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Posted by bidule | Nov 07, 2014 @ 10:23 AM | 1,570 Views
Quiet blog because I was this year flying and learning turbine technology.
Lot of fun and i love the power.
I converted my Electra to a HST 77 Schubeler fan on 12 cells + I added Lado retract and better Pro Link struts.A New plane very quiet and battery are only warm after 9 minutes of flight.
I converted the TamJet F16 1/8 to a JetMunt 80
I have a F15 Skymaster ( small one ) with JetCentral Cheetah
Aermacchi with a JetCat 70
Im building a Christen Diffusion Mirage this winter.
Behotec E-retracts, air brake , Jet Munt 80 ( from the F16)
JC Electra 2014-09-28 (3 min 25 sec)

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Posted by bidule | Mar 14, 2014 @ 04:57 PM | 3,611 Views
Brian Bassey publish an article in RC modelFlyers december 2013 edition.
I alway love the Yak and the story of the Normandy -Niemen french squadron group who joint the Soviet airforce during WW2. I read almost all the french book on the subject .
The size was perfect for my 50 Turnigy motor and what i like was a mix of balsa and composite construction . The designer use a 50 4 stroke engine . But in the lane it's room under the front hatch for two 4S 5000 pack . But in this case I will use 5 or 6 5000 may cell . With out lead.
For retract it's spring air and Robart Struts , wheel tail its a HKing electric retractable tail wheel with one pull-pull cable . JetTronic retract valve.
Here i't not a construction thread but I will post pictures and anybody can ask for help.
Canopy it's home made and Cowling the same , with the lost foam methods
I use 1 once , and carbon fibre with west system epoxy.
The model is cover with .70 and .50 once fibre glass with resin for the wing and water DeluxeEZE-Kotefor the rest of the airplane .
Maiden should be next May . Or maybe I should try to fly now because the temperature is like Siberia here!...Continue Reading
Posted by bidule | Sep 15, 2013 @ 10:33 AM | 4,163 Views
I ad this Fun Jet for a while and one of the brushed motor die. I did not like the sound of the prop.
Instead removed the motor and made a little pod for a 70 CS fan.
Try yesterdays with a for S 4 5000mah.
Enjoy ...or not
Fun Jet EDF 2013-09-14 (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by bidule | Jun 18, 2013 @ 06:11 AM | 4,070 Views
Rideau Fan-Fly 2013 (16 min 56 sec)

Posted by bidule | Dec 13, 2012 @ 09:30 AM | 5,093 Views
Bought this nice Hawk from my friend Roger in Kentucky when I was traveling with Mia for an Eventing competition
Power is a Stumax 110/52
12 S 5500 Generation Ace cells
CCreation 110 HV
Spring air retract with brake
model weight: 14 Lb
The model is RTF for spring 2013
Posted by bidule | Dec 04, 2012 @ 11:37 AM | 6,178 Views
Few month ago I find on RC Universe a short kit for sale : include was : formers for the fuse and formers for nacelles and main spar, very precise cut but kind of banana shape
A good start for a one of my favourite Jet !
I ad to enlarge the plan to meet the scale etc, etc...
It's also an old thread from Philip on this forum . This help me a lot.
The original was catapult . I have some nice lite small air retract and I decide to use them. Motor and fan 2 CS 70 mm for a 5 cells ~ 3300 mah
2 servos for ailerons + 1 for stab +1 steering and one for air valve .
I started with the fuselage ; planking with 3/32 balsa , typical building ...and follow with the wing , much more complicate , but I manage to made not to many mistake and I'm happy for the result.
The ESC are bury in the wing , when finish I will make some scoop for cooling.
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Posted by bidule | Jun 18, 2012 @ 07:29 AM | 6,428 Views

