THE ALPHA JET MK2 -FRCFoamies

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. TomMonton

    TomMonton Administrator

    Posts:
    3,418
    Likes:
    6,396
    Points:
    133
    Excellent work Jim

    It looked like you had a good grip on her...and getting better the longer you were running. Cold hands and everything.

    Congrats on your build and I like to fly the AJ on those windy days when you don't want to risk your other aircraft. Given its shape it punches through a head wind like an arrowhead.
     
    lysle42 and Wildthing like this.
  2. F1wanabe

    F1wanabe Administrator

    Posts:
    12,370
    Likes:
    10,755
    Points:
    133
    Awesome performance! Love the slow and low flying and, of course, catch. Isn't it nice being able to tool along at a couple feet off the ground and feel secure? Very nice and thank you for posting this video!

    Goodbye Note 7 Hello S7 Edge!
     
    lysle42 and Wildthing like this.
  3. chris_tall

    chris_tall Top Gun

    Posts:
    1,035
    Likes:
    2,145
    Points:
    113
    That should be plenty!
     
    lysle42 and Wildthing like this.
  4. Boxermad84

    Boxermad84 Administrator

    Posts:
    4,190
    Likes:
    3,371
    Points:
    133
    Wow, looked awesome Jim! Very nicely flown!

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
    lysle42 and Wildthing like this.
  5. jimpalmer

    jimpalmer Ace Pilot

    Posts:
    777
    Likes:
    1,826
    Points:
    93
    Thanks, you can tell it is a well designed plane when the maiden feels like you've been flying it forever. Everything just felt right.
     
    lysle42, Wildthing and Boxermad84 like this.
  6. chris_tall

    chris_tall Top Gun

    Posts:
    1,035
    Likes:
    2,145
    Points:
    113
    I've been through two AJ's now (an AJ 1, and an AJ MKII).
    With both I was playing too hard down low and destroyed them.

    I've been thinking it's time to do another one.
    But this one needs to have lights.

    Not just any lights though.
    I want "disco" lights!
     
  7. chris_tall

    chris_tall Top Gun

    Posts:
    1,035
    Likes:
    2,145
    Points:
    113
    lysle42 and Wildthing like this.
  8. chris_tall likes this.
  9. Night vision FPV????
     
    lysle42 likes this.
  10. chris_tall

    chris_tall Top Gun

    Posts:
    1,035
    Likes:
    2,145
    Points:
    113
    Oooh... camera... goggles... yeah that might be a bit too much for this gal.
     
    lysle42 and Wildthing like this.
  11. chris_tall

    chris_tall Top Gun

    Posts:
    1,035
    Likes:
    2,145
    Points:
    113
    Well... it's time for another one!
    This one needs full graphics, and wait for it.... lights!!!!

    Power System:
    Motor - Focal Price 2700kv
    Prop - 7 x 3.8 slo fly
    Battery - 2S 1800
     
    malukk and Wildthing like this.
  12. You know last night I was just thinking about mine and flying it again at dark. Forgot all about it, can't wait to see what you come up with. :)
     
    malukk likes this.
  13. TomMonton

    TomMonton Administrator

    Posts:
    3,418
    Likes:
    6,396
    Points:
    133
    I went with a... not so angry bird theme with mine. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. chris_tall

    chris_tall Top Gun

    Posts:
    1,035
    Likes:
    2,145
    Points:
    113
    Thanks for the pics, I do plan on a bird theme.
     
    Wildthing, malukk and TomMonton like this.
  15. Wildthing, TomMonton and malukk like this.
  16. B. Lake

    B. Lake Rookie

    Posts:
    9
    Likes:
    13
    Points:
    3
    hey guys so wanna get back into fliying again and bought the MKII plans but I don't like the curved lines of the vert stab's and the wings so I just continued the lines out strait.. any idea's if this should change anything? I have a version one alpha jet in fact if you do a google search for foam alpha jet the first post you see is me and my son flying the first one I built years ago... any how time to start building... looking forward to building, flying and modding this great plane..
     
    malukk likes this.
  17. TomMonton

    TomMonton Administrator

    Posts:
    3,418
    Likes:
    6,396
    Points:
    133
    Very cool.... and welcome back to dark side

    Do scroll back through some of the older posts for a few tips on bracing and such. I see no harm in squaring off the rear stab just don't cut it any shorter vertically ... and you should be good.
     
    Wildthing and malukk like this.
  18. B. Lake

    B. Lake Rookie

    Posts:
    9
    Likes:
    13
    Points:
    3
    I'm going to attempt to make FLAPERONS... I really like the feeling with landing with flaps. and it will give me an excuse to put landing lights on it as well...:)
     
    TomMonton, Wildthing and malukk like this.
  19. B. Lake

    B. Lake Rookie

    Posts:
    9
    Likes:
    13
    Points:
    3
    ok guys so I have my Alpha jet all built and everything installed but I remember the key to great high alpha was getting the battery as high in the nose as you could... but where is everyone putting the lipo in this new reinforced front end I have 1800 and 2200mah 3 cells I wanna use?
     
    Airflow and Wildthing like this.
  20. I couldn't get mine to balance/fly right with a 2200 battery, I went down to a 1500 and away she went.
     
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
FRCFoamies Plans FRCFOAMIES ALPHA JET MK1 Apr 24, 2012

Share This Page

string(1) "1"