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It's coming! Skymaster F-18 1/6 on 2016

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Old 01-08-2016, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
Gun whats the specs on the K160 im guessing the size will be the same as 140 but what about thrust?
Smaller then the k140 . Not sure exact specs. Should have a few I'm sticking in Barry's lightning soon. I'll let you know.
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by gunradd View Post
Smaller then the k140 . Not sure exact specs. Should have a few I'm sticking in Barry's lightning soon. I'll let you know.
Barry mentioned this engine to me a while back. Been patiently waiting with money in hand. Well....maybe not so patiently.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:35 AM
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I want one!
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:51 AM
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Skymaster F-18f 1/6.25 vs. 1/8

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Old 01-16-2016, 08:55 AM
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fanally, i got the good weather for test the full flaps and found the good CG position for the F-18f 1/6.25, this is very differance fly style for the landing by 4 pcs of full flaps , we will continure test fly this F-18f as soon,




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGtO3e8n_OI

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Old 01-16-2016, 01:16 PM
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Looks really windy. I bet a cortex gyro would really settle that plane down a bunch but I understand it's in flight testing so you don't want to mask any bad tendencies.
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Old 01-16-2016, 04:43 PM
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Yup, a nice, low wing loaded big f-18c might get me back into a hornet.....hmmmm
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
Yup, a nice, low wing loaded big f-18c might get me back into a hornet.....hmmmm
This one is on my list too. Looks sweeeeet!
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:30 PM
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Once you get a feel for the bird and fly a power on attitude approach all that pio will go away. Narrow track gear doesn't like a crosswind.
Looks good congrats
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:37 PM
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yes, no gyro, and Likai will improve the pressure of main struts , now little soft.,
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:45 AM
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we adjusted the all throws with EXP and CG then test flight again and again!


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Old 01-20-2016, 08:46 AM
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and test the show flight and cobra move (4:55) too!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnkmWnfVHj4

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Old 01-25-2016, 05:25 PM
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What is the all up weight ready to fly with the k-120's in it?
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:22 PM
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Seems to fly really well. It looks to me like the stabs need longer control horns judging by the visible oscillation visible at the trailing edge. I have extended those on every sky master jet I have owned and achieved much better resolution, no oscillation and better control geometry. It would be nice if they could be made longer at the factory.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:50 PM
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more test flight yesterday!



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Old 01-26-2016, 06:26 PM
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Looking great Anton!

Square loop next!
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:47 PM
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Nice approaches to landing rollout. Set the attitude early, fly the pattern with power.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:06 AM
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the Likai's F-18f 1/6.25 dry weight is 27kg without the fuel .,
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:54 AM
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new F-18f arrived to Taiwan in Likai's work desk ., the Likai will install two new K-160 in the tail without tailpipe, can not wait to test fly it.,


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Old 02-27-2016, 02:13 AM
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Looks fantastic Anton. Be sure to post the test flight.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:17 AM
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finished the F-18E 1/6.25 with full ordinance , now only wait paint job for the ordinance.,


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Old 03-26-2016, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by pilot tw View Post
finished the F-18E 1/6.25 with full ordinance , now only wait paint job for the ordinance.,


Still hanging out for the C, I overcame the temptation of ordering the F.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:48 AM
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Holding out for the D, but the F is mighty tempting LOL

Very nice touch adding the missiles to the fuselage as well, I did notice this until I looked at the third picture.

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Are the planing links functional? the little links that rotate the main wheel axle when the gear goes up?

What is the main wheel track? (distance between the main wheels)

Looks great, cant wait to see a C/D model in 1/6 scale.
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^^^^^^^^^^ +1
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