Parkflyers International F/A-18 Super Hornet G1R: A New Experience, A New Frontier

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  1. Flybyknight22

    Flybyknight22 Top Gun

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    I like to build almost all my planes at 110-150% of scale.

    I just take the original plans and upscale them in the printer preferences.

    I have an RCP F-18 V4 built to 150%.
     
  2. jimbosflyin

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    Yeah,I scaled up and down with a few planes myself.
     
  3. Flybyknight22

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    I haven’t scaled anything down yet as I’m concerned that they may fly,.. TWITCHY :)
     
  4. homey666

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    Well,

    The torque got me. I guess I launched with too much throttle. Rolled left and drilled the nose. I think I'm going to launch at maybe 50% with a good chuck and then bring it up slowly next time. Oh well. That's what winter is for.....repairing!

    Peter
     
  5. bimoadiprakoso

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    So sorry to hear it drilled the nose on its first toss homey. How much throttle did you put on it before you launched it?



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  6. homey666

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  7. FlyteTime

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    What a bummer Peter. :( In the end it's just foam. Better luck next time. I know you'll get it right.
     
  8. blkbaron

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    Bad luck mate. Probably worth having someone chuck it for u next time.
     
  9. bimoadiprakoso

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    On most hand tosses for this F/A-18, I just went with only 50% throttle tossed it strong to have enough initial speed, let it leveled and glided first before gradually gaining speed and give more throttle. Then it cruised by it self gaining altitude on pitch.

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  10. jimbosflyin

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    Peter that suck's man,only thing that I can offer is that when I was setting my controle surfaces to neutral (What I thought was flat actually wasn't).It Looked like it one way but was off.really have to be on.On my launch ,I just let her go like a frisbee slightly up at about 50% throttle,She just floated up as I increased it after my hand was on the stick.
     
  11. That sucks, been there myself. :( . Chuck it hard and at a fair steep angle. I want to hear you grunt. ;)
     
  12. jimbosflyin

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    IMG_20171203_145901.jpg IMG_20171203_150008.jpg Ready To go .
     

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  14. bimoadiprakoso

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    Bimo,one more small mod I want to make is the shape of the front of the cowling compaired with the real one in the pic provided.:cool: I'm going to get rid of the hump.
     
  16. jimbosflyin

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    I just up dated Google+ Thank's Bimo.
     
  17. apklug

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    "Have no worries on the Eurofighter. I'd love to fly it more than 5 minutes so it's in my list"
    BIMO
    Scaling the EDF plans has not been easy (for me ;)). Any chance you could scale a set of your future Eurofighter (the 2 seater looks amazing) pusher plans so the the fuselage length is in the range of 52-59 inches. I can come up with an exact dimension if this would be possible. Your work is top notch!
     
  18. bimoadiprakoso

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    Thanks for the kind words apklug :)

    However, scaling the design up or down beyond 10% tolerance of the original size would take plenty of efforts. Mainly in addressing the tabs/registers as the thickness will also change. We're actually designing any design based on 5.8mm material thickness so it could easily be scaled up/down but the tolerance in still in between 0-10%. Beyond that value, it would be quite difficult.

    I'll be off the grid for a day or two as I'm gonna have business trip starting today. All the best guys.

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  19. jimbosflyin

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    Well I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. IMG_20171205_134201.jpg
     

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