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Old 10-21-2005, 05:24 AM
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Well here is my monster F15. Not very fast but it looks very cool puttin around the field.
length: 74" ws: 50"
AUW is approx: 30oz
Himax 2025-5300 geared 6.6 to 1
APC 10 X 5e prop
Hacker X30 esc
PQ 3s2200N Lipo

Suprisingly easy to build. Already started the F16. I still plan to beef up a couple of spots on this one and install a larger motor this weekend. This was made from plans offered at 3Dfoamy and other places.

video link: http://media.putfile.com/F151withmusic87
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:41 AM
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Very cool!! question, How do you launch her?
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:15 PM
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Just give it about 3/4 throttle and a gentle toss. In the video, I kind of overthrew it, (only the 2nd flight), but I have since learned that with all of the wing area, you can just about drop and it will still fly away.
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:46 PM
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It is a great looking and flying plane. Good luck with the F-16!!
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rlmcgill714 View Post
Well here is my monster F15. Not very fast but it looks very cool puttin around the field.
length: 74" ws: 50"
AUW is approx: 30oz
Himax 2025-5300 geared 6.6 to 1
APC 10 X 5e prop
Hacker X30 esc
PQ 3s2200N Lipo

Suprisingly easy to build. Already started the F16. I still plan to beef up a couple of spots on this one and install a larger motor this weekend. This was made from plans offered at 3Dfoamy and other places.

video link: http://media.putfile.com/F151withmusic87
Mighty fine looking bird you have there rlmcgill714. Great looker and flyer!
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:35 AM
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Is there any way to get the plans from you on this plane
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:20 PM
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To cool. A jet pilot at a fraction of the cost. Where are you getting the plans? Nice job.
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:47 PM
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Is there any way to get the plans from you on this plane
Good question. I'd like a set too, if they are available.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 06:13 AM
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I just downloaded the plans from ParkJets.com. They have several available for free. I wish I could take credit for them, but I can't. I enlarged the plans on PaintShop Pro and printed them out. In fact, the toughest part of the entire project was matching up 75 tiled pages and tapeing them together.( a large picture window worked well for this). I would like to add a word of caution however, this thing is too big for me. I probably won't fly it much because of the trouble transporting it to the field. I will end up building one about 40 to 45" long. Should be about right and the performance will be alot better. Don't get me wrong, everybody has been blown away when they see it in person and it looks very cool in the air, but the thing is too big for my shop and my truck. I have a Chevy Blazer and with the back seats down the nose sticks out between the front seats. It might be neat for those special occasions such as a big fly-in etc...
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rlmcgill714 View Post
I just downloaded the plans from ParkJets.com. They have several available for free. I wish I could take credit for them, but I can't. I enlarged the plans on PaintShop Pro and printed them out. In fact, the toughest part of the entire project was matching up 75 tiled pages and tapeing them together.( a large picture window worked well for this). I would like to add a word of caution however, this thing is too big for me. I probably won't fly it much because of the trouble transporting it to the field. I will end up building one about 40 to 45" long. Should be about right and the performance will be alot better. Don't get me wrong, everybody has been blown away when they see it in person and it looks very cool in the air, but the thing is too big for my shop and my truck. I have a Chevy Blazer and with the back seats down the nose sticks out between the front seats. It might be neat for those special occasions such as a big fly-in etc...
Thanks for the tips and the URL to go fetch the plans.

I'll have to make a smaller version also, something no longer than 3 or so feet long if I want to be able to transport it to the field without a hitch.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:57 PM
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You have to love it when somebody takes it to the edge!
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:22 PM
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Well thats one for the books,nice plane
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:50 PM
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:37 PM
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You have to love it when somebody takes it to the edge!
I agree! Absolutely wild.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 02:10 AM
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Wow that things BIG !
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:58 AM
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Ok wattflyer, you have a problem now. The real Spencer J is here, and he's already started making shill accounts, he hasn't even been banned yet. You can try to contain it, but he knows how to change IP addresses, so it looks like you're going to have to put up with what RCGroups put up with
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:27 AM
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:04 AM
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That is a great looking bird. Thanks for the link to the plans.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:37 AM
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Wow! Best video and plane I've seen! Looks very scale flying and not darting around. Nice job.
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:55 AM
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Nicely done! The video too! A removable wing- tailfeathers too- would be very useful for transport with this friendly giant. I am amazed by the flight qualities- the area increases greatly when you scale up- but it sure gets harder to store and haul around. The pusher jet is a great concept and this one is the King Cobra of the pack!

I did the tile print thing long ago and it is a pain but it sure works for enlarging plans with what you have.

There is a print shop up the street that does up to 4x8 prints on thin film vinyl that can serve as photographic Monokote! They also blow up a page size plan to a 3' x 4' or larger paper print for under $5! Just gotta start with a good 3 view picture file in high res on CD-R to give them.

Ain't foam fun?
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:36 PM
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Amazing!!!
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:47 PM
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Does it fly as lazy as it looks
What I mean is it seems to just float with no bad stalling habits
looks like a fun plane to relax with and just enjoy the day
maybe more motor just to have the speed when you want it
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:19 PM
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That was a nice video! Love the 15 im waiting for the depron to arrive so I can start on my 15 usung the plans from 3dfoamy, Post some pics of the 16!
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