could do LO lighting for the Rudder and intake lips. They went with green instead of the usual yellow. I think they make the light strips for models.

Ya I was going with the same tone but I may add a picture overlay in the lighter gray .... will see.


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