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Old Jul 06, 2012, 05:01 PM
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My F18 shall fly at KY Jets next week. Landing will happen at least once though I'm hopeful for many
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Good luck Carl, I was just wondering the other day how this was progressing. Keep us posted!
Old Jul 06, 2012, 06:34 PM
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My F18 shall fly at KY Jets next week. Landing will happen at least once though I'm hopeful for many
Best of luck Carl! Wish I could be there...
Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:33 PM
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My F18 shall fly at KY Jets next week. Landing will happen at least once though I'm hopeful for many
Awsome Carl!
What day you getting in? Ill be their Monday night till Sunday morning.
Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:53 PM
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I'll be there Thurs morning thru Sat afternoon. I'll either be there this Sunday for the day or come down Weds instead of Thurs. Always a fun time.
Old Jul 07, 2012, 12:11 AM
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Right on Carl!!!

any install pics? good luck man... would love to know your CG and control throws after you have a good maiden
Old Jul 07, 2012, 09:18 PM
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CG is at 11mm ahead of the front spar. Thought this to be enough ahead while still significantly behind a turbine model loaded w/ fuel. Can come back from here after first flight. Throws set as suggested in manual. Not sure the airbrake will be needed but it and the canopy are functional. Any last minute reminders from those that have done their homework on how this bird will fly?
Old Jul 10, 2012, 10:45 AM
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48 lbs 4oz of lighteness.
Old Jul 10, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Wow!!Are you serious?It weighs that much?
Old Jul 10, 2012, 10:58 AM
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I think what is throwing you is that lighteness should probably only have one e. So, 48 lbs 4 oz of lightness. Fortunately, the weight I've added has been where the cockpit will go and is almost identical to the cockpit/pilot weight. Should the plane have more than one take off and an equal number of planned landings at Ky Jets it will get a cockpit and numerous upgrades to look better for Ejets.
Old Jul 10, 2012, 01:57 PM
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48-50 lbs


Well we fly 20-27 lbs on one fan so it should work. Just gotta bring some brass to the flight line and push forward and pull up. Good luck on your many flights. I think projects like this make guys re-evaluate is it the plane or is it me.

So flying a big twin like the F-18 I have not, but I have flown a big twin ME-262. It has the weight of 12s x 2 7600mah for packs on each fan 120mm's. It is a rush for sure and will look forward to yours and Ron's maidens.

It is always inspiring to see projects that go to the next level.

Well waiting for videos.
Old Jul 10, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Carl, kirks hunter flys great on the same fan you have. It weighs 35.5 lbs, single fan. I know the setups aren't identical but at least you know what it's been pushed to. Keep us posted.
Old Jul 10, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Carl if it makes you feel better Smoking Joe Mcbrides legendary yellow twin is 42 pounds dry and 52 pounds wet... flies beautiful !!!

My goal is 42 loaded


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Old Jul 11, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Carl, good luck on the maiden.. i hope someone gets some good video footage.

Ron, did you fabricate those fan mounts? My hornet didnt have anything like that and was planning to make something very similar. Your F18 is coming along nicely.


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