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Old Apr 08, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Who's makes your plane? Is it a HH one?
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Looks great. Better than what I did with my HH Saber Jet.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 12:11 PM
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No Its a Venom Group F-86
Actually made by skyangel/jpower

Heres the thread about them they are very popular 50mm Micro Jet Thread

Little info:
Venom Micro Jet - F-86


Venoms Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARF) Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) Micro Jets are available in 12 unique airframes and feature a pre-installed 50mm Ducted Fan, a 4200kV brushless motor, 20 amp Electronic Speed Control (ESC) and all control surface servos. EPO foam construction makes these models strong, light, and easy to repair in the event of a mishap. Full color water transfer decals come pre-applied and add to the scale realism without adding any work. Accessing the included 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery is simple through a magnetically secured clear cockpit hatch in the fuselage. Flight times are 5-7 minutes. Simply install your own 3+ channel micro aircraft receiver and program your transmitter, all in the time it takes to charge the battery. Charger not included.


Suggested Charger: 2-3 Cell LiPO Balance Charger #0653



Specifications:

Length: 26.75 in (680mm)

Wingspan: 25.2 in (640mm)

Flying Weight: 11.5oz (325g)

Motor: 4200kv Brushless Outrunner

Fan: 50mm EDF

ESC: 20 Amp

Battery: 3S 850mah 11.1V LiPO

Radio: 3+ channel
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 07:05 PM
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Maidened my F-86 today

Flew perfect. My heart was beating so hard I thought I was going to kill over with a heart attack.

Only flew it twice. Glides like a sailplane. Glides so good I over shot my landing area on 2nd flight... Only extra weight I needed was a quarter in the nose.

This is my first edf, first low wing. I would recommened this plane to anyone who can fly 4ch. With a little bit of modification this thing flies perfect.

Its super fast for me... Crazy fast. Crazy loud. and above all SUPER BADASS!

Most fun I've ever had with my pants on
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 10:01 PM
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Thank you Viper 82
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Check out this video, It is hilarious.



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Old Apr 18, 2011, 10:56 PM
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I got in 2 successful flights today with the F-86. For a total of 6 flights.

Yesterday I decided to fly anyway after I had already had a bad day flying... Luckily I didn't crash. I added 6 more grams to the nose. Total of 12.

First flight yesterady was bad tho. My ailerons had got moved somehow. I'm guessing the quick connect horn wasn't tight. I recentered them and launched without thinking about how I had it setup before. Plane rolled hard right, I had to give almost full left aileron to get it to turn left and circle around the field to land... Scary scary.


2nd flight yesterday was uneventful. Flew fast and slow high circles around the field. Tested glide, stall, turn radius..etc.
No bad stall tendencies.. didn't put her in a hard stall yet.
Glided great. Felt a little nose heavy, nose dropped on power off also had to give some up elevator even with 2 clicks up from centered.

Todays flights went good. Still nose heavy. I've got 12 grams in front of the battery.
Still only slow and fast laps around the field @~150ft.

Next flight I will be back with 6grams and retest. I may not need any.
I will also take her up to 200ft and put it in a hard stall to see how it reacts.

I'm getting more comfortable flying this beast. Still makes my heart race...
This thing could get away from you quick and go outta sight.

Flight times have been around 3 mins with around 3.8v left in each cell. I should be safe to go 4 minutes.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Logged flight #20 today.

So far I've had 3 rough landings... came in too hot and forced it down... resulting in a little bit of cart wheeling

No real damage. just a little wrinkle in the nose paint.

Flight times around 3:30 probably could do 4 but batteries come down hot enough to fry an egg already.
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