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Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Old 09-18-2006, 03:02 PM
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Default Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Has anyone built and flown these two 0.40 pusher prop designs by Mike Pastro in RCM magazine? One was the CT-114 Tutor Snowbird and the other F/A-18 fighter jet.

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Old 09-21-2006, 06:10 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

No one has built these models?
Old 09-23-2006, 01:40 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

If you haven't already, you may want to post this question in a different forum, such as the scale one or even at rcgroups.com in order to reach a broader audience. I own a set of these plans, but haven't built yet.

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Old 09-23-2006, 06:51 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Thanks Andrew I already posted this to the scale forum, but not rcgroups.com
Old 09-25-2006, 12:00 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

I built and flew the 40 size F-18. It was a great model, it flew great. The take offs were a bit trickey though with the narrow stance of the main gear as I made mine retractable. Looked great in the air.

Mine crashed due to radio problems of some sort. Started rolling and could not stop it, finally went in.

May build another one sometime.

Jim
Old 09-25-2006, 09:47 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

my dad build the CT-114 Tutor Snowbird years ago was a good flyer.. i got a set of plans and wing core and stuff to build another one is i get around to it..
Old 10-27-2006, 03:33 PM
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I built and flew his A 10. I also saw the article fo the Snowbird, and it looked very similar in construction. My A 10 flew very well and I had a great time building it. Hope that helps
Old 10-27-2006, 09:21 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Jim,

I sold one of these F18s many many years ago, i was nice Hornet, since then i have been looking for one but nothing popped up yet.

Ask John in your club, he and few of his friends built pusher Tutors with .45 engines on the tail, it flew awsome at Leamington jet rally earlier in the year....I want one of those too but he dosen't have plans or left over projects that i would tackle on[].


Cheers,
Sammy
Old 11-01-2006, 06:58 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Jim

I built and flew the 60 F-18, mine is with a 91VR-DF and 11x7 pusher. Fast and meneuverable. Construction is a lot easy and cheap. Scale looks are fine.

Javier

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Old 11-01-2006, 08:15 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Had some problems with the plans on the F/A-18 recently obtained from RCM. Seems they sort of altered the scale factor from sheet to sheet. 'least on the ones I had.

Parts for this A/C are available via Alex.

Wm.
Old 11-01-2006, 08:17 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

I recall a couple of months ago on Ebay or was it the Edmonton Radio Control Club site, a F-18 was being sold.
Old 01-10-2007, 01:05 AM
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Does anyone have a copy of the instructions for the F-18?
Old 01-10-2007, 10:33 AM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Mike Pastro's .60 size F18 was the prototype for the G&P Sales F18 pusher. Bill Price manufactures these in Washington or Oregon I believe......His is a fiberglass fuse with foam core wings and flies great also.....There was a build thread in the Extreme Speed Prop planes forum.....

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:47 PM
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Making some changes to the design in solidworks. The original design did not have a removable wing. Discussed it with the local club members at the last meeting, pretty much in agreement a bolt on wing would be a simplier design change than a wing tubes. Also less expensive. Still deciding on retracts or not. Only have the sides, top and bottom partially modeled. Need the vertical fins and stab next.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:47 PM
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December 3,2007

Well, I've decided to build the 0.40 version of the F-18 Hornet. Already have a fuel pump, and a super tigre 0.40 or 0.51 waiting on the shelf. I've built smaller planes from plans before but nothing in the 0.40 size range. This will be fun. Like the others say, start off by creating yourself a kit.

Stay tuned.
Old 12-09-2007, 07:42 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Right town name. Wrong province. But I found these pictures on the web from Ontario.

ORIGINAL: Props4ever

Jim,

I sold one of these F18s many many years ago, i was nice Hornet, since then i have been looking for one but nothing popped up yet.

Ask John in your club, he and few of his friends built pusher Tutors with .45 engines on the tail, it flew awsome at Leamington jet rally earlier in the year....I want one of those too but he dosen't have plans or left over projects that i would tackle on[].


