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Old Feb 09, 2008, 04:46 PM
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I'm new to jets and I have been banging around the internet trying to see what's available in ducted fan powered jets (electric). Everthing looks pretty small. I was hoping to find something larger than a 40" wingspan in a scale fighter. Are they out there and if so, where should I look? gm
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Old Feb 09, 2008, 05:31 PM
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There are lots. Some of the more well known would be:

http://www.tamjets.com/

Also try Yellow aircraft and BVM. BVM offers drop in edf systems. He is making edf specific versions of his DF kits, but the EVF will drop in to any viojet powered kit.

While Yellow does not offer an EDF kit per say - there are many conversions going on and are relitively easy to do.
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Old Feb 09, 2008, 05:33 PM
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And don't forget Jet Hangar Hobbies. They may be going by JHI nowadays.

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Old Feb 10, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Try www.classicflyingmachines.com

www.ejf.com

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Old Feb 10, 2008, 03:06 PM
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you guys forgot to warn him about the sticker shock as you get into larger EDF
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Old Feb 10, 2008, 03:16 PM
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Since he wants a larger than 40" span model price shouldn't be a problem

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Old Feb 10, 2008, 04:16 PM
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How about the foam (there's that taboo word again) Haoye F/A-18 (45" WS for $170.00), or the FlyFly F-22 (45" for $180.00) and F-86? (56" for $190.00)
available at EJF and other places?

Or the 'glas and wood 55" BAE Hawk Chinese clones that you can get on Ebay for $75.00 if the bid goes right?
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Old Feb 10, 2008, 10:39 PM
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Like Spelo said, Classic Flying Machines. Has a nice minifan twin F-15, and a single AP900 fan size F-18 soon to be released.(as soon as the snow leaves I'm gonna fly my beta build of it) Traditional balsa build, with foam core wings.
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 01:59 PM
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r/c scale mag. has 78" a10 warthog plans. All parts are readly available. I'm building one using 120mm EDF,s
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 04:18 PM
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Aeronaut makes a very nice Panther and a Rafale, both can be had with retracts if wanted.
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by kelberts
How about the foam (there's that taboo word again) Haoye F/A-18 (45" WS for $170.00), or the FlyFly F-22 (45" for $180.00) and F-86? (56" for $190.00)
available at EJF and other places?

Or the 'glas and wood 55" BAE Hawk Chinese clones that you can get on Ebay for $75.00 if the bid goes right?

That Haoye F-18 looks pretty interesting. Especially after seeing it available for $116. I'd really like to know more anout it before committing the cash though. Since you posted the pix... do you have one of those? I got a few questions for ya if you do.
As for the FlyFly stuff, it's ok but not all that great. I bought the Mirage and have already destroyed the stock landing gear. (it's like butter but will break after a few straightenings) I fitted mine with a bungee hook and am still flying it though as it flies well.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Let us not forget EJF's A-10. Nice looking plane, but could get a little pricey what with two fan units and all.
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Old May 07, 2008, 07:45 PM
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Let us not forget EJF's A-10. Nice looking plane, but could get a little pricey what with two fan units and all.
Depends on what you consider pricey. Mine didn't hurt that bad, but I did already have the motors, esc's & batteries from my twin HET Rafale. The A-10 comes with the fans.
The A-10 is a much better flying model and better quality on the construction than the Rafale too. Flies well even though it's draggy enough to be held in the 75mph wot category on the mild setup I'm running. http://www.manatee-rc.com/Reviews/Warthog.html

If you want to get to pricey that starts happening in the 120mm class. You're talking about 600 bucks just for batteries there.
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Old May 07, 2008, 08:05 PM
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A-10 on ebay for dirt cheap if you hunt around.


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Old May 08, 2008, 03:33 AM
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Hello Gentlemen,

My name is Rhett and I am a retired military pilot living here in Germany and a long time RC flyer from when I was a kid in the 60s. I think that I have a fairly good understaning of the principals of flight and jets in particular, but I must admit that I am reaching out for a little help when it comes to electric powered ducted fans. Back in the mid-80s when I was living in Orlando and BVM, was just becoming known, I went to Bobs house /shop and was impressed with his gas powered ducted fans and later bought one. It was a real challenge to get it all set up properly and the gas powered fan unit was very fickle and subject to overheating and dead sticks were to say the least often, and hair raising--It was not until I arrived here in Germany nearly 6 years ago that I dove into electrics full speed ahead, and since then I have experimented with electric RC Jets,( all from the German company--Multiplex) and all were pusher props,such as the 'Micro Jet' and 'The Picco Jet'. I have never flown any of those with a 'brushed motor' always with Astro Flight inrunners and 3 cell Li-POs and dedicated Li-Po chargers and such, so at least I under stand those parameters as well. I have now felt confident to move one step further and recently purchased the Multiplex 'Twister",, and before you say any thing, I have researched the pros and cons of the Twister. But let me also say, that the (German) RC club that I am a member of here, is of course filled with the many Multiplex flyers, including the Twister, But as you may guess I am loyal to My home hobby shop in Orlando, and along with my Twister ordered--2 Thunder Power--eXtreme-V2--3300--3 cell packs just for this Jet,, along with the Phoenix-60 ESC,, and several HS-65-HB servos,, My question, Is this, is this a good set up to learn EDFs on? I do not expect split second 360s on the axis, nor any other sort of spectacular vertical performance, I just want to sort of 'break myself in' on this new sort of ducted fan for myself. I have been a steady customer of-HI-MAX motors over the last several years on other electric projects, is there a drop in replacement for the HI-MAX that is compatible with the Twister? Or should I keep in mind another whole motor, battery, esc, fan combination?--Thanks so very much to you all for your potential response, hope you are all having as great flying weather as we are over here right now, hope it lasts for a while--Rhett
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