Recent Attachments for carl rich
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The Saddle Packs used for BVM jets are a perfect fit! 6600mAh 12s.
Nose gear and air tank plumbed. The A123 pack will power the rx as the nose weight is needed to balance perfectly at 95mm. Not yet permanently mounted in photo. Supplied hardware for steering worked perfectly.
Airlines have plenty of space below the battery tray. Quick disconnects will allow removal of the front half of the jet if needed. Retract servo and valve installed. Nice they are out of the way of the battery area.
Front wheel well trimmed and held w/ tape while glue dries. Retract a drop in fit. Gear doors would be rough as the wheel is just below the fuse when retracted. Thus the wheel well.
You'll only want to remove skin from the fuse back to where the rudder begins so bare wood isn't seen when rudders move. Pre-installed rods perfectly aligned. Mounts permanently w/ glue.
16" of battery wire were needed to reach the battery area. If your ESC is not buried in the fan housing then increase the motor wires not the battery wires. Castle Creations Cap Pack helps with the extended wires.
Plenty of power available.
Elevator servos in. The mounting was precise with tolerances just tight enough to make sure there's no slop while still allowing the rod to pivot smoothly.
Opening up the skin to install main retracts and wheel wells. No adjustments required. Everything fit perfectly.
Spektrum 4030 HV servos power the ailerons and steering. Same size JR 368BB handle the flaps. JR DS285mg handles the air valve. Spektrum thin wing servos are used on the rudders though 4030s would have fit perfectly. Full size 6150s for Elevators
All the hardware needed to complete. Notice the wooden ring for mounting the exaust over the rear of the viofan.
Complete ducting. Thin but strong. Large enough for 130mm fan. A wood adapter can be used to slide over the back of a BVM EVF to take up the space on the exhaust side.
Solid foam wheels are quite robust. I've seen no flat spots yet after leaving the jet on it's wheels overnight. The trays fit neatly inside the wheel wells needing a little trimming.
The bottom of the back half really opens up to allow mounting the 120 to 130mm fan, elevator servos, inlets and exhaust tubes.
Battery tray is quite sizable. retract servo bay and retract valve holder on the far side. The red tubes are attached through 3 bulkheads and accept 12mm diameter aluminum tubes.
The back half.
The steering servo bay is sized for a full size servo. There is an opening into the nose cone for the air tank with rubber spacers to hold it snug. Install the tank before the steering servo!
Nice that he cockpit is done and the clear canopy is already attached and done. Nothing required there!
The flaps and rudders have the opening options to flip the servo around so that you can use a single receiver channel and a Y harness. I thought that was a nice touch. Just flip the servo mount cover around 180 degrees.
Rudders, ailerons, flaps and retract valve servo trays are made for HS 85 size servos but can be opened up with a bit of wood removal to use the larger suggested servos.
Air retract system is complete. The valve works smoothly such that a rather small servo will move it easily. Pressure was maintained overnight so nothings being lost. No CA was needed on any fittings just push together and it was done.
Aileron and flaps ready. I chose to use Sullivan clevises in a few places. There are slots just under the skin on the control surfaces for mounting the supplied control horns. I opted for different horns on flaps to keep control further from hinges.
The jet is huge but very light. Arrived double boxed, no damage, nicely packaged with a great deal of wrap for each piece. Look how tiny my DX18 is in comparison. Every bit of hardware required for assembly was included.
At EDF Jet Jam as it flew out of the box. No decals or lights.
The one watt forward facing LED light in each wing can be seen while flying and from a very long distance. Have added a switch from HobbyKing to turn on and off lights from Tx. Single cell A123 powers.
At Kentucky Jets, lights added and decals
Cover removed, was just lightly CAed into place.
Not the smoothest of inlets.
This photo taken by Skyline Flyer at the Muncie Jet Jam this past weekend. Much appreciated!
This photo taken by Skyline Flyer at the Muncie Jet Jam this past weekend. Much appreciated!
Plastic canopy gets glued to the cockpit after gluing in the pilot.
1/4" plywood spacer between jet's mounting area and the retract's new wooden mount plate. This raises the nose without lengthening the strut.
