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Old 10-09-2006, 07:56 PM
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Hey Guys,

First post. Love the site. I have been looking for the great planes f14 60 size prop aircraft. I cannot even find a used one. I would prefer a new aircraft though. Would someone please tell me where I can find either this aircraft or a similar type AC.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:13 PM
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Best bet is , try flea bay.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:42 PM
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I saw an F-4 on Ebay a few weeks back for $275. Not worth the cost. if your going to spend that much on a stupid kit, get a cermark f-16 Arf for $300 something. Much better deal. A so called "collectors item" is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it and $275 is not even close. I wouldn't go more $175 on any of that line. But they are good flying planes!
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:50 AM
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I have 2 GP tomcats NIB , I could be tempted to part with one,....I also have a Patriot 40 if any one is interested,..other wise,..eBAy

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Damn JJ. I would love to have one of the GP-14's but shipping from Aussie to Canada would be absurd.

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Thanks Guys,

What wold the shipping costs be from Aus? Do have my heart set on one of these birds. Thanks for the advice though.[>:]
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Was at $51.00 when I posted this .


http://cgi.ebay.com/GREAT-PLANES-F-1...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:16 PM
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for all of your help. I am the proud new owner of a new in box gp F14. I found one tucked away under a heap of airplanes at a local hobby shop. Now I just need some advice on engines and any building mods that might ake this a better screamer. Looking forward to hearing from you!!!
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Aw heck that's easy, Jett.90
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You said it. I have looked at the Jett Engines for a while now. Will I need to do much modifications to the nose and engine mounting with the larger motor. I am thinking that this engine with a set of robart retracts and I should be good. I am looking for a 110mph+ aircraft.....I think that shold get me there. I will post some pics when I get started!
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:28 PM
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Can anyone give me some feedback on B&D Pneumatic Tricycle Retracts as opposed to robarts. Any information would be helpful.
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ORIGINAL: dburrowes

You said it. I have looked at the Jett Engines for a while now. Will I need to do much modifications to the nose and engine mounting with the larger motor. I am thinking that this engine with a set of robart retracts and I should be good. I am looking for a 110mph+ aircraft.....I think that shold get me there. I will post some pics when I get started!
It is not a larger motor.
The Jett SJ-90L is the same size as an OS.61, OS91, and others in the "61" big-block category.


Bolt on a regular APC 12x6 or 11x8 and you are set.

I hope to have my F-14 finished up by spring time. Mainly the finishing work left on it. Finally decided I was going to glass and paint it.

B&D gear are outstanding. Not really suitable for anything over 8 lbs. I used them in pattern ships and on a jet, and they were fine.
The issue with them, if any, is the nose gear assembly is somewhat awkward shaped. Provides for a combination of belly-mount and firewall mount, and it is sometimes difficult to position it properly in space available.

The inexpensive Robart (new ones), and Spring Air are my general recommendations.
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Bob, can you please tell me what retracts and wheels you used on your Tomcat? I just acquired one of these myself and I'm looking at options before I start building. Thanks. Regards,

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ORIGINAL: dburrowes

Can anyone give me some feedback on B&D Pneumatic Tricycle Retracts as opposed to robarts. Any information would be helpful.
i have both mechanical & pneumatic B&Ds. For the price the are great. Also much lighter then other brands. If you set them right (no binding they are A OK. Some people say the are fragile > but they should take some courses on how to land a plane

heck Yellow Aircaft sells the B&D nose gear assy. as the tail retract for large Warbirds because B&D's are good & light (but they sell it 2xthe priceLOL)

but then if you crash-land well...... rule no. 1 in RC construction manuals: you don't build the plane for crashes you build it for flying
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Bob, can you please tell me what retracts and wheels you used on your Tomcat? I just acquired one of these myself and I'm looking at options before I start building. Thanks. Regards,

Richie
Richie,

The one on the phot is not mine .... but the ones I have built had Spring Air gear in them.

I have a tomcat I aquired recently with great planes green gear in it.... but I think I will replace those.

I just like air gear. Expecially on a complex aircraft. B&D or Robarts would work well too
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10.4 Bob, thanks again. Regards,

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