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Old 03-22-2019, 03:18 PM
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I like the scheme. FEJ did a good job on the paint.
The spar structure in the wing, were you able to see inside to find out what they did there?
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:32 PM
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I like the scheme. FEJ did a good job on the paint.
The spar structure in the wing, were you able to see inside to find out what they did there?
The elevators are brand new scratch build they are exact copies from the original they been bluged molded with all new shaft and plywood structure the wings looked ok with regular plywood and carbon reinforcements just like the rudders you could se on the pictures right where the servo placement +I added some thin epoxy inside the wings for all places I could reach.
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by sysiek View Post

The elevators are brand new scratch build they are exact copies from the original they been bluged molded with all new shaft and plywood structure the wings looked ok with regular plywood and carbon reinforcements just like the rudders you could se on the pictures right where the servo placement +I added some thin epoxy inside the wings for all places I could reach.
Sysiek, can you please explain what you mean by bluged molded? I have a few items that I want to copy to make better but wondered how you did it.
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:11 AM
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If you have the original element you could create a mold from the original element you need to do as same way as doing regular mold from plug but using the actual elements like elevators,half and other half like a sandwich and when you have the plug you can use it to make it copies as many as you want .
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by sysiek View Post
If you have the original element you could create a mold from the original element you need to do as same way as doing regular mold from plug but using the actual elements like elevators,half and other half like a sandwich and when you have the plug you can use it to make it copies as many as you want .
Aw okay gatcha. Thank you.
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:44 PM
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Nothing special today just glued some plywood elements to hold the back nozzles in place.

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Old 03-24-2019, 10:29 PM
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Hi
Did you find right bearing for elevator? no slop or any gap between bearing and elevator slot for servo?
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:19 AM
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Ok so the bearings are from eBay 3mm shaft and 7mm output size the slots I made it myself with g10 block material 12x12mm and glued in the elevators so there absolutely no gaps or spaces everything is super fit .
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:58 AM
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This is the way I did the flaps.



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Old 04-01-2019, 06:56 PM
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So today just the exhaust pipe support the must be made the twin version are much bigger size than the pipe Iím going to use.




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Old 04-02-2019, 09:08 AM
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Looks good!

I don't think I could tackle an FEJ re-engineer build on my F-14, so kudos to you sir!

I hope all your hard work pays off!
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let me finish this and tested for some time and maybe for this coming winter I could do yours,this is not my first FEJ I have the f-16 ,f-35 and rafale they still flying.
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:04 AM
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The F-35 other than the complex gear plumbing....I found it to be very straightforward and solid.

Two years ago I was gonna go for their new gen 1/6 F-16.....but they had to F up the landing gear design.Getting it to work is an unnecessary pain. They should have just copied Skymaster's/Likai like they used to.

Rafa, you should find a nearby NAVY squadron and approach to see if the want an F-14 scale model. They pay a lot for them when they want them.

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With the f-35 the biggest problem is the very weak nose retract just not stable the strut is moving all over Iím planning to replace it with behotec c50 like my super scorpion and diamond the gears are very well made,and Iím planning to do some cockpit or paint the glass with golden tint .
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Originally Posted by FalconWings View Post
The F-35 other than the complex gear plumbing....I found it to be very straightforward and solid.

Two years ago I was gonna go for their new gen 1/6 F-16.....but they had to F up the landing gear design.Getting it to work is an unnecessary pain. They should have just copied Skymaster's/Likai like they used to.

Rafa, you should find a nearby NAVY squadron and approach to see if the want an F-14 scale model. They pay a lot for them when they want them.

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Hmmm....I was going to donate it to a local museum, but donating it to the Navy, might be a nice touch!
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Raf, NAS Lemoore used to have the F-14. They would probably appreciate it. As a bonus you might get to see some F-18 ops on weekdays.
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Hey how about donating to me and you can see her fly one day probably next year 😀
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:54 PM
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So after some break got back to the f-18 and did some changes,#1 moved the center fuel tank about 4Ē back closer to the cg ,to achieve the I did cut away some of the inlet about 3/4Ē from the top and 4.5Ē depth #2 I changed all the plastic air sticks to robart air lines #3 installed new vents to the 3 main fuel tanks to much larger for much better ventilation to make sure that there no problems with the air supply,thanks for watching.






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Old 05-15-2019, 08:50 PM
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So I did some more work on her,elevators servos heat shield fuel tanks plumbing and I placed two springs for the speed brakes they will be opening with the regular brakes on the same time and close with springs.










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Old 05-18-2019, 03:51 AM
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Ok so itís been a while since I touched the f-18 but I decided to finish her up ! This is a long process but I hope that it will reward me for the time I spend with,so the wings are finished with flap servos berried inside the wings and ailerons standard ways,the rudders will have regular way with push rots just like ailerons no heavy mechanism from FEJ,finely I have the right pipe but to fit in the fuselage I decided to cut away the back of the nozzles fuselage and fit perfectly 😀 I donít care about the super scale look just wanted to make it functional and light as possible,please comment if you like thanks for looking.










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Old 05-18-2019, 03:58 AM
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Itís yours the 1:7 scale or the 1:6 ?i have two hatches for the twin version and yours have only one for single turbine,did you have a chance to fly her yet?
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And where is your center wings spar support donít fly the jet with out of the very important element.
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Iím glad to see yours. Iím about finished with my FEJ 1/6 with 2 cheetahs.. this is new one no honey comb. But had to reinforce the elevators.
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Itís yours the 1:7 scale or the 1:6 ?i have two hatches for the twin version and yours have only one for single turbine,did you have a chance to fly her yet?
1/6th scale.. yes twin... not yet... almost ran the turbine and checked for leaks. Whereís the CG? Requested for manual. Probably another 2 weeks. Have you flown yours?
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And where is your center wings spar support donít fly the jet with out of the very important element.
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Thanks it was missing. I need to manufacture one. Glad you noticed. Did your come with one or did you have to make it?
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