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Yellow Aircraft F/A-18C Twin (Two Engines) KIT Full Build BUILDER'S Thread

Old 03-06-2009, 02:45 PM
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OK GUYS
im comming to the end of the work on the 18, the servos just arrived on all flying surfaces im useing JR8711 , power box 40/24 , and just got the JR DSX12 2.4 TX so now if anything goes **** up i guess it would be my fault !!!! still i have two important questions if you dont mind , 1 where is the neutral postion for the elavators?? 2 on the elavators are you using a Y lead or going to seperate channels if channels what numbers? oh C/G is it as the plan says on the front spar? thanks for your time.
happy landings regards wayne
Old 03-10-2009, 04:13 PM
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ok guys
just thought id put up some pics i hope they come out not much good with a cam, oh by the way going for JR8411 on ailerons and i need to know when i set the C/G is it gear up tanks empty? thanks guys ill let you know how the maiden goes the end of april.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:23 PM
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If I remember right, the neutral position on the stabs is the lower panel line of the formation lights. Balance on the front spar with the gear up and tanks empty (UAT full if you have one). You will absolutely love the way it flies.
Old 04-15-2009, 03:01 PM
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i have a question guys, have anyone tryed to fly this aircraft fully loaded with a jetcat 160 or is that asking a little to much for a model of this size and and the engine combo? it would be intresting to know as i would like to go for a center tank and wing pylons , if you all advise to fly a clean model ill leave it as it is ,as its a cracker !!!!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:02 PM
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One of the local flyers flew his Yellow F/A-18 with a single Simjet Nexus (36 lbs thrust) and it flew quite well. As was mentioned in an earlier post to this thread, before the more powerful turbine actually hit the market, people were flying this plane first with twin ducted fans. Later the Ram 1000 was used Though the Ram 1000 was reported to have 28lbs of thrust, many of us learned later after having the engine serviced that the power output on some of the 1000s was between 24 to 26 lbs. In my opinion, the 160SX at 35-36lbs, you should be able to have external stores attached to this plane and get reasonable flight performance. Not sure what the overall weight of your will be, but I have twin turbines on my Y/A F-18 and it weighs 47lbs wet. I assume that with a single powerplant, your plane will weigh considerably less.
Old 07-25-2010, 12:27 PM
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Hi,

Bumping this to the top for a new guy who's looking for this thread....
Old 10-18-2012, 07:14 PM
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Same bump.
Old 10-19-2012, 08:59 AM
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Wow,

I went back through and looked at all the pics from this thread. It was only 4 years ago, but I can't believe how sloppy my hysol is in there. That crap is everywhere! Much neater these days.
Old 07-16-2013, 12:54 PM
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Default RE: Yellow Aircraft F/A-18C Twin (Two Engines) KIT Full Build BUILDER'S Thread

Guy I'm setting up my twin right now

From all I can gather the neutral position of the stab is the lower panel line of the formation light?

I've seen it twin now in a couple threads.... can anyone confirm?

Thank you
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Default RE: Yellow Aircraft F/A-18C Twin (Two Engines) KIT Full Build BUILDER'S Thread

Just looking at in now if I line the front of the stab up with the lower panel on the formation strip it looks like up elevator to me....

Shawn if your around I'm sure you know.... is it the upper or lower panel line?
Old 07-16-2013, 01:39 PM
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Ron,

I can check for sure when I get home. If you have to guess, go for the low one! No risk there!
Old 07-16-2013, 05:30 PM
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Default RE: Yellow Aircraft F/A-18C Twin (Two Engines) KIT Full Build BUILDER'S Thread

Thanks Shaun,
Let me know if you find out.... I'm setting it up for the lower line on the formation strip
but can change that easy if needed
Old 07-16-2013, 06:41 PM
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You must be getting close to wrapping it up Ron if you're setting up throws, great news! Can't wait to see pics and get flight reports! The model looks great! Keep us posted and good luck.
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Mine flying trimmed one is just below the top formation light panel line. So starting at top and trim as needed sounds good to me.
Old 07-16-2013, 08:36 PM
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Default RE: Yellow Aircraft F/A-18C Twin (Two Engines) KIT Full Build BUILDER'S Thread

Thanks Kevin! that's just the info I need in the morning...
I just glued up my push rods (dave brown and all thread) and will set them up in the morning

start on the top of the formation light ( is it really a light? looks more like a reflector?)


You must be getting close to wrapping it up Ron if you're setting up throws, great news! Can't wait to see pics and get flight reports! The model looks great! Keep us posted and good luck.

Thank bud! still lots to do.... but I'm plugging along. Trying to get all the servos.... still have landing gear, cockpit, gear doors, air brake, mount the fans, tray for lipos.... so lots of work.

but I'll get her done! trying to have it done for Best of the West I may see if I can get one of the pros to maiden it for me, Ali or Pablo
Or sneak out to the field when the peanut gallery isn't there and just go for it
Old 07-17-2013, 04:57 AM
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Electroluminescent lights provide for a solid state device that emits a uniform luminance over its entire surface. This is what I believe they are. Glad I could help. The bug flys great and you will love it.

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