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    A6E Intruder Test Flight

    1/5 scale A6E Intruder test flight on 14 February

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Beautiful! Congrats on an amazing looking project!
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    I hope I haven't double posted, I am having trouble with photo uploads, here are a few photos of the A6E
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    a couple more photos
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Fantastic plane!

    Is it scratchbuilt, or a kit/ARF you can buy ?
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!
    Look towards the Horizon......your death awaits you there So Enjoy today ,,,,,,

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Hi Sonnich,
    The plane is scratch built, self designed.
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    [sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]

    very nice
    Don't be in a hurry to crash your plane son.

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    AWSOME / BEATIFUL
    From Vision to Reality !!!

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Beutyfull jet Mike!... i see LE slats too!
    When will be out in the market?

    I havent seen one of those since 1995 ...dam time flies fast[:'(]
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Mike, congratulation on maiden flight and superb model, like always...

    Is that model for this year Top Gun?

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    I HOPE this is a future MIBO offering. sign me up!
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    I LOVE IT!! Please tell us the dry and wet weight. How was the residual thrust on landing? 3.3lbs I believe.
    The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    I LOVE IT!! Please tell us the dry and wet weight. How was the residual thrust on landing? 3.3lbs I believe.

    One other request... Please do another vid without that goofy music LOL... It takes away from the beauty of that airplane and engine sound.
    The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Thanks for sharing. A beautiful model. I worked on A-6's when I was in the Navy back in the '80's. It was an amazing jet.
    Dry white toast.

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Great stuff Mike, congrats on the maiden. It looks great in the air!

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

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    AWSOME job on the maiden flight. I've always loved that plane will there be a kit available. Will this be at Top Gun this year?[sm=teeth_smile.gif][sm=teeth_smile.gif]
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    OMG thats awesome!!! one of my favorite movies used to be flight of the Intruder! I love the size and oh man how great it would look with wing stores!!!!!! dang just when I thought I had all my future jets lined up!
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    I'm with you Andy....Fantastic plane, however, for me personally, I could do without the music on this or ANY flight videos... I would also really like to see this beautiful plane land. If someone creates an ARF Intruder that will fly with a 120-140, I'm in!

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    I doubt you will ever see one that will fly on a 120-140. Maybe a twin!! The pipe and fuse length is too hard to work with at that small a scale. My A-6 will be 1/6th scale and I am hoping and praying I can get it to fly on a single 160 or twin 80's. We will see when the final weight is figured out.

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Hi Mirce, I am planning on bringing this to TG. Andy the dry weight was just in at 55 lbs. I think if I did this again I could shave off around 4 pounds. Ian's comment about power and the issues surrounding it is exactly right. The thrust tube arrangement makes for reduced thrust efficiency. Kirkj, the molds will ultimately go to Mibo. George, yes it has slats. I had a problem with a servo on the left slat when we were at the field, so I locked the slats for the flight you saw in the video.
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Great Job Mike....2012 The Year of the Intruder.
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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Thanks Mike for answer, can't wait to see you my friend and this amazing plane live on TG...

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Man, 67 lb thrust Turbine!!! You're making me cry Mike!!! My goal of a single 160 is not looking good right now. [&o]

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    RE: A6E Intruder Test Flight

    Excellent job! I had the pleasure of working at Calverton Tower for Grumman when these were being built and the Navy accepted them after delivery test flights and ferried them off. Was a non federal controller before I went to the FAA at JFK ... heady days at Grumman those days...F14's and A6's, Electric Ravens(EF111's) and EA6B's. Caught a back seat ride in an EA6B w/ the Chief Test Pilot Chuck Sewell. Great ride!

    Your A6 brought back memories... Thanks!
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