Thread Tools
Mar 01, 2005, 11:31 AM
Registered User
byrocat's Avatar

Northrup F-5 catapult/static display model as a pusher?


Just happened to spot a sale by Easytiger (F-5 Auction)

I haven't seen anything on converting these to a pusher configuration.

What would it take and how hard is it?

Should the wings be redone, say in depron? Also, do all those stringers have to be there?

Obviously, the key item to do would be to replace the entire wood with the lightest contest-grade that I could get my hands on.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Mar 02, 2005, 05:37 PM
Registered User
TBolt's Avatar
Hi byrocat,
If you want to go depron, go with jetsett44's T-38 with the F-5 conversion.
It is easy to build, Flies nice, and looks real nice in the air. Oh, and did I mention the plans are free!
Victor
Mar 02, 2005, 05:44 PM
IAMCANADIAN
Grejen's Avatar
13" span? Guillows? Maybe an indoor pusher. The problem is all those formers get in the way of all the stuff you need to stuff into it for RC. I started a Guillows RYAN Spririt of St. Louis and ended designing my own fuse and wing, and using my own wood for the tails. I've used the Guillows plans and I'll probably use the decals.
Mar 02, 2005, 10:02 PM
Registered User
PPLJR's Avatar

Today's Models/Hobbies


It is a Today's Models/Hobbies F-5...pretty good size and can be built light. Originally it was a catapult glider. Pretty good price if it goes for under 10 dollars. I seem to remember paying $25 for mine. Unfortunately it is still in the box. Don't see why you couldn't make it a pusher, but a EDF would prove very difficult unless you scaled it up a bit.
Mar 29, 2005, 01:05 PM
Registered User
byrocat's Avatar

Where do you get these kits now?


Quote:
Originally Posted by PPLJR
It is a Today's Models/Hobbies F-5...pretty good size and can be built light. Originally it was a catapult glider. Pretty good price if it goes for under 10 dollars. I seem to remember paying $25 for mine. Unfortunately it is still in the box. Don't see why you couldn't make it a pusher, but a EDF would prove very difficult unless you scaled it up a bit.
Any idea on where I could find them? Ebay?


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T-38/F-5 Plans... kepople Electric Plane Talk 2 Nov 06, 2008 08:34 PM
For Sale 6MM F-5 agressor pusher. NEW LOWER PRICE!! bouncebk2003 Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W) 3 Apr 05, 2007 12:50 PM
Build Log F-5 flat plate pusher (BIG)! FHHOBBIES Pusher Prop Jet Models 11 Sep 22, 2006 05:05 PM
Northrup F-5 Tiger II Electric Jet from Hobby Lobby AndrewCSDunn Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 5 Apr 28, 2005 08:07 AM
F/s Astro 110d Older Model 1-5 Amps 1-18 Cells photohoward1 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Jan 28, 2005 06:23 AM