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Old 07-16-2007, 10:44 PM
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Any listings here on the old f14 "tamecat" converted to ducted fan jet?
Just curious, have an old one in the box and looks possible.
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Here's my EDF conversion of the Steve Shumate F-14 tomcat. I made it from plan, but a kit is also available from 3Dfoamy or 6mmflyrc.

Ready for maiden flight, but without paint and finishing details.

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Thumbs up Great Job Mate!

Cool! I'm in this build at present and want to go for the Twin EDF treatment as well. AFTER, assembling inlets it seems that I'll be restricted to (without inlet Mods) to 50MM EDF's??? Did you manage to "SQUEEZE" 55's in there?? What a great guy is this Mr Shumate!! I'll be Pay-Pallin' him at next Soc. Sec. check. God bless, and thanx for postin this!------bg
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Are you referring to the "TameCat" Trainer that is now an ARF from Airborne Models?
If so I have one of their small EDF Trainers and also have the larger prop driven model
that I currently have stripped of it's covering to make some needed repairs and have been
toying with the 90mm Ducted Fan conversion, should be a do able conversion once one
figures out how to control the rudders, might just make them solid and fly on elevator &
ailerons only.

Bill D.
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Cool plane Bill, No, I was referring to the same Bird depicted in the twin EDF conversion shown on u4eake's thread. I'm building the same thing from Steve Shumate's free plans offered on Park Jets. If you haven't seen this superb pkg of not only Great (and Labor- Intensive) Plans, but in-depth, step by step building instructions, I'd highly recommend checkin' 'em out!! The only draw-back for me is that the plans are for Pusher Prop only, and when trying to get EDF's to fit, (Why of course I built the plane first, !!!), the Inlet Nacelles only seem to allow 50mm's, or at best 55mm's. I have seen a Video of a GREAT job someone did on this plan by adding secondary inlets about halfway between original inlet opening and EDF's. This "Fattenened" up the remaining ducting to allow what I believe to be were twin 70mm's!!! The "Cat" flew great, but the landing spooked me a bit, if you see it, you'll know what I mean! God bless bg

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