Boxermad84
FRCFOAMIES
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

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So, Greg and i have been working on a new project for a while now. Well i actually started this in sketchup at the beginning of August 2013! We have both been throwing ideas back and forth trying to figure out how we could make the frcf f-18 different from the other amazing f18 parkjets already out there
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We decided a score and fold rear mount version would be the best idea so we could keep the sleek looks from nose to tail. We all so based it off the
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet with the rounded intakes and the different style of lerx. So far testing has been good, the very first maiden brought to light a few issues but a quick modification got those problems smoothed out. Ill be adding a KF4 to test it out in the wind and see how the stiffer wings perform, the the plans will be past to Greg to see if the mods that we changed are better than what we have already.
The F-18 is one of my favorite planes so i just had to try and build one and try and keep the amazing looks of the f18 from score and fold. Watching it flyby up close, i think we are close! once all is how we like it, we will release the plans on http://www.frcfoamies.com

More info and specs will be added as we progress with the project.



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YOUTUBE:-   https://www.youtube.com/user/jayrothwell

WEBSITE:-  https://www.frcfoamies.com
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F1wanabe
One thing I did want to add is that the f18 is a plane that can be built scale, rear mount with no tv, and still gives performance similar to a plane with tv! The control surfaces are so effective! The plane is so sleek that it'll give good speed with a variety of power systems meaning that you will be able to choose from a wide performance envelope. For all you guys our there who love scale performance, this plane looks amazing in the air-you will love it!
We chose this Naval version of the f18 after Jay and I saw it up close during the JettaManDan fly in last July when Jay came to the US to visit....



Stay tuned!

http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com
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Wsamoset
OOhhhhH! super slick guys!
Im really glad you did the f-18 instead of the larger Super hornet.
Love the nacels, and well, everything else about it!
And i see that you have control horns on the leading edge slates .
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Boxermad84
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OOhhhhH! super slick guys!
Im really glad you did the f-18 instead of the larger Super hornet.
Love the nacels, and well, everything else about it!
And i see that you have control horns on the leading edge slates .

Thanks Walden! i like the shape of this version to, the leading edge slats may not come into use as it performed very well as is. i added them just in case, its heavy enough as is so don't want to add more weight.
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JettaManDan
very cool...glad the trip gave you inspiration!
My YouTube Channel - 250+ Video's! http://www.youtube.com/jettamandan09

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vedo
Truly happy to see you guys did the F18! LOOKS REALLY GREAT!!!
I love the fact that it is a rear mounted motor, I personally prefer this option much better. GREAT JOB GUYS!
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TomMonton
I've not been one for a rear engine jet normally....but this one is just too cool.

Nicely done guys..the lines on this bird is gorgeous.
Fly like your mad at it.
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Thanks Walden! i like the shape of this version to, the leading edge slats may not come into use as it performed very well as is. i added them just in case, its heavy enough as is so don't want to add more weight.

This plane with a gimbal motor mount would be the park jet we all dream about.
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So, Greg and i have been working on a new project for a while now. Well i actually started this in sketchup at the beginning of August 2013! We have both been throwing ideas back and forth trying to figure out how we could make the frcf f-18 different from the other amazing f18 parkjets already out there.
We decided a score and fold rear mount version would be the best idea so we could keep the sleek looks from nose to tail. We all so based it off the
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet with the rounded intakes and the different style of lerx. So far testing has been good, the very first maiden brought to light a few issues but a quick modification got those problems smoothed out. Ill be adding a KF4 to test it out in the wind and see how the stiffer wings perform, the the plans will be past to Greg to see if the mods that we changed are better than what we have already.
The F-18 is one of my favorite planes so i just had to try and build one and try and keep the amazing looks of the f18 from score and fold. Watching it flyby up close, i think we are close! once all is how we like it, we will release the plans on http://www.frcfoamies.com

More info and specs will be added as we progress with the project.



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I like your logo control horns with dual holes. I couldn't find them on your website. Do you sell them anywhere?
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Boxermad84
Thanks guys, great responses! I will be ordering more of the control horns and motor mounts soon, I'll add them to the site when I get them.

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F1wanabe
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This plane with a gimbal motor mount would be the park jet we all dream about.

Like this?

Well have more in Stock shortly.!
https://frcfoamies.com/2_AXIS_MOTOR_MOUNT.php
Oh, and Jay has a source to laser the horns, but my guy doesn't laser names on. I'll check around tthough!

http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com
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TomMonton
Sweeet
Fly like your mad at it.
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BarryM
That is AWESOME, just when I thought I could sit back and relax for a while..........., oh well got to find some more space
There's no time like the present.....
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gm3
this is what ive been waiting for, so happy you guys are doing this one. the origional hornet always looked better than the superhornet to me..
aaaaaannnnnd there's the tree
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sgmoran
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Like this?

Well have more in Stock shortly.!
https://frcfoamies.com/2_AXIS_MOTOR_MOUNT.php
Oh, and Jay has a source to laser the horns, but my guy doesn't laser names on. I'll check around tthough!

http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com

My fighter squadron has turned into a wing! I like the accuracy of the Grayson laser cut horns and moter mounts. They seem to have the market, your guy sell online? Cheaper?
BTW, I got out the GPDH, but not was not happy with the quality. I'm going to make a foam/Popsicle mout on an old hat for my iPhone.
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