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Old 09-20-2003, 06:11 AM
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Default AV-8B Harrier Kit?

Well? is there a Harrier kit out there somewhere?
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Old 09-20-2003, 09:09 AM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

well, not that I'm aware of, but a quick forum search would have revealed lots of information on this subject.
There is a very beautiful scratch built project that was on the forum, I don't know if it was completed or not, and there has been one ducted fan version flown that I remember reading about.

Anyway, do a forum search, it's a wonderful thing
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Old 09-25-2003, 03:28 AM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

Well, suppose I did do a quick search, which I did, and found no information regarding a harrier kit. Thus the reason why I made this post. Thanks though.
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Old 09-25-2003, 08:16 AM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

At the top of the forum listings for the jets , there is a link to an article that someone did about the history of model turbojets ( which is quite good and worth reading in itself). At the end of the article , he mentions the fellow who was making a very nicely done turbofan. That same guy has a mold for a harrier and has made a lot of progress toward succeeding with the project. He, like many people, get very busy and has trouble finding enough time to finish the project , but what he has done up to this piont is excellent and worthy. I hope he succeeds and kit the thing. Heck , I would love to have a fuselage just to do a flying version without the VTOL.

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Old 09-26-2003, 01:28 PM
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He he he he...wow there sure are allot of "Smart Alec's" out there.
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Old 09-26-2003, 04:34 PM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

Try your search again, but leave out the "Kit" part. Just search for "Harrier" you'll get a bunch of stuff, I bet.
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Old 09-26-2003, 05:07 PM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

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Well, suppose I did do a quick search, which I did, and found no information regarding a harrier kit. Thus the reason why I made this post. Thanks though
I'd say you need to learn how to use the search function, I did a simple "Harrier" search of the Jet forum and found 24 threads.....
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:40 PM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

I have some images of an amazing 1/7th scale Harrier project designed and built by Earnest Dotson from Los Angeles Ca.
It ran a ducted fan motor

Does anyone in LA know of what happenned to the Earnest Dotson Harrier project ?

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http://www.skymasterjet.com/news.htm

Scroll down, it looks like Sky Master is going to attempt a kit.

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Old 10-20-2006, 09:15 AM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

I would love to have a Ducted Fan version in a conventioal layout, would not have to be a VTOL.

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Old 10-20-2006, 11:11 AM
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The Skymaster version will be a whopping 94" long!!! My philosophy is, if you're going to do a Harrier, do it all the way....SCALE, VTOL, etc.... Of course, that's just my opinion. I'd REALLY like to see Skymaster make an arf TOMCAT....HUGE!! Completely scale, spoilers, speed brakes, the whole 9 yards. I know it would be expensive, but to be honest, I see this Harrier costing even more given the complexities of it's performance, I could be wrong though. I will certainly be looking forward to more news on this beast, just think, no need for long runways, like a heli. I just wonder if the VTOL will be gyro assisted, or should I say, just how many gyros will this baby actually carry?? Eric, might you have any more info you'd like to share regarding this project? Regards,

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Old 10-20-2006, 01:11 PM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

Better yet, I'd like to see someone like Eddie Weeks build a V22 with 2 turbo props and his varible pitch prop system. I think it's more mechanically realistic model wise then a AV-8B.

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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

Solomin,

There was a fellow in Ontario Canada that developed a scale Harrier. It relied on a heavily modified Dynamax fan and ducting system to work. Flight times were short due to the lack of lift to carry a large fule load. But, the model did take off and land vertical with transition to forward flight. He had a number of gyros to help out. I understood that he had about 5 years of developement, several versions, into the project

I understand he sold the design to Yellow Aircraft for production. Then, Turbines came out and the ducted fan stuff was abandoned.

There maybe and old website that has info on this plane. I can't find the URL, at the moment.

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Old 10-21-2006, 01:49 PM
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Default RE: AV-8B Harrier Kit?

Well i made a Harrier AV-8B and i got it airborn last year, it flys conventionaly, but it did look great in the air.

Here is the link, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271994

i do have the plans for it on my computer, but i still have to finalize them.

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