Hi Everyone Well i am stuck at home with the Flu Bug, and nothing better to do, Sooooo, I thought i would attempt to make a swing wing F111 Aardvark, Wish me luck, as this will be my first attempt at a swing wing airplane, I think I will need a full size servo to swing the wings, and it will have elevons on the elevators, it will get a 2409-12 outrunner motor at the nose and a 7x6 prop, with a nose cone, a 30 amp esc, 1500 mah lipo, 3 cell, and 2 9g servos + a standard size servo to swing the wings with, here are a few pictures that I am using to build the plane, also I bought a plan for a sling shot F111 swing wing that I am getting some ideas from too, I am not going to make a build thread on this one, because I am not sure if its going to work out or not, OK I am stubborn, I will make it work for your enjoyment, here are a few pics of what has been done so far, Take care, Chellie
Hi Ice Bullit Hi Don Thank you for the complements, I have been looking at other swing wing foamy planes, here and on other forums, and have got a little better Idea now on how to deploy the wings, I knew this was going to be a challange, and that I would have to do a lot of research, on the swing wing, but thats ok, I LOVE TO get myself in to TROUBLE, and then work my my out I will use the 5th channel on my radio to operate the swing wing from, here is a pic that I found that, kind of gives me an idea of where the servo should be mounted and where the linkage will be at, take care, Chellie
I left you a note on your hopefully soon maiden and find out your under the weather. Get your self well so I can see your next to latest creation fly. Cheers
Hi Ken Yes this flu bug, reached out and got me, I knew I was going to come down with it sooner or later, because everyone here has got it, I guess its better to get it and get over it asap I ordered a digital video camera, to arrive soon, so I can take some movies of my DR1 and my slow stick, and maybe by that time, I will have this F111 done, The F16, P51D, and F111 have got to be my favorite planes, so I just had to make them
I was compelled, I had no other choice, help Me :p I am starting to feel much better now, have been fighting this flu since Thursday, Take care, and Have fun, Cheers, Chellie
Thank you bruce, I am getting better now, had it since thursday, and It just has to take is course, the 2 days of chills and sweats were the worst, thank goodness thats behind me now, I feel good enough to make a mess building some more planes Take care, Chellie
She must have been up all night Or gets up awfull early its 6:40 AM EST and she has a green lite. Good morning Chellie
Top of the Morning to you Ken I sleept in late, Sooo I am just up a little later than normal, I am glueing the bracing on my Slow Stick Wings right now, so when the glue is drying, I am typeing is that rotary fabric cutter you talked about, power or non power, it sounds interesting, I just recently purchased a 1/4" trimmer router, 1/8" adabter/ collet and 1/8" diamond cutting bits, here is a link that I am Learning some info from,
what projects are you building at this time, Inquiring minds would like to know well its just about time for me to get my beauty sleep, take care, Cheers, Chellie
Wow!!!! It is a great looking project... Hope you get it to fly soon and also hope it takes your flu bug away with it. Anyway, make sure the cg stays in limits troughout the entire wing positions. It probably will require some sort of movable weight with the wing servo or something similar to keep the cg within limits when you have the wings to the full aft position!! I also have been cooking the idea of an F14 but the swept wings mechanism has kept me from starting anything yet!!! Any thoughts???
chellie- looking great! i started on an F-111 quite some time ago, but kept getting waylaid by other projects. i had a beta builder complete the first version and got her flying with swing wings and all. i am now working on a second updated version with a little more scale aft fuse ducting. here is what i have so far.
tom from parkjets.com told me about your build thread. thanks tom! i hope yours gets finished in a more timely manner than mine
i've got some pics of version 2 with the curved aft fuse. i also have some pics of version 1 in comparison to a shumate 100% F-15 and to my MiG-23 swing wing design.
bowtie hi- if you are referring to my F-111, i went with a pusher configuration because i like to maintain scale lines at the nose especially. this is even more true for the F-111 with its long probiscus. the stick is my motor mount. all of my designs have been pusher configurations except for my RFB Fantrainer and my Seawind.
I was just raggin you cause I like the EDF planes more.
They look so much more realistic without the prop. But they do present quite a challenge. I have a 6MM RC Bandit kit gathering dust cause I want to build it with thinner depron and use a smaller EDF with a Feigao.
i hear ya ken. i would love to do EDF, but i can't afford the cost. it seems that the pushers are a bit more affordable; at least for me right now. i'd love to do more EDF at some point in the future... also, i'm not as good of a pilot as i think i am. i'm pretty sure i can't handle the speed of EDF hopefully that will change with some more experience.
Thats one of the reasons my Bandit is on hold. I flew C/L years (many) ago and started back in RC Nitro Big slow planes = Nexstar 46 Select, Duraplane 40, ect. And working into electric's. BIG difference !
Hi Beanie Hi Bowtiehi Thank you beanie for the pics of your swing wing plane, that sure helps a lot in trying to figure out how to do this, and Thank you TOM from parkjets.com for directing beanie here, this is being a project, but i like it, It keeps me out of the night clubs and from chasing cute guys Take care , Cheers , Chellie