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Old May 25, 2014, 07:07 AM
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hobbyking chuck gliders (micro jet conversion)

saw these lil beauties on hk the last time i had an order going and thought "what the heck" so i got all three. the f18 turned out to be to small and flimsy to convert to rc but the f16 and f22 look the goods!

have already converted the f16 and had the maiden today. boy what a little rocket.

i havent weighed it yet but it feels around the 150g range.

the 16 is sporting the following:

motor; 2300kv 20g hk outrunner with 4.5x4.5
esc; hk 10a
servo: x2 hk turnigy 3.7g
lipo; 950mah 2s turnigy nano-tech

it is maybe a little heavy for her size but has the power to make you forget about it.

im hoping the apparent increase in wing area of the 22 will make it able to float around a bit more than the 16 but in any case it is a hell of a lot of fun!

here are the pics.

hoping to have the 22 done by the end of this week

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Old May 27, 2014, 02:01 AM
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That's a very nice build! The looks like it fits perfectly in the exhaust. Any torque roll effect? I tried building a mini mirage with a similar size motor and prop. The plane was about the same size also and I couldn't get it to fly due to torque roll.
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Old May 27, 2014, 11:42 PM
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thanks, yeah there is quite a fair bit of torque roll at takeoff however with a decent chuck and power reduced to half, its manageable. Once the speed increases you can up it then its fine..
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Old May 27, 2014, 11:52 PM
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here are the pics of the f22 I finished yesterday. has the same running gear as the f16. cg of the f22 is 35mm aft of the le at wing root.
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Old May 28, 2014, 11:24 AM
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KOOL , The f16 looks very similar to the Cracker Barrel jet I bought a couple of years ago that I haven't started .
Great ideas ...this post made me dig mine out, I like what you did my friend !

I was thinking of doing a flying stab on the F16 , 2 small servos for ailerons, and a little screamer motor I have somewhere, any comments ?

thanks for sharing....Geoff
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Old May 29, 2014, 07:02 PM
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KOOL , The f16 looks very similar to the Cracker Barrel jet I bought a couple of years ago that I haven't started .
Great ideas ...this post made me dig mine out, I like what you did my friend !

I was thinking of doing a flying stab on the F16 , 2 small servos for ailerons, and a little screamer motor I have somewhere, any comments ?

thanks for sharing....Geoff
if the f-16 your going to build is the same size as this then you wana keep the number of servos to a minimum. weight is super critical. flying stabs will be a great idea as long as you can keep the design very light. also i think you only need 1 servo for the ailerons unless you are planing on having flaps. would like to see som pics when your done
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Old Jul 07, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Hey.

Good work, myself and a friend brought a couple to chuck around but had an idea to try and RC them. Glad you've done it first.

Do you have any flying videos?

Ian
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Old Jul 08, 2014, 06:07 AM
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Hey.

Good work, myself and a friend brought a couple to chuck around but had an idea to try and RC them. Glad you've done it first.

Do you have any flying videos?

Ian
hi ian,

I am hoping to have some flying videos up over the next few days..
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Old Jul 08, 2014, 06:30 AM
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righto well my parts arrived yesterday but due to the fact i had to fly a worker with a suspected broken collar bone into town i didnt get a chance to install the parts..

this was not the case this afternoon! installed the motor and esc and went out for the maiden.

what i initially believed to be tail heavy CG turned out to be too much control over the elevators. once we threw in some expo i gave it another chuck and she was off. plenty of power with a 4x3 on the 2s 300mah. rolls and loops are easy. she will also fly very very slow being the feather weight she is. max speed is a respectable 70-75kph.

COG is between 10mm and 13mm aft of Leading Edge at the wing-root where the LE meets the front splitter.

i am currently flying mine at 13mm for aerobatic purposes

all i can say is i am totally blown away by the performance of this little beauty!

only thing i would say to those wanting to build one of these.. make sure your control surfaces dont have any play in them, make sure the push rods are tight on the control horn. otherwise the neutral point will be off centered during the flights.

good luck!

watch this space for the flight video!!

thread for f18 build.. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2195734
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 05:09 AM
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Looks great.
I picked up a few of these at a local market stall over the weekend and they are sitting in the shed waiting for the winter building season. I'm going to install the AS3x gear from a dead Parkzone P-40 in one of them. What do you use for the control rods?
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Old Aug 13, 2014, 06:14 AM
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Looks great.
I picked up a few of these at a local market stall over the weekend and they are sitting in the shed waiting for the winter building season. I'm going to install the AS3x gear from a dead Parkzone P-40 in one of them. What do you use for the control rods?
hi craig,

I used .9mm steel rod. can get em on ebay..

here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282-12x-0...item2c75fd164c
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 10:03 AM
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hi craig,

I used .9mm steel rod. can get em on ebay..

here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282-12x-0...item2c75fd164c
Great. that's what I was thinking of using.
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Old Sep 06, 2014, 09:19 AM
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Hi,

I've just started flying my conversion of the F16 glider. It has the Turnigy 1811/3900 motor driving a GWS 3x3prop, 350 2S Lipo. AUW is about 103g- and it goes like a missile, vertical climbs no problem. A pair of 3g servos drive tailerons which give very impressive roll and pitch control.
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 07:06 AM
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Finally got some video -not easy to catch this pocket rocket:
Art Tech X 16 RC Mod (3 min 57 sec)
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 12:14 PM
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Finally got some video -not easy to catch this pocket rocket:
WOW!!! That thing is quick! Thanks for video, have been itching to see one go.

If you don't mind and have a spare minute, could you post some photos of the installation as the taileron layout is the way I think I'd do mine when I get a chance.

Ian
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