Grumman F-14A Tomcat (oz13264)

 

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Grumman F-14A Tomcat. Radio control scale model of the US Navy fighter jet, complete with swing-wing operation. Wingspan 57 in (extended), 32 in (swept).

For tractor prop, pusher prop, or EDF. Also see note on the plan re scaling up by 23% to fit 90mm fans.

This plan was shared online by the designer himself on RCGroups, see https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?645874. This version of the plan here has just had some very minor clean-up.

Note see also Matt's pusher prop version build thread on RCGroups at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?203163 for lots more details and excellent pics.

Quote: "Here is my little Tomcat, thought it might interest some of you guys. Scaled down from my twin EDF version, this model will have a MEGA 16/15/4 buried in the rear fuse, with an extension shaft running beyond the rear 'beaver' tail, so just the 6x4 prop will show.

With the advent of decent Lipos I can use a pack of 3s Tanic 2600's to power the motor,should give about 10 mins WOT, but flying with throttle management, should get 10-15 minutes easy. I was using CP 1300's (10) to power my Mega, but with the Lipo's I can pretty much cut the weight in half.

I'm going to use swing wings, powered from a standard Futaba S3001 servo, with a servo slow device attached to it. Will be very light, and easy to chuck with the wings in full extension mode, then of course, full throttle, wings back for those tower buzzing passes! Much simpler than the EDF version, as no ducting is needed..."

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