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Old 07-07-2012, 08:05 AM
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Drop dead good looking plane!

As to the last picture, I fear you will be dissapointed! I have a F-35 with a Rhino in it and there is simply not enough push to get my Porsche moving.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:10 AM
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wow great aircraft! an question. it is possible that your F-5 is instead a T-38? However, the flight it is more realistic to my 'sincere congratulations.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:59 AM
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Model is for sale..

for infos please contact me !

Ready to fly with AMT Olympus

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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Maiden successful. Flies great, like a F5

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:05 AM
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Does it "hop" off the runway like the skymaster/fei-bao moities?
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:06 AM
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no, it starts very smooth.... no spring in the air like a frog....

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:41 PM
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some pics..

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Hi guys
Is anyone else out there flying the giant Tiger F-5 from Tomahawk? I am thinking about buying one for the next winter project. Beside the size, do the cost compensate the flying experience of the plane means:
- is it stable in the air, good to control, smooth to land?
- does the Jet fly slow (it is a Jet I understood) but sometimes jets facing stall in an inappropriate manner.
- thrust recommended?
- quality of the kit (Tomahawk)?

I would highly appreciate if anyone could provide some information with construction and flying experience.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Cheers, Emanuel
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:50 PM
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Default Tomahawk f-5 cg

Need some help here gents.

I'm 98% done with the plane but having difficulty with the CG.

Can any of you share your CG settings please with pictures?

Also a few pics of my setup.

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Hi tassos

Very nice plane and the finish already made in a manner I get jealous . I was told the CG at 95mm works. 14mm is too tail-heavy. A couple of weeks ago I received the kit.

I would be very pleased to get a feedback about the flying experience of the jet.

Do you use a smoker? what's the dry weight of the jet?

Cheers, Emanuel
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Nice F-5
This size F-5 with twin turbines would look killer in a tiger-meet scheme -
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Originally Posted by Turbine2010 View Post
Hi tassos

Very nice plane and the finish already made in a manner I get jealous . I was told the CG at 95mm works. 14mm is too tail-heavy. A couple of weeks ago I received the kit.

I would be very pleased to get a feedback about the flying experience of the jet.

Do you use a smoker? what's the dry weight of the jet?

Cheers, Emanuel
Thanks Emanuel,

Actually I've maidened her. I had only a little issue, one of the tires came off the rim slightly but this was because it was 40C here, and the tarmac even higher when I did the maiden which made the tires expand due to temp.

But actually easy plane to fly, large wing surface area despite the weight, dry 23.8kg with 2 x turbines.

Lands very nicely, nose up. Also set up the front gear air extension so the plane sits at an angle during take off which also made take off a piece of cake. Its an almost perfect scale plane, easy to take off and land and fly and its beautiful in the eye. Make sure you keep throttle authority, needs to run above 40-50% at all times otherwise the lack of air ducting slows it down a lot.

No, I don't have smoke and don't think I'll use one in the future as it is a bit messy.

So I figured out the CG and I made a diagram which I attach here, although not included in the Instructions - a bit difficult to understand from the description of the instructions where the CG is. The plane flew perfectly at these, maybe I can take it 10mm backwards, but I kind of like my ships a bit nose heavy.

Enjoy the build.

Thanks, Tassos
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:59 AM
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A friend and I are seriously considering the tomahawk F5. I see this plane regularly at jet power but we don't get to read much about it on forums. I would like to consider the single engine version. Any comments? What is the build experience like? Is this a new mold or an old dated one?
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