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Posted by burkefj | Jan 06, 2009 @ 01:48 PM | 24,375 Views
Here is my main plans page. These can be flown as pusher parkjets or as rocket boosted gliders. I have personally built and flown all of these. All but the shuttle and dynasoar have flown as pusher jets, and all but the Hustler have flown as rocket boosted gliders as well. I have built them with a rocket mount and have an adapter that allows me to slide in an electric pusher and fly them either way. When I fly rocket boosted I use a 2s lipo pack and whatever nose weight is needed, and when I fly pusher I use 3s 800mah pack, my CG works out perfectly that way and I don't need to add or remove any other weight. I have to have some sort of bec anyway, so instead I just use a castle 18 amp tbird esc, and run wires back to the tail and tape them down to the model. When I fly as a rocket glider, the esc bec powers the radio, when I fly as a pusher I just plug my motor into the wires and I'm ready to go. The weight of the tbird 18 or talon 15 and a bec are about the same.

To build them as a pusher, you just need to fit and install a motor mount for your motor, ply plate etc, and recess it as desired or mount it right at the end, just keeping in mind prop clearance. I usually just make a ply disk, glue in a 2" piece of 1/8" carbon rod in the center and then poke a hole in the depron and glue the ply plate/rod into the end of the foam with foam safe CA+ and it has never failed me. The Grayson microjet v3 and an apc 6x4 with 800mah 3s is a good power setup for...Continue Reading