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Old Mar 01, 2010, 01:25 PM
Graham Dyer
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EDF Canadair Business Jet

Some photos and video from my 'jet'

video thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880894

Fun-scale scratch-built from polystyrene foam, unprinted paper, wood glue and covered in Solarfilm, completed July 2008

Motors: 2 x E-flight Park 370 3600's (now using L2855's and CS10 blade fans)
Fans: 2 x GWS EDF64's
Batteries used: 2 x 3S HXT2200 or 1 x 4S A123 2300 or 3S Rhino 2550mAh or (currently) 3S Turnigy 5000mAh.
ESC's: 2 x Turnigy Plush 40A.

Takeoff from a 3 wheeled foam 'dolly' with it's own RX and servo for steering.
Added full mechanical retracts in 2009
Replaced the mechnicals for servoless retracts in 2012

Builder: George Storbeck (90%) (sadly George passed away last year, RIP buddy), Graham Dyer
Design: Graham Dyer, George Storbeck
Pilot: Graham Dyer
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 05:48 PM
I like foam
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Nice work on the Jet! What type of flight times? Weight? It's beautiful!
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 08:41 PM
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Really nice plane and videos! It's quite an elegant flyer.

The wingtip video sounds like a ride in the back of the real thing! Your landings may be a little better though.

-Matt
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeythev View Post
Nice work on the Jet! What type of flight times? Weight? It's beautiful!
Thank you, weight around 2.1kg & flight time around 8 minutes (safe)
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