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Old Feb 24, 2004, 10:59 AM
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Sexy little pusher F-14 Tomcat build..


Here is my little Tomcat, thought it might interest some of you guys-
scaled down from my twin EDF version, this model will have a MEGA 16/15/4 buried in the rear fuse, with an extension shaft running beyond the rear 'beaver' tail, so just the 6x4 prop will show.

With the advent of decent Lipo's I can use a pack of 3s Tanic 2600's to power the motor,should give about 10 mins WOT, but flying with throttle management, should get 10-15 minutes easy.

I was using CP 1300's (10) to power my Mega, but with the Lipo's I can pretty much cut the weight in half.

I'm going to use swing wings,power from a standard Futaba S3001 servo, with a servo slow device attached to it.

Will be very light, and easy to chuck with the wings in full extension mode, then of course, full throttle, wings back fot those tower buzzing passes!
Much simpler than the EDF version, as no ducting is needed,it's coming along well.

Matt.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 11:03 AM
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looks kool keep us informed on its progress
Old Feb 24, 2004, 11:22 AM
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I like it, I like it! Didn't get to the PO on the shipping of the kit, Matt. I have the day off wed. Will go then. sorry..

BTW, what is the size of the F-14?

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Old Feb 24, 2004, 01:06 PM
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Hi Steve, no worries on the Do.335 at the mo.I just spent the last of my PayPal cash on Tanic cells! I had no other means of transferring the money anyway, maybe later..

Done some more on the little 'Cat, more pics later today.

It is approx 32" long, swept span approx. 23"
I'm going to glass the entire frame when built.

Matt.



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Old Feb 24, 2004, 02:33 PM
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Another must have Matt!

You going to sell a plan for the Tomcat..............please.
Old Feb 24, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Hi Andy- you got a Bucc to build first!!

Yes, I will re arrange my plan to accomodate pusher power,and will sell copies after, I need to flight test first, gotta love these little pusher jets, nice scale looks,simple operation,can't wait to fly it!

Matt.
BTW Scotland needs a Tomcat!!
Old Feb 24, 2004, 04:56 PM
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OK, further along the build, here's a fuse close up.
Old Feb 24, 2004, 04:57 PM
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Towards the rear internal structure...
Old Feb 24, 2004, 04:59 PM
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 04:59 PM
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Finally today, from the back end.

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Old Feb 24, 2004, 09:49 PM
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Matt-

That rocks.. Would there be any way to get a set of laser cut parts once the plans are setup?? Maybe not a set of kit parts from you, but with your permission, from one of the laser cutters here in the USA?

I would love to have the EDF model, but I am not sure if my wallet can take that.

jeff
Old Feb 24, 2004, 11:01 PM
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Now this is an awesome project! Very cool indeed.
Old Feb 24, 2004, 11:22 PM
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 03:12 AM
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Thanks guys- I'm looking into the possibilty of laser part kits, I just need to build this first to iron out any wrinkles so to speak.

Yes, it's a cheap alternative to the EDF version, a lot simpler to set up too, so given some time, cut parts kits will be a reality.

Matt.
Old Feb 25, 2004, 03:16 AM
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Awesome! I'm in for 2 kits right now!


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