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Old 04-08-2019, 04:06 AM
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Sorry...I taught he did......really nice model.

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Old 04-08-2019, 04:25 AM
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Update- The BVM F-18 that won the Military Sport Scale category did not win Best of Show but did garner the People's Choice award. Best of Show was taken by a large (1/4 scale) F-86 entered in the Jet category. A Ms.. Jordan (?) built and finished the Sabre with about a zillion rivets on a metal coat finish. A Mr. Greg (?) entered the Hornet and all scale entries were judged to AMA Rules for craftsmanship/color/finish/markings and scale outline. The Hornet's static score was 96.5 out of a possible 100 points. Sorry I did not get the last names of these winners but they should be posted on the: toledoshow.com website in the near future. Again, congrats to all the winners and entries at this Expo.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:28 AM
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Plane looks very good!

Glad and it was the sport scale category though. People like me that build and paint our own models it would be a real slap in the face if he won the best in show category with a plug and play.

Old 04-13-2019, 01:02 PM
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Update II:
The BVM F/A-18 Hornet that won the Military Sport Scale category at Toledo RC Expo was entered by Greg Alderman from Muncie, IL. Greg's Hornet also won the People's Choice award. Best of Show was awarded to Jordan Peterson with her outstanding Tomahawk F-86 Sabre. Jordan hails from Westmorland, MI and her Sabre was entered in the Designer Scale category of the show. Several other jets were entered in the Jet Plane category but without scale documentation, and were judged separately. See: www:toledoshow.com for photos and info on all the winners..
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:59 PM
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We do have a 1:7.75 In-stock in the Black Aces scheme, Shoot me a PM if anyone has interest in the airplane.
Old 04-15-2019, 05:40 PM
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Patiently waiting on my Blue Angels scheme. Hope it arrives before the team actually gets Super Hornets!

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Old 07-10-2019, 04:58 PM
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Just flew my 1/7 F18 for the first time at KY Jets. The performance of this jet surpassed all my expectations. Incredible flight and ground handling characteristics. Have a K160 in her.
Old 07-11-2019, 04:54 AM
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What turbine does JL use in China?
Old 07-11-2019, 05:47 AM
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I was about to maiden mine last weekend until I found the tanks split when I fuelled her up!

The tank is now repaired, but just wondered what anyone has done about the soft springs on the mains??
i had tried to add another shorter spring inside one that’s currently there, but now the plane won’t settle level.
Old 07-11-2019, 11:39 AM
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I had the same problem with my gear so I unscrewed the strut cylinder and pumped in some red wheel bearing grease in them. Don’t forget to use thread tape to seal them up.
Old 07-12-2019, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bidrseed2
I was about to maiden mine last weekend until I found the tanks split when I fuelled her up!

The tank is now repaired, but just wondered what anyone has done about the soft springs on the mains??
i had tried to add another shorter spring inside one thatís currently there, but now the plane wonít settle level.
Did you use the BVM short springs? I used those and the ground position is perfect and great ground handling characteristics.
Old 07-12-2019, 08:10 AM
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​​​​​​I had Rob at BVM send me some springs that I added To the existing springs and itís a little springy but it works much better.
Old 07-12-2019, 08:24 AM
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RCflyerCT,
I initially had only the setup that came from the factory.
I added another spring that i had in the workshop. Are you saying there are different springs available from BVM?

If so Im guessing they are the ones that robzylla got from BVM
Old 07-12-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bidrseed2
RCflyerCT,
I initially had only the setup that came from the factory.
I added another spring that i had in the workshop. Are you saying there are different springs available from BVM?

If so Im guessing they are the ones that robzylla got from BVM
Yes...BVM has springs designed for this issue and you can get them from Patty
Old 07-30-2019, 02:03 PM
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Can anyone tell me if there 1:7 PNP F18 came with linkage covers for ailerons and flaps? I have had mine since March of 2018 and it only came with 2 piece clamshell type for flaps. I know in the past they were being shipped with 2 piece clamshell for flaps and a 1 piece cover for ailerons. Just trying to find out what they are shipping with these days as I am trying to work with BVM to get a set of aileron linkage covers!
Thanks
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:48 PM
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Mine came with just the flap covers as well
Old 08-01-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RCflyerCT
Mine came with just the flap covers as well

If you look at the full scale Jet, there are only large Aileron linkage covers. Not flap.

https://milaviate.files.wordpress.co...5832.jpg?w=620

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Old 08-01-2019, 11:08 PM
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That's a CF-18.. basically a C model.. The Super Hornets have different fairings.
Old 08-11-2019, 12:08 PM
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Here are linkage covers that were included with earlier shippments. Mine came with only flap covers seen at bottom. I need the one piece aileron covers seen at top.
Old 08-13-2019, 12:20 PM
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Hello Guys,
I have just received my new F18C 1/5.5 PNP. Could anyone post some pictures of the installation and location of the PowerBox and batteries ?
Many thanks in advance and best regards. Etienne.
Old 08-22-2019, 11:47 AM
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:35 AM
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How much runway do I need to comfortably take off and land the 1/7 PNP? My home field is 400í paved but I have another close by thatís a lot longer but petromat.

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Old 09-30-2019, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by etibedossa
Hello Guys,
I have just received my new F18C 1/5.5 PNP. Could anyone post some pictures of the installation and location of the PowerBox and batteries ?
Many thanks in advance and best regards. Etienne.
Try to get as much as you can forward (forward being the tray under the cockpit etc and the tray in the nose). Including all batteries, RX, Pump etc. Mine is exactly like yours but #5. These will need weight up front. Mine has two ECU batteries, and two 4000 Mah, RX batteries. All go in the tray in the front. I didn't have to add ANY weight to balance. With my setup it was balanced perfectly.
Old 09-30-2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by camss69
How much runway do I need to comfortably take off and land the 1/7 PNP? My home field is 400í paved but I have another close by thatís a lot longer but petromat.
400' should be fine based on how mine rotates...and I have the spring upgrade which reduces nose up orientation
Old 11-03-2019, 01:10 PM
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For those installing the really big block motors in the 1/5.5 scale BVM F-18, I can offer a re-designed fuselage bulkhead bridge piece. Designed to accommodate an AMT Titan with the large igniter which sits directly in-line with the bulkhead. The original BVM bridge piece sits too low and doesn't allow correct positioning for the Titan. I made this for Buck's Big, Bad Wolf, Texas Reserves F-18, and I'm happy to make additional ones if interested.

Also, I can custom engrave them with what-ever you want - some examples below. I have the original BVM shape too, so I can offer engraved standard bridge pieces also.

Made of MIL Spec 5-ply all birch plywood, that just needs gluing and bolting together. $40 shipped.







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