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F20 Tiger shark Skymaster ARF Plus

Old 05-08-2008, 02:45 AM
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Default F20 Tiger shark Skymaster ARF Plus

Hello,
I am planning to order the SM ARF+ F20 Tiger shark.So I would to like to have reports about this aircraft, as flying characteristics at high and slow speed,quality of the landing gear and airframe,etc...
Thanks a lot!
Old 05-08-2008, 11:03 AM
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Hello.

The Skymaster F-20 fly’s like a 175mph pattern plane. We have A F-5 that we use for demo’s and the flight characteristics are pretty much the same. I have flown the F-20 and it is fast since it has a straight through pipe. You could put a 120SE in it and it would go 165-170 or if you want to go faster drop a Titian in it and you will probably see thee 190-195 mark. It also slows nicely @ ½ flap slow flight is nice and @ full flap it’s very docile for landings. The new gear is hydraulic and the disk brakes work very smooth. If you want to go fast with a scale jet the F-20 is your best choice.

Check out our website, when you are ready to grab one just go to the dealer link and find the nearest dealer to you and they will be happy to help you.

If you have any more questions please feel free to call.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:29 PM
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Too small for you Etienne!
You'd better have an F16 or an F4![>:]

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ORIGINAL: etibedossa

Hello,
I am planning to order the SM ARF+ F20 Tiger shark.So I would to like to have reports about this aircraft, as flying characteristics at high and slow speed,quality of the landing gear and airframe,etc...
Thanks a lot!
I bought the F-20(SM) last month and I will install Jb-180(behotec)..I think it will over power so I will limit the RPM under 10500. The maiden flight will finished on July.I will show the picture and video on the forums..
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Jeff did you get my PM & email??

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Old 07-04-2009, 10:39 AM
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ORIGINAL: etibedossa

Hello,
I am planning to order the SM ARF+ F20 Tiger shark.So I would to like to have reports about this aircraft, as flying characteristics at high and slow speed,quality of the landing gear and airframe,etc...
Thanks a lot!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_80...tm.htm#8093362
Old 07-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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Hi

Nice airplane, really has a large speed range and get's the adrenaline going. I have had mine for awhile now and still love flying it, I have a Simjet 3000 in mine.
Old 07-04-2009, 05:10 PM
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Here are some pics of my F-20. Flys awesome!!
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Hi Lewis

Here are my leading edge extension mods.
Good plane, I would recommend the Skymaster F-20.
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I have completed my Skymaster F20 and it will be powered by a Kingtech 140. Do I need to program elevator offset for flaps, and if so how much?

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SkyMaster manual references for T38 , F-5 , F-20 aircraft - 10mm down elevator mix with full down flap
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There may be a tip or two in here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-j...ct-2019-a.html
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After flying my F-20 for a while I made the body speed brakes operational, and found that it made the approach easier due to the additional drag you can hold a bit more power on final. I used servos to operate them.


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Thanks very much for your help in setting up my F-20. Looking forward to its maiden.
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Your air brakes look great. Mine came with the pneumatic air brakes installed. Good to hear they help slowing the plane down and not just for show.
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Thank you for the airbrakes comment.
That's cool they are in, I flew mine for a few years before putting them in they helped my landings be more consistent. We fly off of a parking lot / tarmac and our designated runway is 350 x 60 ft with about 100 ft overrun so you have to be fairly consistent in your touchdown.
By the way under braking after touchdown mine liked to get a bit loose on directional control, its not bad just something to be conscious of.

Here is a video link I posted in 2008, this flight was without airbrakes. I still have min with the same old school Simjet 3000 turbine lol, haven't flown it in a bit but it still is holding together well.

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Sweet flight!

How did you mount the missle rails? Skymaster told me there were screw inserts under the fiberglass wing tips. I can't locate them. Did yours have screw inserts? If so could you see them under the fiberglass?

Hate to mess up my wing tips digging to find them.
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Hi RcMan4u2
Sorry for the late reply, I hear you on digging around in the wingtips. I believe that mine did have screw inserts, however its a Gen1 kit from around 2007-2008 ish so I don't remember.
Also at work at the moment, when I get home I will take a look for you and measure.
Aloha
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Thanks Duke. Will be great to know where the inserts are located for the missile rails.

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