This topside is where the plastic retract mount mounts. I removed and used the mounting screws on the opposite side with 2mm ply.
Inlet duct is perfect size for a fan inlet ring to slide into fairly snug. I had a Jetfan 90 ring available.
Castle HV120 is over kill for my 69amps but it also wont get hot in a low airflow environment
The new Schubie fan.
Electric retracts were cheap and a drop in fit while working great and no slop. Needed to add 2mm spacer under outside portion of mount.
Pilot also included, knife is just to show size, no cutting required.
Detailed cockpit is awesome as it's included and I don't have to make it.
HS85bb servos drop in fit used ailerons, elevator and rudder. HS82MG same size used flaps and steerting
43" long, 57" ws Balsa construction covered. Amazingly little effort is required to build the jet. I've read German forums concerning thrust angle issues. Will see.
Heat sinks installed w/ thermal paste for maximum heat transfer those these stayed quite cool even at 12s full throttle testing. Carbon fiber shrouds are very cool and hold their shape like no composite plastic shroud.
As new, Jet fan 90s and HET motors installed and tested.
Bullets, spark arrestor, spektrum voltage and rpm sensor attached.
ONLY ONE ESC is available. Sold the other already. No bullet connectors included.
Male bullets are soldered onto motor side.
Had 2. Sold one already.
Fully retracted nose
More than enough room along the sides of strut.
Just enough room at nose but it works over and over w/o touching.
Eventually I hope to make some doors.
Just enough room on outside
I requested wire leads instead of the bullets to save space for mounting and reduce my wiring / soldering / extension needs.
Outside just as new.
Tip clearance with replacement rotor all the same
New rotor installed. Perfect clearance all around.
Scratch on front side of housing. Thin CA wicked in as a precaution. In front of rotor blade path.
3mm by 4mm divot on inside of fan housing behind rotor blade path. Did not affect outside of housing. Filled w/ Hysol, leveled and painted black. Cosmetic.
Flew til the sun went down.
We were happy for the much needed rain. Cooled it down too. Absolute best flying conditions ever once this passed by 2pm.
RAV4 ready for KY Jets!
Drove all over to find large fountain drink cup for nozzles until better ones could be made. Thanks KFC for 64 oz drinks.
Escs directly in front of front former on either side. Lipos in area where fuel tanks were. Balancing at 11mm ahead of front wing spar.
Fans, fan mounts, exhausts, inlets, front and rear formers all installed
2 layers of carbon fiber used at rear former. One solid 1/8" thick and one corrugated ply 1/8 thick. Very strong even with my hard landing, no issues.
The three larger bolts were used in cockpit area to make CG. Just over a pound. Later removed to get jet to rotate and fly. CG likely 5mm behind spar.
Rear former template from corrugated plastic
Pair of exhaust tubes from rolled up heavy construction paper from Staples. 33" long
Beautiful and perfectly smooth throughout entire range. Capable of 23.75lbs of thrust each in proper ducting on 12s lipo.
The work horses! A pair of DS 94 HST 700kv fans with requested longer wire leads instead of bullets.
A pair of Castle HV 160 ICE V2 controllers handled the power very smoothly from the 6600ma 12s 65c Thunder Power packs while recording performance and temp data.
Castle 20A BEC worked flawlessly powering all the Digital JR servos set to 5.3volts
AR9020 Spektrum telemetry ready Rx along w/ TM1000 Telemetry & STi TR1000 to receive data on my iPad. Tracked RPM, pack and rx voltage and lipo temp.
A123 2300ma 2s from Radical RC w/ custom length wire. Ended up not using the 10A BEC
Jim's (of Chicago) F14. Impressive! Nice guy, thanks for the beer! See you at Ejets.
Less than 25% of the jets at Ky Jets
Front and rear former adders converted to balsa and takent to a water jet cutter Hydra Cut to make the carbon fiber parts
Thrust stand tested and check for fit both Dynamax fan borrowed from Sean and a DS94 650kv also borrowed from Sean.
Inlets rest on retracts before lowering.
Top of inlet duct seen here as high as possible while still allowing cover on.
Waiting patiently to be reborn!
