|Sep 03, 2013, 11:56 AM|
Yellow Aircraft F-16A to EDF?
I have an old Yellow Aircraft F-16A kit that I want to start working on again shortly. Not much has been done on this plane, pretty much still in kit phase. I had planned on using a Dynamax Fan with an OS 91 but since I see it looks like OS has discontinued them I probably should convert it over to an EDF.
What are your thoughts as to what should be run in this plane? Stick with a Dynamax or another fan unit (smaller diameter?). I do have several Dynamax fan units.
What setup would be good for it without breaking the bank? Suggestions?
Thank you for your input in advance.
|Sep 03, 2013, 01:04 PM|
First, if you want an OS-91, I have one!! LOL
You say " I have an old Yellow Aircraft F-16A kit " which leads me to believe it might be this one:
It looks like the "newer " ones are this :
A fair difference in length and weight.
You could of course convert it, Tam's has all the parts-- http://www.tamjets.com/original/prod...roducts_id=650
Just one for example.
All depends on what you want for perfomance out of the jet.
I would hazard to guess, that several of the high performance 90mm fans out there now, could also work.
|Sep 03, 2013, 01:22 PM|
They are the same length. The ones you posted are both yellow F16 C models newer version. So you posted the same plane lol just different websites.
The one he has in an A model. It is the same size but has a smaller inlet and is not made from epoxy glass so its the green stuff. Its also has less room inside then the C model. But its a little more scale if you put the time into it then the C model believe it or not.
I highly recommend a 90mm fan and keeping it light. Also a Tams inlet is needed.
Hoser just built one not long ago and it flies great I hope he sees this thread.
|Sep 03, 2013, 01:34 PM|
I don't know why it came up that way, just got this of the site:
Yellow Aircraft "Mako" Kit Price: $700 Specs: Length 68" Span 44" Weight 11-14lbs
Try it from here: http://yellowaircraft.webs.com/
These are the ones I just got off Yellow International site DELUXE KIT FEATURES (F16C100)
|Sep 03, 2013, 02:00 PM|
I have owned and flown both the A and C models using the Dynamax/OS 91 and they both fly well, however, as Gunn has stated the A model inlets are smaller and more apt to "starve" the 127 mm fans unless additional intake area is provided. I would suggest, again as Gunn has said, that you consider using a good 90mm unit. I have been flying a Jetfan 90 V2 unit on 10S in my 15.5 lb. BVM Maverick and it does a good job of flying the plane. I am sure if you keep this plane light, the JF90 will provide very good performance.
|Sep 03, 2013, 07:24 PM|
Hey Jim, I'm doing the exact same conversion with my Yellow F-16A, I'm planning on running a Jetfan 90 but I;m not sure if I should use the stock intake duct and shrink the opening to fit the jetfan or just use Tam's. For batteries I plan on using a 10S setup, it should fly well from what I've been told.
|Sep 03, 2013, 07:50 PM|
Ok, with a jetfan 90, what motor would be recomended? Het, Scorpion, what model and kv rating?
As for the duct work should I use Tams intake or size the duct work I have? What about the exhaust duct work?
Thanks for everyones help so far, I greatly appreciate it.
|Sep 04, 2013, 05:34 AM|
|Sep 04, 2013, 06:59 AM|
Its just a typo o the website and Charles has not fixed it. They are the same length.
|Sep 16, 2013, 05:05 AM|
I'm about to maiden mine this weekend
Wemotec 90mm het outter with her 700-68-1400 10 s 5000 man 3.5 kW
|Sep 18, 2013, 04:28 PM|
Belgium, Walloon Region, Mons
Joined Jan 2012
seems to have a lot of YA F16 lovers over here
as i'am lock on my f 18 byron build for the moment , waiting for parts ( new esc's and fiberglass)
i decided to do a quick build ( well... trying to....) on one of my YA f 16 too
only with spare parts i have in the garage ,as esc fan ,servo's,ext....
this is a used kit , with cracks and dents here and there so don't wanna spend too much on this
decided to put a 90mm VASAfan with >HET motor 700-68-1200kv on 12 cells already have here
esc is a 120HV Hobby wing from another plane i've sold
no ducting planned , just a good lip ...
landing gear and retracts are from an order i did in the past and never used since today
some f 16 struts style and HK retracts are already fixed
some afterburner and led lights all around the plane is on its way
it will be a quick build as it is just to get busy while waiting for my f 18 parts
i won't do any paint job for the moment as the plan is to get it airborne soon and test it before making a serious build on the second YA F 16 i have in a box
if it flies well , i will take care about details and paint
wings are already glassed , servo's in place with functionnal ailerons and flaps..
stabs linkage are hidden in the fuselage ,with cool linkage found at JET power last week end
here's some pics
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