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Old 07-20-2019, 09:13 AM
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I plan to replace the elevator spar pivot with something stronger. An alum tube fit into a small brass tube seems too weak for todayís requirements. Iím going to use a titanium rod and needle bearings.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:24 PM
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Haven't gotten that far yet, but sound like a good ideal.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:00 AM
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Sorry guys, haven't had time to work on the f15, work being real busy, vacation, I loss my DV8R jet, to a truck fire and ix12 radio, da150cc gas engine, here some pictures.

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Old 09-13-2019, 04:11 AM
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Not the update I was looking for. What the heck happened?
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:01 AM
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Maybe some lipo started the fire ? Thatís so bad I hope that you have full coverage insurance they might pay for the loss I hope.
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Really don't know, fire dept don't know.
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Well guys, this byron f15 project has ended, received a call from a guy, looking for his byron f15, he made a good offer, I been eyeing a feibao 1/6 scale f16 in Florida, new in the box, so it work out, will post pictures on a new tread, thanks to all.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:22 PM
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Hey Guys, This is Iron Mike, (Mikes68charger) or just Army Mike LOL,

This Byron has been around the block for sure, I bought it 4 years ago from Balsa Dynamic in IA, then sold it to a guy in Chicago, after my buddy convinced me to stop wasting my time on non original Turbine Jets, and then it got sold to the thread starter on this thread (frankle951), and during my efforts to find another it was able to work out a deal for my old Byron F15 to come back home.

After going to the Big Bird Iowa show this year I had to get another Byron F15. As this show is my favorite as its the only RC jet / RC Warbird / Full Scale show / Concerts every night / with amazing awards where the full scale pilots pick the award winners, and getting to fly at the original Byron field in the YouTube clips. So I wanted to get a Byron Jet to fly at the Byron Field next year.

I will be doing so more updating, adding strength around the original spar in the foam, fiberglass the wings, rudders, and elevators, fix rudder servo mounting, and repaint.

I will post pictures along my way

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We are still flying them. This is my F-16 last weekend.
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I had one of the first Byron F-16s with retracts back in the day.(Before Byron did it) I had the pipe up in the fuse out of the airflow to clean it up. Mine was Radar gunned at a tick under 130 mph.
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I am also busy with an old kit. Has anyone got setup values. cg etc.
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Originally Posted by mikes68charger View Post
Hey Guys, This is Iron Mike, (Mikes68charger) or just Army Mike LOL,

This Byron has been around the block for sure, I bought it 4 years ago from Balsa Dynamic in IA, then sold it to a guy in Chicago, after my buddy convinced me to stop wasting my time on non original Turbine Jets, and then it got sold to the thread starter on this thread (frankle951), and during my efforts to find another it was able to work out a deal for my old Byron F15 to come back home.

After going to the Big Bird Iowa show this year I had to get another Byron F15. As this show is my favorite as its the only RC jet / RC Warbird / Full Scale show / Concerts every night / with amazing awards where the full scale pilots pick the award winners, and getting to fly at the original Byron field in the YouTube clips. So I wanted to get a Byron Jet to fly at the Byron Field next year.

I will be doing so more updating, adding strength around the original spar in the foam, fiberglass the wings, rudders, and elevators, fix rudder servo mounting, and repaint.

I will post pictures along my way
I haven't heard too much about whether people updating these F15's are keeping the original landing gear. Anyone? I see parts are made of a fiber filled plastic. I wonder if they are strong enough. Also, the mains are sitting on a block that is side-mounted (cantilevered). Seems it could break. Anyone have experience using the same gears?
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:25 AM
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There are some cool stories here!
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I had the same question about Gear in Post #45. It would be a major re-do to go to modern retracts I think.
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Originally Posted by A7Bldr View Post
I had the same question about Gear in Post #45. It would be a major re-do to go to modern retracts I think.
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I think, assuming the plastic strut is ok, that adding an inboard support to the existing gear would eliminate a primary weakness. Then the cantilevered aspect would be dealt with.
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