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Old Mar 02, 2015, 01:15 PM
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Old Mar 02, 2015, 03:20 PM
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Looks like something has gone down the tubes. ?
Until I get it looked into Please Try ...
www.balsabuddies.com

MDC F-14 stuff specifically here ...
http://www.balsabuddies.com/planes/mdc.htm


YUP - I'm going to have to contact my ISP again !

DANG :-(

Yup again THEY are working on it ! sigh ....
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 07:31 PM
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Now the only question I have before ordering the kit is how much of a PITA would it be to convert from a pusher to ducted fans on the F14? Sounds simple, but I'm sure there's more to it than just cramming 2 EDF's into the openings and filling the hole where the current motor and prop go. Sound feasible or not?
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 06:37 AM
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Warrend:
I sent a prototype kit to a guy to do just that a couple of years ago.
I never heard back , sigh ....

It was a bit wider as I recall but I lost track of the whole effort when I moved to Indiana and other stuff got prioritized.

There was ONE other DF that was the inspiration.
It is to be found somewhere in the Thread.

You could DO the 125% version and toss in some of those new all metal Dualsky
90mm fans.
Now that would be awesome ! ! !
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 07:01 AM
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I just did a search on the word FAN and got a lot of memories back.

I did a 50mm fan version that, to my memory, was never completed or reported.

I also did a 70mm version but never actually developed the Cutting files.
I would use 6mm depron and 5 ea 1/2 sheets and need some good building
insights as it's never been done B4.

There is another PDF re this size that is already HERE in the thread.
It show the size and outlines changes. link here ...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2749

And there is a lots of good discussion in that general area of the thread. around post 2749

LET ME KNOW it you are serious and I'll whip one out !

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Old Mar 06, 2015, 07:45 AM
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Now the only question I have before ordering the kit is how much of a PITA would it be to convert from a pusher to ducted fans on the F14? Sounds simple, but I'm sure there's more to it than just cramming 2 EDF's into the openings and filling the hole where the current motor and prop go. Sound feasible or not?
you can always use the EDF/EDFs to fill in the hole. Won't look as good, but should work.
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 07:53 AM
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I have a version with the Prop slot hole NOTCUT !

I was just looking at the HK EDF offerings and there are many 1000W+ offerings in the 68-70 range that would give 7 lbs total thrust. (Their spec not mine )

Maybe such large units would not be necessary.

OR I can convert the current designs to whatever size you want.
Using 6mm or 9mm depron or even 1/2" Pink/Blue/Green construction foam.

I'd like to see this design take on a new life and get some more attention.

Let me know

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Old Mar 06, 2015, 09:07 AM
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Sounds like I'm asking for the wheel to be reinvented...probably NOT worth the extra effort, but it would be interesting to know which size EDF's (if any are available) would fit in the standard (not over or undersized) kit... I wouldn't want to have anybody jumping through hoops to fulfill a random thought. I'm almost afraid that putting large EDF's in the model will change the flight characteristics of the model and make it so fast that it wouldn't be easy enough to fly.

I'm preparing to move sometime in May and don't want to get something started that I can't finish. Perhaps I just need to wait a little while longer before getting too enthusiastic about the possibilities of doing this project too quickly.
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 09:31 AM
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No one has manage to fit anything in the standard unit to my knowledge.

There is/was a 30mm version, mentioned somewhere in this thread.

I don't think EFS come that small and if they do
I am certain that they would not have enough power to get you where you want to go.


OK if anyone needs some design help with EDF solutions let me know.
Just the Airframe part, as I am NOT an EDF expert.

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Old Mar 06, 2015, 05:13 PM
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You can also go to the *scratch built EDF forum* and ask questions there. I'm sure they can give you some answers.
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 06:18 PM
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The 30mm EDF fit just fits in the nacelles of the 75% scale plane. I'm still planning on getting mine done. Just a matter of time. Here's the post I did. Tight fit, but that's what you want.

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Old Mar 06, 2015, 06:58 PM
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I'm just blowing air cuz I've totally forgotten about the EDF version.

I had to go familiarize myself on the CAD drawings since it's been so long.
I was before I moved I believe. I think ... maybe , errr :>}}}

If you were the guy I sent the prototype then I'm glad you got a start.
and I DO UNDERSSTAND getting your builds interrupted by LIFE !

I'm just kinda itching to see something Happen here.
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Old Mar 12, 2015, 02:32 PM
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50% Scale motor recommendations

I have the 50% scale bird and I am finally getting around to building it. Any recommendations for a motor of Swing servo?

I am using the guts out of a GP micro F-86 that lost a fight with a fence post.
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Old Mar 12, 2015, 04:04 PM
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Sorry, that's one I haven't built.

Maybe someone else will chime in.

B'sides, indoor season is winding down fast.

I actually got to fly "outdoors" yesterday. :-)))

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