solentlife
Decided to 'knock-up' a profile F16 ..... Depron of course ...

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Just need to sort out the radio gear now .... of course its using the typical Turnigy 2826 2200kv and 6x4 prop !! Expecting to throw a 1500 - 1800 3S in her ... maybe a 4S if I feel adventurous after its maiden.
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Sidewayskiwi
solentlife wrote:
Decided to 'knock-up' a profile F16 ..... Depron of course ...

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Just need to sort out the radio gear now .... of course its using the typical Turnigy 2826 2200kv and 6x4 prop !! Expecting to throw a 1500 - 1800 3S in her ... maybe a 4S if I feel adventurous after its maiden.

Here's my Mk2 
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solentlife
Sorry I omitted to credit the designer :  Its the FRC Profile Mk 1 version ... 

Will look good alongside my Tomhe Eurofighter I reckon ... 

I did consider adding ailerons and rudder but watching the video of its maiden etc. - decided to stick with original elevons only.
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Sidewayskiwi
solentlife wrote:
Sorry I omitted to credit the designer :  Its the FRC Profile Mk 1 version ... 

Will look good alongside my Tomhe Eurofighter I reckon ... 

I did consider adding ailerons and rudder but watching the video of its maiden etc. - decided to stick with original elevons only.

i broke my tomhe eurofighter in half 
had it on 4s full power dive max pullout then it didnt fly well ------ would answer controls ended up in a heap of pieces 
my advise is double the height of the underside engine pods as its the weak spot or carbon rod the entire bottom edges 
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solentlife
My Tomhe Eurofighter has nosed in ... skipped ground .... flipped .... and apart from a slightly bent front end - still flies like a pro after many flights. In fact I'm so 'attuned' with it - I often get it out as my first flyer at site to get limbered up for the day ... 
Never needed 4S and IMHO - a full power dive on 4S ? That's a lot of stress on pull out !! 
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solentlife
Tarted her up a touch more ... 

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solentlife
I must write out 100x ..... 

I must not try to fly with reversed elevons !!

I feel so angry with myself ... I spent ages at home setting them up ... today at the field, I test and think ... they're wrong ... so I spend couple minutes with er9x swapping them over ........ 

What was I thinking !!!!

Now I am grafting on a new nose section ...... 

Video up shortly.
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solentlife
Here's the F16 (and Mig 15) .....



But today - I had grafted on a completely new nose section to the F16 and flew her today with CORRECT action Elevons ... WOW !!!! 

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TomMonton
Good going .... I've always found the f16 to be one of those dependable frames.  It flies much like a tractor and had a wide envelope flying fast or slow.

You did a good job marking it too. An authentic scale look.
Fly like your mad at it.
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DonH
That really flies nice tracks like it's on rails! It's really fast as well. I fill for you,  I did the same thing about 20 years ago. Except it was balsa kit. Needless to say I rekited it.😂
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DonH
I'm new to the forums and not sure where to ask this question. I was wondering how does the slats help the plane fly more stable? I've already bought the plans. Just curious how it works! Would that work on a warbird? Like a P51? 
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TomMonton
Hi DonH and welcome to the group. You must be talking about leading edge slats ?

Slats simply helps to slow down airflow over the wing top surface to create more lift. This is even more noticeable at slow speeds and will greatly reduce wing rock when you are at stall speeds.

The P-51 is such a smooth flyer it really doesn't require slats and would only take away from the initial scale looks anyway.
Fly like your mad at it.
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Sidewayskiwi
DonH wrote:
I'm new to the forums and not sure where to ask this question. I was wondering how does the slats help the plane fly more stable? I've already bought the plans. Just curious how it works! Would that work on a warbird? Like a P51? 

HI DON
like Tom said the leading edge slats increase lift by increasing the upper wing curvature and surface area and reducing the the size of the lower wing 
airflow has to speed up more over top of the wing (bernoulis theorum) further reducing the pressure above the wing increasing lift over a standard wing profile
The advantage of leading edge slats over trailing edge slats is all to do with the centre of lift/pressure on the top of the wing
L.E.Slats make the plane nose up (centre of pressure/lift moves forward up the wing lifting the nose)
Trailing edge flaps/slats move the nose down (centre of lift/pressure moves back on the wing dropping the nose) you see this on commercial airliners coming into land flaps go down and now youre pointing at the ground plenty of up elevator needed to level out
However with increased lift you also increase drag (you dont get something for nothing in physics) 
Leading edge slats are more for the Parkjet swept wings allowing a slower more controlled flight P51 never had them standard and doesnt need them now 
if youre a rookie i would totally recommend the F18 V3 (without slats)  or F18 V4 (with L.E. slats ) as an excellent first build park jet
Similarily the FRC Foamies F16 MK1 OR MK2 (has slats ) also a good first parkjet 
cheers
welcome to the group
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solentlife
Try this online Slats description ... 

https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Slats

Its interesting because there are :

Slats
Slots
LE Flaps

They are not same ... but are to increase lift at slow speed.
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solentlife
Took her for a flight yesterday .... all good and then motor decided to fail ... but she glided in to a spot landing next to the 'van' !!



Initially I thought it was ESC ... but today on checking - its the motor has shorted internally. All else is fine.
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