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Old 05-22-2006, 04:43 AM
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Truly excellent. I think these models are better than the official G3 planes ! Keep up the great work.
Old 05-22-2006, 10:06 AM
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i cant take off in the heavy version!!!!!!!!! i switch the 3pos switch to the middel and put full flaps on and it doesnt lift..??????

and whats with the aliron s pointing up? with the 3 pos switch down?
Old 05-22-2006, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TDK-MATT

and whats with the aliron s pointing up? with the 3 pos switch down?
I think you mean the flaps.

Adjust the knob to move them.
Old 05-22-2006, 11:13 AM
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F-14 Tomcat GREAT WORK

Hey Inky00,

Great flying plane, very impressed with ground handling. Nose wheel functions excellent and turns plane quickly.

What is the secret? There are some other nose wheel planes that could use some improvement.

Thanks for the good work.

Jack MI
Old 05-22-2006, 12:09 PM
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Thumbs up Well Done!!!!

Thanks Inky for the great f-14 luv it well done!!!! Two thumbs up
Old 05-22-2006, 01:17 PM
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Hi Predator,just tried your variant and i cannot get it to take off at all even on a long runway with full flaps.Is there a trick to getting the puppy airborne?
Old 05-22-2006, 02:20 PM
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Taking off

Hi guys, this is my first post here.

Inky, thankyou very much indeed for the effort you have put into this great aircraft, it is very kind of you to share it with us all for free. Much gratitude to you.

Regarding the takeoff for the heavy version I found if you hold the F14 on the brakes until it reaches full throttle (spooling up takes a few seconds on a turbine) it will accellerate quickly down the runway after releasing the brakes at full rpm. As it accellerates down the runway dont touch the elevator until it reaches the end of the runway, then give it a strong dab of full up elevator. It should lift off. If you simply hold the elevator expecting it to rotate it will never happen as the tailerons create too much drag and act like a giant airbrake thereby slowing the aircraft to below takeoff speed. If you use your navaids gadget it will help you to see the engine rpm and takeoff speed.

I hope this helps you.

PS I thought the F14 had full span flapperons and not separate flaps/ailerons.

Old 05-22-2006, 04:12 PM
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Excellent plane inky..I am going to work on an american flag colorscheme for it. But first i need to find the photoshop brushes and custom shapes ..
I currently have a serious addiction to Helicopters!
Old 05-22-2006, 04:43 PM
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I LUV IT!!!!!!!

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:58 PM
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Re: The heavy version and taking off.

I could take off from Joes Airport. Nice long runway. I found that setting the rates on high, flaps down, spoilers up, holding brake till full spool up and then release. It takes off pretty easy that. I eventually tried all methods and even on low rates can take off but it takes a very long time.

On the Sod Farm, it would not take off no matter what.

Here is a clip from Joes Airport:
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:53 PM
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Great work inky ;-0

Any willing to make a GIANT scale with lotsa speed & deeeeeep
thrust sounding turbines. Size like the largest globemaster variant; 30ft wingspan I think.
Old 05-22-2006, 07:10 PM
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I can make a giant scale one that goes up to 447 mph, i cant change the sound of the turbines though.
Old 05-23-2006, 12:05 AM
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Hi Guys, sorry for the late reply... For traking off the heavy version do the following.

1- Apply full flaps using the knob
2- Apply full brakes, pushing the elevator all the way foward.
3- Be sure the 3 pos switch is in the middle, and apply full power.
4- Release brakes.
5- Let it run for a while about 3/4 of the runway (Sod Farm)
6- Apply about half up elevator and it will lift off.

It needs about 100 meters of runway to lift off, so the Sod Farm is very limited. If you are flying there start the takeoff run at the very beginning of the runway.

Moving the three pos switch to the number one position makes both ailerons pull up. It is used as an airbrake.

I will try to edit it a bit more to get it to lift of easier.

Hope this helps...
Old 05-23-2006, 12:30 AM
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Ok here is a new version of the F-14 Heavy. I changed the airfoils on the main wing, this makes the jet more easy for takeoff. It know takeoffs in the Sod Farm, no problems. It will even takeoff over grass with flaps.
I also increased the flap for easier takeoff.

Let me know how it works...
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:33 AM
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OMG! I can harrier the heavy variant all day long with the spoilers up! At a 45 degree angle of attack or more, and it looks like a Cobra looking for an easy meal! Try it!

Needs 1/2 or more throttle, with more in the turns! On the deck! With landing gear down, if you hit terra-firma at the right angle and airspeed, the thing disappears beneath the grass! LOL!

This is with the first "heavy" variant, with full flaps...the second heavy variant, doesn't harrier as well! Rename them variant 1 and 2!

"Sometimes, I run out of altitude and airspeed...at the same time!"

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