RC Jets Discuss RC jets in this forum plus rc turbines and ducted fan power systems

Flyeagle F18F

Reply
Old 07-19-2008, 05:14 PM
  #1
jetnuno
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Posts: 1,055
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Flyeagle F18F

Hi,

It is finally here Flyeagle has released the F18F. Who's diving for it?

http://www.flyeaglejet.com/f18.html

They released the plane but not the price. Any body knows?

Nuno
jetnuno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 06:10 PM
  #2
David Searles
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SANTA ANA, CA
Posts: 2,153
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Yeah, I had to do it. I love the F-18F. Base price for everything is about $4k, but they have/had a very special price for the first 10 orders! I got one, but can't tell They will give a quote if you email them.

I can't wait, delivery is 40 days. If the quality is as good as their F-16 this plane will be unbeatable!

David Searles
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt56099.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	993769   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hd94894.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	57.2 KB
ID:	993770  
David Searles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 06:50 PM
  #3
jetspud
 
jetspud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: shreveport , LA
Posts: 1,054
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I just got my FB F-18F so I cant do this one but I am waiting for there F-15E....
jetspud is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2008, 12:10 AM
  #4
bigplumbs
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England, , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 2,725
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

They need to do a Mig 15
bigplumbs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2008, 12:29 PM
  #5
jetnuno
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Posts: 1,055
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Hi

I have been looking for the landing gear but have not find it. I guess with a P160, I can bungee it

It seems the release is not 100% ready.
jetnuno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 02:09 PM
  #6
USSCAT
 
USSCAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 388
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I sent them an email and got the prices, a bit high as comapred to the other planes they make but a good deal if compare with the rest of the manufactuerers. I recently got a SM F-18E and can't convince the wife for another bird [sm=biggrin.gif]. now if it was in her favorite colors like orange, bronze or yellow there may be a chance.......NOT[sm=lol.gif]

David, post some photos when you get it.

Regards,
Mike
USSCAT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 07:33 PM
  #7
Pantherman
 
Pantherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 419
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Looking at the pictures of the gear on the website, it looks way to skinny. Especially the nose strut. It does not look scale at all and does not look stout enough to handle a plane of this size and weight.
Pantherman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 10:07 PM
  #8
David Searles
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SANTA ANA, CA
Posts: 2,153
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I checked with James Chen at FlyEagle USA, he said those were the prototype gear; production gear will be stouter. They are waiting for first sets to come back from the machinist and will post picures later.

David
David Searles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 10:41 PM
  #9
ddennison
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: rochester, MN
Posts: 2,381
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

So this is a bigger plane than Tam's? I have a Tam F18F and I think the wingspan is 65", Flyeagle looks like it is 77"...sounds interesting...
Dave
ddennison is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 02:44 AM
  #10
Kmarks
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 733
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Hey David,

I pulled the trigger also, I hope the gear is as you said going to be a bit more beefy. As a previous post suggest that the pricing is a bit high, the special price for first 10 in my opinion is a smoking deal, for an F18 F that is slightly larger than a yellow twin F18 C, Built and painted, with gear doors and cylinders installed including gear, pipe, cockpit set, and accesories for the low low price of $$$ (you have to email for price), but any ways it is a smoking deal. I have seen an FEJ F16 and it looked really good. If this is close to that quality I will be extremely happy.

Kevin Marks

Kmarks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 04:04 PM
  #11
jetnuno
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Posts: 1,055
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I realy like the Fly Eagle quality.

These guys work preety well, but I do not understand why they do not paint the gear in white like other manufacturers. It is much nicer.

I have the F18F from Feibao and the Flyeagle one, is by far a better choice. Mine from Feibao is Diamond Back, so if I sell it, I will go for this one or:

have to wait for another colour scheme.

When will we have a video from flight test?

I have a P160SE, but it looks that this plane can handle a 180 or 200 N.

Nuno

jetnuno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 03:23 PM
  #12
griley79
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 28
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Hi All

Has anyone recieved one of the F18f kits as wondering what they think, would be great to get some pics up if poss.

Cheers
Gary
griley79 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 04:21 PM
  #13
Mr DJ
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Maryland, MD
Posts: 1,748
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I ordered one: Diamond Back w/all options—should be less than two months out—no rush though, I’m currently in a slow[sm=lol.gif] process of building their F-16, then moving on to their Rafale.

Mr DJ
Mr DJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 11:32 AM
  #14
autorot
 
autorot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: , FRANCE
Posts: 137
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

hi all,

I wait my F18 also (and L 39 ) i post photo as soon as i have it!

Regards from france

SĂ©bastien
autorot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 03:03 PM
  #15
David Jackson
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,630
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I have ordered F-18 F in the Diamondback scheme. According to what James told me, this plane will come with the cockpit, missile set, etc. For under $3000, sounds like a good deal. As far as the gear is concerned, I have the Yellow twin F/A 18 with the scale gear. The gear pictured on FEJ website looks to be just as sturdy as what on this plane.
David Jackson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 08:26 PM
  #16
454
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 170
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

would this be big enough for 2 wren 200s
454 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 08:24 AM
  #17
David Jackson
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,630
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I have two Ram 1000's in a Yellow Twin F-18 (has not been flown), which is smaller than the FEJ model. I would believe that the engine compartment of this plane will be large enough to accept the two engines. My plan is to keep things as simple as possible, so my FEJ 18 will be powered by a single AMT 400.
David Jackson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 08:29 AM
  #18
Mr DJ
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Maryland, MD
Posts: 1,748
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

David

What's the thrust of the AMT 400?

Mr DJ
Mr DJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 09:44 AM
  #19
griley79
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 28
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Hi All

Mine is ordered cant wait, been out of the hobby for a bit due to heavy work commitments and looking forward to flying again. I will be putting a wren 200xl in i think it has 33lb of thrust so should be enough, would love to hear other peoples thoughts on what engine to put in.

Take it easy
Gary
griley79 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 02:33 PM
  #20
Mr DJ
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Maryland, MD
Posts: 1,748
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

F-18 Manual Partly Done: http://www.flyeaglejet.com/F18F%20In...20Manuals.html

Mr DJ
Mr DJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 03:18 PM
  #21
David Jackson
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,630
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

According to information supplied, the AMT 400 produces approximately 39lbs of thrust.
David Jackson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 03:49 PM
  #22
Mr DJ
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Maryland, MD
Posts: 1,748
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

Kool Beans...

Mr DJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 05:54 PM
  #23
David Searles
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SANTA ANA, CA
Posts: 2,153
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

I just got an email from James. #1 Diamondback will ship next week. The plane is finished, they are just putting the hardware pack together and completing the instruction manual. Looks like they changed the rudder control to an entirely internal linkage. First photos of the F-18F prototype showed a hatch on each vertical fin for the servo. New instruction manual shows an entirely new, internal mechanism. Looks good!

I will also be installing #1 JetCentral Mammoth into the beast. The Mammoth may not be available, though, till after JetPower.

David S
David Searles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 07:10 PM
  #24
Eddie Lozano
 
Eddie Lozano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 423
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

David, I had lunch with James yesterday and he did told me that your F18F is complete and ready to ship any day !!!!. And yes the gears are much beefier than the earlier version.
How is the OUTLAW doing when is the maiden ?.

Eddie Lozano is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 07:36 PM
  #25
Mr DJ
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Maryland, MD
Posts: 1,748
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Flyeagle F18F

David

My bird should arrive shortly after yours—Mammoth #11 going in mine

Mr DJ
Mr DJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:39 AM.