NEW 2017 F-18 V5 Official Thread

Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by RCPowers, Mar 20, 2017.

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    START BUILDING
    - PARTS:
    Get your motor, battery, ESC, foam, radio, servos, hardware, etc on this PARTS page.
    - INSTRUCTIONS: Your plans have some build tips. Also see the Basics Instructions as well as Post 2 and Post 3.
    - CONTROLS: Elevons and rudders are what we recommend. If you ever need help setting up a plane, see our PARKJET EBOOKS.

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    Specs: Span: 27.5” (70cm), Length: 37” (94cm), Flying Weight: 19oz (539g)
    Electronics: Motor: 34-47g, 2200kv, ESC: 20-30A, LiPo Battery:, 11.1v (3S) 1300-2200mAh, 30C, Prop, 6x4, Radio: 3-6ch, Servos: 9g (3)
    Build Materials: Build Foam: 1/4” (6mm) 24x48” Sheets, Carbon Tube: 3mm, 24” (2) Pushrods: 18” (2-6) 18”, Clevis: (2-6), Control Horns: 2-6, Glue: Hot Glue, Epoxy
    Controls: Elevon/Elevator Deflection: 15°, Aileron Deflection: 15°, Rudder Deflection: 15°
     
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  3. This one is really dialed in and alot of fun!
    Have a good build!
     
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  4. Shannon

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    New RCPowers F-18 V5!

    Enjoy!
     
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  5. bimoadiprakoso

    bimoadiprakoso Top Gun

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  6. F1wanabe

    F1wanabe Top Gun

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    Wow, yiu guys know I'm a suckered for the f18! Oh man, I'm going to have to fit this one in for sure. Sending this to the printer tonight!

    Goodbye Note 7 Hello S7 Edge!
     
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  7. F1wanabe

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    Oh, and love the shallow KF2 on this. I never really "felt" the difference between 50% chord and less. Having it close to CG felt better for me. Very nice, Dave and Shannon!
     
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  8. Shannon

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    Glad you like it Greg. I look forward to seeing your build.

    When we fly her she just seems so dialed in, but I'll be curious to see if you end up modding anything.
     
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  9. EricR

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    Looks great! -Plans ordered!
     
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    Well, since the v4 I am a big fan of "fronterons" s opposed to kf2. Those with flaps are my favorite mode of flying the F18! But I may go stock first. All the v5's seem so dialed in. Very good work!
     
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    If Dave could, he'd put "fronterons" on every plane ;)
     
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  13. F1wanabe

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    Why can't he? I do!:D This is perfect for a MJv3 and 1000 3s to keep the wing loading super low.
     
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    Love that paintjob. I've always liked the diamondback scheme. You pulled it off beautifully.
     
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    Well done, RC Powers, plans purchased:)

    A quick question...In the electronics listing you mention a 1300 3S battery, in the pictures, it shows a 2200 3S in the plane. Has it been test flown with a 2200 3S battery, and if so, where the battery is shown in the picture, is that where it balanced in flight?

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  17. Great looking plane, love the paint scheme
     
  18. spadeace000

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    just as i thought,,F-18 v4 elevator always breaks in my case due to strong wind even i put carbon rod thats why they put the divider in the midle where the tape should be haha..nice!
     
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    I'm not certain, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt; but it looks like the battery placement is right on the optimal CG. I would guess that you could run a wide range of batteries installed at the same location. This is a big advantage of having all the electronics (weight) as close to the CG as possible.
     
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    Can i ask whats the difference between the V4 and this one ?? And is there any new style planes coming out of the wood works in the future like F4 phantom, T38 talon , A 10 or CT 114 tutor Mig ??? or how about lockhead F 104
     
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