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Old 07-01-2017, 04:55 PM
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Tom

What is carbon fibre? I've been knee deep for the past 4 years in vacuum bagged CF. Is this that strange silver material the RV14 appears to be made from? The parts that I make now are strong light & black. Is this close to carbon fibre....... or fiber? :-)

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Old 07-01-2017, 08:00 PM
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Bob, let me know when you're ready to make about 200 sets! Maybe we should take this offline for now so we don't cause mass hysteria. Hit me at vincefrazier@gmail.com or vince@f1aircraft.com
When you do the new wing, please make sure you have AT LEAST 60 gallons available (for the 540). I know this goes well beyong John's concept of "local area hot rod", but some of us actually use these things for transportation. 1000 mile legs would be most welcome!
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:48 PM
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Brad Hood's F4 Rocket II is now flying. See more here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=151394

Spectacular...



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Old 07-14-2017, 07:48 PM
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That looks great.. I would love to see it go head to head with a similarly powered RV-8. It certainly looks faster😉
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:32 PM
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https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b8&oe=5A0C1F27


Setting up at Oshkosh. Brad just arrived. Wow. You should see this plane in person!
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:18 PM
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How is CG and baggage capacity compared to an -8? I assume performance is similar enough to be a wash for aerobatics, and the F-4 obviously wins in looks...
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:12 PM
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I need one of those... :-)
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:20 PM
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Brad Hood won the grand champion gold Lindy in the kitbuilt category! Woo hoo!
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:31 PM
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How is CG and baggage capacity compared to an -8? I assume performance is similar enough to be a wash for aerobatics, and the F-4 obviously wins in looks...
Brad tells me that the CG came out great, towards the forward limit when solo, just where you want it. No real surprise though. The 6 cylinder Rockets are plenty nose heavy, so swapping engines and moving batteries around fixes it.

As with any plane, an accurate W&B should be performed so you can verify your options are all in the right place!

Baggage capacity depends on engine choice, etc.same, as other aircraft.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:16 PM
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Darn that plane is GORGEOUS! Any info on those main wing fillets? custom job? they are just icing on the cake to me.
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