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Old 10-26-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default Oakdale F-14 Tomcat

I came across this model at Oakdale. http://www.oakdaleaircraft.com/f14.htm
I wondered if anyone had built and flown one? I love the F-14 and this looks rather tasty.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:51 AM
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Awesome looking plane and I love F-14's, but super pricey for a 58" wingspan plane(even though it is fully composite). Much cheaper of course then a turbine plane, but this one only fits 90mm fans(x2).
EJF.com has a foam F-14 thats 48" ws and is only $99.
X-flight.hk has an f-14 with swing wing. Price is $99 I think.
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From here in the UK, the price looks quite attractive at the moment thanks to the dollar Vs pound. This equates to around £335 which is the same kind of price we would pay for a good ARTF warbird, let alone a moulded swing wing model. So I am thinking make hay whilst the sun shines, but I just wondered if the kit is OK because I have never heard of this kit before. The big cost with this model is the price of a couple of Schuebler fan units and the rest of the electrics. However, compared to the turbines in my other jets, it is still cheap. You mention it only takes 90mm fans. Since my experience is limited with EDF I wonder if you could elaborate on this point for me?
I don't really want any more foamies at the moment, but I appreciate your suggestion.
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Default RE: Oakdale F-14 Tomcat

The plane fits up to 90mm fans according to the site. I am sure 2 x 90 would make more then adequate power and fly quite well.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:30 PM
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Default RE: Oakdale F-14 Tomcat

You should take a look at te Jet Hanger Hobbies F-14 for EDF. It's a proven preformer. It was designed by Matt Holden in the UK and is a very nice plane. You can get the kit, retracts, and swing wing controller for a little over $500 from JHI.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:49 PM
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ORIGINAL: kahloq

The plane fits up to 90mm fans according to the site. I am sure 2 x 90 would make more then adequate power and fly quite well.
Yeah, That's what I figured too. I think I am going to write a note to Santa and stick it up the chimney!
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Hi Skynut,
It's a good suggestion and I have considered it. The only things that put me off is the amount of building and the relatively small size.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:52 AM
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Default RE: Oakdale F-14 Tomcat

I had several emails with Oakdale about the F14. It will use either 70 or 90mm fans. At the time it had not been test flown. I was waiting for that. Let me know if anyone finds out differently.
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JohnMac;

I have one that was designed and is exactly like the Oakdale F-14 except it has Balsa sheeted foam wings instead of molded wings and is sold by Aldous Yuen (aldous@gits.xmlhk.com). I am going to order another shortly and it is only $400 USD + shipping. It flys great.

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Wish I had that plane as a sample for my build...although it is a bit smaller it would be neat to have a model to take measurements on and scale them up.

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hellow I'm building Oakdale F-14kit now. Who is bilding this F14kit now?
i want tell me about this kit making act.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:23 PM
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Yasu,

I am building an Avonds F-14 right now and am looking hard at an Oakdale (or JHH small F-14) next. Why did you choose the Oakdale? Any special problems or considerations? What motor/fan combination did you choose? Lots of questions, hope you don't mind.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:46 PM
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Has anyone flown the Oakdale? I just didn't want to be the first and find out it had serious issues or CG was way off.
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Hi,DAVIT Thank you for giving a reply.My fan unit is AP900FAN two and hacker motor B50-9L two. AMP is Jeti spin 66 two unit.
I put loss in a calculation, and it is 45,000 rounds per minute With a Li-po 5S battery.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:27 AM
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Hi,everybady. this is my F-14kit now.
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Yasu, the pictures did not get attached. At least I can't see them.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:00 PM
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Me neither! Would you try again please!

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http://www.oakdaleaircraft.com/f14.htm
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All of you hello.The upload of the photograph does not seem to have gone well.Is it all right this time?

Best regard Yasu
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Yasu,

Did it come with the Wingbox or did you have to make it? And what about the Wingsweep mechanism, is it a worm drive or a servo-drive? Which landing gear did you choose? Sorry for so many questions but I'm thinking very seriously about getting one of these and you seem more reliable than ANY manufacturer does to me.

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Hi David, I can answer some of your questions Yasu San will have to adress the rest.

The wing box is included. The white plastic or urithane pieces and the carbon fiber top plates you see pictuerd were included with my kit.
I don't know if the carbon weave cloth that is under the white pivots are stock of Yasu added them ... I haven't cut into mine yet.

The strut, that looks like wood, connecting the two plastic pivot blocks is not included in my kit and I suspect that it's not nessicary.
There are two carbon fiber tube supports / spars in mine. They are laminated into the shell with the fuselage bulkheads.
These CF spars look adequate to support the swing wing pivots but then again I haven't cut the large acess holes into mine yet.

Yasu San - Are you there ? What retracts are you useing ? And would you please post pictures of the bottom with the gear out and tretacted ?

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Kevin,

Thanks for the reply, the word of a builder is worth a lot more than the word of a manufacturer to me. Did you guys "make" a clear canopy? The one on Oakdale's site looks like a solid fiberglass one. I too would be very interested in the landing gear. Are they Century Jet's or whose are they? Have you chosen your fans, motors and batteries yet? I need to get one ordered pretty soon, my kids are giving it to me for Christmas as a "surprise" this year. Lucky me!

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Russ , The owner of Oakdale is working on the clear canopy. Hopefully it will get here soon.
Fans are Schuelber DS-51's
Morors probably Neu or Medusa, haven't decided yet, 10S LiPo's, will find KV to get arround 2000 watts per side.
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