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Old Sep 08, 2005, 05:04 PM
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Please meet my two J29 Tunnan

Hi all,
Someone interested in my two new "Tunnan"?

The smaller (balsa covered) is built from the new MJD (http://www.mjd.se/) kit in scale 1:15. The bigger is my scratch-built Depron model at scale 1 : 12,5.

They both have the small EDF 60/15 Mk II fan. MJD uses the brushless Mini AC 1215/12 motor, I am using the smaller MP Jet 25-25/26 Mk2 in my bigger homebrew. They both run on 1250 mAh 11,1 V Etec batteries. The MJD version draws 14+ A, my smaller motor just around 9A.

They are both great fliers, though the smaller and hotter MJD-version feels more sporty. Careful (like the original ) flying with the MJD model gives around 10 minutes in the air, my Depron "Tunnan" gives up to 15 minutes.

I just love them!

BR,
Rolf
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Old Sep 08, 2005, 08:33 PM
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nice job
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Old Sep 08, 2005, 09:04 PM
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wow very nice!

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Old Sep 09, 2005, 12:58 AM
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Rolf,

I like the Tunnan, but I am looking for a Minifan or better a Midifan size Tunnan.
I visited this summer the museum at Linkoping, they have some Original Tunnans there, very nice!

Heiner
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 01:09 AM
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Heiner,
I agree with you, but I am still quite happy with these machines. Scale 1:12,5 gives a span of 887 mm, 1:15 gives 734 and very handy models. AUW around 500 g allows very scale-like flying.

BR
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 01:24 AM
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I had a look at the home page of mjd.se, the cost including shipment is 200EUR, that's more than I have to pay for 69mm or 90mm kits.

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Old Sep 09, 2005, 01:49 AM
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scratch one up Heiner! I would love to see a tunnan in mini or 90mm!

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Old Sep 09, 2005, 03:32 AM
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Barry,

I am waiting for that kit, hoping to get the 90mm kit soon .....

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Old Sep 09, 2005, 03:36 AM
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Heiner,
Maybe we are used to different pricelevels. Compared to "our" pricelevels I do not think the MJD Tunnan is unusually expensive considering the kit quality(all hw including fan, laser cut high Q balsa, excl paint & glue).

With experience from my 1:12,5 scratchbuilt I do not think it would be too difficult to scratchbuild any size using styrofoam. Appr. 230 g thrust flies the 500 g model very well at 42 g/ sqdm.

BR, Rolf
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 09:40 AM
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Rolf,

I like the Tunnan, but I am looking for a Minifan or better a Midifan size Tunnan.
I visited this summer the museum at Linkoping, they have some Original Tunnans there, very nice!

Heiner
Morris at ductedfans.com has a glass fuse and foam wing J-39 kit for the mini fan on his site:

http://www.ductedfans.com/jets_electric_saab_j29.html

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Old Sep 09, 2005, 11:05 AM
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Looks good. I like the foam work.

Never heard of that model company.
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Old Sep 09, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Arbo,
MJD Models is a pretty new Swedish company, specialized in producing models of post WW II Swedish aircrafts.

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Originally Posted by RolfS
Hi all,
Someone interested in my two new "Tunnan"?

They both have the small EDF 60/15 Mk II fan. MJD uses the brushless Mini AC 1215/12 motor, I am using the smaller MP Jet 25-25/26 Mk2 in my bigger homebrew. They both run on 1250 mAh 11,1 V Etec batteries. The MJD version draws 14+ A, my smaller motor just around 9A.

Rolf
Hi Rolf,
They both look great. I have the MP Jet 25-25/26 Mk2 from an Alpha F-86 but it has the 3 bladed fan. What fan/how many blades does yours have and please could you tell me the AUW and any other specs, such as wing span, for the foam model?
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Old May 21, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Hi ELECTRICEYE,
Facts about my scratchbuilt "Tunnan" :

Scale appr 1:12,5

Span 887 mm
Length 832 mm
Weight 520 g
Fan EDF 60/15 Mk II
Motor MP Jet 25-25/26 Mk2
ETC Jeti 12 Plus
Ack Etec 1250 mAh 3S1P (11,1 V)
Push/max current 230 g / 9A

BR Rolf
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Old May 21, 2009, 02:36 PM
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Hi ELECTRICEYE,
Facts about my scratchbuilt "Tunnan" :

Scale appr 1:12,5

Span 887 mm
Length 832 mm
Weight 520 g
Fan EDF 60/15 Mk II
Motor MP Jet 25-25/26 Mk2
ETC Jeti 12 Plus
Ack Etec 1250 mAh 3S1P (11,1 V)
Push/max current 230 g / 9A

BR Rolf
Many thanks Rolf, last questions, Is the 520g the flying weight? and how many blades on your fan?
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