New F18-Starmax with landing gears - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Oct 10, 2008, 12:04 PM
Registered User
panamarenko's Avatar
Discussion

New F18-Starmax with landing gears


Hie, I got some pics of the new F18-Starmax, 90 mm FAN unit, no Idea of motor and ESC, It seems more better than the FMS F18. Is the same that Banahobby will sell in few weeks under the name RCBlitz F-18. I got this pictures from Taft at the Shanghai fair!
Last edited by panamarenko; Oct 10, 2008 at 01:31 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Oct 10, 2008, 05:32 PM
tom
tomme21's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by panamarenko
Hie, I got some pics of the new F18-Starmax, 90 mm FAN unit, no Idea of motor and ESC, It seems more better than the FMS F18. Is the same that Banahobby will sell in few weeks under the name RCBlitz F-18. I got this pictures from Taft at the Shanghai fair!
if anything like the hobby lobby starmax f-5 be very careful of this plane. looks good, but nothing but chinese junk inside.
Last edited by tomme21; Oct 10, 2008 at 11:01 PM.
Oct 10, 2008, 05:44 PM
Suspended Account
It comes with retracts or fixed landing gears?
I never buy anything but foam air frame only.
So.....

Thanks
Oct 10, 2008, 09:31 PM
Watts Up?
jet-ster's Avatar
OMG it has the same freakin STUPID nose gear as the HL F-5!!!!!! SUPER SUX!! You think they learn by now????
Oct 11, 2008, 01:18 AM
I Love 30mm
FlyinAg's Avatar
Damn that's a big bird.
Oct 13, 2008, 09:03 AM
"Aircraftus Fragmentum"
kydawg1's Avatar
Not the same. But you are right the F5 gear is BAD. I do hope StarMax has corrected their problems from the F5 gear in this new gear. Andy any info?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jet-ster
OMG it has the same freakin STUPID nose gear as the HL F-5!!!!!! SUPER SUX!! You think they learn by now????
Oct 13, 2008, 10:11 AM
Registered User
How about some 90mm F-18 Vigilante R/C suspenion gear for this bird? Maybe a set that will work with the retracts will need to be looked at. (Picture is of the 70mm F-18 with gear attached...)
Last edited by vigilante-rc; Oct 13, 2008 at 10:18 AM.
Oct 13, 2008, 10:15 AM
R&D Engineer
Quote:
Originally Posted by kydawg1
Not the same. But you are right the F5 gear is BAD. I do hope StarMax has corrected their problems from the F5 gear in this new gear. Andy any info?
The picture shows to you which is a prototype. So the appearance is much rough.
I think a retract landing gear which use on a model with 3 kg could not have any mistake. But I always work hard, of course, there is never have perfect design in the world.
Oct 13, 2008, 10:43 AM
Checking CG is for NERDS!
Smokescreen38's Avatar
Andy,
I think you do a good job of striking a balance between price... and the cost of equipment.

My Starmax F-18 (64mm) was worth every penny and has many great flights on it.

This new F-18 is beautiful! I'm looking forward to learning more.
Oct 13, 2008, 10:52 AM
R&D Engineer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokescreen38
Andy,
I think you do a good job of striking a balance between price... and the cost of equipment.

My Starmax F-18 (64mm) was worth every penny and has many great flights on it.

This new F-18 is beautiful! I'm looking forward to learning more.
Thanks
(worth every penny)
I will remember these 3 words, forever.
Oct 13, 2008, 10:58 AM
R&D Engineer
Quote:
Originally Posted by vigilante-rc
How about some 90mm F-18 Vigilante R/C suspenion gear for this bird? Maybe a set that will work with the retracts will need to be looked at. (Picture is of the 70mm F-18 with gear attached...)
vigilante-rc
Thank you for much help for Andy.
ha ha ha
Oct 13, 2008, 12:28 PM
Registered User
Tumbler's Avatar
Holy Good God!! I'm in!! Just what I have been looking for...a 90mm F-18 with retracts!! Those retracts look similar to the OK retracts from Hobby Lobby or Great Planes units.....both are super smooth with very little slop and possitive up and down locks making them alot easier to set up than most mechanicals....Great job!

Tumbler
Oct 13, 2008, 02:16 PM
Registered User
panamarenko's Avatar
I am very curious to hear de real sound of this FAN UNIT, the F-5 was a bit strange a bit cheap, but correct for the price! It seems that the new motor in the F18 comes from Germany (?)......
Max
Oct 13, 2008, 02:19 PM
Registered User
panamarenko's Avatar
Basic parameters of this F-18:
3700 25C 5s battery
75A ESC
5A BEC
1300 watt motor
8 SERVO
46-level landing gear

Max
Oct 14, 2008, 01:37 AM
Registered User
bouncebk2003's Avatar
This one is a little big for me,but great effort Andy!Just what I like to see,drop tanks and ordinance,now if we could only get that for the smaller jets you have designed it would be fantastic!!


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion List of EDO, Elapor, or Z-foam Jets with Landing Gears MinneFlyer Foamy EDFs 8 Dec 08, 2009 09:05 PM
For Sale almost new ds285 with metal gears for sale driftinsequence Aircraft - General - Radio Equipment (FS/W) 2 Mar 25, 2007 10:44 PM
Discussion for Trex 450 owners-new landing gears skid set/yellow-durable,sturdy ELERC Mini Helis 68 Jan 20, 2007 07:09 PM
***Heliup new STRONG LANDING GEARS*** HighFreq Mini Helis 83 Feb 09, 2006 09:06 AM
3D foamy Cap 232, New in package with optional carbon fiber landing gear set JPA2002 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 3 Jan 25, 2005 10:33 PM