F-117 V3: The “Best Looking”

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  1. F1wanabe

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    MileHi, thanks for the kind comments! My parents live in Sedona and we were visiting them with my step son and step daughter-in-law. We've been to Prescott before and it's a must see as far as I'm concerned, but we were running out of time after Jerome. But next time I'll pm you. We need to get back there soon....

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  2. MileHi

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    That picture is hilarious.

    Yes, PM me when you're coming back, that would be great.
     
  3. F1wanabe

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    Haha, wife's idea of a practical joke is to push me off the rock when I was posing for pictures! At least she was nice enough to help me back up. ;) Looking forward to seeing your flight of the F117 v3!
     
  4. RCJohnnyB

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    Viggen. Sincerely sorry to see that happen, brothers in RC. Keep LQQKin Up, ok, as my grandpa always used to say. Cool, simple, but profound statement, huh. Sincerely, sux when that happens. My version of that* person, is my Older Immature brother of two older ones, who have Zero respect for our hard work making our builds, so...I hear ya!!:( Best of Luck patching her up I hope...still reading...JB.:(
     
  5. RCJohnnyB

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    Sounds like my soon to be exwife #2. Except shed have her one of idk how many guys, she cheated on me with, do it for her if I had to bet on it, she's that psycho I found out, the hard way, enuff said?:(...wow, I knowwww. UGHHHH. Cool pics thou...still reading...JB.
     
  6. RCJohnnyB

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    Ditto, on the flight video, and great pics, F1. Sincerely, thanks for sharing them. Cool scenery!!:)
     
  7. MileHi

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    Thought I would throw a few pictures on here real quick. I hope it still looks like this after tomorrow.

    The green didn't cover very well, I guess my Bob Ross skills are lacking.
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  8. F1wanabe

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    Wow, milehi, that looks really sharp-good work on that!
     
  9. MileHi

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    Thanks. Doing the final decorative pretty stuff is the hardest part. Once the build is done, I just want to fly it. I flew the Mig-29 10 times before putting any color on it. Kinda hard to keep orientation when they are all white though.
     
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  10. Baufritz96

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    Well if you fly them white long enough, they get that natural camo look on the underbelly :D
     
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  11. MileHi

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    Here's the maiden, crooked camera and all. After the launch, skip to 4:00 or so. At around 5:00 at high speed, you will hear the elevons flutter. I think I will be moving the servos out onto the wing with shorter rods and the control horns closer to the center of the elevons.

    All in all, a great flying plane, even in that wind. Thanks guys.
     
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  12. F1wanabe

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    Wow, what a great flight! great work on the build and flying. The launch was perfect- Really good speed too! Changing the linkage will definitely do the trick on the flutter. I use dubro micro push rods in tubes glued down to the wing to prevent any play what so ever and they are super light too.
     
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  13. MileHi

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    Thanks. It was too windy to do any slow flying, hopefully next time.
     
  14. MileHi

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    One of these days I want to get a better camera, and learn how to edit the footage into something a little more presentable. Baby steps I guess.
     
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  15. mark3092

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    Great looking plane! What's the approximate time build time for this model? I read 4 hours somewhere, is that really possible? I'm just finishing off my f18 at the minute and that took way longer than that.
    Also what paint did you use?

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  16. MileHi

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    It takes me a couple days to build. But I have full plans printed, cut them out, transfer to DTF (dollar tree foam), cut that out, trace to MPF (model plane foam), cut that out and then assemble. Except for the main fuselage/wing piece for the F-117, it's too big to fit on DTF.
    This way, if I want to build another plane, or just need a repair piece, it's easy to trace out on the MPF and cut. But, it does mean that you are cutting out parts for two planes essentially.
    The paint I used for black, gray and white was Testor's spray paint from the hobby store. The green is acrylic brush-on from Walmart.

    Thanks for the compliments.
     
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  17. mark3092

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    Build started!!!
    I have transferred the paper templates to card for hot wire cutting. It's fast, does nice straight up and down cutting.
    I've been looking for a quick build plane that still looks and flies well for regular flying so I don't mind crashing to often.

    This looks to fit the bill exactly.
    Great plans. The parts fit together perfectly!

    Cheers

    Mark
     

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  18. Baufritz96

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    Wow, very clean cuts. Looking forward to the finished product!
     
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  19. mark3092

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    Build question with regards to weight.
    I want to run a 6mm wood dowel along the leading edge of the wing. It give a nice rounded edge and will give it good impact protection. It weighs 27g I will also be using a 2200ma battery, will this be pushing it weight wise?

    Thanks

    Mark
     
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  20. mark3092

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    Do you paint the parts before building or paint the finished model? Also how do you paint the tape hinges, doesn't it come off?
    I have built quite a few models but never painted one
     
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