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jetnuno 07-19-2008 05:14 PM

Flyeagle F18F
 
Hi,

It is finally here:D 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

David Searles 07-19-2008 06:10 PM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
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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

jetspud 07-19-2008 06:50 PM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
I just got my FB F-18F so I cant do this one but I am waiting for there F-15E....

bigplumbs 07-20-2008 12:10 AM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
They need to do a Mig 15

jetnuno 07-20-2008 12:29 PM

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:D

It seems the release is not 100% ready.

USSCAT 07-23-2008 02:09 PM

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

Pantherman 07-23-2008 07:33 PM

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.

David Searles 07-23-2008 10:07 PM

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

ddennison 07-23-2008 10:41 PM

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

Kmarks 07-24-2008 02:44 AM

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


jetnuno 07-24-2008 04:04 PM

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


griley79 08-31-2008 03:23 PM

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

Mr DJ 08-31-2008 04:21 PM

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

autorot 09-01-2008 11:32 AM

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

Sébastien

David Jackson 09-01-2008 03:03 PM

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.

454 09-01-2008 08:26 PM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
would this be big enough for 2 wren 200s

David Jackson 09-02-2008 08:24 AM

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.

Mr DJ 09-02-2008 08:29 AM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
David

What's the thrust of the AMT 400?

Mr DJ

griley79 09-02-2008 09:44 AM

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

Mr DJ 09-02-2008 02:33 PM

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

Mr DJ

David Jackson 09-02-2008 03:18 PM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
According to information supplied, the AMT 400 produces approximately 39lbs of thrust.

Mr DJ 09-02-2008 03:49 PM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
Kool Beans...


David Searles 09-05-2008 05:54 PM

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

Eddie Lozano 09-05-2008 07:10 PM

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 ?.


Mr DJ 09-05-2008 07:36 PM

RE: Flyeagle F18F
 
David

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

Mr DJ


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