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Forum: RC Jets
08-12-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,203
Posted By Cowdog

RE: Roll Call for T-38 Jet Rally

Mike,

Got the ol Yellow F-18 all dusted off and ready to go. I hadn't run that turbine in 4 years, spooled it up with some new kero/oil mixture and PHWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it started right up on...
Forum: RC Jets
01-19-2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,249
Posted By Cowdog

RE: ANTI JET CLUB

If fire is the real concern, just ask them to ban pylon racers as well as jets. If anyone remebers the days when the NATS traveled to different locations, they might have seen this at the 1994 NATS...
Forum: RC Jets
01-14-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Cowdog

Retracts for Y/A F-18 Single

My old Rhom Air retracts for the Mains in my F-18 Single Turbine are starting to age a bit :eek: and I was wondering what are my other options for retracts on this setup. I think Spring air makes a...
Forum: RC Jets
10-05-2003, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Cowdog

Temp probe gone bad?

I'm curious to see if anyone has had a temp probe go bad.

I was running my JDE 54 today and during one of the startup processes the EGT temp fell from 500C down to 150C rapidly. Thought this was...
Forum: RC Jets
08-19-2003, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,204
Posted By Cowdog

Vigilante

Greg's beautiful Vigilante

with 1 successful flight under its belt!
Forum: RC Jets
07-31-2003, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By Cowdog

Starter O-ring sticking

Got a question for the starter gurus.

The o-ring on the electric start from my Wren 54 is gettin stuck to the turbine nut during startup and even into the running stage. ie the o-ring is sticking...
Forum: RC Jets
07-11-2003, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By Cowdog

Ejection seat??

My F-18 lost its canopy during a flight when I forgot to lock the canopy down completely (there was a 3 position switch and it was only on the middle position, not fully locked).The airplane flew ok,...
Forum: RC Jets
06-30-2003, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Cowdog

Thanks for a great event

Many thanks to Greg for a great event. Sorry I couldn't stick around for Sunday, but Saturday was a lot of fun. Its good to see the F-18 can get in and out of that runway even with no wind at all. ...
Forum: RC Jets
06-27-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Cowdog

Roll call for Dallas this weekend

Mike,

I'll be there Sat with the F-18, but I think the Lubbock gang is a bit short handed on planes right now. They've had a bit of bad luck lately.

Mike Danchack will probably not be able to...
Forum: RC Jets
06-18-2003, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By Cowdog

5 good starts since probe adjustment

Well seems to have been the EGT probe all along.

Re-installed the engine into the plane, re-verifed the position of the EGT probe into the nozzle and 5 successful starts. Ramp ups to idle are...
Forum: RC Jets
06-16-2003, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By Cowdog

EGT probe placement.. critical on start but not while running?

Hal,

I remember seeing in the instructions that it stated that the end of the probe should be 2mm into the exhaust cone. Then I read some more tidbits on this site too that confirmed that same...
Forum: RC Jets
06-16-2003, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By Cowdog

EGT probe placement.. critical on start but not while running?

Okay i had a very frustrating Saturday while trying to run get my JDE 54 running. I had about a 10% success rate getting the engine to transition to idle. The other 90% of the time the engine would...
Forum: RC Jets
06-13-2003, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Cowdog

DFW Jet Rodeo

Greg,

I should be there with the turbinized F-18. No more opening canopy though :(

I'll try in get in touch with some of the guys in Lubbock to see if any of them are going up..

Hank
Forum: RC Jets
05-22-2003, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By Cowdog

Phoenix missiles

Has anyone ever had Phoenix missiles on their R/C F-14? I don't think I've recalled one that has had them on the plane in flight. I imagine too much drag and weight..

Speaking of the Phoenix.....
Forum: RC Jets
05-12-2003, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Cowdog

Jet Experience

Navy,

I'm sure you will get lots of different opinions but here's my take. After you're comfortable with a fast sport plane (ie like a Ultra sport 60, fast warbird etc), get some pattern...
Forum: RC Jets
04-08-2003, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By Cowdog

YA F-18 Inlet shroud installation

Thanks for the help in getting them posted. The plane really does fly well on 12lbs of thrust. I actually started to relax on that flight and have some fun with it :cool:

Be sure to thank Mike...
Forum: RC Jets
04-03-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By Cowdog

YA F-18 Inlet shroud installation

Yep, last time I weight with fuel I know it was a bit less than 18 lbs, but that was before I re-painted some portions on the plane. I need to go back and recheck..

Takeoff took around 250 feet...
Forum: RC Jets
04-03-2003, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By Cowdog

YA F-18 Inlet shroud installation

HappyJac and John,

Here's a pic of my JDE54 installed in my f-18. Six great flights so far as a turbine, about 44 as a DF before that.

I used Aeropoxy to re-enforce the landing gear plates and...
Forum: RC Jets
03-18-2003, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By Cowdog

yellow aircraft f-18 cg help!

Actually the addendum from 1995 states that the C.G. should be 12.5" ahead of the trailing edge, not 12".. otherwise it is a bit tailheavy.

Should be with Conformal tanks full and gear rectracted....
Forum: RC Jets
03-14-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Cowdog

How is the JD Enterprise JDE 54 Turbine

Jason,

I've got an autostart version but I use manual propane since I didn't want to carry the extra few oz of weight of a propane tank and propane solenoid on my Yellow F-18.

I've had about 20...
Forum: RC Jets
02-22-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Cowdog

F18 SINGLE Turbine Conversion

Old link with some info

Riley,

Might want to check out this older post for some pics

http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=386738&perpage=20&forumid=&pagenumber=2

If you...
Forum: RC Jets
02-18-2003, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Cowdog

F18 SINGLE Turbine Conversion

I've got a JDE 54 (basically a wren54) in mine and it works great (5 flights so far). It was converted from a DF after 43 flights as a DF..

What would you like to know?

Hank
Forum: RC Jets
02-06-2003, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cowdog

Battle Of The X Planes

Did anyone else see the door opening sequence on this think and get a feeling that the designers were big fans of the drop ship on Aliens?

Referring to the scene when the drop ship comes down and...
Forum: RC Jets
02-04-2003, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Cowdog

TMS meet?

Any chance there will be a jet fly at Texas Motor Speedway?

Hank
Forum: RC Jets
01-20-2003, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Cowdog

BVM F86 first flights today!!!!60"

Congratulations Scott..

Are you going to have it at the TMS this spring? (I'm assuming they are still going to set one up...)

Hank
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