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Old 12-02-2019, 03:39 PM   #41
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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes


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I am going to start the next flying season with one of these ESCs in my Mirage to see how it holds up but so far after several test runs they seem to be solid. I would not put it in any 90mm jets but I think it might be a good upgrade for the 80mm jets. Time will tell.

Question for you Eric, were there any washers on the top and bottom of the pivot point on the wing bolt. When I disassembled my F14 wing I did not see any washers but in the replacement parts I see there are replacement ones which I ordered just in case.
I can't seem to find any photos or info regarding this.

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Old 12-03-2019, 01:37 AM   #42
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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes

Mine came with 3 or 4 washers per wing. Can’t remember if I used one on top and two under or the other way round. A little trial and error to get things half decent.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:05 AM   #43
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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes

I found a plan view of the how the washers go on the wing pivot point so everything is back together and works great. The wing is nice solid now in both the forward and sweep position. I followed your lead Eric and put the Rx and BEC in belly to make room for the batteries in the nose. There is quite a rats nest of wiring in this aircraft so it took some effort to try to keep everything neet. The plastic bracket for the landing light mount broke and I do not see any replacements available so I will try to make one otherwise I will just pull it out. Just have to put the new decals on then on to the next project.

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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes

The new set of decals were applied and it looks better then new. The flight controls are setup with only up aileron for roll and both flap and aileron surfaces down for flap settings with the wings swept forward. There is no wing surfaces used for roll just the horizontal stab with wings in the swept position. There are lots of different rates noted on other forums so if anyone has their own recommendations they are welcome.

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Old 12-26-2019, 09:39 AM   #45
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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes

Hate to say it but the stock way of roll control works well through the stock mixing board. Be very careful with having drooping ailerons for "flaps" as the plane will want to dive unless you have considerable up elevator mixed in. In stock configuration, no pitch change with flaps...
There have been crashes due to getting too fancy with the flap setups.
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:19 PM   #46
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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes

Ok thanks Eric. The flight control settings were ones that I down loaded from the original owner who flew it with those settings. What are you using. The recommended settings in the manual?
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Re: Freewing F14 Tomcat twin 80mm EDF build by 4stripes

No I used the stock control setup through the mixer then set the throws around 20 degrees each way to start like most models.
I cants say right now what the exact throws are but I do remember the aileron throws are reduced to 75 percent when wings swept.
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