Guillow F-15 Eagle Twin 30mm EDF Conversion, No. 1401 - RC Groups
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by Vapor Trails, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Dec 22, 2011, 02:18 PM
DFC~ We Do Flyin' Right
Vapor Trails's Avatar

Guillow F-15 Eagle Twin 30mm EDF Conversion, No. 1401

Well I picked up this ol Guillow F-15 forever ago on RC Groups. After being build the original builder was scared to fly it. It needed recovering and after removing the previous tissue, revealed it was not the most accomplished builder. Different size ducting and exhaust for each EDF unit, and a few bits of missing wood here and there were replaced, but not all of them. These were some of the "irks" I discovered but I got tired of this little guy sitting on the bench and went ahead and started to recover without fixing some of what I felt were non-crucial areas

In the future, when covering a model of this scale, I will not use a shrink film but a tissue and dope. I have only covered the bottom so far, but there where areas that when shrunk, removed some of the classic lines of the F-15. Like the little dip between the turbines, and in spots between the wing and fuse has more curves than it should.

This was a Build n Show model display kit No. 1401, converted to rc with twin 30mm EDF motor and fan units.

Bottom of fuse and wings have been covered, I also covered the the full flying stabs. (not pictured) More pics will be posted once she is buttoned up.

Overall, I am somewhat dissatisfied by the original builder's build, but do believe it will fly and hopefully fly somewhat well. I do not typically video maidens, but as there have not been many of this particular model flying (none that I know of at least; if this model has been converted before please do send me some information) I will try to get it on film.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Feb 09, 2012, 04:22 PM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
Keenan smith's Avatar
lookin really cool
Feb 09, 2012, 11:44 PM
DFC~ We Do Flyin' Right
Vapor Trails's Avatar
Thanks K I am looking to maiden it in the next week or two. just applied a few decals last night, I will post some pics in the next day or so.

Not sure I will do another at this scale; I found it difficult to work and cover such a small model with such distinct lines. After I started this, I started a top flite giant p-47 and an extreme flight 70" Extra 300; both were worlds easier to work on in my opinion
Sep 08, 2014, 06:20 PM
What happened to this?!?!
Sep 08, 2014, 07:27 PM
DFC~ We Do Flyin' Right
Vapor Trails's Avatar
Flew like a javelin...

... right into the ground!

She was far too heavy and was a lawn dart (with no damage). With todays power systems, the project would be a bit easier. I ended up giving it away to a lucky local guy who wanted to put some love, hours and money into it.
Sep 09, 2014, 10:51 PM
Can't say I'm surprised
Thanks for the quick reply!
Sep 10, 2014, 10:44 AM
DFC~ We Do Flyin' Right
Vapor Trails's Avatar
No problem!

Are you considering a micro edf as well?
Sep 11, 2014, 04:43 PM
Just thinking Guillows micro rc conversion in general. I recently made a 30mm Bandit EDF and it's pretty fun but I'd like a simple micro for once. All I've been flying is 3D and prop jets. Haven't worked with balsa in a while so this seemed a good option. Right now I'm entertaining the Piper Super Cub 95, but my wild side is telling me to go for the Edge 540. I'll be adding a gyro (or using an as3x brick) for which ever plane I decide on, but I think I'd opt for a more powerful setup on the Edge. I'm just afraid that if I do the 540, it'll fly pattern but probably won't do smooth 3D because of the high flying weight. It does look beautiful, though.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini F-15 Eagle Park Jet Build LBMiller5 Pusher Prop Jet Models 31 Jul 20, 2016 10:35 PM
Sold Regal Eagle F-15 with Robart retracts Green Fuel Boy Aircraft - Fuel - Jets (FS/W) 5 Feb 28, 2012 11:31 AM
Off Site ~deleted~ WINDSHEAR II Aircraft - Fuel - Jets (FS/W) 0 Oct 16, 2011 02:55 PM
Sold E-flight F 15 Eagle RTF HUGH DURDEN Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 3 Oct 10, 2011 09:06 PM
Sold Sunset Models F-15 "Sport Eagle" Jet Jetnfast Aircraft - Fuel - Jets (FS/W) 5 Oct 07, 2011 06:43 PM