Aug 10, 2012, 09:14 PM
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i'm pretty far into the build, bottom duct is glued on and bulkheads/cockpit are installed. Found a site with the Blue Angel scheme and I'm going for it panel lines will be sharpied on. I have a mcross 30mm bl fan with a castle thunderbird esc i can use but all my decent servos are pretty messed up,what are you guys using?

ended up using my UMX Beast guts that were going into a Guillows Pilatus Turbo Porter(a project for october)

here's a few pics of progress, i messed up and used to wide of a wing spar so i've had to re fit parts as i go.

nice thing is I'll have AS3x for nice harriers
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Aug 11, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Alright, I have finished!


I had to rush the job as I start college in just a couple days. I'm happy that it hasn't fallen apart as it is the first RC aircraft that I have built. (That's right, I haven't built anything that I fly!) Hopefully it flies in the morning.

Can anyone tell me the proper CG? All stock F-86 gear.
Aug 11, 2012, 09:35 PM
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What a great combination!!.. rushed job, first build, unknown CG - PLEASE video the maiden!

Seriously, the CG is on the plan and I wish you luck. Theoretically, it should go well.
Aug 11, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Alright, I have finished!


I had to rush the job as I start college in just a couple days. I'm happy that it hasn't fallen apart as it is the first RC aircraft that I have built. (That's right, I haven't built anything that I fly!) Hopefully it flies in the morning.

Can anyone tell me the proper CG? All stock F-86 gear.
Are you kidding us??!!!???!!!...For a first build it looks GREAT!!!...What about flying???...Can you fly???

Kevin
Aug 12, 2012, 09:57 AM
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What a great combination!!.. rushed job, first build, unknown CG - PLEASE video the maiden!

Seriously, the CG is on the plan and I wish you luck. Theoretically, it should go well.
Sorry...long day and I had long since tossed out the templates

Unfortunately, I didn't have anyone to video the maiden. The wind was a little strong (enough to make me decide to bring down my Parkzone Corsair after a minute of flying). Against all better judgement, I prepared the F-35 for flight.

Full power, 15 degree up angle, and a good chuck. I was pretty sure it was about to nosedive into the ground, but it actually flew! Very squirelly and unresponsive, but I suppose that's because I was too lazy to build the thrust vectoring system. I also think my fan airflow might be a tad bit sloppy.

Did a couple circuits around the baseball field (getting slammed around by wind the whole time) and then decided to land. Landing is actually decently easy because of how large the elevators are.

I think I'll add some camber to the wing and see if that helps my lack of lift. In the winter I'll be tempted to build one using a AR6400 board and two micro servos for ailerons too.
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Aug 12, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Congrats on the successful test flight! you might want to get more flight time on your F-35 in calm conditions before making any changes to the airframe.
Aug 12, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Well, I took it out and it seemed calm. All of a sudden it rolled over and smashed into the ground.

No more F-35. Maybe I'll build the C version tonight.
Aug 12, 2012, 04:55 PM
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During a flight?

Hey, at least the maiden went well! Up and down without destruction.
Aug 12, 2012, 05:56 PM
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During a flight?

Hey, at least the maiden went well! Up and down without destruction.
Yeah, one of my follow-up flights to verify flight characteristics.

I've started the C variant and I should have it finished by midnight.

Aug 12, 2012, 10:11 PM
QuAd FaNaTiC
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I hope somone makes a kit or pnp version of this?

simply awesome!!!
Aug 12, 2012, 10:15 PM
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45 minutes till midnight!....

Will
Aug 12, 2012, 10:53 PM
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The F-35C looks like a whole different beast.

Finished at 11:19 PM EST. Hopefully it flies better (and survives longer than the F-35A)

AUW 56g
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Aug 12, 2012, 10:57 PM
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i was just messin!
Aug 12, 2012, 11:05 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=H47D73kMCE4

Very uncontrollable
Aug 12, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Nicely done! That was some wind you were trying to fly in so give yourself credit.


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