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Posted by abjets | Feb 19, 2014 @ 08:12 AM | 1,235 Views
Been a bit slow getting some of the details up as I was doing a lot of experimenting and sourcing of parts...but working towards a 5 blade main and a 4 blade cascading tail (rotating on the left side for more scale appearance), full lighting and the best part...easy instal and removal of the frame from the fuselage for any repairs/adjustments...more to come.

UPDATE: Lovin' this build, but ready for it to be DONE!! Almost there.

Comments welcome!...Continue Reading
Posted by abjets | May 21, 2013 @ 09:25 PM | 2,322 Views
SKYANGEL T-45 Build/Mods include:

11-Blade Changesun 50mm EDF ("Factory" specs)
- Outside Diameter : 54.5mm
- Ducted Fan Length : 28.0mm
- Rotor Diameter : 50mm , 11 Blades
- Overall Weight : 66g ( Whole Unit )
- Motors : High Performance Outrunner Brushless Motor (4300Kv)
- Working Voltage: 11.1v (3S)
- Static Thrust : Around 410g At 11.1v (25A)

STOCK MOTOR FAN COMPARISON BY BENDWING(thanks!!)...

Stock EDF(5Blade)........................Change Sun 11 Blade

Bell length: 12.5mm........................................15.5 mm
Bell diameter: 25mm.......................................25.6mm
Shroud dia.: 52mm..........................................52.5 mm
Shroud length: 28mm......................................28.5mm
Overall length: 57.5mm...................................80.5mm
No. of blades: 5...............................................11
No. of stators: 4...............................................8
Total Weight: 50.3g..........................................65 .9g
***using a freshly charged NanoTech 1300mAh 3s 45C LiPo
and a Hobbywing 30A ESC:
Stock EDF 16.7A steady...............Changesun EDF 22.6A steady(29A)

OPTION #1 NOT USING THIS OPTION (Batt too small and ESC too small= too much weight!)
11-Blade Changesun 50mm EDF ("Factory" specs)
30 Amp Plush ESC
(Motor+ESC+AR6100= 107.5g Plus Thrust Tube= 111.9g BEW= 303.4g)
Flying ELEVONS(Painted and reinforced weight is 19....Continue Reading
Posted by abjets | May 21, 2013 @ 02:47 PM | 1,826 Views
USED Skyangel 50mm F-86

Carbon fiber control rods
Du-Bro linkages
Dual Aileron servo mod w/ Flaps
Intake "Mast" for AIL servo wires
"Dryer Sheet" reinforcing of intake lip, Canopy tab and battery tray
3S 1300 mAh 45C Lipo
2mm tail incidence adjustment
Thrust tube
40 amp Hobby Wing ESC
Stock motor w/ 5-blade fan

Empty weight 306.5g AUW with 3S 1300 mAh 45C Lipo 425.5g

CG @...Continue Reading
Posted by abjets | May 21, 2013 @ 01:51 PM | 1,868 Views
Empty Weight 202g AUW with 1200mAh 25C= 261g
Carbon fiber rod stiffener under Horizontal Stab

CG @...Continue Reading
Posted by abjets | May 21, 2013 @ 01:00 PM | 1,846 Views
Skyangel 35mm F-15

Empty weight 154.3g 2 x 3s 460 mAh 25-40C AUW= 245.6g

CG @ 32mm

Carbon fiber control rods/ Du-Bro linkages/ 10 amp Plush ESC's/ Thrust tubes
Carbon fiber reinforcement for...Continue Reading
Posted by abjets | May 21, 2013 @ 12:35 PM | 1,875 Views
Skyangel T-45 Red Arrows Hawk

85.4 g out of the box
88.3g with 10amp Plush ESC/thrust tube/carbon control rods

3s 460 mAh 25-40C AUW=134.2g

CG @...Continue Reading
Posted by abjets | May 21, 2013 @ 12:21 PM | 1,737 Views
Skyangel F-86 Build and mods...

V1= 90.6g empty 3s 460 mAh 25-40C AUW=136.1g (Glassed nose-Destroyed :-)
V2= 86.0g empty 3s 460 mAh 25-40C AUW=131.3g
CG @ 59-...Continue Reading