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Old 01-06-2013, 09:19 PM
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Default FEJ Gulfstream G550 is ready!

The test flights are done and we are taking orders on them now. You can see all the details at flyeaglejet.com
under the Gulfstream. I have been working with them for over a year on this and I am happy to say all time and effort has paid off. The detail is beautiful and will fly with a full range of motors. I am having trouble posting pictures (as many of us are) but I will get James to put a few up tomorrow. Take a look at the web site....it's all there.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:22 PM
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Forgot to mention, the plane is 130" Long and 133" WS!
Will fly with P-80's thru K140's. The test model had P-80's and will be retro fitted with K140's and shipped to me in about 3 weeks. Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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Deleted. I thought this was a comment about the full scale.
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Deff a lazy day flyer, minus the size very cool!
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Deff a lazy day flyer, minus the size very cool!
At 130" long you can't be lazy and bring this beast to the airfield. Can't wait to see the pix and video.
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It's a floater Dantley! The thing fly's great and very predictable. Your right though...it is a bit big. But then again, big does fly better!!
It will be around here flying at the shows. You need to come down and check it out!!

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Congrats Lowell

Caint wait to see it in person
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Good acheivement but far too big in my opinion

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Will it fly at Florida Jets 2013
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Hi All:

Here are some photos about Gulfstream.
Lowell,your first one is under paint job now.

Test video:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OgZKh2jVjo[/youtube]

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Seriously, get rid of that removable cockpit. It will never work for looks. Reminds me of the Top Flite DC-3. Everything else absoluely beautiful.
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Very nice, now let's get the YAK done.
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Please not the yak , I am waiting for the big big hawk them the yak at the end of 2013
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I need a bigger trailer and another job.
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They need to fix the cockpit windows, they are just not right. I hope the critiques aren't taken wrongly, just some observations.
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Will it fly at Florida Jets 2013
Snowbird, We are scheduled to have it at FJ.

Jeff, thanks. I can't wait to get it here.

G4, no offense taken. We try to make it look as good as we can. Paint will help!

Falcon, I think the paint will cover the lines. Thanks for the rest!

Corndog2, bigger is better! It has a great presence in the air.

David, I just ordered a bigger trailer!!

Thanks to all. It's really great to have worked with FEJ on this project. They did more than I could have asked for. Thenk you James and the entire factory.

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They need to fix the cockpit windows, they are just not right. I hope the critiques aren't taken wrongly, just some observations.

Yes I am 100% with you they need to fix the window
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Yes I am 100% with you they need to fix the window
Yea, we just had a similar conversation with Ija about his 727 model - if the nose of an airliner (or large business jet), is off, it really sticks out - more than on other types of aircraft it seems.

Its a good start, but to really be the best, the shape of the nose itself needs to be tweaked, the windows need to be shaped correctly, and the size of the vortex generators needs to be reduced...

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Even though this is a G-IVSP, the cockpit windows and the cabin window spacing is the same on the G-550. The G-550 just has more of them. I hope to see these corrections, I would love to have a GulfStream of my own someday!
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I bet this thing could fly better on a lot less power than shown here. Not for any other reason than it would allow lighter weights, and it's not like you will miss the vertical in a 900 foot loop with smoke, right?? The approach speed is a bit too fast to look right, and a lighter weight setup would help there. Unlike an A-10 or other types with a fat trainer type wing these type of jets have razor thin airfoils - so to slow down and fly scale like on approach, even with complex slotted flaps etc... it has to be lighter. I'm not sure of the prototype's weight to begin with, maybe you need all that power due to the type of construction but I think these types of jets can easily fly on .6:1 thrust to weight based on my experience with these types of designs - almost half the drag of a fighter straight and level and a third of the drag in a turn (depending on comparison of course)

I really like the size. To do the G550 justice with turbine it has to be bigger like it is.

Looks like it's a really nice setup in the making. Agreed with the other comments on the cockpit - it needs a tweak here and there for window arrangements, certainly. Nice job guys.
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Lowell:

You do not need a bigger trailer. The tail is removable. See photo

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Hi Mario:

Big Hawk is tested down now. Your 180 can fly it very well.

PS: Yak should be ready for test end of this month or next month.

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The shapes of the front windows are correct. They only look small because the outer frame on the model is painted. On the full size they are usually polished making the window look a bit bigger. Look closer to the frame in post #18. They even got the spacing of the HSTB-409 hi-shear fasteners correct. The vortex generators on the real one only extend up ¼” or so. Also there is not aileron trim tab on the right wing. I know all this because I am sitting in the hangar where they are made, and have been servicing the G550 since it entered service. Overall I am very impressed with the work you guys did.
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Yes I am 100% with you they need to fix the window
Yea, we just had a similar conversation with Ija about his 727 model - if the nose of an airliner (or large business jet), is off, it really sticks out - more than on other types of aircraft it seems.

Its a good start, but to really be the best, the shape of the nose itself needs to be tweaked, the windows need to be shaped correctly, and the size of the vortex generators needs to be reduced...

Bob
Thanks for the pics Bob. I think once the chrome is added to the windscreen, it will match the side windows as in the picture. I'm sure it looks out of place because of this. We are painting mine now and I will get pictures up as soon as it is done. Hopefully it will solve this issue. If not we will fix it!
As for the removable front, it's the only way to get in there to install the cockpit. Again, it should look better when fitted and painted properly.
Thank you all for the comments. We do look at the plane constantly to see what we can do to make it better.

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