Cheers,
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:33 PM
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After a few days of cutting out parts, and Christmas, the build slowly gets started. Last days of holidays then it's back to work tomorrow. [&o] The hard part is changing the design as I build to accommodate a separate wing. The original design is for a one piece assembly, but my car can't transport a the plane in one piece. I'm building this with the fixed gear, and separate aileron servos in the wings. Just bolt on the wing and plug in the ailerons. I might put mini servos for the elevators, but still building the sullivan tubes in place.
Compare the photos to the 3d cad in the earlier part of this thread. I've preinstalled the nose wheel bracket to the plywood bulkhead #2. The opening for the wings was shortened, because the wing will be trimmed back from the point at the tip of the leading edge. The so far has been pretty easy, which is why I picked it as my first scratch build from plans.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:02 PM
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The build slowly moves along. Drilled and placed the 4-40 blind nuts in to the plywood mount for the landing gear - glued it into the fuselage. Glued together the bottom sheeting which becomes part of the fuselage and the jet ducts. Part of the duct in front of the landing gear mount will be constructed and have the inner section sanded to a radius. Have to glue the fire wall in at the rear of the plane next. The construction of the fuselage is quite simple though, fuselage and ducts are straight. Top and bottom are flat, except for some shaping at the nose and the ducts. Turtle deck is built up separate from the fuselage top. Plans calls out for shaped foam covered in glass and epoxy. I might make construct it out of balsa and planked.

The last three pictures as the plans show. The front part of the duct and the fuselage is sanded to a radius. Not scale, but separates the two parts of the assembly. The outer corner of the duct gets a larger rad.

.... to be continued.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:12 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Hello Jim,

Great work you have here, those boxy shapes will be rounded easy and you will find a nice jet. I am attaching some shots of my new F18 from RCM plans in sorta Blue Angels livery. Is the 60 version. My former F18 white was totalled due to battery failure, i expect better luck with this one.

Some specs: OS91VRDF, Byron pipe, IronBay fuel regulator, Robart retracts. Maiden will be next saturday.

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Old 01-08-2008, 12:19 PM
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Default RE: Mike Pastro's CT-114 or F-18

Some more (Mid mounted fuel on a soda bottle courtesy of the IronBay fuel regulator)

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Old 01-08-2008, 01:07 PM
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Javier thanks for the photos. I am currently deciding how to make the wing separate from the fusealge. Could you email more photos on how you attach the wing on your model. I notice know, you made the decking as a separate part to come off before the wing. That simplifies the attachment.

Looks great. Like the cowl around the engine. You inverted the engine on this design.

Jim
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Hi Jim,

Some details, as you can see the deck is detachable, and wing rests on three bolts.

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Old 01-09-2008, 10:34 PM
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I expected the turtle deck to be removable. When you mentioned the three bolts, yup, the photos made sense. The front section of the fuselage coming off, this i did not expect at all, but once I reviewed your photos from the previous posts I could see it.

Thanks again and good luck with your maiden flight.

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Old 01-15-2008, 10:59 PM
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Getting some questions answered from Tucson Flyer (who has built 4 of these models). I'm not sold yet on using a Sig Kougar or Kobra canopy yet. I would like the canopy to be more scale. Even though the rest of the plane is "stand-way-off scale". I've used Tileprint to scale up a decal sheet from Leading Edge Models to approximately the size canopy needed for the model.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:42 PM
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It's been a slow week of the build. I picked up a Sig Kobra canopy at the LHS. It a little smaller and has a more of bubble shape on contour than the Sig Kouger canopy. Glued the outer sides on to the model. Have to add some cross pieces to reinforce it. The original design the outer triangular pieces glued directly to the wing. I can glue the push rods into place now. Might finish poxy the inside for fuel proofing. Low odor, so I don't disturb the rest of the house.
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