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    Skymaster Large F18

    Woohoo! I started a new project today!!

    Was purchased by Sandro and painted by a guy up near Wingham! Beautiful paint job. Nice airbrushing. Matte finish is superb.

    Sandro sold this to James from Texas. James asked me to get this airworthy before it gets shipped down!

    Will have twin Cheetahs.

    Huge machine!


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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    First job will be to tear out all the crap SM airlines and fittings. To be replaced with good Festo stuff

    Also... 90% of all Skymaster air cylinders leak around the nipples. Will pull each cylinder out, lube them and will Hysol all the fittings where the threads leak.
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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Sweet!
    Simcoe Model Aircraft Club (SMAC) Our forum is here.. http://smac.freeforums.net/forum
    http://rccanucks.com/showthread.php?...5596#post15596 clubnomax
    If you do not have the time to do it right, where do you get the time to do it over?

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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Plumbing is all redone with Festo. All cylinders taken apart and the piston orings inspected and lubed up.

    Threaded nipples hysol’d

    Incredible beefy gear on this... reminds me of the massive gear on the SM F14
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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Fuel tanks consist of a huge center tank and 2 additional saddle tanks that wrap around the intake plenum
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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Fittings will be Jet Model Products XXL with XXL tygon.

    Awesome flow rate and very high quality.
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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    We’re going with 4 JSP air tanks with 4mm fittings and lines

    2 x XL for gear and doors
    1 x Med for brakes
    1 x Med for canopy and airbrake

    Compared to the 4 small SM tanks, we’re putting about 3 times the air in this.
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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Steering servo installed.

    Was too tight to install it in the plane so removed the nose gear.

    Unilights coming soon!!
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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Cool 😎.....gotta give credit to Likai, his landing gears are a work of art 👍

    You’ve got about a grand in Festo fittings alone there 😜....

    4mm air line, wow 😮....my BVM/Jetlegend 1/7.7 F-18 uses 2mm... really small diameter but so far seems to work fine bench testing

    Nice work as usual....

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    Re: Skymaster Large F18

    Ya Eric. Lotsa Festo but so worth the cost!! Loving the Lakai gear. Really nice details and crazy beefy.

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