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NEW Legend Models 79.5" F8F Bearcat!

Old 08-08-2016, 12:42 PM
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Default NEW Legend Models VQ 79.5" 30cc F8F Bearcat!

Anyone noticed there is a new Bearcat on the market at JB Hobbies? Mine should be here thursday! Stock just came in this past weekend. Excited to get started! DLE35RA is on its way as well. Seen a review on their Dauntless, it looked really cool, so cant wait to see the F8F!

Ill post up more pics and a build when I receive it.

https://www.jb-hobbies.com/presta/wa...cc-eg-arf.html

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:03 PM
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Reserve the first post for the unboxing!
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Hmmm, maybe a fit for my Zenoah G38.
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If it is as good as the Dauntless it will be a winner for sure!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2603812

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Originally Posted by tailskid View Post
If it is as good as the Dauntless it will be a winner for sure!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2603812

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Exactly!
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Its here! Cant wait to get off work and get it out of the box! It looks great!


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Teaser pics! Unboxing video being edited, will upload in the morning! this is a beautiful airplane! The extra details are just awesome!!


Ill be starting assembly tomorrow!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgwrx2Kx1rA
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Originally Posted by JohnVH View Post
Nice looking plane and video. I've always wanted an F8F Bearcat like you but never got around to getting one. I fly giant scale and I'm all electric these days so I'm waiting to see someone with the electric setup.
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Great video! Thanks for making it. Really enjoying this thread.
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Thanks guys! It's actually designed to be electric as well!

started working on it today, hope I get a lot done this weekend!
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Looks like decent quality for the price. Reminds of the Hangar 9 P-47 construction. What's your plan for retracts?
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Originally Posted by ccostant View Post
Looks like decent quality for the price. Reminds of the Hangar 9 P-47 construction. What's your plan for retracts?
Their electric ones. They are shown in the video
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Must be toward the end of the video, I missed it. I'll have to watch it again.
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Yeah. It went buy fairly quick. They look good.
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Originally Posted by ccostant View Post
Looks like decent quality for the price. Reminds of the Hangar 9 P-47 construction. What's your plan for retracts?
I hope not. The H9 P-47 wasn't a very good plane for me. I ended up returning mine for a refund, too many problems.
I have a NIB electric motor and mount that's recommended for this plane...I guess I'll wait and see how the reviews look and then decide.
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JohnVH,

Could I request that you give the diameter of the firewall, the depth of the cowl, and how far the engine is supposed to project forward of the firewall?

Thanks for all the bother!
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Hate to be a PIA but while you have the tape measure out could make some measurements on the retracts. Strut length and mounting plate dimensions would be nice to know. Also, are they 85 degree type retracts? Since retracts tend to be one of the weakest links in most of these ARFs I'm just thinking ahead about alternatives.
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Link to mfg webpage and manual pdf

http://www.vqmodel.com/NewVQModel_20...ize_ep-gp.html

Neat single servo driven inner doors

Interesting note on last page to only clean plane with kerosene to keep covering from fading?
Ive never cleaned a plane with kerosene before ... Just used It as fuel for turbines!

instructions show electric install. Curious how large a 10s pack I could fit up front ... Assuming it is naturally tail heavy and avoiding adding lead at all costs.

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Just reviewed the assembly manual. Couldn't find any reference to how far the engine should project forward of the firewall. Anybody else see it?
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
Just reviewed the assembly manual. Couldn't find any reference to how far the engine should project forward of the firewall. Anybody else see it?
https://www.jb-hobbies.com/presta/wa...cc-eg-arf.html

Under more info

Cowl Dimensions:
Width at Firewall: 10" x 10"
Width at opening: 8.5" x 8.5"
Depth to motor mount: 7"

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Originally Posted by ccostant View Post
Hate to be a PIA but while you have the tape measure out could make some measurements on the retracts. Strut length and mounting plate dimensions would be nice to know. Also, are they 85 degree type retracts? Since retracts tend to be one of the weakest links in most of these ARFs I'm just thinking ahead about alternatives.
90 degree

8-3/8" top of strut to bottom where axle goes in

mounting plate is 2"w x 2-1/4"long
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Large firewall. If the plane needs noseweight, I wonder if a 55cc engine might fit???????
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Another nice warbird I want
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That's why I'm thinking Zenoah G38. I had a G38 in a Hangar 9 P-47 @ 19.5lbs and it was a good combination

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