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Old Jun 27, 2010, 04:55 PM
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Looks good to me! Some of my first tubes were heavy paper stock. The good thing about a cup like that is it will handle water so if you land and the grass has dew on it it does not mess up the paper.

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Old Jul 07, 2010, 08:34 AM
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Got my Extreme and Alfa clone last night

Don,

Don't know if this is posted somewhere, but I had to remove the lip at the back of the shroud to make the motor fit in with the wires. I am installing the 5400kv w 5 blade alfa in the HL F-16. I went with the ring on and am going to mount at stock location for the stock 64mm fan. Had to use some fine sand paper to get the fan in shape.

For those reading, I would recommend that if you buy the high kv stuff, let the pro mount and balance. The $20 that you spend is the cost of a new fan if it implodes on first full throttle run.
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Old Jul 07, 2010, 08:38 AM
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There is also the cone making program that's freeware. Buy some thin stiff plastic put in the length, opening and exit, convert to pdf, print and cut out and bam! Here is the link for the program. I have used it and it's great.
http://www.pulserate.com/

This is for after all the math has been done.

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Hey everybody I've been looking around for someways to make a thrust tube for my T45 to see if i could get any performance increase. After looking around on rcgroups and some videos i found a great idea make it out of a paper cup. So I did I got one from subway, first i was just going to cut it the right size fan not really worrying about the exit diameter. Then I did some research on thrust tubs and found a hole bunch of info on FSA and the percentages that it needs to be for making and effective thrust tube. On my research hunt for thrust tubes i did find most of the info needed but it wasnt all in one place so I decided to make a video. The video is over how to find your fsa and the right percentage it needs to be also on me installing it into my Sapac T45.

I'm about 90% sure that all the info and math in the video is right, but if im wrong can someone please tell me and I will fix it. Don't want to tell someone the wrong thing.

well enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcY1ijoZvYU

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Old Jul 08, 2010, 09:57 PM
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Yes the lip does need to be removed. I have a step by step here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1072853

For the Wicked EDF unit you want a 1.8" exit diameter.

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Old Jul 19, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Got the flight in with the thrust tube installed in my T45, just be amazed

Rc edf jet Sapac T45 thrust tube test: Speed passes (3 min 12 sec)


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Old Jul 19, 2010, 01:07 PM
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J3tman,

What's the specs on you T45 and power setup??? She looks sweet.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 01:43 PM
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The setup is Dons wicked 4800kv motor 40amp esc gws 64mm 6blade fan running on a 11.1 2200mah 20c battery.

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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:55 AM
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There is also the cone making program that's freeware. Buy some thin stiff plastic put in the length, opening and exit, convert to pdf, print and cut out and bam! Here is the link for the program. I have used it and it's great.
http://www.pulserate.com/

This is for after all the math has been done.
Wow this program is awesome. It's just what I needed. I was wondering where to round the top and bottom of thrust tube so the entry and exit are parallel. Thanks for posting.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Sorry for dragging up an old thread but it came up as I was researching EDFs.

There seems to be a lot of talk about determing FSA of a motor. I've never bought one but for a factory EDF motor, shouldn't the FSA be pre-calculated and included as a specification by the manufacturer?

Or you referring to producing a custom EDF with select components? Is that even possible?

Cheers,

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