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Post  duaneh Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:41 pm

A bit out of my usual rut, this one was inspired by an ex-Air Force friend. It's an original design, 17" span, 100 sq. in., 8.1 oz. The color scheme is based on an Air Force Aggressor squadron scheme. I was glad to find this photo, the regular service Eagles are a boring gray.
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The stores pylons are useful for a leadout guide.
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The business end. A sure start engine with a homemade 1/2 oz. tank.
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I tried to maintain the lines of the F-15 as much as possible. The nose had to be shortened a lot for balance, but everything else is pretty close.
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Post  944_Jim Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:10 pm

Awestruck...speechless...I need to sit down!
Who says profiles are boring?
Just wow!
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Post  GallopingGhostler Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:11 pm

That's a nice one, @duaneh, a semi-full body profile, really looks sharp. Love the way you did the external fuel tank, too.
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Post  Yabby Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:12 am

944_Jim wrote:Awestruck...speechless...I need to sit down!
Who says profiles are boring?
Just wow!

well said 944_Jim cheers That jigger is dead set awesome cheers Thumbs Up .... same... speechless... hence very short post for Yabby. The parent post says and shows it all. Clapping cheers

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Post  getback Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:41 am

Awesome ! I remember you saying something about an F-15 at the last build you did . Like the way you have incorporated the profile to full body . and the colors are on point too ! This Site Rocks! Thumbs Up
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Post  Marleysky Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:12 am

She's a beauty!! You've done a great job in keeping the profile looking like the real thing. Small Cox Logo
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:41 am

What a nice job, checks all the boxes. I love the sharp angles. Perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Coxfledgling Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:37 am

Hi duaneh, could you post outlines and build info please ?

Looks are really good model, how well does it fly c/l ?

Slightly larger with aerofoil wing, a slope soarer ?
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Post  duaneh Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:40 pm

Well CF, I'm afraid I can't be of much help. This was never intended to be more than a one-off, so no real drawings were made. I simply made enlarged photocopies that were then adhered to the wood and used for cutting patterns. Here is the 3-view I used.
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I have flown it, and it flies well. However, the performance is more trainer-like than jet-like. It has too much drag to go fast. Additionally, I used the Cox PT-19 as an example to determine the amount of stabilator movement. The result is that control response is much the same as a PT-19.
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Post  Coxfledgling Sat Oct 08, 2022 3:07 am

That's a pity, so I will enlarge a photocopy and think about making one using your thread info.

A slope soarer would be favourite so will make it out of foam board/cloroplastic( the house for sale sign stuff ) and give it a go eventually.
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Post  getback Sat Oct 08, 2022 7:37 am

Well it flys and give you fun and looks good , PT had a lot of elevator movement to it . Pumpkin
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sat Oct 08, 2022 11:30 am

Hip Pocket Aeronautics in its plans download section (membership required, but free) has a full fuselage control line 21" F-15 Eagle for half-A engines:

HPA: 20.75-in. F-15 Eagle by Richard Schrader
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This could be a possible alternative to @duaneh's excellent crafted example, Thumbs Up for those who don't want to "roll" their own plans. Very Happy
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