FRCFOAMIES F/A-18 Hornet

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by Boxermad84, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    Greg I do not know, but I'm pleasantly surprised how well this aircraft handles 27oz on her wings.
    With the 4s battery that weighs 8.8 oz plus TV motor mount, plus the two additional TV servos.
    The airfoil is only one half of a symmetric airfoil, Now just a regular Clark-Y airfoil. A sort of "refined" Kf2. So it is no wonder that it has good lift ... Also, it's on a smaller scale than the RCP MiG ...
     
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  2. phoenix_md

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    Hey Greg and Jay,

    Is this one still available? I don't see it on the FRC website anymore.
     
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  3. Boxermad84

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  4. phoenix_md

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    Oh cool thanks. Don't know how I missed that. :)

    Sent from my GT-I9500
     
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  5. phoenix_md

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    Okay, I've decided I need to build this. 8 servos sounds like too much fun to pass up.

    First I have to finish my SU-37 mk2 and then the A-10 Warthog, then this F-18.

    The building never stops. Thanks Jay and Greg.
     
  6. F1wanabe

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    I am curious to see which one of these three you will enjoy the most!? Each is more different thank the other, but I love them all. The a10 is so different, though, that it holds a special place in my heart. Nothing like seeing that thing coming towards you. Looks so real! Good luck, Phoenix!

    www.frcfoamies.com
    www.youtube.com/gstrysky
     
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  7. phoenix_md

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    Thanks Greg, I'll be sure to let you know. :)
     
  8. phoenix_md

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    Hey Guys, I noticed that your version doesn't have the dog tooth on the leading edge of the wings.
    Was there a reason for this?
    Do you think the dog tooth leading edge makes much of a difference?
    I was interested in experimenting with how much stability these really add at low speed.
    Plus the dog tooth leading edges look cool!
     
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  9. F1wanabe

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    Phoenix, this is the standard f/a 18 Hornet Naval version we saw when Jay and I were visiting Dan in Maryland :
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    The dogtooth is a feature of the Super Hornet and I agree that it's cool! The super Hornet is a bigger plane all around. But, since we saw this one, and we're actually able to touch it and see features up close and in person, this is the one we designed. It flies extremely scale and therefore never really reaches the higher angles you achieve with thrust vectoring. The dog tooths help with wingtip stalling, but so far I haven't gotten any! If you wanted to mod this to be a super Hornet, go for it! The wing and lerx areas would need modification. Don't know about the stabilizers. You still can keep the rounded nacelles if you are going to do the naval super Hornet.

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  10. phoenix_md

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    Ah I see, thanks for the explanation Greg.

    I may just leave it stock for my first build of this one.

    Cheers.
     
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  11. Boxermad84

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    Beautiful night for flying, couldn't resist the opportunity to take out my favourite planes! Love this one!
    FRCFOAMIES F 18 RM AT DELYN MFC:

    Sent from my galaxy note 3 using Tapatalk pro
     
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    Such a smooth flyer, loved the video and the scenery. :D
     
  13. Boxermad84

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    Thanks Scott, that's my new club I just joined. The f18 on a flyby just looks so good!

    Sent from my galaxy note 3 using Tapatalk pro
     
  14. CeeKay

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    Guys, I'm looking for some advice regarding the setting up of the RC for my F18.
    I've fitted all 8 servos and and have the following:

    Elevators
    Ailerons
    Rudder
    Leading edge slats

    I've fitted an 8ch Rx and I'll be using a Taranis radio. I'm just a bit unsure of the best way to configure everything.
    Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
     
  15. F1wanabe

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    CeeKay, when I get home from work I can let you know what I did with my dx8 and hopefully you can use some of the settings. But there's not really too much difference adding the slats. I have them on a y splitter and have a switch dedicated to them. Then I also have them mixed into the flap channel. Are you using vtails or just rudders. I think vtails adds the most to the mixes and if you do plain rudders it's a lot easier.

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  16. TomMonton

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    I could just send you the eepe file if you like.

    I run in three different flight modes. 1.Elevon mode. 2. Four channel mode. 3.joystick mode.

    The plane is setup with six servos and use switches for flaperons or spoilerons. There's other things too like air brakes, a couple timers, battery alarms and logging switches.

    This would give you a good base line if you hadn't gotten this far yet. I'm running version 2.08 on a Taranis/frsky system.
     
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  17. CeeKay

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    Greg, thats great
    I've got the rudders on a y-lead at present but its no problem to convert to single servos if that helps
     
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  18. CeeKay

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    Tom, I'd really appreciate that. I'm running the same firmware as you and I'm using a frsky v78r rx
     
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    You can keep the 2 servos and use the y cable - the result is the same! I'm glad Tom can help. I've got the er9x software on my 9x but I'm using the dx8 exclusively now.

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  20. TomMonton

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    ... and a check is in the mail. Run this in c

    Let me know if you didn't get email on this.

    Oh I forgot to mention that S2, the analog pot on the right is the voice volume control.
     
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