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01-17-2011 04:03 AM  7 years agoPost 1661
GREYEAGLE

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I'm still trying to figure these part's out.

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01-17-2011 04:05 AM  7 years agoPost 1662
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Looks like it will make for a nice little P-38 What's the wingspan on it?

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01-17-2011 04:12 AM  7 years agoPost 1663
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Hey JW
74" We gona E- Fag it, so far removed about 3Lb's.

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01-17-2011 04:15 AM  7 years agoPost 1664
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PURDYYYY! I love the looks of the Lightning, always have. I'm not a fan of twin engine glow birds. They are always a lot of fiddling around and little flying. The E route is a good choice for that build.

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01-17-2011 02:56 PM  7 years agoPost 1665
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We gona E- Fag it, so far removed about 3Lb's.
Thats funny stuff!

Nice plane though I have talked to many old timers that run dual glow they never even use a tach. They said they may tach one engine and set the other by ear till they sing. Cause they will be different in the air anyway when loading and unloading.

I have 2 kinds of planes real ones and toys.

Real ones run on pump gas the toys are electric.

Oh and for the stryker paint job fellows use Krylon fusion hands down the best option.

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01-17-2011 04:58 PM  7 years agoPost 1666
92ARedOne

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I have a gas plank. It has a three line set up, I have vent and fill line out the bottom of the cowl. The fill line has a fuel dot. How can I fuel / defuel without getting gas all over my hands? The dot thing is hard to remove also. I have looked at fueling vavles but they say not to use them as they can go bad and cause a dead stick.

The tank is not visible. How will I know how much fuel I consumed?

It is a 50CC BSA.

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01-17-2011 08:14 PM  7 years agoPost 1667
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Check this out: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/f86_skyb...QueryId=1101028

A RTF EDF Jet. It's like $89.99 on sale.. Even includes motor, battery, servos and speed control.

All it needs is a park flyer receiver and you're flying!

I just ordered one.

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01-17-2011 08:37 PM  7 years agoPost 1668
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that's cool. I think the one the guys have been talking about is a 50mm fan, so this is just enough bigger. That thing is cool for the bucks.

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01-18-2011 01:19 AM  7 years agoPost 1669
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DOOD I ordered the same plane from hobbyking with a different paint scheme for $59 and an airframe is $19.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...idProduct=12662

92ARedOne Why does your dot go out the bottom? Route it to the side of the plane. You say it has a fuel dot? Just the plug or the flushmount cap that looks like a real fuel cap?

BTW I have ued the fuel filler valves they work fine. They cause a deadstick oh well good practice. One day on my hangar 9 P-47 I did three in a row before I changed a weak glow plug.

I dont like the fuel valves though I have a nitro one that needs rebuilt I am slowly gonna switch over to the fuel fillers with a T I only do 2 line tanks.

http://www.advantagehobby.com/produ...0833&quantity=1

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01-18-2011 02:09 AM  7 years agoPost 1670
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tryan: look again. His listing shows a 50% bigger fan size. Bigger batt, bigger wingspan, etc. Plus, it's Hobby Lobby, so it ships from the U.S. Plus, I'm wondering if you could shoehorn a little larger batt in and use 450 heli batteries.
Spit, you oughta look at this since you said you had some bigger fans laying around. This might be perfect for you.

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01-18-2011 02:15 AM  7 years agoPost 1671
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I think Dood`s plane is slightly larger with a 64mm fan, very similar though.

Im going to buy a new fan and have one last try with this 50mm, but I will never buy a handlaunch jet ever again, maybe a Stryker but never a handlaunch edf, if this one launches OK on full throttle I may grab the $19 replacement airframe, but Ive had it with edf chuckies.

Looks like I may be going up on the mines fly in fly out, 2 weeks on 1 week off and $1500 a week , if that pans out I will be able to buy a Tamjet composite 120mm edf.

