Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Jets
Reload this Page >

DerJET EA6b Prowler build

Notices
RC Jets Discuss RC jets in this forum plus rc turbines and ducted fan power systems

DerJET EA6b Prowler build

Old 10-25-2019, 12:47 PM
  #51  
FenderBean
 
FenderBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 7,065
Likes: 0
Received 64 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mikey5547 View Post

If youíre waiting on Skymaster it will be a long time. Been waiting for them to do the Tornado and thatís been about 4 years now and they still have a few more to build before that
Im trying to NOT buy another SM after my F-18 issues I had, kinda did me in but that being said never say never. I wouldnt expect anything from them in this arena, hoping a few others bring one to the market
Old 10-25-2019, 12:57 PM
  #52  
Mikey5547
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 711
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
Im trying to NOT buy another SM after my F-18 issues I had, kinda did me in but that being said never say never. I wouldnt expect anything from them in this arena, hoping a few others bring one to the market
Maybe try asking BVM, a PNP version would be awesome
Old 10-25-2019, 09:10 PM
  #53  
jetspud
 
jetspud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: shreveport , LA
Posts: 1,125
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default


Got this pic from Miramar
Old 10-25-2019, 09:11 PM
  #54  
jetspud
 
jetspud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: shreveport , LA
Posts: 1,125
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Old 10-26-2019, 08:37 AM
  #55  
FenderBean
 
FenderBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 7,065
Likes: 0
Received 64 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mikey5547 View Post

Maybe try asking BVM, a PNP version would be awesome
If they come out with a two seater, I would be on it like white on rice! I really respect what they are doing these days. Nice model here though, im just looking for the A6 version in a 1/4to1/5 scale range!
Old 10-26-2019, 08:27 PM
  #56  
drorso
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default What a great airplane

Congrats Dave on the new project, keep posting pics please.

The EA-6B is high on my list, i was also in touch with DerJets. Right after i finish my SM F-14. Love those twin engines jets.

Dror.
Old 11-21-2019, 10:33 PM
  #57  
aahwhatever2
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Temple, GA
Posts: 27
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I know this is an old post, but do you have an email address for Eric Clapp? Or new info on whom to contact about purchasing one of the EA-6B's? VAQ209 was my first squadron. Best patch I ever earned! Star Warriors with Darth Vader in the middle!

Thank you for your time,
Jonathan

Last edited by aahwhatever2; 11-21-2019 at 10:48 PM. Reason: typo
Old 11-22-2019, 12:51 AM
  #58  
drorso
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default DerJets Contact

Originally Posted by aahwhatever2 View Post
I know this is an old post, but do you have an email address for Eric Clapp? Or new info on whom to contact about purchasing one of the EA-6B's? VAQ209 was my first squadron. Best patch I ever earned! Star Warriors with Darth Vader in the middle!

Thank you for your time,
Jonathan
Hi Jonathan,

It's not so old. There is one EA-6B under construction, see posts from last month. I was also in contact with DerJets, probably i'll order one as well sometime next year.

Email is: Taiwan DerJet <[email protected]>

Good luck.

Dror.
Old 11-22-2019, 04:48 PM
  #59  
David Jackson
My Feedback: (15)
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,890
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by aahwhatever2 View Post
I know this is an old post, but do you have an email address for Eric Clapp? Or new info on whom to contact about purchasing one of the EA-6B's? VAQ209 was my first squadron. Best patch I ever earned! Star Warriors with Darth Vader in the middle!

Thank you for your time,
Jonathan
Try [email protected]
Old 11-22-2019, 07:00 PM
  #60  
drorso
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default DerJets Contact

Sorry, only now I see that the email I posted didn't come out correctly. it's [email protected]

Dror.
Old 09-30-2020, 11:28 AM
  #61  
Flite-Metal
Senior Member
 
Flite-Metal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 341
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 14 Posts
Default A6E, EA6A, A6F, and KA6D

Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
Due to my love of the A-6 this is a temping model, but I must hold! Some day a large A-6 will come along to take my money!
Keith,

You are in luck. Our 1:5.5 Intruder molds should be ready by December. At that point we are going to finish engineering the spoilers, gear, and cockpit. I currently have a vacuum formed cockpit tub and seats but will replace the ejection seats with MB-7's.
They and the instrument panel will be printed then an RTV mold created for those as well as the tail-hook and surface details like the EA's ECM pod and other features found on the EA, F, and KA. All four airframes are the same with exception of ECM, hardpoint stores and refueling features.


I am currently creating the mains and nose gear struts. Will print the majority of the non-structural details. The 6's mains are perfectly vertical with a rotation just as they enter the fuselage. I'm visiting this thread in hope of finding someone who's EA6B met terra-firma in a non-conventional manner... The DerJET Prowler is a 1:6.5 with a 90+ w;/s. Our 1:5.5 is 120". The EA typically weighs 41#~43#. Our 6's will weigh another 4~5#. I hope to find that gear to scan and enlarge to 1:5.5. Doing that will forego having to reengineer what already exists. Years ago while Bob Kress was still V.P. of Grumman's fighter works I requested and received a plot on 3" centers for the entire A6F.

Our 6 originated as an A6E from the "Flight Of The Intruder". We have the last movie model damaged in a Houston hurricane and one pulled from the original mold. It is being improved with greater scale accuracy. Those in the movie were used in flying sequence explosions.


Flight was along the California coast and desert. Ours was launched without gear for coastal filming in look down angles along the coastal ridge line. The original gear was over $3k and weighed 14#. Obviously ours will not.
Given we are successful with the first four we will probably do an EA6B...Below is the front clip for the B. Very little else is different from the others.




If anyone with the DerJet Prowler gear is willing to let us examine...it would be well cared for.

Last edited by Flite-Metal; 09-30-2020 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Image Spacing
Old 10-02-2020, 04:12 AM
  #62  
Flite-Metal
Senior Member
 
Flite-Metal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 341
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 14 Posts
Default




Last edited by Flite-Metal; 10-02-2020 at 04:28 AM.
Old 10-02-2020, 04:58 PM
  #63  
roydefiant
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Eden Prairie, MN,
Posts: 924
Likes: 0
Received 16 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

So is the plan to release a kit 1:5.5 of the intruder?
looks like Mibo stalled out.
Old 11-12-2020, 04:19 PM
  #64  
Flite-Metal
Senior Member
 
Flite-Metal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 341
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 14 Posts
Default

Maybe... ;^) Doing gear now.

Last edited by Flite-Metal; 11-12-2020 at 04:39 PM.
Old 11-12-2020, 07:50 PM
  #65  
FenderBean
 
FenderBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 7,065
Likes: 0
Received 64 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Man thats just coooooool!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.