F-15 V5

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  1. Shannon

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    Thanks Airflow. Man we're glad you're happy.
     
  2. Airflow

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    Haha! Shannon, yeah... I am very happy now:) ..Besides that I have to mow the lawn.
    53800 square foot...:( Hot sunny and calm... 30c = 86f, can not get better for a flight.
    And My 2nd FRC MiG 2.88 stands ready for maiden...
    According to the weather forecast, 50% chance of thunderstorms later today.:confused:
     
  3. Shannon

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    Hmmm... that lawn needs to get done in a hurry. If only you had one of these things...
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  4. Airflow

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    Haha that's the way to go! Thanks for the tip!;) I have the mother ship but just one escort vessel ... I need at least three more before I can call it a battle group. But a pretty good start anyway!
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  5. I add that to almost all the planes.
     
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  6. Marshall06

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    A couple things, a statement/reminder and a question. First, I realized yesterday that I can't get lacks on checking the scale of my newly printed design sheets at a print shop. I had always gone to a FedX/Kinko store and after reading in this forum regarding the price at a Staples, I took the untiled files of all 3 of the new planes to them. I told them I wanted the files printed at 100% .... they came off the printer looking like the others I had printed but when I got them home and laid them out on the table they appeared a little smaller than what I expected. I check the scale provided on every RCP plan and the one inch mark was about .75-.8 of an inch. So back to Staples I go this morning. So, don't forget to check the scale of your printed plans.
    Now the question ... I have been using 6mm Depron for my planes but have some Elmers Foam Board also. The foam board is a good bit more stiff than the Depron but seems a little heavier. Reading in the various forums, some builders are adding extra CF rods to models with large vertical stabilizes, elevators and wingplates. Would the foam board be an appropriate material to use on some of the pieces that one believes needs a little stiffening or is the foam board heavier enough that it could throw the CG and balance off?
     
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  7. Airflow

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    Me too. carbon or some coffee stirrers.
     
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  8. BadAxeFlyer

    BadAxeFlyer Ace Pilot

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    I recently just posted this, but I too made the mistake of not checking. Have been using a local FedEx print center, and they have been spot on every time i used them. So for the 3 V5 planes, I picked up the prints, she asked if i wanted to check them, I said "Nah, you guys rock". Lol. I got home, and instead of page 1 and 2 of each plane, I got 2 page 1's, 1 in incorrect scale, and the other in correct scale.

    But, they reprinted free of charge, and even let me keep the original prints, so I have some spare templates for each plane now. lol. But yes, will check every time now. Going to leave a ruler in my car i think.
     
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  9. borg187

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    Rumble, I use the light mesh drywall tape and FoamTac on the rear part of the wing plate. It reinforces and stiffens.
     
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  10. The girls at Staples force me to check before they let me leave. :D
     
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  11. BadAxeFlyer

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    mmmmmmmm, Nice!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
     
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  12. Airflow

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    Now the assembly work has started, by gluing three 1x6 carbon fiber strips.
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  13. Airflow

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    Nacelles ready to be sanded.

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  14. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    Another section
    ready for sanding.

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    The parts fit perfectly!
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  15. SukhoiLover

    SukhoiLover Ace Pilot

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    Holy moly--that's incredibly light. Ought to fly great!
     
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  16. Airflow

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    I have decided to go for fixed LE slats.

    EDIT----> And Flaps!

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  17. DavePowers

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    Hey Rumble, what a great video man! So good to see the jet keep itself together and do its job. That's about the speed I like to fly my F-15 V5 as well. You built that thing fast! Shan and I are about 1/2 done getting ours built. Will have a video up as well soon. Fun stuff.
     
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  18. DavePowers

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    Oh heck yeah! Your mod work gets better each year. You are building a really solid foundation looks like. The LE slats and flaps look like alot of fun. This plane likes some speed so building it heavy, coming in fast, and throwing those flaps down should give it some nice scale moves. Looking forward to your work man!
     
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  19. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    Thanks!
    "likes some speed" OK, then I will wait to use slats for a while. It will go through the same kind of transformation that my MiG V4, Su-30 and MiG2.88 previously did. From a single motor on 3s to A 4s Diff.thrust Twin. The powertrain will give it weight and lovely kinetic energy to master.:cool:
     
  20. Airflow

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    Empty weight
    Depron and carbon only, just 5 oz.

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