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

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  2. Mine doesn't. :(
     
  3. bogusbandit56

    bogusbandit56 Top Gun

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    I`m horrified!.
    I suppose with a Taranis the options would be far greater as they have vario sliders that can be operated with the fore fingers so you don`t have to take your thumbs off the sticks.
    You could utilize that weird flap/ ele function on the throttle.
     
  4. jimbosflyin

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    Once I get my planes up to speed I can take my thumb off the throttle long enough to turn the dial no problem,just the same as when I have to smack a mosquito.:cool:
     
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    I'm using a Spektrum DX6. I don't have any pots or sliders. Will have to investigate the 3 position with position and speed. Thanks BB.
     
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    Haha, that's a great analogy! On the f14 or Panavia the cg shifts with the wing movement so on the Panavia I had the cg set at a compromise position and then adjusted elevator trim with each position to compensate for the change in pitch.

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  10. F1wanabe

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    I had a variable sweep on the Panavia and as Jeff said, looking down to see where your sweep is set is difficult since way up there you can't see it well. But putting it on a pot is actually the easiest way to set it up! IMHO, fully swept is the most fun setting and wide open is only good for take off so maybe the pot is doable.

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  12. Thanks, I take blurry pictures for a reason. ;)
     

  13. Very nice paint scheme and build Jeff! When’s the maiden?
     
  14. Thanks, when spring arrives (again) , it keeps disappearing. ;)
     
  15. Cold or not here we go, it was -22 this morning and warmed up to -12 and only a 12k wind so let's take the new experimental F-14 Tomcat out for a spin. She flies. :) With just the primary settings for throw with the wings extended roll was soft and pitch was good, with them retracted roll was great but some of the pitch was lost. Tracks beautiful though even in the wind, glides nice both ways. Not much difference in flight when the wings are retracted but a slight zoom when extended but it levels off right away, no additional trimming required between the two settings. Wings worked flawlessly.

     
  16. bogusbandit56

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    Great job Jeff.
    That really is a sweet looking F14 well done PI:)
     
  17. Thanks Ian. :)
     
  18. jimbosflyin

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    FANTASTIC !!! Jeff:)
     
  19. Thanks, can't wait for yours to hit the air. :)
     
  20. jimbosflyin

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    I'm already shakeing,LOL:cool:
     

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