2000mm Giant Scale B-24 - Olive Drab

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Introducing the CenterBurner Simulated Afterburner Light System

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  • #81
    Originally posted by RCjetdude View Post

    Chris, it would be awesome if you could make it there sometime.
    It's definitely on my bucket list. Will have to see if I can make it happen sooner than later.
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    • #82
      I just ordered.my first one. Can't wait.

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      • #83
        Hurray it arrived a day earlier than expected. Simple easy install. I configured it on a separate channel and mixed it with throttle. Works fantastic.

        I will be adding this to all my future jets.

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        • #84
          Originally posted by Gilatrout View Post
          Hurray it arrived a day earlier than expected. Simple easy install. I configured it on a separate channel and mixed it with throttle. Works fantastic.

          I will be adding this to all my future jets.
          Awesome, thanks man!! :)
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          • #85
            All we need is a black smoke generator for the F4s to give them that authentic trail to go with that burner light

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            • #86
              Originally posted by rifleman_btx View Post
              All we need is a black smoke generator for the F4s to give them that authentic trail to go with that burner light
              How cool would that be! Flashbacks oh yea!!

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              • #87
                Ordering some of these awesome afterburners for some of my jets and have a quick question. Seems the foil tape helps a lot, but wondering if just painting it with a gloss enamel silver or even black would work. Not too keen on sticking foil tape in the exhaust nozzles cause I have a fear of it coming loose. Are you guys just using basically aluminum foil tape from Home Depot that is for AC ducts, or something special? Unfortunately I already have the nozzles on both F-4's in a sooty black and if I put aluminum foil tape in I'm wondering if it will look kind of "back woods red-neck" sitting on the tarmac (just cause I use duct tape on everything else including holding the doors to my truck on and the windows in my out-house doesn't mean I'll put it on a nice RC jet )
                Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair, Red Bull Edge. E-Flite-2-Beast 60's, P2 Bi-Plane, Yak 54, 2-P-51's, Apprentice, 2-Super Cubs w/Floats.

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                • #88
                  I just completed lining the exhaust if my F-18 with plain old aluminum foil tape like used on ductwork. If you start at the back and work your way forward the overlaps are with the airflow and the tape won't lift. Working with the fan hatch is a little trickier but you can figure it out. I use a 3/8" wooden dowel with the end rounded off to help install it and burnish it down. Works great and you can always paint the last couple inches of it black near the outlets to better match your sooty nozzles. The main reason I use the tape is to eliminate any light bleed through. Paint doesn't do quite as good of a job.

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                  • #89
                    Originally posted by Hugh Wiedman View Post
                    Ordering some of these awesome afterburners for some of my jets and have a quick question. Seems the foil tape helps a lot, but wondering if just painting it with a gloss enamel silver or even black would work. Not too keen on sticking foil tape in the exhaust nozzles cause I have a fear of it coming loose. Are you guys just using basically aluminum foil tape from Home Depot that is for AC ducts, or something special? Unfortunately I already have the nozzles on both F-4's in a sooty black and if I put aluminum foil tape in I'm wondering if it will look kind of "back woods red-neck" sitting on the tarmac (just cause I use duct tape on everything else including holding the doors to my truck on and the windows in my out-house doesn't mean I'll put it on a nice RC jet )
                    Hugh, Keep killin' me. I airbrushed 'Burnt Iron' in my Phantom. I tested the Aluminum Foil-look and even a Flat Gold Foil and opted for the paint. Not as 'Go Fast' as the Aluminum Duct Tape, though 'it'll do'. To each their own as my Gran-pappy used to say. Best, Steve

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                    • #90
                      Originally posted by RCjetdude View Post
                      I just completed lining the exhaust if my F-18 with plain old aluminum foil tape like used on ductwork. If you start at the back and work your way forward the overlaps are with the airflow and the tape won't lift. Working with the fan hatch is a little trickier but you can figure it out. I use a 3/8" wooden dowel with the end rounded off to help install it and burnish it down. Works great and you can always paint the last couple inches of it black near the outlets to better match your sooty nozzles. The main reason I use the tape is to eliminate any light bleed through. Paint doesn't do quite as good of a job.
                      Thanks for the advice RC and Steve. Both methods seem to get the job done, not sure which I'll end up trying, probably the aluminum foil tape first, anything to get out of the house and over to home depot. The weather here has sucked lately with high winds and rain, so since I can't go flying, afraid my wife is going to ask me to vacuum and mop the floors. Should take me at least 4-5 hours to find the foil tape at the Depot.
                      Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                      Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair, Red Bull Edge. E-Flite-2-Beast 60's, P2 Bi-Plane, Yak 54, 2-P-51's, Apprentice, 2-Super Cubs w/Floats.

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                      • #91
                        I went the foil tape route on my F-22 and love it. I pretty much did what Steve did and I haven't had any issues with the tape curling up.
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                        • #92
                          Agreed, with the tape fans... you can’t see it on the ground unless looking for it. The tape acts just like the mirror effect on the business end of a flashlight. The last 4 or so inches without the tape doesn’t make a difference really. I did try aluminum spray paint with gloss clear coat as an alternate and it wasn’t the same... I had the tape peel up once when the garbage led rings were the only thing available. It cut a good amount of power and made me abort a takeoff. Now I glance in at the fan to check for it every once in a while.

                          I found that holding the plane in place and running the throttle up between installing it and flying will show any loose edges that may need to be reattached. Never had a problem since

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                          • #93
                            Installed the afterburner in my Red Avanti and repainted Stinger 90 (yah, I know these jets don't have afterburners, but it looks too cool). Outstanding product, thanks Chris at RC Geek! I went with the foil tape and did find it very easy to install using the wooden dowel suggested by RCJetDude. With the foil, even in daylight it's almost blinding. These were my test cases for the afterburner, which passed in flying colors, so now I'm ordering 2 more to go in my F4 camo and F4 blue angel.

                            The unit fit perfect on the 9 bladed 80mm fan using the fans own screws. I had a bit of a challenge though putting it on the 12 blade 90mm fan. The screw holes did not line up with the metal tabs on the EDF (the holes were above the tabs so nothing to hold on to), so I sanded the base of the unit down until the holes lined up. Had a little bit of trouble finding screws that worked for this unit though.

                            Anyone got a good suggestion for the tap screws they used for the 90mm 12 blade fan?
                            Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                            Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair, Red Bull Edge. E-Flite-2-Beast 60's, P2 Bi-Plane, Yak 54, 2-P-51's, Apprentice, 2-Super Cubs w/Floats.

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                            • #94
                              Just got in the mail my burner for the Avios Mig 17.

                              fits right on the mount perfectly. I just wish the leads from the burner to the controller were longer. (similar issue with L39). I needed to remove the shrink wrap and add an extension to get the controller up where I can access it when everything is buttoned up.

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