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    OK, one more thing everyone should do as they...

    OK, one more thing everyone should do as they assemble this plane, is replace the nose gear pin and bushing with the BVM unit. Don't assemble the plane without doing this first.

    The BVM unit is...
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    Harry, you are correct on all counts. I always...

    Harry, you are correct on all counts. I always replace the nose gear spring in the Robart struts with a softer spring. I am always looking for springs, old family hardware stores and estate sales,...
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    True, and nothing will bunny hop if your plane is...

    True, and nothing will bunny hop if your plane is set up right and you use proper landing technique, I also have a BVM Bobcat. My F-18 video was for the illustration of my technique that is true for...
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    I only use full up elevator on certain models and...

    I only use full up elevator on certain models and in this case with the F-18F, it was just showing off, but it is more than capable. On many models I can hold full up elevator all the way down the...
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    When it's done flying, it won't jump off the...

    When it's done flying, it won't jump off the ground anymore!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgYYK35GlOY
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    Brian, Finally got her on the scale, dry except...

    Brian, Finally got her on the scale, dry except for a full UAT she is at 34lbs and 1oz.

    Despite all the rain we are having (it rains every day now) I have 7 flights on her! Got one flight in on...
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    Thanks dbsonic! Got 3 more flights on the...

    Thanks dbsonic!

    Got 3 more flights on the F-18F this morning, the extra flap (now set to 75mm) was what it needed. It now has plenty of drag and I'm able to carry some power during approach....
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    Thanks Brian, yea, too bad my tail hook is made...

    Thanks Brian, yea, too bad my tail hook is made of plastic! I'd show em how to carrier land that thing!:p
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    Check out this landing with full up elevator! The...

    Check out this landing with full up elevator! The stick springs on my new radio are way too soft, so in the wind I'm overcorrecting on approach, but look how slow it gets!

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    Got 2 more flight on the F-18F this afternoon....

    Got 2 more flight on the F-18F this afternoon. I'm really loving this thing, I feel very comfortable already! I increased the flaps to 75mm with more up trim mixed in and I hit the sweet spot! Works...
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    I didn't weigh it Brian, I only had to add 4oz of...

    I didn't weigh it Brian, I only had to add 4oz of lead in the nose though, so I thought that was pretty good. When I get a chance I'll weigh it and see just out of curiosity for myself as well.
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    Yea, I updated the software a few months ago. Now...

    Yea, I updated the software a few months ago. Now that I have the gear working fine and I'm not using the Perbox sequencer, I will probably just leave it as it. The powerbox sequencer just seems way...
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    Nice idea dbsonic, but I want to replace the soft...

    Nice idea dbsonic, but I want to replace the soft bushing as well, just easier to get the BVM stuff and I know it will work well.

    Had a few Hobby King light sets laying around and ordered the...
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    Something current f-18f flyers may want to order...

    Something current f-18f flyers may want to order and if you are building one now I would upgrade your nose retract pin, I'm replacing mine. It is easily bent by hand, very soft steel. The BVM pin is...
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    Thanks Brian and dbsonic, it's a great feeling...

    Thanks Brian and dbsonic, it's a great feeling isn't it!?:D

    I'm so happy it is a great flyer, just take my time and get it dialed in. I'm going to add flap in 5mm increments, they just seemed to...
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    Well, it flew and it is a great flyer! Much...

    Well, it flew and it is a great flyer! Much better than the F-15 and that K180 is more than enough, I did the whole flight at half throttle and it was moving pretty good. Had a direct crosswind so I...
  17. Spitfire kit is for parts, it looks like someone...

    Spitfire kit is for parts, it looks like someone started to build it and lost interest. Much of it was probably thrown away, not worth the hassle. My advice is to not waste your time with extra...
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    Thanks for the info Brian, I thought my elevator...

    Thanks for the info Brian, I thought my elevator throw looked a bit much! I will mess with the nose gear and see if some extra springs I have will stiffen it up a bit. I noticed how it carried its...
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    On the Powerbox gear sequencer, I could not get...

    On the Powerbox gear sequencer, I could not get it to work. Values would change after exiting the menu so I just shut it off. I first tried a Jet Model Products gear and door sequencer, but it seemed...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuqBVsa6NJM ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuqBVsa6NJM

    Found it! Looks great man, and you spent a lot of time in the air. I noticed lots of flap for takeoff, and it looked smooth on rotation. Looking forward...
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    Congratulations, great to hear! Yes, I really...

    Congratulations, great to hear! Yes, I really want to hear/read your thoughts on the performance and handling.

    Mine may be ready to maiden this week sometime, but I am having problems with the...
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    Thanks for reminding me that others have opinions...

    Thanks for reminding me that others have opinions too, I've never even considered that as a possibility! Seriously I thought I was being extremely clear that it was just my opinion among many.
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    Example, is this sculpting? ...

    Example, is this sculpting?

    http://bestpilots.typepad.com/my_weblog/a-pilot-that-looks-like-you.html
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    Thanks YA! Good question, with a laser...

    Thanks YA!



    Good question, with a laser scanner you don't even have to "design" or sculpt a part. I saw a guy scan a real full size 50 cal machine gun and print out a perfect miniature copy,...
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    Frank said in the article that the reason things...

    Frank said in the article that the reason things are changing is because true builders are getting harder to find, clearly nothing like the old days when if you wanted something you had to build it....
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