Inlet duct out, opening former for twin inlets.
One retract cylinder leaked among a couple minor air leaks.
Inlet for turbine, much of the front former and fuel tanks in front of former all to come out. Retracts lowered by 10mm to make room for fans
Rear former totally removed on bottom and partially on top for ducts.
Plumbed but nearly all had to be changed
Next to my BVM F-86 for comparison of size. It is a monster by EDF standards
updated DS94 650 test including smallest diameter exhaust DS recommends for this fan 101.5mm
Dynamax and EVF2 test
Airline control valves and servos on one plate and pushed up into the nose.
Resting on CG point under fuse w/ gear up as suggested.
Note mark on wing by fuse indicating location of front spar which is also front former in fuse. Fan is pretty far into the inlet ducting. Lipos in other inlet are equivalent weight and location of other fan. An esc behind the fan means longer battery l
Front of jet to the left. Front set of lipos are right up against nose gear support and either side of nose gear.
Front of jet is to the left. All 6 lipos forward of the opening making the front ones a little odd to access.
inlets resting on the retracts. Not much space but doable. maybe.
Inlets are setting in place and do not exceed hieght of fan area.
My main struts compress 95% under the weight of the empty fuse. No fans, batteries added yet. Is this right?
Jus lookin pretty.
I cut out the turbine inlets but do not know how much of a lip should be left on the fuse inlets to accept the fan inlets.
How much inlet lip should be left on here to accept my ducting?
30mm from fuse bottom to the top of the mount plate
Fan is resting directly on the retract.
Not much room available above fan.
Fan just off center enough for mounting in between fans.
Here are 4 of 6 needed packs put under the canopy.
Another shot of the thing infront of the inlet.
I'm guessing the doo hickie just infront of the inlet is scale and supposed to be there?
Lots of space here. Need to order inlet ducts.
Fuel tanks will have to be cut out w/ dremel, bit by bit. This is a very narrow area where lipos could potentially go.
Two other hatches.
forward of canopy
Some room behind canopy for tray
Under the canopy
One wing on for size
Beside my BV F86
Wanted to know when I was seeing the bottom vs the top.
Kirby's Kustom Graphics took very good care of me for vinyl graphics and assisting w/ their layout.
I've been flying this for maybe 10 mos. Finally got around to painting it.
EVF 2 plus some added punch.
2 sets of 12s bought at the same time. Set 1 I've flown 7 times and am keeping. Set II is for sale here and has never been charged.
BVM stock photo, the one for sale looks the same.
Here's one for scaring the mice from the attic!
My favorite. I'd have used this one if I wanted to sell some. Guess I didn't share this one.
Is this TORKS or GCRCC in Cincinnati. Thought it was GCRCC but doesn't look like corn or soybeans in the background.
Comes with the complete covering set.
BIG in size, note the 9303 tx.
Notice little bits of weathering on leading edges and elsewhere.
Really appreciate all the attention to details. Paint job is fabulous and all the little tedious stuff is done. Weathering is noticeable but not enough to take away from being a splendid show piece.
As it comes, New in Box. Cockpit/canopy just sitting in place and not secured. All components here and untouched.
"3" and "Nano technology" are vinyl decals and will peel off if not desired.
Photo of the 5612 fan.
All documents and the 12s 40c set up.
Neu on the left Scorpion on the right
Rubber grommet protecting wires coming out fo the fan housing. No wire hole in the thrust tube.
The fan housing is nice and short in length.
Nice clearance all the way around the rotor tips. Balanced and ready when I received it.
Setting up OUTSIDE my mancave.
Best attempt to make an inlet ring. Pink foam from homedepot. No idea if it should be bigger or smaller. The ones that come w/ 70 and 90mm Wemo fans are much smaller.
Air retracts in the El Bandito in the background and would like to put the new 15-25s in.
Eflite 10-15 in this 7lb rtf jet. Would be nice to upgrade the struts to the new 15-25 size if there are some parts I can buy. Trunions?
Went different route on elevator control. Seemed alot easier but then I don't read German or poorly translated R/C German.
Little Turnigy speed reducer for gear door.
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