Great time and the most attended EDf event we ever ad
Posted by bidule | Jun 12, 2012 @ 10:24 PM | 6,113 Views
Last Sunday I finally maiden my Tam jet A4..
I was nervous $$$ but everything want very easy and the plane need only two click of up trim . When I deploy the flaps , the plane feel solid and slow down. I was a bit fast on landing and I broke the front wheels support, I have a feeling this was previously damage. Because I bounce once and flair nicely with the main wheels ....easy fix.
Our friend Larry was @ the club with is amazing camera.
Fan : TJ 120
ESC : CC HV120
12 5500 mah Generation Ace .
19 lb RTF
TJ retracts and , brake.
Duration : 5 minutes , 3.7 v per cell after cell . I have to manage the power better for next flight who will be @ our EDF event June 16-17
Posted by bidule | Feb 29, 2012 @ 09:03 AM | 6,744 Views
This is an old plan from the 90 ' for a Hawker Hunter made of pink or blue foam
wing span : 27 inches , length: 30 inches
I'm using a Alfa 5 bladed fan , Eflite esc and 3 Hitec HS 55 servo, Battery 3 S 850 -1300 mah .
Weight RTF is under 800 g.
If somebody is interested to build one I can made copy of the plan and send to you for the cost of shipping only.
I know you can oder the bigger version for a 70 mm fan with Traplet UK.
Chris Gold design the model for the Wemo micro fan but I enlarge the template (C) and I 'm using a bigger fan!
I'm glassing the model with finishing resin and .75 once cloth . The tail section is 3/32 balsa, coated with few layer of PVA tinted with red dye.
I will hand launch and not bungee.
Next is the video of maiden flight
Posted by bidule | Jan 25, 2012 @ 02:53 PM | 8,667 Views
Cool!! I just started the "put together" of the best 90 mm Hawk on the planet.
The construction is very good glass fibre, carbon and honeycomb materiel. The average weight is ~ 2.2 kg with 8 S 3800 mah lipos cells.
I 'm not using the Schubeler mechanical retract I'm using the Air-up down-spring C21 Behotec . Functional main doors with a small servo. Front , only a Soni- Tronic small spring and a Kevlar cord to close the doors. Works perfectly.
Front wheel fold forward and the pull pull need a return hook...
I have a DS-51 DIA HDT fan with Lehner motor and HV 110 castle Creation Controller to power the Jet.
The builder still have some work to do " for the price" you can buy 10 Hobby King Hawk...but this is the state of the art model...

Posted by bidule | Oct 28, 2011 @ 07:46 AM | 8,412 Views
Our Rideau Club executive agree and we will organize the third EDF event with our brand new paved runway.
Posted by bidule | Aug 28, 2011 @ 09:59 PM | 7,655 Views
We inaugurate our new runway and I deed fly my B17 , here the video
J-C's B17 (4 min 9 sec)

Dancing for take off but good flight....
Posted by bidule | Feb 05, 2011 @ 02:39 PM | 15,304 Views
I got this half kit from a ezoner , directly from Germany. This was a IDF plane made around 10-15 years ago. I like the tick wing for big retract to land on grass. The intake will be ~ scale .
Fan is a TJ 100 , 10 S 5000 mah XPS , Springair retract , 4 servos in the wings
, 2 servos for the stabs i for steering and maybe 2 more for gear doors .
So far: a fix the fuse and wet sanded, glass the wing with .75 glass , and i'm presently making the plug for intake.
Ok : wing are glassed and mixture of red filler and acetone brushed to fill any pin holes.
Cut former for tail , finish glass -carbon intake for TJ100. Redo the front intake to have room for retract.
Posted by bidule | Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:55 AM | 10,986 Views
I purchased this MSB Drakken http://www.mbs-rcmodels.se/ kit on RC Universe for half the price, thank God
Not an easy build: lot of little balsa sticks, the quality is very good but I think a good set of plan will help the builder a lot.. I made some major mistake , but " c'est la vie"
The Drakken is fit with mini retract : air up and down.
5 2200 20C cells ( cheap) and a 70 mm Het fan and a Typhon 2w30
70 Amps controller .
5 servos: rudder, tracking, retract valve and 2 for elevons.
The intake are soft plastic , i added carbon tow , trust and exaust tube are 1/64 plywood roll( not in the kit)
I made 3 access doors under the fuselage : fan, cells and retract and servo tracking in the front.
I will have small door for front landing gear and just opening for main gear, I have some nice spring strut for the weels.
here fews pics, the fairing @ the back is not scale, I plank the former instead forming balsa....
I will cover the plane with light fibreglass .60 once .......
hatch latch is done .
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Posted by bidule | Nov 18, 2010 @ 10:07 AM | 11,285 Views
We have a new paved runway, this time will be a two days event in June.
Posted by bidule | Jan 06, 2010 @ 08:09 AM | 15,217 Views
This is a 1/8 scale Mig 21. I find the plan on Ebay. Not much informations here?:
. No CG , fixed gears and for an IC ducted fan . But perfect for a TJ 100 on 10-12 cells. I ad the formers laser cut...Next time I will do that myself because the company made so many mistake.
I started by making the intake duct . Discs of pink foam in between two templates , hot wire and cover with Monokote ...wax and PVA. + .75 oz fiberglass and a 6 oz. reenforce with carbon tow. The out-take tube is made of card paper and I will add Mylar later.
I made a jig and I started planked the fuse with 1/8 strips of medium balsa . Very long and therapeutic job . So far , removed the fuse from the jig and I'm planking the bottom. Scratching my head for placement of hatch and plumbing for retract etc... The challenging part is the front retract and more .
To follow...
Ok I received the retract.
I was able to buried the air tank in the tail.
I finished planking and sanded....etetetectera
I finish the foam nose and the cone in pink foam .I will cover those with fiber first and I will install and build the rudder........Continue Reading