The F-14 has some of my favorite curves of any jet, and I would love to scratch build one out of foam. So, I'm here to begin my efforts! I'm still in the process of drawing the plans and I am totally looking for any advice anyone has. This is also my first build without anyone's plans to hold my hand. I'm building on a budget so my power setup isn't going to be spectacular, but I still hope it'll fly. Here's the parameters:
Wingspan: 123 cm extended, 74 cm swept
Length: 117 cm
Powerplant: 2x 64mm EDF's (64mm EDF)
Battery: 4s 3000mAh
Servos: 4x 9g, 1x MG995 (Big Servo)
Landing Gear: Belly!
If anyone has had a positive experience with components similar to the ones I have on this list please let me know, as I have yet to try any of them out and I don't know if they are any good or if there are better items with a similar price.
I am hoping to have a removable nose like the X-29, but I would like to keep the pointed-down nature of the F-14. So there will be a false doubler in the nose that will set the angle of the nose and slide over the fuselage.
For the main spar (in the fuselage) I plan to use two pieces of 1/8" plywood, one above the other. I want to use 3mm rods to pin them together, and between the spars I will have 3 laminated pieces of plywood inside each wing, the bottom piece going most of the length of the wing, then decreasing in length on each piece above. For linkages I intend to use 3mm rods from the servo to the linkage arm on the spar. I have no idea if this will be strong enough to support the big bird, but I plan on finding out!
Hopefully the current plans can give you an idea of what I'm going for. They are crude but feel free to build along and ask questions. I can use all the help I can get!
Plans (Alpha 0.1):
Inkscape File (this is my working file, so it should stay up to date more than the PDF's)
- Draw up a nose. If anyone wants to take this on be my guest!
- Initial Test Build
- Iterate the plans, build more!
- Order/test electronics
5-5-18: Added nose plans. Plans now use a thinner line width.
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