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Old Aug 15, 2010, 11:32 AM
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EJF.com "Venom rc" 70mm F-86 mod thread....

ok....you knew we had to! starting this thread for a build my dad and i are going to do. getting our venom F-86 from ejf.com. beeing the F-86 nuts that we are, were going to do a few upgrades like a scale fiberglass nose cone, and a efficient fiberglass duct for the guys looking for a little more speed and flight time, and it will also allow more room for batteries ect. also, a few other small do it yourself mods planned, and by all means, feel free to post your own mods! we want to see all your ideas as well, or any media you might have is welcome as well, even from stock ones! this will be a happy thread....no banter in here.... so let the pics and mods flow!

were going for something like this..just a little smaller
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 12:51 PM
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If your going to do all that fiberglass work, why not just build the fuse in it as well.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 12:53 PM
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nah, weer just talking about a nose cone and duct so well probably cut the nose off in front of the gun port panel, and then glue the nose cone on. or make it removable. we'll see. once the kit shows up this week, well start posing pics of how its going to go.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Thats cool. I look forward to you guys doing something spectacular with this. I'm so glad BH isn't the OEM here.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 10:53 PM
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... I'm so glad BH isn't the OEM here.
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this will be a happy thread....no banter in here
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 10:59 PM
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yes there will be others selling them too ...all are welcome .this will be a very popular kit ..pull the trigger boys and lets have some fun ...where did that scale contest thread go ?
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 11:07 PM
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Oh sure, like anyone listens around here.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 12:30 AM
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Here's a short list of things I did this jet as I built it.
I will add to it if needed.
1. Replace all the original stock airhoses. Too stiff and thick they leaked at every connection barb if they had to bend sharply close to the connection.
Update 8/24/2010: 2nd batch of kits will have more flexible line included and sept 1 Venom offers free updated hose to anyone who already bought a kit. Nice one Venom!
2. Use epoxy to glue the wings together, the included glue is too weak for that joint after a few flights or hard landings.
3. Stuck retracts? Grind protruding air cylinder shaft flush with T pin if your retracts stick in the retracted position. Heres my fix with pictures http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=216
4. Replace weak wire struts with either 3mm outrunner motorshafts(perfect fit) and grind notches or flats where needed or you can use 1/8(3.17mm) wire (you'll need to drill the retract holes larger out to fit and cut the notches/flats too)
5.Optional, but I ran the elevator rods UNDER the stabs instead of over, purely cosmetic but it had to be done!
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 12:34 AM
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great tips keep them coming guys .....cant Wait for our F-86 to ship ..is it monday morning yet wake up Robert and ship it
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Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:22 PM
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ok i started the build on this one here the first mod .this is not required for a standard kit build ......but C/N will be flying this ....and if you have seen him fly you know why im doing this mod now
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 01:34 AM
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i got it all hooked up and set up the radio ..it was real easy to set it up ....than i ran the motor..........gonna have remove the rotor and try to balance it .....it is really bad ,i wont fly a edf that is vibing that much there is some over spray on the rotor so that might have something to do with it. so i'll have to un hook all the wing stuff.having a smooth runing fan is a must. any body else have to balance theres?
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Mine sounds pretty good all the way through its RPM range, except for a little crustiness as I start to come up past idle. Other than that, it sounds pretty smooth to me.
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Guess I got lucky, Mine is smooth from zero to max.
Don't hurt yourself pulling the fan out, My fingers hurt for hours after yanking the fan off the glue!
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 02:09 PM
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i'll try to just get the rotor out. yeah it's real bad down low .
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Go Team Hecht!!!
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