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Old Oct 28, 2009, 01:49 PM
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Boeing 737 kit

Hey guys: Has anybody flown one of these?
http://www.hobbytron.com/Boeing737Du...CAirplane.html

I love airliners but they are either too expensive or won't take off on my grass field. I'm thinking of getting it, junking the radio and putting ailerons on it. If you know of any other kits, let me know.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 05:35 PM
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No other 737 kits. However that is the silverlit 737. Very small and if u do a search u will find a lot of threads on it.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 03:15 PM
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NP, u got me a excited there when I first saw your title, been wanting one for a long time.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 04:05 PM
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No other 737 kits.
Not true. Try here:

http://www.edfmodel.com/301d-assembl...xidc46789.html
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Ouch!!!!! Great kit but look at the price. I could not get that out of the finance committee.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 05:48 PM
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I would say get a large piece of paper and start drawing your own, to a size that's respectable for you. I would use a Clark airfoil or something similar............should provide plenty of lift. I would build it out of depron foam if I were you and keep the weight down. I would do a built up fuse with all depron pieces and maybe a few ply blukheads around the wings for strength, but you could do all the formers and planking out of depron. no complex curves or shapes, so would be very easy to build. it's basically a tube with a tapered rear and a nose. LOL. if it were me, I would be designing it around a pair of twin 64's/65's. they are cheap to buy and readily available at many sources. and it's a one off and totally yours..............how cool is that? I would go online and get some good 3 views. just my two cents.

here's a link to a 3 view with a few dimensions, but there are many more out there.

http://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/techrpt/ar98-28.pdf
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 06:06 PM
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actually, I was just on EJF.com and windrider have a Boeing 787 EDF, and it's a pretty respecatable size. it's for twin 70mm and is basically 65"wingspan and 62" length. and better still, it's only 200 bucks. here's the link if you are interested.

http://www.ejf.com/index.php?main_pa...roducts_id=797

good luck

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 06:13 PM
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I just watched the flying video on the website and it's pretty sweet. I think I might want one now. LOL. damn you and this thread. hahahahahaha.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 07:12 PM
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OK, now that I started it. What do you think you'd put in there for motors, esc's and batteries?
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 11:47 PM
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There is another thread here for the 787 but the plane looks nice, however, the scale landing gear is really pricey. If can fly them, I would just get an eflite. I dont really like the 787 anyway. changes the airliner look with the hark fin and curved up wings, looks cartoony.
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 03:08 AM
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I would stick to something tried and true if I were you. something that you know works. you can't go far wrong with a 64mm Sapac setup for power. there are many others, but I personally know Sapac's power package. for my Eurofighter, the stock setup is 64mm fan with 4000Kv motor, 2200Mah 3S LiPo and a 30 Amp ESC. the AUW is 26oz and it flies well. not ballistic by any means, but well. this setup would be perfect for an airliner at around 50oz AUW. that setup will also handle 4S, which I now use. this is now a 60Amp Turnigy Plush ESC with 3200-3600Mah Lipo's and it's a pleaser now. the original setup will work well for your airliner though. planty of thrust for scale flying at less than WOT and you'de have lots of time to play. there's no reason why you wouldn't get 7+ minutes with throttle management.

your other option is to go for something like a 2w20 with minifan or a 6904. those setups work well too, so I'm told. I don't have any personal experience with these, so you may be able to get that info from someone else. hope that helps.

Rich
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 05:37 AM
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designing your own

hi, i used the boeing web site for the 3 view plans to design my 737-500, http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/3_view.html.

you will need a cad reader to see it. i used to use the free brava onehttp://www.infograph.com/products/dwgviewer/, click the last one, (it says View DWG, DWF & DXF) install it and when you click on the plans on the boeing web site they will open up.

you could build my 737 from my plans on http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1119909. you could scale up the plans larger to fit any size edfs you want, the construction would be the same, may be just use 6mm depron for the formers instaed of 3mm.
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there's the way to go then..........use Bretts plans and scale them to suit your needs. I would say stick with 64mm, that way it will be a decent size and cheap to operate, as far as battery, ESC, etc costs are concerned.
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I would stick to something tried and true if I were you. something that you know works. you can't go far wrong with a 64mm Sapac setup for power. there are many others, but I personally know Sapac's power package. for my Eurofighter, the stock setup is 64mm fan with 4000Kv motor, 2200Mah 3S LiPo and a 30 Amp ESC. the AUW is 26oz and it flies well. not ballistic by any means, but well. this setup would be perfect for an airliner at around 50oz AUW. that setup will also handle 4S, which I now use. this is now a 60Amp Turnigy Plush ESC with 3200-3600Mah Lipo's and it's a pleaser now. the original setup will work well for your airliner though. planty of thrust for scale flying at less than WOT and you'de have lots of time to play. there's no reason why you wouldn't get 7+ minutes with throttle management.

your other option is to go for something like a 2w20 with minifan or a 6904. those setups work well too, so I'm told. I don't have any personal experience with these, so you may be able to get that info from someone else. hope that helps.

Rich
I like the Sapac stuff. I have an F-16 and T-45. I was able to get into the EDF airliner game last night when I found a Dornier 328. I is comes with the turbo prop nacelles so I'll be looking for the EDF nacelles.
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