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Old 11-10-2020, 01:19 PM
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The new CARF F-100 is on the boat! This is the new lightweight revamped F-100... I spent some time with Andreas and the F-100 he had at Florida Jets in early 2020 (pre COVID19), and absolutely fell in love with it. They really simplified a lot with the airframe... it's like a sport jet inside and an F-100 on the outside!

I'll do a full build thread to walk through all aspects of the finishing, setup and flying.

It will be guided by a PowerBox Core radio, 2 26D receivers into a PB Royal (or something new if it's released in time),PB wire/connectors, JR Servos and either a Kingtech 210 or the new K235 for power.

All the painting/finishing supplies are on the way from Ralle and the gang at Tailormade decals... Wing and Stab bags are on the way from Revoc.

The kit should arrive early December or so... I'll get started in a few weeks and plan for it to be at FL Jets 2021!

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Old 11-11-2020, 11:31 AM
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What scheme did you select? Tell us about the new lightweight F-100 version, is it more sport and less scale, how much weight is been saved? and how does it compare to the newer BVM version? I'm assuming it does not have slats?
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Probably like all CARF the gear is still being made and will probably be ready in a yr or two.

Hence it is the lightweight version.

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I bought one of the last fat boy, heavy weight versions that I'm planning on getting in to at the front end of next year. I've got the new Electron gear for it. Will be interesting to see the lightweight version. The old version flies awesome by all accounts so the new version should be great.

I quite like having the slats and speed brake etc.



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That is one good lookin airplane!
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That is one good lookin airplane!
How different is it from the xtreme arf f100?
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More info here... https://carf-models.com/en/products/f-100
If you go on CARF's Facebook pages you'll see some lightweight F-100 produced already...
https://www.facebook.com/carfmodels or https://www.facebook.com/groups/CARFMODELSOC
For added cost they will do an awesome scale scheme, sand the silver paint to look like a real aluminum skin and even paint the hot section that looks real and not over-done.
Definitely got me looking into one again. A couple years ago I saw Pablo fly the "heavy" CARF/Elite Aerosports version and it flew like a sport jet - the lightweight should be even better!





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Old 11-15-2020, 07:05 PM
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What scheme did you select? Tell us about the new lightweight F-100 version, is it more sport and less scale, how much weight is been saved? and how does it compare to the newer BVM version? I'm assuming it does not have slats?
I can give you a little more information since the F100 in the 1st picture (FE-433 with yellow tail) is mine and on its way to me soon. I did the calculation for the new light version before I ordered mine and estimated that it is about 12 lbs lighter. You are correct that this is without slats and speed brake but neither of these are needed to have an excellent flying F100. As I understand this was done to greatly simplify the F100. Watching videos it should be a great everyday flier. You can see videos of this F100 flying on turbines from K210 to K300. It looks to fly quite well even on the K210.

I am not sure there is a comparison to the BVM since the model sizes are so much different.

One of the main selling points for me was the factory made electron gear that are a bolt in fit. I would run Electrons in all my planes if possible because I think they are the best gear manufactured currently.

I will post some more photos when mine arrives. Gary

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Iím starting the build on mine sometime during December, it came a few weeks back along with a Rebel Pro and a Mephisto thatís on the table now..
Mine will be powered by Kt 235, Jeti guided and JR 8931 35k for ailerons and elevators and 8911 for rudder and flaps..
mine came with the aluminum sanding technique, it looks just outstanding, Electron LG installed so no worry about gear supply for the one who was complaining...






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Braza's CARF-Models F-100 D Super Sabre

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Is there an issue with the front landing gear?

Seems to be shaking a lot.

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Maybe one of the steering cables is loose, assuming it has steering cables.
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Earlier this week I received my CARF F-100D Kit!

It came in 3 boxes, one with the wings/stabs, one with the front of the fuse, and one with the rear fuse and drop tanks. Everything came undamaged.

First impressions are, itís big, itís light and very well put together. The quality, and finish is fantastic. All the building work is done! All the surfaces are hinged, and the control horns are installed. The best part is all of the gear doors are completely done, and done well. All the Servo mounts are in place, including for all the doors.

This is a scuff ní spray plane! Itís a welcome and appreciated change for me... my last builds were 3 Tomahawk jets, and 4 Airworld jets/planes. All of the building is done, very cleanly.

Here are some first few pics.


























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Here are a few more with it slipped together.







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It will be powered by a Kingtech K-235.

I’ll be using a PowerBox Core Radio with 2 26D receivers, and probably run a PB Royal to manage everything onboard. I like the Royal for applications like this. I may run lights, and will run them with the PowerBox LightBox.

The last of my stash of JR Servos will be used...JR NXB8921’s for all the flight surfaces and JR NX8931’s for the gear doors and steering.

The paint, paint masks and dry rubs are here from Tailormade Graphics, and my color scheme is below.


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Scheme looks great, not seen that one before.

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That Scheme looks Really awesome it will tur out beutyfull.....

For the Speed Brake, are you also using 8931's?
I haven't take a closer look at mine as my storage is on my club's field and haven't been there much lattely

When I got my servos I forgot about the doors and Speed brake so I'll have to place a new order for them asap

K235 on Mine too, It's arriving this week...




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It will be powered by a Kingtech K-235.

Iíll be using a PowerBox Core Radio with 2 26D receivers, and probably run a PB Royal to manage everything onboard. I like the Royal for applications like this. I may run lights, and will run them with the PowerBox LightBox.

The last of my stash of JR Servos will be used...JR NXB8921ís for all the flight surfaces and JR NX8931ís for the gear doors and steering.

The paint, paint masks and dry rubs are here from Tailormade Graphics, and my color scheme is below.

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Originally Posted by skymaster68 View Post
That Scheme looks Really awesome it will tur out beutyfull.....

For the Speed Brake, are you also using 8931's?
I haven't take a closer look at mine as my storage is on my club's field and haven't been there much lattely

When I got my servos I forgot about the doors and Speed brake so I'll have to place a new order for them asap

K235 on Mine too, It's arriving this week...
The speed brake will be operated by two linear actuators.

Excellent!
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Originally Posted by MattyMatt View Post
The speed brake will be operated by two linear actuators.

Excellent!
Wich actuators are you gonna use?
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Originally Posted by skymaster68 View Post
Wich actuators are you gonna use?
They are actuators that CARF models provides with the air brake kit. I believe they are electron.
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What scale is this, it seems the numbers of 2.5 and 3.1 give it something around 1/4.7 scale.

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Originally Posted by MattyMatt View Post
They are actuators that CARF models provides with the air brake kit. I believe they are electron.
Will have to take a closer look a my hardware bag next week !!!
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Originally Posted by Halcyon66 View Post
What scale is this, it seems the numbers of 2.5 and 3.1 give it something around 1/4.7 scale.

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I believe it is 1:4.675
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Was there any particular reason for the strange scale?

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