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01-18-2011 02:19 AM  7 years agoPost 1672
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oopsie. Somebody made a mistake. Because while I was just looking at it, the prices changed. Now the airframe only is 89 bucks. The ARTF is now 120 bucks.
So it's back to hobbycity having the good deal now.

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01-18-2011 02:34 AM  7 years agoPost 1673
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tryan: look again. His listing shows a 50% bigger fan size. Bigger batt, bigger wingspan, etc.
OK my ignorance of EDF's is showing.

Is it really that big a difference?

50 to 64mm that means 14mm the size of a fingernail I dont understand how that equates to 50% bigger. Is that true?

Amazingly they are identical in the picture as far as looks markings and everything.

I saw the size was 2" bigger and the battery was heavier more mah.

I figured little bigger EDF unit and a little bigger plane with heavier battery.

I figured it would be the same performance? (OK my ignorance of EDF's is showing.)

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01-18-2011 02:36 AM  7 years agoPost 1674
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Sometimes you need to be careful with shipping at HK, just for example the f35 I had from HK comes to roughly $120 with shipping $89 + 30 or so shipping, they used to sell the same jet here at hobby shops for $100.

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01-18-2011 02:56 AM  7 years agoPost 1675
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I hear ya my jet was $93 shipped for a $59 jet so I usually see if friends need batteries or something and split shipping but not this time.

Hey spitfire check out this handlaunch jet video!!!!!!!!

Watch at YouTube

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01-18-2011 02:57 AM  7 years agoPost 1676
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The one in that link that Dood posted will fly very well with close to 1:1 power ratio maybe more, as long as there 500g or less they fly very good, the problem is most 64mm jets on the market are 650g or more and they dont fly very good, once you loose that 1:1 power ratio with edf jets they often fly like poo in the air.

I had a blue angels f18 that was more than 650-750 grams or so and although it was nice to fly it was very slow, I ended up useing the same fan/motor in a 500gram jet and it was like a rocket.

tryan02: That 50mm jet has about the same performance as a 64mm in a 500 gram jet, for the short time I was flying before I crashed I was realy exited by its performance, Im realy looking forward to getting it flying again, just not haveing to launch it.

Apart from the launching dramas, it was my own stupidity that caused the crash, I was just being to cocky before getting used to the jet.

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01-18-2011 03:02 AM  7 years agoPost 1677
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check out this handlaunch
never thought about useing the bombs as takeoff skids, my kit did not have the optional landing gear that they said was meant to be included, I wish it did now.

I might try and use my included bombs as skids next time, I was not planning on useing them.

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01-18-2011 03:06 AM  7 years agoPost 1678
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nope, my mistake tryan. For some reason I had 75mm in my head. My bad.
No more hand launches/crashes for Spit!!!

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01-18-2011 03:14 AM  7 years agoPost 1679
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nope, my mistake tryan. For some reason I had 75mm in my head. My bad
No prob I was really feeling stupid there for a second.

I am a good pilot fast planes big planes a little 3D. Sport aerobatics with my helis. But all this EDF stuff is new to me and it scares the hell out of me not knowing. And reading internet articles and watching vids (80% B.S.)

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01-18-2011 03:41 AM  7 years agoPost 1680
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^
I dont think you will have any problems flying an edf with the amount of plane experience you have, its just the launching thats a bit of an unknown, until I get this new fan and try again I cant comment.

Be a little prepared that it may not fly quite like the planes your used to, only very small stick movements in corners and keep the nose up, they seem to lose altitude very fast in corners if you try and just "bank and yank"

You can do hard yank and bank turns when you get into the groove of how the jet feels, but thats what screwed me up, I needed to get the jet around to steeply to get it to come down the runway in front of me not behind me, and it lost to much altitude, Ive been caught out often the same way but usualy I gather it up in time before it hits the deck, I found just before you go into a turn to actualy go into a slight climb is the trick, makes the turn nice and scale like.

A jet turbine guy told me to always start a slight climb before entering a turn and its the best advice Ive ever been given, unfortunately this most recent time I just tried to turn it like my 3d planes and elspludgo!

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