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Old May 27, 2001, 11:26 AM
EDF all the way!
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Kyosho F-86F E conversion.

Picked up my F-86 Saturday from Electric Jet Factory. Nice kit! Built up wing and great covering job. Going to start the conversion today. Using Midi fan, Hacker D50-18S motor and 12-14 2400ma batteries. Should only take about a week due to the amount of prefab. I'll be taking pictures and Robert will post a conversion page on his web site. He is selling the plane without the glow motor/fan package.

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Old May 27, 2001, 05:32 PM
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Bob-
I heard this plane was way too heavy to convert into electric. What is the weight of the airframe? Are you sticking retracts in it?
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Old May 27, 2001, 07:16 PM
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I'm building fixed gear. I'll weigh the fus and wings and post is here. Fan unit is the same size as the Midi fan. Keep you posted.
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Old May 28, 2001, 10:21 AM
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is the price including the fan and hacker setup? can't be that would be too cheap
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Old May 28, 2001, 10:59 AM
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Price is just the airframe only. Painted fuselage weight is 12 oz. This includes internal structure and inlet. Fan mounts in the rear very simply.
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Old May 28, 2001, 11:01 AM
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for my next jet I am considering the coxf18 or a sabre or mig want something faster than my trainer
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Old May 29, 2001, 01:16 AM
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I'm getting there the fan is mounted, the wing is assembled and the horizontal stab is attached. Starting to look like a F-86. Trying to decide if to use the stock radio installation or put the servo's closer to the control surface.
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Old May 29, 2001, 08:43 AM
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bruff,

Beginnerīs questions:

(sorry) How much cost the airframe (without slime motor and fan) ?

How many servos are necessary ?

Thanks
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Old May 29, 2001, 08:49 AM
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See Electric Jet Factory (Area 51)for cost of basic airframe. Just 3 servos plus an ESC are required to control the jet. http://electricjetfactory.com/area51/
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Old Jun 10, 2001, 01:05 AM
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Bruff-
How about an update on the conversion. How's the weight looking?

Gordon
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Old Jun 10, 2001, 01:25 AM
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Almost done radio is installed. Test run fan. Flying weight looks to be 5 lb. Using Midi fan, hacker D50-18S , and 14 2400 RC Zap cells. Taxi test by the end of the week.
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