Espritmodel.com Telemetry Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:18 AM
Registered User
VIDEOPRO's Avatar
Central Maryland
Joined Apr 2008
227 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by wow1 View Post
Hey video I had a couple of the starmax f18s they performed better in stock form as well I think they are a little smaller and lighter. I'm going to use these 2200 4 cell packs with a 40 c rating because I have them!! I still have the stock fan that came with the Starmax is that what your using with the 3300 KV motor?
Well to tell the truth, I do need to get a 70mm fan for mine. The stock 70mm fan that came with the jet would not fit onto my Cyclone shaft adaptor. So, I have a 68mm 6 blade fan installed on mine. I really need to get a 70mm fan to close off the little gap a have between the housing and outer edge of the blades. After installing a 70mm fan I think it will perform even better. I have not tested the thrust at this time. It does climb pretty well but not unlimited vertical. I like the 3300kv motor as it will give me the longer flight times with pretty good performance. I will post a video later today that was shot this past weekend on it's maiden flight.

My mistake. just looked at the fan it is only a 5 blade fan.

Here is the video of my maiden flight. Mostly trying to trim the jet during flight and ended up having to land because I needed to adjust the pushrods on the rudders for center control surface. If you do not have the rudders centered it could cause some serious headaches trying to trim in flight.

Starmax F-18 70mm Maiden.mp4 (3 min 35 sec)
VIDEOPRO is offline Find More Posts by VIDEOPRO
Last edited by VIDEOPRO; Oct 20, 2011 at 08:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:55 AM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
Your camera person is good mine can't ever find the plane. Hope she does not read this!
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 14, 2011, 01:24 PM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
Just ordered a sapac 70mm with a cyclone 3300 kv we'll see what happens!
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2011, 05:06 PM
John
jk671's Avatar
United States, NV, Las Vegas
Joined Mar 2011
436 Posts
Ok I have read this entire thread! I want this plane.. I am planning on purchasing the receiver ready version from nitroplanes and adding rudder! I was originally going to use the 3000kv motor and esc from one of my dyname meteors and run it on 5S... my meteor screamed on 5S. Then I was thinking... hey I have a SAPAC Mb-1 motor and sapac 70mm fan unit just laying around, why not use this, pair it with a Turnigy k-force 100A exc and also run it on 5S.... but then now I am really thinking! I have just bought an rc lander 68mm fan unit and paired it with a cyclone power 3300kv motor, why not run this with the 100A K-force esc and also run it on 5S.... decisions decisions.... I am still trying to decide if and when I am going to pull the trigger on the jolly roger receiver ready
jk671 is offline Find More Posts by jk671
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2011, 05:10 PM
John
jk671's Avatar
United States, NV, Las Vegas
Joined Mar 2011
436 Posts
I also wanted to mention.... Maybe i missed the flight report.... But j3tman we have all been waiting to see the video from your maiden flight... You did the build videos, which were pretty good... But no maiden flight video! Did i completely miss the post where you at least gave the flight report from your maiden flight... Just wondering... I followed this thread pretty carefully for the first 40-50 pages... Then had to skim from there... But no flight video.... What happened?
jk671 is offline Find More Posts by jk671
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2011, 08:01 AM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
I was thinking the same thing thought I had just missed it!!! I ordered the same set up he was talking about using but never saw any flight results? Found some interesting info here on sapac performance.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1167099&page=2
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Last edited by wow1; Oct 20, 2011 at 08:13 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2011, 09:18 AM
John
jk671's Avatar
United States, NV, Las Vegas
Joined Mar 2011
436 Posts
These aren't my videos, but I found these in my research of this airframe... thought you guys might like to see these... both planes have pretty impressive power systems... or at least enough to satisfy one's need for speed.


http://youtu.be/pClWG0XC-g0?hd=1


Nitroplanes Exceed RC F-18 70mm Maiden / Crash (0 min 48 sec)



http://youtu.be/0kYKTCEkdc4?hd=1

4 Crazy edf Jets Racing Eurofighter 90mm vs F15 70mm vs F16 70mm vs F18 70mm (5 min 21 sec)
jk671 is offline Find More Posts by jk671
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2011, 09:55 AM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
Nice!!! would like to know what power set up was used in the Blue Angel first video.

