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Old 10-22-2015, 11:18 AM
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Default BVM's Big F-86 ARF

Anyone flying it?

This ARF is 84" vs 80" of BV's big 86.

I just ordered one and want more info!
Old 10-22-2015, 12:21 PM
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Alright Raffy!
Old 10-22-2015, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post

I just ordered one and want more info!
LOL, awesome!

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Here is my BVM F-86 ARF ... Coincidentally it was picked up today by Danny to be completed at the "Rocket Factory".. Fully equipped.. speed brakes, cockpit,...etc...

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Old 10-22-2015, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LA jetguy View Post
Here is my BVM F-86 ARF ... Coincidentally it was picked up today by Danny to be completed at the "Rocket Factory".. Fully equipped.. speed brakes, cockpit,...etc...

David

Wow!! I got sent those very pics David!

Great looking airplane. I know you like bandits as well. Nice.

I fully anticipate it to be a sweet heart just like every F-86 I've owned.
Old 10-22-2015, 03:29 PM
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I'm coming back Darren!! I've been hella busy, but I'm coming back!

I don't have my jets home yet either, but soon!
Old 10-22-2015, 05:20 PM
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I just knew you would have one of these Raff. Cant wait to see some more pics..
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Awesome. Would love to learn more about this F-86 too.
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Ok, so I got my 86 a few weeks ago.

Absolutely gorgeous.

Two things to point out however.

1. The red "skyblazer" is a sticker that has sharp ends. These ends were getting caught on my shirt, sleeve, etc. I think I may have to apply some sort of clear to "capture" those ends.

2. In a very uncharacteristic BVM way, my kit was missing the clear canopy. One call to Patty cleared that right up.

Here's a pic on a work bench.

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Looks great Raffy!
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That's a great looking AARF (Almost Almost Ready to Fly).
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Ha!! Yup, BV's kits need a little extra love!

Work on the ailerons were commenced. This 86 has all internal linkags! Very cool Uncle Bob!

Very few manufactures can have as much pride in the fit and finish department as BV.

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In typical fashion, after I buy a BVM kit a ARF version comes out before I can build the kit. I saw this a few years ago when Bob was trying out a EDF version of it. Guess that might have not worked out or is still in the pipeline. Glad I have my BVM kits to build asthey are well thought out and have years of support behind them. The new version F-86 wings will fit a older kit version.
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg Wright View Post
[The new version F-86 wings will fit a older kit version.
That's if your willing to spend $3000.00 for a set..[/QUOTE]
Not me. I'll build mine.
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No surface detail??
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Originally Posted by Helijet View Post
No surface detail??
Plus they got rid of the scale type fowler flaps and the scale hingeing of the Ailerons..
So your loosing those features also

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I really enjoyed building the wings on my sabre when i did them.

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Yea but they are add water wings for those who want to get airborne before the snow arrives again. LoL
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Originally Posted by Greg Wright View Post
I really enjoyed building the wings on my sabre when i did them.


Yes it is a shame, I don't think you can buy the kit any more. i would much rather have a kit but this is where the market has gone I suppose.

At least with BV you know they did not use hot melt glue and that lauan looking plywood. And the wood is probably not moldy either!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:34 AM
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Flaps are in using BV's standard carbon fiber horns in the leading edge of the flap. As the hysol dries, I decided I'd get the main gear started.

You have to paint the brake hubs. I'm excited to have my first set of jet electric gear.



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Gear installation commenced.

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about the set up of electric gear and after working with it. My fears weren't as bad, but it IS harder to install electric gear.

It is more difficult to work the gear in. Mostly, you have to hook up all the electronics to make them move.

I am looking forward to the ease in which flying without air will be.








As is always true, BV's gear is a thing of beauty.

In the manual, it states that the drawing for the gear door attachment that attaches the main's and it's corresponding door is drawn on the plans.

I was unable to find this drawing. So after some finagling, and the old fashioned trying to get the geometry correct, I found that a 90 degree bend at 1.25" with the wire made the best fit for my Sabre. Here is a pic if anyone else needs it.


Old 03-14-2016, 08:35 AM
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That's gonna be a sweet jet. Nice size too... not too huge, but big enough.
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Thanks Eddie!

I got the the gun ports in and the ducting started. Here is a pic of the formers.





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