Parkflyers International Expertimental: Grumman F-14D Tomcat G1R-S

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  1. bimoadiprakoso

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    So happy knowing that you've finally made it to a successful maiden of the F-14, Hami :cool: Congratulations.

    Yes, the F-14 is so unique and just as the other PI planes, I love watching while flying it doing low passes. The fun got even much greater when showing it off doing the closing or expanding the wing in front of friends at the club :D No one in my club has it at this stage.

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    Bimo, Any idea when you will publish the plans for the F-14?
     
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    Thank you my friend for creating those awesome planes!! GREAT GREAT JOB!! amazing plane! it flies like it set on rails! ;) :D
    Hehehe!!! i totally understand how they feel this should be unique experience :D next step F-16 Block 52 with cft ;)
     
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    More video of the F-14D pleeeeaaasse :D

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  6. whatmovesyou

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    For anyone who builds this model, always unload the wings when changing the wing position. Otherwise ,you will have a shorten life for your servos or you might even strip the metal gear. Built 2 different versions of movable wings.

    Here is a demo setting up your radio so the wings can be controlled by the radio.



    If you have a fancy radio, both servos can be controlled in the aero mode, either wise every radio can be set up to do regular wing and have it go back as throttle moves.
     
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    Hey Bimo my friend!! so sorry mate for not sharing video with you guys! I had some personal problems and that's what kept me away for this hobby but I'll make video soon and I'll share it for sure ;)
     
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    Jeff, you mean one is hot and the other is NOT but cooks better and doesn’t mind your drinking?

    Tough choice :p
     
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    DANG!
    That thing looks amazing!
     
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    That’s funky like a fast monkey and Pimp De Dimp!
     
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    All you need to do is build it :)
     
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    That sounds light for a plane this size Jim.
    Very nice light clean build you did on the Tomcat.
    Very slick.
     
  15. bimoadiprakoso

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    Yes Bimo she was a legendary airplane for the U.S. Navy.

    Tomcats flown by U.S. Naval Aviators remain undefeated in air to air combat. They shot down two SU-22 Fitters on one occasion and some Frog Foots on another.

    https://theaviationgeekclub.com/day-aviation-history-f-14-tomcats-first-air-air-victory/

    I have seen many of these Tomcats up close while deployed with various battle groups during flight ops and flying CAP (combat air patrol).

    They saved our bacon a time or two, once in the gulf of Sidra, ( Qaddafi’s The line of death).

    On the Destroyers I used to ride we were stationed 2000 yards directly behind the aircraft carrier as lifeguards during flight ops for the pilots, should something go wrong.

    (Saw a few low level ejections from Phantoms that were also still flying at the time. Neither went well.)

    It was called plane guard duty.

    That put us directly in the path of their landing approach.

    When I was off watch I would often go topside to watch them.

    From time to time they would buzz us for fun.

    The Tomcat was a very successful and impressive aircraft for all kinds of reasons.

    Your representation of this legendary plane is phenomenal.

    Great job as always P.I.
     
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  17. Flybyknight22

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    I was once stationed at Norfolk Virginia.

    Seems like we had low flying Tomcats all over the place all the time.

    They actually are quite huge for a fighter, especially when you see them flying overhead at about 400 feet with those big wings spread out.

    Didn’t think too much about it back then but miss seeing them now.
     
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    Its been a bit since i have done a scratch build. The last thing i built was the final version of the rcp f117 of which i still have and looks great thanks to the 3mil iron on laminating. Got caught up with helis, racing quad copters (drones), and flying large edfs from freewing. I came across PI a couple months ago and loved reading about the design process of all the planes and saw the f14 and was like, no way. This thing is amazing. The swing wing design is incedible looking, I have a couple of savox 0263 laying around needing a home, so i got the plan. I just got done cutting out the templates and getting ready to cut the depron thats been sitting around for about three years. I have a 2207 motor from a quad that can swing a 6inch prop with 3s or 4s. I had fallen out of love with the foamy scratch-building scene a few years back. I felt like alot of the designs i built, while great and fly very well, were not very challenging in the build or flying it. Perfect for beginners and intermediate which was me at one time. Anywho, im back in the game now with the PI F14 catching my attention and look foward to this scratchbuild. Thanks guys.
     
  19. Good to see you back. Make sure to take pictures of your build and post them on the thread. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
     
  20. bimoadiprakoso

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    A huge honor to know you and knowing that you're gonna build PI F-14D, colorc. Big thanks

    So, how do we spell your nickname? Is it Colo-RC or Color-C?

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