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Jul 23, 2011, 07:48 AM
Pointy end at the front.
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Originally Posted by Mike_Then
Yup, check out Post #128. Just had to mod the battery compartment slightly (read: hog out foam) and it fits fine.
CooL! I take it that its just going to need a large amount more up trim
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Jul 26, 2011, 02:07 PM
Should've, Would've, Could've
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Does anyone know the scale of this plane, ie 1:5, 1:10, etc? I'm looking to repainted mine and replace the decals possibly a different fighter group but don't what size scale decals. Thanks!
Jul 27, 2011, 01:39 PM
Landin' On The Canopy BAD
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hey guys, quick question. I had a not to great landing with my jet, and from now on, every time i land, the wheels get flipped up, its kind of hard to explain, but there is a screw on the retracts you tighten down to keep them held into place, but thats screw isn't holding it, any suggestions?
Jul 28, 2011, 12:10 AM
Should've, Would've, Could've
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Originally Posted by F-86FLIER4LIFE
hey guys, quick question. I had a not to great landing with my jet, and from now on, every time i land, the wheels get flipped up, its kind of hard to explain, but there is a screw on the retracts you tighten down to keep them held into place, but thats screw isn't holding it, any suggestions?
Believe your talking bout the axle... Correct? If so, I had that problem, but it was only on a hard landing. The only thing I can suggest is to turn the bent part of the axle to 12 o'clk. By looking @ mine it is @ about 4 or 5 o'clk. This should stop the axle from rotating. Make sure the wheels can still retract n the retracts don't bind, if all is good take it for a taxi n then a flight/landing. If that doesn't work chill on your landings. lol!
Jul 28, 2011, 08:59 AM
Pointy end at the front.
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Yeah, turn it so its always up and put bigger wheels on it if the nose up look bothers you, it needs bigger wheels anyway so it looks more scale.
Jul 28, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by F-86FLIER4LIFE
hey guys, quick question. I had a not to great landing with my jet, and from now on, every time i land, the wheels get flipped up, its kind of hard to explain, but there is a screw on the retracts you tighten down to keep them held into place, but thats screw isn't holding it, any suggestions?
I had a problem with the axles holding and it affects the wheel alignment. If the axles rotate, the wheels no longer track straight. What worked for me was to remove the axle and set screw that holds it, apply locite to them and re assemble everything making sure the axle is rotated so the wheel is aligned with the fuse centerline. Mine have never moved since.
Jul 28, 2011, 09:47 PM
Should've, Would've, Could've
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Originally Posted by jlorenco
I had a problem with the axles holding and it affects the wheel alignment. If the axles rotate, the wheels no longer track straight. What worked for me was to remove the axle and set screw that holds it, apply locite to them and re assemble everything making sure the axle is rotated so the wheel is aligned with the fuse centerline. Mine have never moved since.
Oops! Forgot to mention that. Mine also didn't track straight n almost led to a few head ons with a tree. Thats how i figuered out the axles had rotated on me. I kept adjusting the nose wheel n it seemed take offs were a horror. Finally figured it out. So u wanna make sure those rear wheels have the same alignment. Once I retightened they haven't moved since, hope u have luck.
Aug 13, 2011, 03:30 PM
Foamy Pilot
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Have any imporments been made to the ARF or kit version? In other words has a V2 model been released?
Aug 30, 2011, 09:45 AM
I hate waiting for parts
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Not that I'm aware of... Hobby Lobby shows October as the next "expected in stock" date and doesn't mention anything about a V2 version. I seem to remember that the Eurofighter was out for quite some time before a V2 was released. Unless the F/A-18E was a hot seller, I doubt V2 version will be developed and/or released. The wait for October is probably just another production run, and unless they fly off the shelves, look for this run to be the last. That's just my opinion of course.
Sep 02, 2011, 07:33 AM
"Aircraftus Fragmentum"
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Originally Posted by Mike_Then
Not that I'm aware of... Hobby Lobby shows October as the next "expected in stock" date and doesn't mention anything about a V2 version. I seem to remember that the Eurofighter was out for quite some time before a V2 was released. Unless the F/A-18E was a hot seller, I doubt V2 version will be developed and/or released. The wait for October is probably just another production run, and unless they fly off the shelves, look for this run to be the last. That's just my opinion of course.
Boy I hope not...I sure do like this bird. I was hoping for another color scheme or 2. If you are right, I will need to find a couple current scheme spares for the hangar.
Sep 02, 2011, 11:00 AM
I hate waiting for parts
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Boy I hope not...I sure do like this bird. I was hoping for another color scheme or 2. If you are right, I will need to find a couple current scheme spares for the hangar.
I hope not as well, but unless demand is high they won't do anther run and/or another version. It's the same for me... if they ever get the airframe-only in stock, I'll certainly pick one up as I sure love mine.
Sep 02, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Freewing won't be producing another Version 2 of the F-18 Super Hornet.

Freewing as of now stopped production on future new Jet releases as of such, they are focusing now mostly on propeller driven planes, but we may get a surprise.

My V.2 Reloaded F-18 is getting ready for build very soon.

All it is, is a airframe only kit with a powerful 8S Power Fan with a 5000 or 5400mah hyperion 35c battery pack.

I realized that due to my high power setup..the wings are starting to crack quite a bit when moving them, there is a lot more wing movement over time and due to the sun you can see that the epoxy turned kinda yellowish color.

I was absent for a good 3 months now..3 months without flying..but my new F-18 airframe still sitting in the box for now 2 months is getting ready for take-off..

I will glue the elevator onto the fuselage because I don't think it may handle 4.7 kg worth of thrust.

NS.
Sep 08, 2011, 12:21 AM
Should've, Would've, Could've
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pics


I love the way this plane flies & lands. Finally got my wife to take some shots. hope you guys like!
Sep 08, 2011, 01:26 AM
I hate waiting for parts
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Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
Sep 08, 2011, 02:01 AM
Should've, Would've, Could've
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Thanks Mike!

I hope they don't stop making this plane also, but I got me a spare kit in the closet just incase. Shoot, thinking about keeping 2 spares in the closet now.


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