Reasonator Scholia Statistics. Subcategories This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total. Pages in category "Vought F-8 Crusader" This category contains only the following page.
F F-8 Crusader. Media in category "Vought F-8 Crusader" The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Carrier launch and recovery systems It took me a little more than an hour to assemble the Crusader, including taking review photographs and waiting for the glue to dry.
The model arrived well packaged in a foam shipping container that protected the foam parts from any shipping damage. I glued in the horizontal stabilizers using the provided EPO foam glue and let them sit for roughly 10 minutes. The wing was fitted next and the servo cables were pulled through to the cockpit.
I used the drying time to bind a Spektrum AR receiver spektrum. I checked the alignment from behind, but like the horizontal stabilizer, the pocket is deep enough for perfect alignment.
The motor, fan, and ESC are installed at the factory. The battery compartment is made to accommodate a 3S 1, to 2, mAh battery.
If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center. Customer Photos. Freewing 64mm 5 Blade EDF. You strapped it on and hoped you had it all right. At the time, U. You had to be very careful…you had to roll in trim to keep the nose down.
I split the difference and used a Turnigy turnigy. The control surface installation, although common for small Freewing EDF jets, is different from what most of us might be accustomed to. The Crusader is equipped with both ailerons and elevators, but they are driven by one servo on each side of the model.
Dual pushrods connect the servo on each side to the aileron and elevator surface.
Elevon mixing means that when the elevator stick is moved back, the ailerons and elevators move up. When aileron input is given, the elevators and ailerons on each side move in opposition.
I fitted the flight battery and put the little jet on my Great Planes C. Machine towerhobbies. A little experimentation determined the proper battery position to get the CG center of gravity where the manual suggested. An optional landing gear set that snaps into receptacles on the fuselage is available for the Crusader. I enlisted help for the first toss, but it turned out to be a nonevent and I did all of the subsequent hand launches.
As I throttled up, I gave the Crusader a nice, level toss and it flew straight out of my hand.
The Crusader is happy cruising around at slightly below half throttle. Aileron response was impressive. With a fresh battery, I tested the vertical performance. Although not unlimited, the Crusader gets small fast and has plenty of thrust for large loops from level flight.
With four surfaces aiding the roll rate, in high rate the Crusader rolls like a drill bit, albeit a bit of a wobbly one. I conducted a stall test up high and facing the wind.
With the power pulled all the way back and some elevator added, the Crusader slowed down nicely. When the stall broke, it dropped a wing but recovered as soon as some power was applied and the controls relaxed. I was a pilot in the single-seat F-8 Crusader. What made you want to fly the F-8? What is your most memorable moment in the F-8 program?
The Vought F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) is a single-engine, supersonic, carrier- based air superiority jet aircraft built by Vought for the United States Navy and. The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by.
The F-8 had a variable incidence wing to increase lift without limiting pilot visibility. A hydraulic mechanism adjusted the angle of the wing to the oncoming air to maximize the force of lift.