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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Wap, seeing this video is making me reconsider selling mine... I've been concerned that this plane will be a headache, but you've made it look effortless. My hats off to you and FEJ!
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Great Job looks great congrads !

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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Thanks All;

    Dub - this plane was really easy to build, no problems at all.  I don't have a lot of experience but this jet flies great.   Is it some particular thing that concerns you about the jet that you notice or is it just the forum?
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Lewis,

    The plane flew vey well. Looking forward to more flights with the rudder flutter stopped. No way on single mamoth. This one has almost 80 pounds out the tail. Was very happy how it landed full on fuel. i saw Ali have issues with tips stalling with landing flaps at the tip of wing so I decided to land with no flaps but used 30 degrees for take off. You can see that it lands fine without flaps.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Also Scobee is only 645 long so this one is not the monster some have thought it to be.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Wap, I've seen at least 3 of these planes fly in person and there was always a major problem. Either a surface fluttered or the plane nearly crashed on landing. Sounds like the landing issue is resolved by not using flaps. I have low tolerance for problematic planes right now, so I hope the F-14 won't fall into that category.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Whats the deal with the flaps causing a problem with landing? Are people using to much? flaps should make it more stable during land unless u get to slow with it.
    Will be interesting to see how my leading edge flaps work out.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    The full flap causes the washout in the wing to not work. Therefore causing a "tip stall" on slow landings. I experienced this on mine as well. If you use take off flap or as we recomend, "split" the flap and only use half of it it will work great. The real one has the same kind of issues as I understand from an F-14 pilot. I hope this helps any concern.

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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Way to go. and Thanks for the posting.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    ORIGINAL: jet time

    The full flap causes the washout in the wing to not work. Therefore causing a ''tip stall'' on slow landings. I experienced this on mine as well. If you use take off flap or as we recomend, ''split'' the flap and only use half of it it will work great. The real one has the same kind of issues as I understand from an F-14 pilot. I hope this helps any concern.

    Lowell
    Splitting seems like an easy fix, Plus you could elimante one servo in the wing. Just hysol the tip portion and use one servo for the flap, do you have any idea of how much is need on the tip for this to not cause any issues?
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Lowell, thanks for the explanation.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Dub- the left rudder is a minor issue with strip set screw.  I will try and land the plane with flaps.  The planes flies great!  Kevin did a great job landing and this plane was full with fuel when it landed
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Your welcome Dantley.
    Fender, I know if you split it you can use full deployment as before on the inner. The landing flap % will also work fine. I don't remember the exact % but I can get it when it's time. The more flying we do the more "fine tuning" we are finding.

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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Warren, you and kevin did an outstanding job. Hope to see you guys at bomber sunday. Barry

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    ORIGINAL: jet time

    Your welcome Dantley.
    Fender, I know if you split it you can use full deployment as before on the inner. The landing flap % will also work fine. I don't remember the exact % but I can get it when it's time. The more flying we do the more ''fine tuning'' we are finding.

    Lowell
    from the looks of it there are a lot of 14s going to be flying soon, thanks I will hit you up for more detail later when she arrives.
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    Fantastic plane Wap.* I'm hoping the F-14 will be my next project.* I would like to have it with the Y pipe and a Mammoth if at all possible.* They have a smaller one with the single engine, but I like big airplanes!!!!!!* Hopefully they can offer this option too.* Again congratulations, and a fantastic job!

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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Fender, yours should be on the way pretty soon. I can't wait to see what you do with it!! Should be saaweeeet!
    I'll let you know as soon as it ships.

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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Cool deal I just picked up a nib hanger 9 46% ultimate to keep me busy got a super deal on it!
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Lowell, any idea if my F-14 has been painted? I'm eager to see it!
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    I don't know if it's done but it was to go in the middle of last week. I'll check on it and let you know.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Congrats on the maiden, looked awesome. Joe C!!!!
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Congrats wap.. you about ready for that cockpit now?
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    I could see that having the flap ail split and using crow might be of benefit. The inboard flap could only help. As Lowell says the total length flap causes washin at the tip and induces tip stall on landing. Using split flap and having the ail up and flap down would probably totally solve the landing issue.
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Very nice F14. Fantastic!
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    RE: FEJ F-14 Maiden AWESOME

    Congrats Wap

    I have been flying the 8.5:1 version with 2 x P80's. Plane weighs in at 46# dry and has 44# of poke, flies like a dream. I use half flap for take off and full for landing and it lands so easy. Only thing I had hassles with was the swing speed control, eventually found a better one at Tower Hobbies and will try the sweep next outing.
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