MF-35 LIGHTNING "FREE PLANS"

by MESA RC | December 18, 2014 | (11) Posted in Projects

 

To the FliteTest Community,

It is finally here, FREE PLANS for Jake's MF-35 Lightning scratch build jet aircraft.  Download the plans using the following link;

MF-35 Lightning TILED plans: http://media.wix.com/ugd/fe25e6_4ac7d3bf532549b28ead9c8c39780776.pdf

 

Link for the FULLSIZE plans: http://media.wix.com/ugd/fe25e6_231f32c034084dcf9457a70fb014f37c.pdf 

 

The MF-35 Lighting build kits will also be available at: http://www.altitudehobbies.com/mesa-rc-foam-fighters-kits

 

 

Jake's goal was to get the plane done prior to winter break as a Christmas gift for supporting the program over the past couple of years and allow it to grow now to the high school. Jake finished up some the design looks of the plane and it looks great.  His build video will also come out this Friday just in time for break so you can build along with him and fly this bird over the winter vacation.

With Jake being sick, he made sure that the plane was in good hands for its debut, advanced pilot Nick took to  the controls and did an amazing job displaying what this plane can do.

It was shown that it can handle inverted flight.

 

Looks scale too,

Talking points at the end, Nick loved the plane, and can't wait to start designing his plane next semester.

COMMENTS

LordVader on December 18, 2014
Putting it together now. Awesome build so far. Shouldn't expect anything less from you guys. Always setting the bar higher. Great job all of you.
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MESA RC on December 18, 2014
Already, do you sleep LordVader! Haha, shoot some pics when you are done, would love to see them and show Jake. Have fun!
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Jaxx on December 18, 2014
Great work Jake! What type of foam (DTFB or Elmer's) did you use for this build?
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MESA RC on December 18, 2014
Dollare Tree always now due to the price and ease of working with for the students. Also the weight factor, they are a lot lighter then the elmers. Thanks for the comment.
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dharkless on December 21, 2014
Hey Mr. Marshall,
You have a great program there. No surprise that the results are so impressive.
I am the Director of Buildings and Grounds at Farrell Area School District in western PA. I am working with the physics teacher and trying to set up a similar program here. It has been a slow start. I am the only experienced designer, builder and flier and I had been away from it for over 15 years. I spent the summer getting my wings back.
I have been watching your stuff on FT and will try to emulate what you have done as much as possible with the limited experience and resources available. We will continue to watch the material you produce for ideas. You have certainly set the bar high.
Please pass on our congratulations to Jake on his great design and build. (I hope he is feeling better.)
Keep up the good work for the benefit of your students and those of us looking over your shoulder for inspiration.
Great job!
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lguystillfly on December 21, 2014
So.. MESA rcFoam fighters... is this supposed to be the "Lighting"? Like the lighting in a room as in luminescence? Or "lightning" ... that is the big electric streak in the sky produced by a thunder storm? I'm assuming lightning, because that makes more sense, and that's what is said in the video. However.. if that's the case, you've misspelled the name of your plane in pretty much every spot :-/

Not that it matters much. But it looks like you put a lot of work and effort into a great plane that many will enjoy! And with all the work you've put into it... It should probably be spelled correctly ;) I hope you don't take this post offensively, as I'm just trying to help.
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lguystillfly on December 21, 2014
Regardless of whichever it may be. It's a great looking plane! And great job on the design.
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MESA RC on December 22, 2014
Stupid, Stupid, nope, Lightning, just a brain fart! Hate that when that happens, we fixed it, once everything gets updated we should be good. Thanks for the catch! Might have to have you proof read our stuff before posting, lol.

Thanks for the help,
MESArcFF Team
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lguystillfly on December 22, 2014
Very glad to help. And I'd be happy to proof read anything you need. I'm pretty good at catching small stuff like that :). Sorry to cause you so much (re)work! :-D. Looks 100000% better now! haha. Congrats.
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lguystillfly on December 22, 2014
I've spotted another typo on page 1 of your PDF "tiled plans". Or you can tell me to buzz off, lmao.

Email me: lguystillfly@gmail.com
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Svenr85 on April 19, 2017
Link for this awesome plane seems to be broken. ( i know i'm like 3 years late but still want to try and build it) :-p
Thanks to everyone contributing to the flitetest spirit!
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MESA RC on April 20, 2017
Yes I see that, weird, it is broken on our side too. If you shoot me your email I can send them to you until then.

Thanks
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Svenr85 on April 21, 2017
If you could (would), please send it to Sven.rietjens@icloud.com.
I just have to build it since our government (Belgium) is about to fall into the financial moneypit named f-35 :-D (they're switching out the old f-16's).

Thanks in advance
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MF-35 LIGHTNING "FREE PLANS"