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Old 03-23-2014, 12:24 PM
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The BEST EVER color scheme for F-104 STARFIGHTER!!!!! BY FAR
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:01 PM
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I am using the new Powerbox Royale SRS which has integrated gyro, it works perfectly on this jet, I only have it to smooth the flight on windy conditions, in general the jet flys very stable.

For power I am using a Jet Central Mammoth which has more than enough power for this jet.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:19 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4FR3v-BEZ4&feature=youtu.be
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:57 AM
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Congratulations! to Dustin and Peter 's F-104 at First in Flight 2014. , Special Thanks to David's for the great picture!

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Old 07-12-2014, 01:23 AM
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Nice F-104 pictures from France. http://skymasterjet.fr/


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Old 09-16-2014, 12:57 AM
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new finished color scheme for F-104!


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Old 09-16-2014, 01:46 AM
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Hi Anton,

Is that mine? Amazing, I have not ordered it yet!

Cheers,

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Old 09-16-2014, 04:35 AM
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Jan , Sorry this is my new toy, i asked my builder start install the 8911 servos with all light , i f you want to it , please e mail to John , you can get it first, TKS
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:29 PM
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Love this jet; to this end and after receiving a quote from the Canadian supplier, I thought I might broadcast if anyone who has one in-hand and has elected to sell it...please let me know. This includes kit only or turn-key :^)

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Old 11-02-2014, 09:06 AM
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Is anyone seeing any leakage from the HYD system?

Can anyone tell me what fluid I should use to service my gear system? It looks like 5606.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:19 AM
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I want to know if he current 104's being built are using four air cylinders on the forward, main gear doors. Two per door.
The pictures in the manual only show one per door.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:57 AM
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Two per door on the one I'm building.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:25 AM
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F-104 demo flight at field of Taipei powered by K210,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB64bIW2HCA&feature=player_embedded&list=UUsuSKvGPY5cJQTjupsfC3VA
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:33 PM
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Anton, off topic question but could the hydraulic gear setup used on the 104 be adapted to the f-14?
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:14 AM
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I'm also experiencing some leaking on one of the PISCO fittings. I may pull out the offending line and see if it is cut square. Other fixes I've that might seal up the o-rings is to use a little dielectric grease on the o-ring to help it seal better.

I'll have to take out the gear to paint anyway, the one I'm working on is all white...should be a fun project!

Does anyone know and want to share how to use the gear servicing pack with the syringe and air tank? I'm sure it is simple, but I'm not picturing how it all works together to fill or bleed the hydraulic system.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:52 AM
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Does anyone know and want to share how to use the gear servicing pack with the syringe and air tank? I'm sure it is simple, but I'm not picturing how it all works together to fill or bleed the hydraulic system.
On the Skymaster site you will find a useful video on how to use the servicing pack. Have a look under the manuals that are listed. The only part you will have to work out is the air pressure to start with - may I suggest 100lbs. After you have then tried out the ground handling of the jet, you can increase or decrease that pressure - which can easily get done at the flying field. Remember that you also have to make sure the pressure is enough to handle hard landings, so don't go too soft on the pressure.

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I fought with my leaking fittings for some time. Festos won't work and neither will replacment fittings from Skymaster. The new fittings have a smaller hole in them so you can't screw them to the keel beam. I finally resorted to zip ties. Not happy.
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Default The F-104 at Castle AFB in California

https://youtu.be/rZwv8x7BuoQ

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Old 05-25-2015, 07:52 PM
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That's my Starfighter. Great flying plane!
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How are you guys measuring the CG? It's quite large to put on a CG stand.....
xicoy has a system to weigh the wheels but this is just released. So how have y'all determined where the CG is located?
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Hey Jason, I put the plane on a table and a buddy and I used our thumbs. My CG is right behind the trailing edge of the slat.
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F104LE addendum modification to avoid failure

We notice very limited few LE failures resulted by servo and servo horns. So,for safety flying reason,we again add pins inside LE edge angle. We requrest F-104 owners to spend a few time in making change of current LE. Also we strongly suggest customers to use over 25kg torque servos and metal servo horns, to make safe flying. We will send out addendum parts parcel and manual to owners. Please wait a few days.





Anton, can you provide a video of this modification being installed? I'm not sure how to locate the pin in the fuselage.
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http://www.skymasterjet.com/im.htm

please check this web page.,
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:16 AM
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Congratulstions to Christophe's F-104 back from JWM ,



Hi Anton and john , here is the finalresult after 1 and half year of hard work. but she fly great.
Thanks a lot for your great support alongall that time.
Hope to see you soon.
Christophe.
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Thanks Anton! Got it.
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