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Old 06-13-2007, 11:38 PM
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Mr DJ,

I will do my best to answer your questions. Keep in mind this is my first jet, though I have been building and flying RC for years. In other words, I do not claim to be an expert. My plane has been checked out by the local turbine gurus and has passed their scrutiny. We have range tested and done taxi tests and she is finally ready to maiden.

To answer your questions:

The switch and jacks behind the cockpit are the Power Box switch and charge jacks for the 2 Li Ion RX/Servo batts and the Li Mag ECU batt. The canopy must be open to power off. I bleed the air from the canopy system when I am done flying and just open and close the canopy manually. The system really works well.

As far as the plumbing goes, you will need to be more specific as to what you are looking for - there is a lot of stuff in there. Everybody seems to do things a bit differently, so mine may not be the correct or only way. However I can tell you the start gas tank is in the cavity just forward of the left main tank and the UAT is in the cavity just forward of the right main tank. The fuel pump is inside the left main gear bay with the main kero filter just forward of that. The control valves for the start gas and kero are mounted on the back of the tray behind the canopy along with the ECU, retract valves and brake valve. The radio gear is in the tray in the nose including the Power Box, Matchboxes, air brake valve and canopy valve.

I did not build a ply heat shield for the elevator/rudder servos. I placed a heat shield over the back of them using material I utilize on my race motorcycles to keep the over sized exhaust from burning through the lower fairings. It works extremely well and you can get a pretty big sheet of it at most motorcycle shops for around $20. The bike exhaust rests directly against the material and I have never melted or even bubbled the fiberglass or paint.

I hope this helps you get started.

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Old 06-19-2007, 11:09 PM
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Bill, hello

I’ve been out of town—and now, I’m tired as heck. I do appreciate your words and I will give you a better thank you once I’m regained my energy. I do want to know all so I can get mine started.

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:14 PM
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Bill

Have you made your maiden flight yet? Hope all went well…

How many matchboxes are you using and for what?

So you have an onboard gas starter? How’s that working for you?

I bought BVM’s heat shield cloth and paint to cover the elevator servos and wires—hoping that will suffice.

I’ve just so many questions, I can’t think straight… I’ll end for now with the few words above.

Thanks again…

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:18 PM
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I took the scale centerline tank, cut it up and built it into a wet tank for smoke or extra fuel. It holds 33 ounces.
Shaun

Details on how you made this, please...

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:15 PM
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Shaun,
I have had my F-15 in the box since Christmas and have now just fount the time to get it done. I started and am having a problem getting the gear to fit in. It looks like I need to grind it out a bit to get the gear down past the nuts on them. An I doing something wrong? Also, what do you think of a P-120 in it? I am in Oceanside, and we have talked and met before. John got it for me from Discount Hobbies when it first came out.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:29 PM
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Hi Lowell:
I Had to notch out were the nuts are to fit mine in

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Old 07-24-2007, 10:51 AM
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Dave, I thought so . Thanks for the reply..yours looks great and very clean! What are you using for power? Good luck.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: jet time

Dave, I thought so . Thanks for the reply..yours looks great and very clean! What are you using for power? Good luck.
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Hi Lowell:
I am running a P-120

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Old 07-24-2007, 04:05 PM
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Lowell
I’m just like you—have mine since Jan 07 and haven’t done a thing to it—I need to get cracking.

Dave
I’d like to set mine up similar to yours—your photos are great—please post all and/or send all to me.

The 3rd photo with the fuel pump, etc. where is that plywood located? I don’t remember seeing such in mine.

Thanks in advance…

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Old 07-24-2007, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Dave...that was my first choice. Can't wait to get her done!
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:42 PM
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Hi DJ:
The pictures I posted are from Bryce when I was building mine, The plate was on the original build and not the ARF setup, Those were some picture that he had sent to me

I am running 8411 all around

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:22 PM
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Kool Beans, Dave...

Thanks...

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:27 PM
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your welcome sir,,, a couple more shots
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:34 PM
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Shaun, I build the Yellow F 15 kit and installed a P 80, I is a great flying model just as the Yellow F16 and Cap 10 that I have build and flown. I was thinking about upgrading the F 15 with a P120, do you have any photos of a P120 installation? Or has there been any revisions to the plans to up the power? Thank You, Rick.
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Shaun, I build the Yellow F 15 kit and installed a P 80, I is a great flying model just as the Yellow F16 and Cap 10 that I have build and flown. I was thinking about upgrading the F 15 with a P120, do you have any photos of a P120 installation? Or has there been any revisions to the plans to up the power? Thank You, Rick.
My Yellow F15 ARF was built with a Jet Central Super Eagle, which has 30 pounds of thrust, about 2 more then the P120. I built it per the instructions and its fine. Doubt you need to change anything. No matter which you use either the 80 or 120 just remember that the F15 is not a speed demon, it has too much drag.
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Hi,

I'm glad you like the Eagle. The P-120 just needs to be moved forward or the pipe back because the clearance for the 120's exhaust skirt is different than the 80's due to it's design. The airframe can handle the upgrade in power NO PROBLEM.
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Thank You Shaun. Rick
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JC, Where do you fly your F 15 in Georgia? Rick
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Rick - Mostly at GMA...How about you? We have something like a 800 x 40 paved and a little larger soded runway. I hope to make it to GA Jets next month for the fly in.
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This is the forward tray area with the valves and stuff positioned how I wanted them. Still a little tidying up to do before handing it over to my customer...

I had a problem on this valves system, I had a old twin bug that come with this valve system but was confuse which to which plaese need help tks.
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Also, this is a different valve than the one for the F-18. This valve diagram will not help with the one you have. What exactly are the problems you're having?
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X-Spec,

Also, this is a different valve than the one for the F-18. This valve diagram will not help with the one you have. What exactly are the problems you're having?
Hi Shaun:
Could you tell me the CG location again please,,, Thansk,,, Dave
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X-Spec,

Also, this is a different valve than the one for the F-18. This valve diagram will not help with the one you have. What exactly are the problems you're having?

Hi Shaun,

Thanks on the reply, I believe is the same as the one I have it now as pictures shown below. The 1st pic show there's two valves pointing upward & follow by two valves pointing at the side plus one valve in between both & on the 2rd pictures there's only two valves pointing up & side only. I need to know which is for the landing gears & which is for the gear doors. pls advice tks


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