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Apr 03, 2016, 03:13 AM
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Panavia Tornado, swing wing, full fuselage pusher


Hi Guys,

I have been designing a new pusher / EDF Tornado design, and it had its maiden flight yesterday, so I thought I'd share it with you all.

Maiden Flight :
Tornado Parkjet Maiden Flight (2 min 56 sec)


Plans and Build pics are on my Blog page :
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=435614

I need to finish off the exhaust nozzles, then start painting it.

It flew a treat once I had reduced the throws and increased the expo. It was docile with wings out, agile (and faster) with wings back.

I want to get some more flights to get it finally dialled in - then I'll publish the throws etc. The pitch change with wing position was barely noticeable - or it could have been adrenaline and thumbs auto-correcting.....
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Apr 03, 2016, 04:26 AM
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Another Clip of the maiden from a quadcopter (a wobbly one!)

Tornado maiden from Quadcopter (2 min 9 sec)
Apr 03, 2016, 07:58 AM
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the tornado looks awesome. nice job. phil
Apr 03, 2016, 08:36 AM
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Thanks Phil.
Apr 03, 2016, 10:00 AM
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Congratulations! Nice plane with a powerful presence and great size. And the cool swing-wing factor. Looking forward to reading your build thread (always interesting).
Apr 03, 2016, 12:32 PM
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Thanks Jeffsch, I have also got a set of depron cut for the EDF version, which will also be in the build thread (eventually!).
Apr 05, 2016, 06:11 AM
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Sanded the fuselage to get a more realistic shape, and added some spackling/lightweight filler.
Apr 05, 2016, 06:22 AM
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This is my favourite scheme that I think of when I think of the tornado the original GR1 camo scheme of the RAF.

I think I'll do this scheme for the pusher, and a different scheme for the edf version.
Apr 09, 2016, 06:12 AM
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Panavia tornado parkjet pylon mechanism (0 min 25 sec)


Drop tank pylons
May 01, 2016, 01:11 PM
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.6oz fibreglass and grey paint added, (still drying)
May 02, 2016, 03:04 PM
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Camouflage !
May 05, 2016, 06:58 AM
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More paint!
May 12, 2016, 08:23 AM
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Created the Decals for the Tornado.

I chose the 617 Squadron, on the GR1 model.

See attached.
Last edited by Clickety; May 16, 2016 at 03:03 AM.


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