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Old 11-28-2021, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TJPro351 View Post
Nice!
My order took almost 5 months to the day. Ordered 28 Jun and received 24 Nov.
Good to know….I ordered in Aug and was told it should arrive around January before CNY, hopefully 🤞
Old 11-29-2021, 06:34 AM
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Ordered mine Nov 5th and was to be here June-July.
Got a call last Wednesday though from BVM and they said there was a cancellation of a Blue Angels #4.
Wanted #3 but getting it in January instead, I took #4. Have something to look forward to now in always cold snowy Syracuse NY.
Have 2 one+ hours JetCAt P-130's bench run and ready.

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Old 11-29-2021, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by TJP View Post
Ordered mine Nov 5th and was to be here June-July.
Got a call last Wednesday though from BVM and they said there was a cancellation of a Blue Angels #4.
Wanted #3 but getting it in January instead, I took #4. Have something to look forward to now in always cold snowy Syracuse NY.
Have 2 one+ hours JetCAt P-130's bench run and ready.

Tom
Tom….

Good call on taking that jet earlier for a simple number change on the scheme…I’d a done the same 👍

I live an hours drive north of Toronto….so I feel your winter pain 🙂

I had a spare SW190 lying around so I’m going to order a second for my twin….Definitely over powered but that’s what throttle management is for 🙃
Old 12-17-2021, 01:36 PM
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For those of you that have the BVM 1.5 F-18 single turbine version, are you cutting "this" (see pic) to move the big turbine more forward allowing the correct distance between tailcone and pipe? Pictures? I would have to move so far forward (fod screen almost touching tank) to get close to required distance with pipe. I still may have to move pipe back .25.

Old 02-17-2022, 08:04 AM
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LEX Fences. Anyone have good photos of the location on fuse.
Cannot find any marking on the fuse to reference their position.
Old 02-17-2022, 11:24 AM
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here ya go amigo. Sorry I’m not sure how I missed this post previously.
Old 02-17-2022, 11:27 AM
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Funny story behind why the lex fence doesn’t touch the aft fuselage. Apparently the front and aft fuselage were made by 2 different vendors ( Mac donnell Douglas and lock heed? ) and McD didn’t want their LEX touching the LM fuselage. 🤣
Old 02-17-2022, 01:14 PM
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Slight correction.

McDonnell Douglas did the fwd fuselage, and Northrop did the center fuselage. Northrop did not want to make changes to their center fuselage, to accommodate the LEX fence. The LEX fence being added, to correct a problem with vortex shedding from the LEXs onto the vertical fins...Hence why there are no bolt patterns going to the center fuselage from the fence.

In the end, the relationship worked okay for both companies I think, but since this project was originally a Northrop design, starting as the YF-17, it didn't become the F-18 until McDonnell Douglas was able to "navalize" the design.

This, as I understood it, when I worked at McAir 30 years ago - mostly in the wind tunnel group.
Old 02-19-2022, 01:29 PM
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This shows good placement of the port side:


Old 08-09-2022, 05:15 AM
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Success!
Got solid 8 flights on the BVM F18 1:5.5
8 to 9mins with K320 G2









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Old 08-09-2022, 06:34 AM
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Sure do wish they would do a large F model
Old 08-10-2022, 02:49 PM
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It looks great. Glad you are pleased. Fender.....2 seaters are nothing but station wagons!
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by tp777fo View Post
It looks great. Glad you are pleased. Fender.....2 seaters are nothing but station wagons!
Indeed, but I like them
Old 08-11-2022, 02:00 PM
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Old 08-13-2022, 05:52 PM
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Congrats Buddy, she’s a beauty. Can’t wait to get mine,,,

just an amazing airplane..
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:13 PM
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What's everyone's thoughts on the Blue Angles scheme in person? it looks to be quite poplar from what I've seen.
Old 12-01-2022, 07:57 PM
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Stunning color
Old 12-02-2022, 03:05 PM
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Still waiting on the F model! That will be my first BVM so fingers crossed!
Old 12-14-2022, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
Still waiting on the F model! That will be my first BVM so fingers crossed!
Are they planning to make the Super Hornet in the 1:5.5 scale also?
Old 12-14-2022, 04:30 PM
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Are they planning to make the Super Hornet in the 1:5.5 scale also?
Eventually I think but thats just talk nothing official
Old 12-14-2022, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
Eventually I think but thats just talk nothing official
I could go for the B or D model..


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