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Need Yellow F-18 Single Tips

Old 05-11-2002, 03:44 PM
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Default Need Yellow F-18 Single Tips

I HAVE THE TASK OF TEST PILOT FOR A FRIEND WITH A Y/A SINGLE F-18. IT HAS AIL/EL/FLP. I ALWAYS TRY TO RESEARCH AND GATHER INFO ON SOMETHING I'VE YET TO FLY TO ELIMINATE ANY SURPRISES.

1. IS SPEC. CG OK?
2. EL THROW?
3. DO THE SPEC. FLAP THROWS WORK WELL?
4. PITCH UP OR DOWN WITH FLAPS?
5. ANY BAD TENDENCIES?

ANY OTHER INPUT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANKS, CHAD
Old 05-11-2002, 09:30 PM
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Hi Chad,

I have been flying one for about 3 years now. All the throws in the instructions are right on. Use about 15 degrees of flap for take-off. One suggestion I have is to check the tracking of the main wheels. Almost all I've seen and mine also have LOT'S of toe end to get it to track straight. If not you will be busy repairing the missle rail's and all over the runway. Other than that it is a normal jet take-off: brakes off, let it build-up speed, should rotate smoothly, gear up then flaps. At this point take a breath, hate those test flights.., and have fun. I truely enjoy flying mine.
For landing: when you drop the flaps to full you might have some down pitch. I have a little up elevator programmed into my JR10X. Another thing I have discovered the hard way is SLOW DOWN before you drop the gear. On more than one occasion one of my main gear were not locked on touchdown. Once I slowed down before dropping the gear the problem went away. I don't use a real long approach. The flaps are VERY effective so watch your sink rate. I hope this helped. If you need anything drop me an e-mail.

Jay
Old 05-12-2002, 02:07 AM
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Chad,
I don't know which instructions you have, but the CG should be 12.5" not 12". I have one flight on mine and plan on flying again in a couple of weeks. Are you flying it at Palos by chance? That's where I will be flying mine. I had to raise the nose up a tad to get it off that runway.
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Old 05-14-2002, 06:34 PM
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Chad. IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH POWER ANYTHING WILL FLY?

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