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OK...So I just bought a JUNO F/A-18..Now What?

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Old 09-03-2006, 09:04 PM
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As the title stated "I just purchased a JUNO F/A-18" kit, what now? I am going to have to put fixed gear on it due to my field. Other than that... any advise on how to make this puppy scream? I think I may glass the whole thing. Any opinion on building tips and power suggestions would be great! Chris
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:22 PM
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Are you the same Chris with the DC-F-20?
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:24 PM
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No....Sorry. Is that a good thing?
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CH hit the nail on the head motorwise. [sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
No big about the DC. There was another guy up there that scored an excellent deal on one a while ago and I used to give him a hard time about not working on it. He belonged to Ribcracker's near where I grew up.
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u might want check out the forum "Direct Connection F18 available again".
got one of these babies and love it. fun build and really screams with the JETT (only engine for it). you may still want to consider retracts to get the high end speeds it is capable of even if you have grass, u may be able to beef them up to take it. mine has oleo struts which are cable of smooth and rolled grass fields. just a thought.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:36 PM
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This is a fantastic flying machine!!! You will not be disappointed. I bought mine as a D/C kit when initially released back in 1994 I beleive. It is powered with a Jett .76 and flies the airplane with extreme authority - 120mph or more. Spring Air retract and JR standard servos. No midifications to assembly. Weighs about 8 lbs empty. Speed envelope extreme and handles well with both high and slow speed regimes. Slows way down with flaps for realistic nose high landings with zero tip stall tendency.
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Great looking airplanes... The Jett-90 is what most would recommend, and I am sure you could still use retracts no matter the condition of your field--- These days Spring-Air and Robart make VERY STURDY units, add struts and that helps also--- Just beef up the LG blocks in the airframe

It'd be a shame to have one of these flying "dirty" all the time-

Congrats on your purchase and keep us up to date on the build...
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here's mine!,.....but in answer to your question,..Put the thing together! take your time with it, you will enjoy it,..flies like a "dream"

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Very nice looking plane
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