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Old 11-28-2004, 08:05 PM
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Default Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

Here is my finished model hope some one else out there has the same kit to talk about!!!
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:50 PM
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That's a handsome model![X(] Love those deltas!
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:24 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

and it flyes really good 2, it can hover with an os 91fx
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:42 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

charrua,

Can you tell what kind of covering is on it?

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Old 12-24-2004, 03:49 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

I've read the covering is Monokote.
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:29 AM
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It's Monokote alright. I had to set my iron much higher than the setting for Ultracote.
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:00 PM
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So where did you buy it?
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Old 12-25-2004, 05:33 PM
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I bought it from Hobby People. As far as I know, they are the only retailer selling it.
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:26 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

Well, mine is finished. This thing must be a copy of the BTE Vortex. Can you say NOSE HEAVY! I have a ST G90 with the stock muffler mounted and everything installed as called for in the instructions. I ended up adding 11 oz. of lead to the back end and putting the 6V NiMH battery pack behind the radio compartment. The final weight is 8 lb. 10 oz.

If I were to do it again, I would install the throttle and steering servos in the radio compartment and buy the biggest NiCD pack I could fit behind the compartment. Some lead would still be needed but not nearly as much.

The good news is the plane should be a beautiful flier, if it really is a copy of the BTE Vortex. I'll find out this weekend.
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Old 01-05-2005, 06:10 PM
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Well Ric, we're all waiting to hear how she flew.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:02 PM
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Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to fly it last weekend. If it doesn't rain Sat., I'll find out how it handles.
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Old 01-09-2005, 01:06 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

How long has the kid been in a cage??? He looks hungry I think he's about to dip into the nasal food storage area!!!
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:48 PM
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Whoever said it doesn't rain in California was lieing. I guess I'll have to wait until next weekend for the maiden flight.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:08 AM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

well I sure can't wait to hear how it goes on a ST90, I have bought the same engine for my F4 Phantom jet along with a mac's tuned pipe, wont touch a delta but this is a second choice engine for me as the first was to long to fit (OS 1.08FSR)
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:21 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

Hi guys I stared this and I never folowed it ... too bad!!!

This Delta flies great very easy to fly my setup it's OS 91fx with stock muffler, 2 HS625 for elevons, 2 Futaba 3001 for rudder, 1 futaba 148 for nose gear and 1 futaba 148 for throttle, 1 6v ni-mh battery for power.

I had to move the 2 servos that goes in the nose for throttle and nose wheel to the rear compartment to help it balance.

this engine will make it hover and go full throttle and it will go up like a rocket, with an APC 13x8
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:25 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

Well, I finally got to fly it yesterday. It's very stable and has great performance w/ the ST 90. I didn't expect it to be so stable. It's not super fast (thick wing) but the vertical is great! Landing is easy. Flying and landing is sort of reminiscent of a pattern plane, very smooth.

PS: If you are going to run the ST 90 with a Macs header and pipe, cut at least 3" off of the header before you even try to start tuning the length.
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:50 AM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

It might be a silly question, but where do you hold this plane to start it? The canopy or do you have to have someone else hold it? I'm curious because I am seriously considering this plane.
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:43 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

I have the BTE vortex and I use my sticks that would normally go on the leading edge of the elevator, on the leading edge of the delta's wing, not set real wide, and hold the muffler during crank up (when cold). But also mine seems to have more of a firewall than that fighter, there is more "square" behind the engine heading to the fuselage, I can also hold on to that. During the priming longer crank I hold the muffler. I am running an OS FX.91, and it flies great. I also have the rudders set to both point outward when I hit the flap switch for airbrakes, this thing floats forever. Speaking of that, slow flight is amazingly slow, you almost can't stall it. Would probably make a great beginners plane.

how does that fighter slow on landing I wonder? charrua? Ric Herber?
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:40 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

Ok on mine I also hold it from the firewall or the muffler but now the muffles it's gone my last fly I changed the prop for a 13x7 APC but it gave it too much power and pressure to the muffler and it broke the long screw that hold the 3 peaces of muffler togeather and I had to land dead stick and had a nose first landing and broke my nice robostrut nose gear.

Well it flies great I'm also running a OS 91 FX with the stock muffler and flew great with a 13x8 prop 'til I changed it. it'n not a diamond Dust fast but it very fun to fly.
It will slow down really good really stable too
Pull full up elevator and give it full throttle and it will roll 3 feets and will go straight up like a rocket. it only weights 6 1/2 lb i can make it harrier and hover it's really fun when people see it a Wing doing harriers and torc rolls..
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:42 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

ooo I forgot the pics!!!
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:25 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

I didn't put the canopy on mine and just hold it just behind the firewall (see CHARRUA's pics). I'm also running a 13x8 on my ST90 with very good performance. I programmed my radio for speedbrakes but the plane slows down so well that I've never used them.
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

OK My Delta is just like that, and I didin't install the canopy on mine either. I have the Blue and white BTE.

I also heard they have discontinued the BTE, now I know what to get if (When [:-] )I crash the one I have, as I do dives and very low pull outs
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:19 PM
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

her e1 more pic.
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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

Charrua,
I started following this thread, and I'm curious about your Delta Fighter. Almost picked one up myself, but have a few questions.

First of all, how did you find the overall quality of the ARF? And, what was it like to put together?

Do you still like flying it just as well as when you first had it? I'm thinking of putting a Magnum 91-XLS in mine.

Did it come with tank and wheels, or do I need to get those separately?

I'm just trying to figure out all the extra odd bits and pieces that I'll need...

I'm just curious about another builders opinion, is all.

Thanks,

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Default RE: Owners of Delta Fighter 90 ARF here!!!

I have a Delta Fighter 90 and I love it. My set up is a Thunder Tiger 90 running a Performance Specialists muffler and a 12X8 APC prop. It's pretty fast. Faster than my Dago Red with a Jett 60 and a lot more fun to fly. BTW, the TT engine has the same bolt pattern as the OS90FX so anything that fits them fits the TT.

Mine also needed 6 oz added to the tail. I pealed back the covering and found a pocket at the very back of the trailing edge in the center. Stuck the lead in there and epoxied it down. Works great. Helps to have a crashed ARF to guide you. Now you know I crashed the first one when the profile was mistaken. It was upside down and I thought it was right side up.

One suggestion is to widen the landing gear to reduce tip-over tendency on the ground. This can be done by heating and twisting 180 deg the struts so the axels point out, not in as stock. Don't go hotter then dull red or the temper will change. Use just enough heat to allow 180 deg twist. And don't try to twist the struts without heating them. They will break. Trust me on that one.

This is one great flying, and great looking airplane. Draws a lot looks and comments. Get used to it before going crazy. Especially keep it close as your mind learns to tell the difference between upside down and right side up.
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