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F-18 Hornet Pusher Prop Jet

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:26 AM
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Default F-18 Hornet Pusher Prop Jet

Has anyone built this? Looks interesting.

http://www.rcjets.com/hop-indx.htm
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:29 PM
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Default RE: F-18 Hornet Pusher Prop Jet

Ive flown the Blue Hornet (fan version). That was a decent airplane.

This is apparently the same plane, just with a pusher on it.

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Just decent? Did it qualify as a high speed plane?
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Your are better off using a Ducted fan , Dynamax, or Remtec, turbax 3. Os .91 motor.
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Default RE: F-18 Hornet Pusher Prop Jet

Why do you say that?
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Default RE: F-18 Hornet Pusher Prop Jet

WITH A PUSHER PROP....
if you rotate to much on take off you drag the prop on the runway
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If you build it right , (duct, intake and exhuast) you should get about just over 100mph.
Just one thing in mind KEEP IT LIGHT!
Jett .90 will make it move.
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It is just draggy... I know many folks cut there jet teeth on the parkinson airframe but it is outdated and not worth the effort to hit 97MPH -

I bet the CBM F-16N/ YS-45RE would fly better...


*** Nothing against Bob Parkinson and his design, but for speed> nope***
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Default RE: F-18 Hornet Pusher Prop Jet

The Blue Hornet was pretty quick. The one I flew had Dynamax power in it.

The Blue and the Regal Eagle were two very popular ducted fan entry-level jets. Both still are good choices for starting in DF if one chooses. Flew very well. Not 200 mph jets though. Big aircraft, thick wings (for a jet), a good deal of drag, and again, designed as sport jets that were grass-field capable. Both handled very well in the air, and had exactly the takeoff, landing and flight performance they were designed for.

But both of them flew (As DF aircraft) up into the 100-120 mph range on a good day. I think I had my Regal Eagle with the Byron fan up over 120 a few times (on the radar) but that really unloading down hill and the engine howling.

Id imagine the pusher version of the F-18 would get up to maybe 100 with the engine and the right setup. It has flow-through inlets, so it helps recover some of that frontal area drag. No doubt the pusher will fly very well. Probably will fly about the same speed as the DF version.
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