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Old 07-20-2009, 02:42 PM
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Yes, on the same day 4 flys later.
It was one of the very first version of the 18. made at first with ducted fan, than with jetcat. (I was not the first pilot of this plane)
I was on staight flight, preparing for a loop and the right wing suduntli go away from the plane.
It is the span wehre the fixing of the front aluminum plate is who broke. (i think the same was allready by written on the forum).
But NO RISK, NO FUN.

I think, i will made a new F-18 in some month.

Ps.Sorry for my English, but i usually speek french.

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Old 07-20-2009, 04:30 PM
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Hi,

I'm very sorry to hear that! If you mean the area where the spar receiver sits on the bulkhead, yes, that's been the place where at least two other birds broke. Fortunately, they've since made that area ok for turbine use. Sorry to hear about your loss!
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:20 PM
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Well, finally back on the twin....I am happy to say it is finally on all three gear! Thanks to my lil helper Kendall, it went easy! I am hoping that in between business trips, i can stay kind of steady on the build!
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:29 PM
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Lookin good nick.. now send me that F-14.. i need another one lol
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:07 PM
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right on bruvvah!!! get right around to it ;-)
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:20 PM
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right on bruvvah!!! get right around to it ;-)
lol..
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:25 PM
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New Progress.....I got the speedbrake done and the gear plates, linings and doors and cylinders..heres some pix
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:36 PM
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She's a beast Nick. Looking good!!!!

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:52 PM
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good to she here on the gear Nick,,,,, Great job Bro
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:56 PM
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thanks guys!
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:39 PM
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Good looking work, as usual.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:40 PM
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Looking good nick! You got those doors done quick. Looks like you could use a set of my rubber main tires though
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i've got your tires on it man...you forget so quickly!!
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i've got your tires on it man...you forget so quickly!!
LOL... yea my memory is horrible.. Whats your name again? haha you got the "new" compound right? Ya know.. the non hockey puck ones..
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non-hockey puck bro....i was the guiney pig,,,,remember!!! geez! -
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that's cold Nick, they got oxygen on them there c5's
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non-hockey puck bro....i was the guiney pig,,,,remember!!! geez! -
LOL... Good to know my memory isn't completely shot yet... I need to find out how many people would be interested in a set of composite wings and tails for the Yellow bug...
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i would be one of them.....if it had all the detail in em!!
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i would be one of them.....if it had all the detail in em!!
Hell you know me... if imma do it, imma do it right. So full litho-plate surface detail, scale surface hinging, and since it'll be all composite, Re-doing the spar design, so the leading edge flaps can be integrated is a must have! Now just gotta get some $$$ to buy another bug kit. lol
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sign me up after the prototype has flown!!! ;-)
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:00 AM
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I'll take a set, Steve
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Utah make it TWO
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Id be interested in a set.


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Damn... looks like i should do that in conjunction with the f-14... I'll give charles a call on monday to see about purchasing a complete set of flying surfaces to maybe get a headstart on.
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OOOOOOOH THOMAS.....the way you make it sound, i may not even sart the glassing process on my foam wings....;-).. How would you incorporate the wing spars to peoples planes that already have the bulkheads/receivers installed??? Please dont tell me i would have to grind that s#it out!!
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