Thanks, Karl
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:04 PM
John
jk671's Avatar
United States, NV, Las Vegas
Joined Mar 2011
436 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by wow1 View Post
Nice!!! would like to know what power set up was used in the Blue Angel first video.

Thanks, Karl
This is what I found in the comments section.

"Exceed RC F18 -EPO jet kit w/ electronic retracts from Nitroplanes

3600mah 40c 5s lipo = 144A max

3200kv Velocity RC edf motor B29-L56 (100A max)

85 amp esc

6-blade stock fan setup = 70A

5-blade fan setup = 73A, 1350W

3-blade tractor fan setup = 60+Amps, 1050W

weight: 3.75lbs

4~5min flights w/ throttle management. The plane you're watching has the 5blade setup. Hope this helps & have fun building one!!!"
jk671 is offline Find More Posts by jk671
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2011, 02:19 PM
Registered User
Qtop's Avatar
Denmark
Joined Apr 2011
518 Posts
Some pictures taken by a bird spotter. Could not get the gear up because on take off the rear left wheel hit a stone and was turned.
Qtop is offline Find More Posts by Qtop
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 08:27 AM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
Thanks for the info JK I looked under the description and nothing came up? I ordered the sapac fan with a 3300kv cyclone 40c 2200mah 4 cell packs for now. I can see five cell packs in my future!! The plane in the video looked much faster than stock and sounded better as well. My next question will be will the 85 amp speed controller and motor set up handle five cells? It never ends!!!

Thanks, Karl
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Last edited by wow1; Oct 24, 2011 at 08:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2011, 11:04 AM
Registered User
VIDEOPRO's Avatar
Central Maryland
Joined Apr 2008
227 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by wow1 View Post
Thanks for the info JK I looked under the description and nothing came up? I ordered the sapac fan with a 3300kv cyclone 40c 2200mah 4 cell packs for now. I can see five cell packs in my future!! The plane in the video looked much faster than stock and sounded better as well. My next question will be will the 85 amp speed controller and motor set up handle five cells? It never ends!!!

Thanks, Karl
The Cyclone 85amp esc can go up to 6 cells. Let me know how your test goes with the motor on 5 cells. What is draws on amps and the watts it produces. I think the 85amps would be suffient. Maybe with the Change Sun 4 blades fan it would work out just fine. Fewer blades would draw less amps right? Give you more speed?
VIDEOPRO is offline Find More Posts by VIDEOPRO
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2011, 11:45 AM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
More air out is good!! Girlfriend just pcked up my new fan assembly, Castle rc in Hong Kong great service so far.
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Last edited by wow1; Oct 26, 2011 at 11:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2011, 11:50 AM
Registered User
United States, TX, Grand Prairie
Joined Nov 2005
5,678 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by VIDEOPRO View Post
...Fewer blades would draw less amps right? Give you more speed?
Not always, watts and thrust in EDFs these days aren't in concert...1800 watts doesn't mean >6 pds of thrust on a 70mm.

There are plenty of fans that eat watts like no tomorrow and don't produce the static thrust and eflux that is need.

Make a thrust stand, static test your fans with a watt meter...best way to get what your getting out of your fan.
erh7771 is offline Find More Posts by erh7771
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2011, 02:20 PM
Registered User
wow1's Avatar
upstate NY
Joined Jan 2010
422 Posts
Just installed SAPAC fan and all I can say is wow. When it stops snowing I'll give it a trY!!!
wow1 is offline Find More Posts by wow1
Last edited by wow1; Oct 27, 2011 at 03:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion New! $129 Nitro Planes Rc Landers 70MM F-16D EDF Jet With Retracts FlyBoyTha1 Foamy EDFs 49 Jun 20, 2009 04:58 PM
Discussion Starmax/Exceed RC/Topgun F18-C 70mm what Fan does it use? Stuart B Foamy EDFs 0 May 16, 2009 11:39 AM
New Product New!!! Exceed RC F-22 Raptor 70mm Ducted Fan RC Jet nitroplanes Nitro Planes 9 Apr 19, 2009 07:06 AM
Cool *** UPDATE *** New Version 2 70mm Exceed RC F/A-18C EDF Jet + NEW MOD VIDEO nitroplanes Nitro Planes 2 Mar 20, 2009 04:57 PM