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Yellow F-18 twin.....twin!

Old 11-10-2015, 09:35 AM
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Default Yellow F-18 twin.....twin!

Hello Gents,

I have bought a part built Yellow 1/7 F-18 twin That I plan to build this winter , it is set up for a single turbine.
However I would rather like to build it as a twin turbine .

does anyone have some drawings for the original twin set up or maybe a complete set of bulkheads and twin inlets as well.

Thanks for your help

Florent
Old 11-12-2015, 06:13 AM
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What Version kit do you have??
Old 11-12-2015, 07:37 AM
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It is one of the latest with grey gelcoat fuselage
Old 11-12-2015, 06:51 PM
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Sean Mchale is doing a twin and I believe he may have the info you need. I will tell him about your thread.
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Thank you!
Old 11-13-2015, 05:41 AM
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I have instructions, plans etc but for the older polyester version. Not sure if there is much difference.. What turbine are you going to put in yours?? I'm thinking about two Jet Munts VT 80s mounted towards the rear.
Old 11-13-2015, 12:19 PM
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It is probably the same. Would you please be able to scan or copy the plans and instructions?
I was thinking of twin Merlin 100 but not in the rear.
There was a nice Build thread a few years ago from Kenny Falconner If I recall correctly but
I can't find it , the search engine is not very good or it has been deleted.
Old 11-13-2015, 01:47 PM
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I built mine as a single with a k210. I was going to go twin but decided against it. Weight would go up some plus complexity. Came in at 39 lbs dry. Had to add 12ozs of weight to the nose to balance. I do have some ducting for a twin but its the polyester version. I would keep it a single unless the work already done is easy to undo.
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No problem I will scan them during the week.. PM me your email address.

I'm also considering doing mine on just tailerons and rudders.. Has anyone done this in the past??
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Originally Posted by Rider-60 View Post
There was a nice Build thread a few years ago from Kenny Falconner If I recall correctly but
I can't find it , the search engine is not very good or it has been deleted.
Oh it is still here

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-j...f-18-twin.html
Old 11-13-2015, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tisdall_80 View Post
No problem I will scan them during the week.. PM me your email address.

I'm also considering doing mine on just tailerons and rudders.. Has anyone done this in the past??
Tailerons should work fine. I have them on a switch on mine just for kicks
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Hi There

If you are interested in parts for the Yellow Twin, I have pipes, inlets, SS Exhausts and a lot of other stuff for it if you are interested. Let me Know

Cheers
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Hi,

I built one with twin P-80SE's and it came in around 37# RTF. I didn't feel like it added much complexity. The only thing doubled up were the solenoids and other engine components. The airplane was much faster on video than it felt in the sky. The landings were light and slow. Gonna do it again soon
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With the latest turbines like the merlin or kingtech there is no complexity,with the single fuel line, and it will be lighter than p80s as well.
the sound of a twin is also better than a single with split exhaust.

Tisdal and Sandro I have pm'd you
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Rider,

That's all true (except the part about two turbines versus one--I can't discern a difference in sound). There's no reason not to have two engines in there if you have two engines. The bird can fly on one should you lose the other, and that's a good enough reason right there
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Hi, I am looking for the original drawings for the YA F18, do you still have these?

Greeting

Michael
Originally Posted by tisdall_80 View Post
I have instructions, plans etc but for the older polyester version. Not sure if there is much difference.. What turbine are you going to put in yours?? I'm thinking about two Jet Munts VT 80s mounted towards the rear.
Old 01-17-2017, 02:27 PM
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I have had both single and twin engine F18s. They both fly great. I still fly my twin. It has twin K100s
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Hi Guys
I have lots of F18 parts laying around, I have put together a few of these over the years
I purchased the F18 molds on RCU a few months ago I laid up a set of composite stabs for one of mine ( I lost a stab ) no clue where it is
Let me know if I can be of any help

Take care

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Hello Ted,

thanks for your answer, can you list what parts do you have?
can you make composite wings?

regards
Florent
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I would also be interested

Originally Posted by Rider-60 View Post
Hello Ted,

thanks for your answer, can you list what parts do you have?
can you make composite wings?

regards
Florent
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Hi!
Is it still possible to get parts to this modell?? Canopy??

Landinggear f. ex?? I have two Yellow F-18 twins. One With two JetCat P-100RX and one old polyestertype that I bought secondhand here in Norway. I am restoring this model. The landinggear is
a little bit worn out, but I will manage to service it to almost new condition.
Picture of my twin turbine Yellow F-18 that I fly.

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Old 01-20-2017, 07:07 AM
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Hi,

I have a set of gear with the old-style brakes. They haven't been used, but they are 'half-way' Paul Reesed. The nose was the original Paul Reese dress-up, and one of the mains is half-way Reesed.

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