NEW 2017 F-18 V5 Official Thread

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  1. e3_Scott

    e3_Scott Top Gun

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    Hi everyone -

    Take 2 on my new F-18 V5, the "hefty Hornet" :)



    Cheers,

    Scott
     
  2. e3_Scott

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    Hi Everyone -

    In my continuation of "musical motors" in my F-18 V5, here is some flight footage doing a field test of the A2212/5T motor with a 6x4 APC gas prop :) Third motor, I think third time lucky :)

    AUW is now 21 oz, I don't think I'll call it the "hefty Hornet" any longer, you can read details on the bench testing of this prop/motor combo on this thread https://rcpowers.com/community/threads/parkjet-motor-bench-testing.15685/page-40, post #790.



    This is the fastest combo I have ever used on either of my two F-18 V5s, I dialed down the throws in the pitch and roll by 10% just so I could keep up with the airplane :) A very nice, speedy little combo that really moves this agile "sports car" of a park jet around smartly :)

    Cheers,

    Scott
     
  3. bogusbandit56

    bogusbandit56 Top Gun

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    Those 2700kva motors with the gas prop`s are mustard.
    Great video and info.
    Thanks Scott:)
     
  4. e3_Scott

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    Hi Ian -

    You are welcome, and thank you, your countryman rcplanepirate was instrumental in me trying this, he is a super helpful bloke and very knowledgeable and has built and flown some planes that go about twice as fast as any of mine :)

    Cheers,

    Scott
     
  5. bogusbandit56

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    I have just ordered 3 of those gas props, the postage was pretty hefty just under £12.00 for 3 from a model shop in King Lynn UK.
    I am going to swap the turnigy 2826 2200kva and 6x4x3 on my old Gotha P.60 for a 2212 2700kva and the gas prop when I get it.
    I managed to find my thrust o meter in the shed and will do some comparisons:)
    May be I should have shopped around a bit more, but i don`t tend to break props on my pusher planes.
    Cheers:)
     
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  6. bogusbandit56

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    I have watched some of his video via your links and I thought at the time if he might be loosing some power because of the large motor mount he uses.
    It is still GOOD stuff:)
     
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  7. CrashAndLearn

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    20171225_114912.jpg Built this F-18v5 as a Christmas gift for an RC friend. US Marines Desert Aggressor scheme and Microdan 2510-2700kv, 5x5 on 4S. We'll see how she flies.[​IMG]
     
  8. bogusbandit56

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    Nice paint job:)
    Should scream with that set up.
     
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  9. e3_Scott

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    Hi Everyone -

    I had my modified RC Powers F-18 V5 out for a spin today :)

    Here is the "table talk" video I did awhile ago discussing the modifications I made to this plane and how they worked out, good, bad and indifferent :)


    Cheers,

    Scott
     
  10. Flybyknight22

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    Having built and flown the V2,3 and 4 versions of this plane I never thought I would need or want the new V5 but with the news of changes I couldn’t resist getting Dave’s final version of the plane that I started out on in this forum.

    Bought it.
    Downloaded it.
    Building it.
    Naming it,....
    “LUCILE”
     
  11. bogusbandit56

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    It`s not a guitar and your not BB King.:D
     
  12. Flybyknight22

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    Ha!

    You are right about one thing Bandit, there’s only one B.B. KING!

    But “LUCILLE” she is and me and old Chet Atkins are smiling,.. hope you are too old friend. :)

     
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  13. bogusbandit56

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    Lucille is a much nicer name than the "Fireplace" which Brian May calls his home made guitar.
    The neck is made of piece of oak fire surround.:)
     
  14. Rotorhead619

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    It seems like this thread is all but dead but I’m a sucker for a F-18. Here is my build and walk around video.

    Hopefully the weather is better tomorrow so I can take it out for a spin.
     
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  15. F1wanabe

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    Rotorhead, if you didn't point those items out no one would have known there was anything off! That's a real good weight for DT foam board. Good luck with the maiden!
     
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  16. Rotorhead619

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    Here are the first 3 flights.




    There are a few changes that need to be made but I am really impressed with this plane.
     
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