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Old 06-01-2017, 03:33 AM
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I would be interested in F-35 (non VTOL) with fuse length of at least 110" .
That would be close to a true 1/6th, 200N +. The good thing is they have A LOT of internal room for fuel and smoke. I had never seen such internal clean space to work with.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:08 AM
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How about a non VTOL version such as the A or C model that will not require 10 years worth of research and a flight test pilot certification to operate? :-)

Seriously Anton, I would ditch the AV-8B and/or a STOVL F-35B. They are way too complicated to transition in and out of, perhaps only a handful of pilots may even understand the flight physics behind it. Sure it will be cool to see Ali or the likes flying one at Kentucky Jets.....but I just don't see a lot of demand for. Hope I'm wrong.

That being said, FEJ makes a great flying F-35A. Problem is, its brand name and what comes with it. But folks would be amazed how smooth it flies, and how easy it is to land. We just need a reliable model maker such as SM to make one, and put some reliability and product support behind it.

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I have to believe the same tech that is used in either quadcopters, or the Demon Cortex type gyro setups could be used to make the hover and transition pretty easy.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:10 AM
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I think the big problem with people doing the F-35 or even the F-22 is the entire shape of the airplane is going to be an eyeball approximation at best since nobody has drawings out there with any real accuracy. Having been extremely close to the F-35 while I was out at Dugway Proving Grounds, I can say with certainly that nobody has really gotten it right yet.

That said.. I DEFINITELY would be interested in an F-35C, but please not so big that it requires a giant trailer to transport.
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I think the big problem with people doing the F-35 or even the F-22 is the entire shape of the airplane is going to be an eyeball approximation at best since nobody has drawings out there with any real accuracy. Having been extremely close to the F-35 while I was out at Dugway Proving Grounds, I can say with certainly that nobody has really gotten it right yet.

That said.. I DEFINITELY would be interested in an F-35C, but please not so big that it requires a giant trailer to transport.
Real, authentic lines are out there ;-)
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:52 AM
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F-35A demo practice for Paris Air Show, Fort Worth Tx

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Old 06-01-2017, 08:52 AM
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Not bad for a first try, ever!
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:31 AM
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That high alpha pass was pretty impressive. Same for energy retention and accel.. Very cool stuff.
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That high alpha pass was pretty impressive. Same for energy retention and accel.. Very cool stuff.
i talked to one of the F-16 company test pilots....he said the problem with the Falcon doing that routine was that it got too fast too quickly, and it did not bleed out speed easily...so they had to go vertical constantly. We can see on the other hand that the 35 can be balls to the wall the whole time, retain lots of energy and not necessarily over-g due to high speeds. Gonna go watch it at 1PM (day off today).
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yes, after AV-8B that we will do the VTOL version of F-35., Likai said easy than the AV-8B ,.
Hi, I would go for the non VTOL, F-35C version 2m80 long, nice looking and much better flying for all of us...
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:49 AM
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Just wanted to let you guys know that I just maiden my OLD FEJ F-35 yesterday and the jet after little so slow landing it's still one piece,the takeoff was little scary ,good straight rotation and then straight up jump,it took me about 3 circles to trim the jet and then after the trimmings decided to go gear up on straight flyby the gear worked fine,the flight was not too bad with normal pattern nothing fancy just yet,the jet it's little wobbly side to side but no bad habits,the landing was not perfect I did slowed the jet to early and almost ended on the grass before runway so I powered up for second and flared the jet too much it costs the jet to flap the runway to hard and one ger collapsed inn but there absolutely no damage was done just little wing weathering,the video is posted on YouTube under tooommmek both one from taking off and partial flight and one sepered for landing .BIG THANKS TO FALCON WINGS FOR HELPING ME OUT SETTING THE JET UP .
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Awesome!!!! congrats. On my second landing I tried being fancy and go for a nose up roll out after landing, and ended up getting airborne again!! dumbass LOL That pitch up command is very effective.

Start adding flaps on takeoff, get used to it and add a bit more. They help a lot.

Again, congrats on your maiden.

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I'm going to lower the main gear by 1/4 " and see what happens,the only problem I have I'm not able to do flaps on my setup I have delta setup for the elevators and regular alierons for wings all works together and when I tryed to add the flaps or make it flaperons I'm loosing the delta or one flap go up or other things go bad with settings ,I might split up the wings surfaces to separate the flaps with alierons.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:06 AM
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yes, after AV-8B that we will do the VTOL version of F-35., Likai said easy than the AV-8B ,.
What size will the F35 be? Will there be a non VTOL version available too?
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Here is Sebastians f 35 maiden
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Joe for posting the video , just got back from west Michigan jets and the place is just the best to fly jets full scale runway with no position lights like in Kentucky just waiting there to damage your jet ,I wanted to fly the f-35 there Saturday or Sunday after the show but we have a way to much wind so no chance to get more flights,got the flaps to work with my original setup so maybe better take off this time.
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The plane that can't manouver doing flat spins LOL
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I would be all over a STOVL F-35B! Bonus points for if I could fit it in my SUV, but I would buy a trailer if I had too.
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