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#1 joelkirsh Nov 03, 2010 03:58 PM

Nirtoplanes F86 49" 101mm Ducted Fan Build
I am about to sart the build has anyone done the build yet looking for some pointers on the retracts and the intake

#2 AIR SALLY Nov 03, 2010 04:27 PM

pics you got to post pics :popcorn:

#3 FlyBoyTha1 Nov 03, 2010 04:48 PM

I Didn't Do A Build Thread But I Just Finshed One Fly's Great.

Nitroplanes 101MM Skyblazers F-86 Maiden Flight (5 min 20 sec)

#4 badbill Nov 03, 2010 06:44 PM

Man, that hatch doesn't fit worth a $darn :-) I just got one and the quality looks great for the price. Hope my hatch fits better than that.... I think I'll go 6s w/ electric retracts.

Bill Davenport
AMA 28141

#5 Tumbler Nov 05, 2010 02:28 PM

wow, that looks great with the retracts! I know you bought the Tam's seperately, but did you have to mod it for retracts or did it come reatrcat ready?

EDIT: Nevermind, just watched the end of the vid and see the mod for the retracts



Originally Posted by FlyBoyTha1 (Post 16458216)
I Didn't Do A Build Thread But I Just Finshed One Fly's Great.


#6 AirX Nov 25, 2010 06:07 PM

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Hi Joel,

Welcome to RCG.
I am finishing one of these also.
I had a Predator that flew ok on its maiden then the next time I went out on a gusty wind day and ground looped it and damaging the nose.

My F86 will fly without retracts as I did not see how to fit them in but I have a set and will mod it later this winter when the conditions are less conducive to having fun.
The setup is a Midi, Nue 1415 1.5Y on 8s ~2.5Kw. Seeing the ducting that FlyBoyTha1 did that will also be a winter job, for the moment it will use an inlet lip. The empty weight is 3lb 12oz so it should come out to ~7lb.


Thanks for putting the video up for us. You have been a good ambasador for Nitroplanes.

Eric B.

#7 Boogie_ Nov 25, 2010 07:42 PM

What's the finish on these jets?

I know the fuse must be paint over glass, but what about the wings and tail?

Also, Does the stab have the dihedral in it? Doesn't look like it from the pics. Although I guess that would be an easy mod.

I've been looking around for me a "store bought" jet. Built five planes in a years time, I'm a little wore out. Might give this one a shot.
Of course I'd have to do something about the nose.


#8 AirX Nov 25, 2010 07:58 PM

Hi Boogie,

Wings and stab are wood covered in monokote or similar covering. The stab has a little dihedral built into the dowel/spar hole, I will take a picture of it when I get on it again tomorrow.
The fuse is glass/polyester I think.
The build time so far on mine is ~5 hours.
Still need to make the fan/radio install.
Been thinking about the nose too.
Flyboys video makes it look like a good flyer.

Eric B.

#9 rfodor Nov 27, 2010 09:26 AM

Do you think a Dynemax could fit in the F86? If the weight could stay down around 10 lbs I think it could have enough thrust on 10S. Opinions please.


#10 Boogie_ Nov 27, 2010 12:08 PM

Is there a 5s system that would make this thing scoot? or is the 100mm stuff in the 6s+ realm.

I do have some 3s 3000mAh 20c packs I could double up in there. But I just bought three 5s 40c packs.

#11 like2fly! Nov 27, 2010 12:34 PM

lightweight 5s 90mm set up with fixed gear? http://jepe.org/shop/product_info.ph...f2c556dd5df1a3

:cool: vid


#12 lovetoflyjets Nov 28, 2010 12:39 PM

Hi FlyBoy I am looking to buid one of these also. What fan did you use? looks great.

#13 AirX Nov 28, 2010 06:19 PM


The 100mm fan that comes from Himax has a 6s ~1800-1900watt motor in it.

Eric B.

#14 FlyBoyTha1 Nov 29, 2010 07:24 AM


Originally Posted by lovetoflyjets (Post 16672299)
Hi FlyBoy I am looking to buid one of these also. What fan did you use? looks great.

I used a Himax Fan with a Scorpion Motor HK3026-1400 V2

It's up for sale with both motors $120 shipped.


Motor spec on both motors.



Pm me if interested

#15 lovetoflyjets Nov 29, 2010 12:30 PM

FlyBoyTha1 are you upgrading to a different fan and motor? Or are you parting out your f-86. Thanks.

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