|Oct 27, 2001, 07:59 AM|
How much are you prepared to spend?
Do you want an ARF?
Willing to scratch build?
For starters take a look at the Electric Jet Factory offerings. Also EAM.
Lots of place to spend your cash.
|Oct 28, 2001, 01:05 AM|
Joined Oct 2001
i want to spend under 200 for the kit, preferably an arf. i am not ready to scratch build. i like a few jets on ejf, but they dont give you speeds or flight characteristits. i know they leave motor options up tou you and effects its speed and other aspects of the kit. example, click on more info on the kyosho t-33, what info do you get on that kit, motor, speed control, etc., that needs to be purchased to have a complete kit. i would like to get info from the customers. i just found this forum last night, so i will be checking in to read posts. i am looking for a fast, durable, easy building jet. i like the f-16, and seen the pics of that bandit, i like it. thanks larry for the reply..
|Oct 28, 2001, 09:10 AM|
Does that $200 include the EDF?
Even the most inexpensive EDF, such as the Wemotek MF480, is about $60 without the motor.
The Kyosho T33, although not fast, is about $120 including the EDF/motor. Add a speed control, radio, battery, etc, etc, and your looking at $200-$250.
Read the posts here in this forum. I think you will find speed = $. Fast EDF's cost $$$$.
IMHO, dollar for dollar a prop driven plane will outperform an EDF any day of the week. But a good flying EDF looks and sounds better than a prop job. The trick is to get a good flyer.
Check out EAM, an E-Zone sponsor. They have a couple of inexpensive, good flying kits such as the Electro Screamer. This is an all lazer cut balsa kit that uses a real in-expensive HiLine Red Flame Blaster EDF (~$30, with motor). For less than $200 (presuming you have a radio) you can have a good flying, aerobatic EDF that hand launches easily and will outperform a stock T33 (note the 'stock') good flyer.
Aslso, take a look at the Flash 74. Do a search here, reportedly a much better flyer than either the T33 and or F16.
Speed=$ in the world of EDF's.
|Oct 29, 2001, 10:56 AM|
I saw the clipped wing (Down to about 35") Flash E-74 from Mark Nankivil fly this weekend. It's pretty fast on 10 cells. You can search for the Flash E-74 under the jets section. Mark sells the kit with the fan and motor for less than $275. Contact Mark for the current price and shipping.
|Oct 29, 2001, 07:14 PM|
You may want to look at a new EDF jet built by Kevin Matney called "Project X". It uses a MF-480 fan unit and you can cram at least 10 cells into it's one piece, composite, clamshell molded body. Kevin told me that his went about 135mph on an Astro805-2Y and 10-1250 cells. It needs a bungee launch. Very cool looking bird. I want one
Check out: http://matneymodels.hypermart.net and email him for details.
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