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Old 09-11-2018, 06:53 AM
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I didn't pull mine apart, but if you look at post#205 seems there are some holes at the far edges. Possibly those outer ones bolt on from opposite side?
Old 09-11-2018, 12:18 PM
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Ah, thank you.
its easy to find something once you know itís actually there!
It was hidden behind the air tanks...theyíre in the LEXís outboard of the fuel tanks.

And as others have found before me, the tanks were full of some kind of debris...it looks like blu/ green grease...not sure what it is but if I had to guess, itís maybe the release agent from the tank mounds.
Old 09-13-2018, 12:11 PM
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Picked her up yesterday at the shop!





Old 09-13-2018, 01:56 PM
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Youíre gonna love it amigo. Iím trying to squeeze in a flight this weekend. 61.1lbs of pure awesomeness. Iíll be in FLL for 20 hours on the 24 th and 28 th if you plan on going flying. Cheers

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Old 09-14-2018, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bevar
Picked her up yesterday at the shop!





Looks great, Nice to finally see one in a different livery
Old 09-24-2018, 04:18 PM
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Received my smaller F18 pnp few weeks ago. First thing I pulled 3 tanks and had NO debris or gunk! I will be replacing all tank hardware and fittings removing smoke pump and using smoke tank for fuel. About to separate fuse and just wanted to confirm that there are just 4 bolts connecting?
Has anyone experienced REALLY soft main LG? When I pulled fuse out of box and set on gear it completely bottomed out without any added items attached! Contacted BVM and Rob is looking into solution. Stiffer main springs I suppose. After talking with him it sounds like I am not the first!
Lemk106 what pilots did you use? And how did Mercury box work out?

Thanks
Rob
Old 09-24-2018, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Robzylla
Received my smaller F18 pnp few weeks ago. First thing I pulled 3 tanks and had NO debris or gunk! I will be replacing all tank hardware and fittings removing smoke pump and using smoke tank for fuel. About to separate fuse and just wanted to confirm that there are just 4 bolts connecting?
Has anyone experienced REALLY soft main LG? When I pulled fuse out of box and set on gear it completely bottomed out without any added items attached! Contacted BVM and Rob is looking into solution. Stiffer main springs I suppose. After talking with him it sounds like I am not the first!
Lemk106 what pilots did you use? And how did Mercury box work out?

Thanks
Rob
Yes, only four bolts. On my gear, yes they are soft. You must roll out straight after landing or you will scrap the missle rails. Also, cross wind landings are ďfunĒ due too the soft springs. The figures came from warbirdpilots.com and the Mercury has been great! All of my jets have igyros but I just purchased my first cortex to see how they compare ( I plan to use it on one of my smaller models).


Old 09-24-2018, 05:14 PM
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Hornet has narrow track with trailing link gear quite possibly the worst combo for xwind ( A4 Skyhawk with tall narrow gear being least desirable ) what oil / pastel did you use to dirty up your bird? Leemkl06
Old 09-24-2018, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by yeahbaby
Hornet has narrow track with trailing link gear quite possibly the worst combo for xwind ( A4 Skyhawk with tall narrow gear being least desirable ) what oil / pastel did you use to dirty up your bird? Leemkl06
i havenít weathered her yet😠. She still looks fresh off the assembly line. Also, I ordered a flat ( which would of been appropriate) but took a gloss model when I was offered to get it sooner. The gloss paint job really hasnít motivated me weather her.
Old 09-24-2018, 07:39 PM
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Not sure if it helps, but on the SM F18(1/7.5 verson), was having that problem early on but changed out the stock springs to a much stiffer set of 2 springs, one light spring for most of the travel(longer) and the other very stiff probably no more than 1in long for the real shock absorbing. Completely different handling on the ground this way. I'll do same on the BVM.
Old 09-26-2018, 11:44 AM
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Just split the fuse halves. Took awhile to realize that outer hex bolts near wing and 2 hex bolts inside fuse run opposite directions! Scary part was that all 4 were only finger tight at best! Something to check.
Thanks for the replies to previous questions.
Rob
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Old 09-26-2018, 12:16 PM
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Check everything, Rob. My friendís F-18 had servos that were not screwed down in their mounts & the tank pickups were too long.
Pat
Old 09-26-2018, 02:18 PM
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I can’t stress enough to check every bolt and nut. I have 2 of these Bvm pnp jets and there were issues with both pipes, fuel tank plumbing, sloppy servos and loose hardware. I don’t trust the person halfway around the world who assembled my jet to really care if it survives the maiden..., quality control should be better for the money we’re dishing out. I will say the airframes are structurally sound. I was going to maiden my F-18 this weekend but now I think I will delay and check the fuselage joining bolts. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:00 PM
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happy camper! Add ceramic blanket / heat shield or aluminum duct tape to your speed brake air lines and respect the crosswind

you will love it.
Old 10-02-2018, 07:31 PM
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Awesome Buck, great to see you back in a hornet
Old 10-02-2018, 08:15 PM
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Feels great
Old 10-02-2018, 08:37 PM
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Awesome Hornet, Buck! What are you using for power?
Old 10-02-2018, 11:51 PM
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Buck is using the Rolls Roycr of miniature turbines. AMT NL.
Old 10-03-2018, 04:21 AM
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Both beautiful bugs! Congrats Boli and Buck....
Old 10-03-2018, 06:49 AM
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Yup the mother of all big block motors.
Rolls Royce AMT NL Titan
Old 10-03-2018, 10:20 AM
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grat's buck!
Old 10-03-2018, 10:24 AM
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Awesome!
Old 10-03-2018, 10:30 AM
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Interesting.
Old 10-04-2018, 03:46 PM
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:01 PM
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Great looking jets guys! Just placed an order for mine. Should arrive DEC-JAN.

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