T-2 Buckeye RC Plane

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I already put an eye on this beauty, the T-2 Buckeye for quite sometime and now this time I share my build. This time I just want to make my dream jet, not to bother to simplify the shape, no detachable wing, no easy build, I just want to have her and fly it. I'm not expecting you to build this like any my other models, but if you want to this is a good flyer. My plan was to equipped this RC model jet with mechanical retractable landing gear or servo driven. But in a test, both had problem on the servo, I use plastic gear servo, maybe I should use metal gear servo. Finally I replace the main landing gear with servoless retract and problem is gone. Like usual I use pusher prop with NTM 2830 1000kv 370 watts motor, the same motor I use for Boeing 737-300. I also use the same prop 8x6x4 but with 4S battery. The prop specification is above recommendation but with 370 watt and soft blade I think it can manage. She can short take off and shoot the sky like on a rail. The landing is also easy, I am happy with the result.

Specs :
1. Wingspan 1300 mm
2. Flying weight : 1400 grams/ 49.4 oz
3. Wing loading : 42.4 g/dm2 - 13.9 oz/sq.ft
4. Wing cube loading : 7.4
5. Wing Area : 33 dm2 / 512 sq.in
6. CG : 7.5 cm from LE (see wing plans)

- NTM 28-30 1000kv 370 watt
- Propeller : 8x6x4
- ESC 50A
- Battery Lipo 4S 2200mah
- 4 plastic gear 9 gram servos
- 3 metal gear servo
- mechanical retract / servoless retract

Materials :
1. 3 mm Depron/ Polyfoam
2. 5 mm Depron/ Polyfoam
3. 7 mm + 3 mm Plywood
4. Hot glue, CA glue, PVA glue, Epoxy Glue
5. 3 mm bicycle wheel spoke wire
6. 1.5 mm wire
7. white packing tape / wax paper
8. chopsticks, toothpick
9. 10 mm EVA foam (black)
10. 0.3 mm Mica plastic
11. Plastic tray

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T-2 Buckeye RC plans (A4)
T-2 Buckeye RC plans (A0)
US NAVY 15830 Decal (A4)
US NAVY 15830 Decal (A3)
Build Video and maiden flight on Youtube