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Old 08-07-2017, 12:10 PM
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Mine felt a little tail heavy from the recommended CG and I was in the process of adding some nose weight before my crash. Its not far off but makes it tough when landing because the plane wants to float real bad.
Thanks, did you happen to check it inverted to see how much up you needed?
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:53 PM
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Thanks, did you happen to check it inverted to see how much up you needed?

I had it balanced on the front wing spar and inverted it also flew like she was a little tail heavy.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:02 PM
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So maybe balancing on the back side of the spare will get it to the sweet spot
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:18 PM
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F-18 LG videos, some body asked it.,




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Old 09-05-2017, 12:04 AM
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I have a question for people flying one of these or have flown one. I was wondering about CG locations looping31 mentioned add 700grams to the nose from his flight experience with it. Makes me wonder if the stock CG is pushing the bad side of the tail heavy range.
Hi guys,
I'm curently flying my Hornet with a CG at 140mm (no fuel in the tanks). Far forward of the required point from Skymaster (188mm).
Feels better for me.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:39 AM
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Nice Pictures , i like the twin smoke on the wing tips of F-18C 1/5.75 .,
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:38 AM
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Where can we get those wingtip smoke generators?
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Where can we get those wingtip smoke generators?
Hello, I'm using "smoke 3" cartridge from smokfly. I have 2 minutes of smoke.
I buy it from "alm modelisme" in France. Don't know if they ship as it is considered as dangerous good...
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:11 PM
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Very cool.
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Looking for some ordnance for my 1/5.75 Charlie version, if anyone is looking to sell let me know. Would like the center tank, pylons and any missiles your looking to sell.
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I've seen two of these now and did some work on them for Neal and Barry, and they are very impressive.

The K-160G2's in the tail are your best bet for power.
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Hi guys,
I'm curently flying my Hornet with a CG at 140mm (no fuel in the tanks). Far forward of the required point from Skymaster (188mm).
Feels better for me.
Arnaud
Hey Arnaud,
We are going to maiden ours next weekend and glad to see your updated CG specs. Your measuring from the leading edge of the wing at the root I assume?

What was your total weight ready to fly? Iím at 74lbs full of fuel. We installed K-160ís mid mounted.

Looking forward to the maiden. Will post some pictures.
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Hey Arnaud,
We are going to maiden ours next weekend and glad to see your updated CG specs. Your measuring from the leading edge of the wing at the root I assume?

What was your total weight ready to fly? Iím at 74lbs full of fuel. We installed K-160ís mid mounted.

Looking forward to the maiden. Will post some pictures.
Yes my CG was measured at the wing root and from the leadind edge slat. Mine is a F18C.
Take off weight is 33kg (73,3Lbs).
Good luck for your maiden !
Iím sure you will enjoy..
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New color scheme for F-18f.,
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New color scheme for F-18f.,
So now I really have to buy one -.-
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Thats a beauty!!
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Hello Anton,
Do you think a single K260 centrally mounted would give enough power for F18 C ? Do you have a picture of the Y tailpipe for single engine ? Many thanks. Etienne.
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A little teaser for the next project!
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Hello Anton,
Do you think a single K260 centrally mounted would give enough power for F18 C ? Do you have a picture of the Y tailpipe for single engine ? Many thanks. Etienne.
yes, the K260 is enough , here are pictures for my F-18 with single K210,
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Anymore updates from guys flying this bird? Single turbine compared to twin? CG settings?
Looking at pulling the trigger on one this year, just trying to decide twin or single.

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Same dilemma for me !
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Can someone explain the canopy lock, does it just slide forward once closed and the two metal rod ends at the end push into the front frame? Thanks
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Yep that’s exactly how it works.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:45 AM
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I am building a C model single with K310. Making lots of changes and had custom fuel tanks made as well as reinforcing the big main tank with extra Kevlar. My opinion single is the way to go. Mine is still quite a ways out from being close to finished.
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Can someone explain the canopy lock, does it just slide forward once closed and the two metal rod ends at the end push into the front frame? Thanks
on mine and another I saw the entire canopy mechanism was installed backwards at the factory.... Best part is they don't give you any pics or instructions so you have to assume they did it right... Well they don't. I spent a very huge amount of time getting the canopy right.

also in order to make it reliable I did lots of mods to make mine work.
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