Designed By Steve Shumate
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If you're looking for high speed, here's a great setup:
2100 mAh 11.1 V (3S) lipo,
APC 7x6 prop,
25 Amp ESC.
This setup will pull about 20 amps and should provide a top speed of nearly 70 mph. That's quite a bit faster than the 50-55 mph you get with my usual park jet setup (Himax 2015-4100, 4.4 gearing, APC 9x7.5 prop), at the expense of about 3 oz more weight.
Another Set-up From Steve Shumate
It's not too hard to build an F-15 at 16 oz. You don't have to do anything different with the foam or glue, just keep your electronics equipment and propulsion selections as light as possible. Here's the weight breakdown of my ship:
Foam 6 oz (this is the weight of all the foam called out on the plans)
Glue 1 oz (assumes some use of epoxy in critical areas)
Other structure (spars, pushrods, motor mount, wiring, etc.) 2.0 oz
Paint .75 oz (keep it light! Just two light coats of acrylic craft paint)
Receiver .4 oz (Berg 7 or Mikro SPF-5)
Servos .7 oz (two GWS Picos, 1 HS-55--no rudder here, but it would add .5 oz more)
ESC .4 oz (CC10)
Motor 1.6 oz (Axi 2208/34)
Motor stick adapter .3 oz
Prop .4 oz
Battery 3.0 oz (TP 1320 3s)
Total 16.5 oz
This is the AUW you saw in the video I posted (with an Axi 2208), but once I swapped the Axi for an LSPJ motor my AUW dropped to only 15.5 oz! The F-15 is a floater and a true park flyer at that weight. But it still has plenty of speed when you pour on the coals!
Motor: Himax 2015-4100 with gearbox (4.4 gears)
Battery: Thunder Power 1320 mAh 11.1 V lipo
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix 25
Prop: APC 9x6 Slowflyer
Receiver: Hitec Electron 6
Servos: GWS Pico standard on flaperons, Hitec HS-55 on stabilator
Radio: Futaba 7AC
VIDEO 1 | VIDEO 2
Zip file contains 100%, 150%, and 175% plans and construction guide. NOTE: 100% is the original design size. Additional decals available at Gotrek Gurnisson's RC Groups Blog.
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