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Posted by bmiller | Jul 30, 2013 @ 02:34 PM | 25,843 Views
Finally arrived and no damage. Putting in jetfan90 w/HET700/68/1680 on 7 or 8S 4000-5000s.
Posted by bmiller | Jul 26, 2013 @ 01:06 AM | 16,260 Views
So I've been flying this for 2plus years using 7S on the stock fan/motor which has worked very well but its time for more speed and a better sounding fan!

Got a Jetfan80 from Gary at effluxRC during LAJets2013. He didn't have the motor I wanted at the show but told me to check the website and pm him.
Worked out well as I was wanting a het 700-68-1746 at the time. I installed the fan using my 700-68-1680 so I could play around with the CG of the H32.
I realized the 700 series is a heavy chunk of metal, complete overkill for my planned 8S setup. I decided on the HET 650-58-1746 saving around 100gms of weight. Checked with Gary and he had that motor. ordered Tuesday nite, got it Thursday! started on it at 5pm finished after 9pm. Lots of soldering, motor wires extended, 4mm bullets, CC proBEC, swapped ICE100 for my ICE120hv in case I want to try 9 or 10S
CG perfect with batts moved forward slightly, BEC and ESC side by side under battery tray so I can still move them back if I try 9S or 5000s. Is it Saturday yet!
Posted by bmiller | Jul 12, 2013 @ 03:07 AM | 16,408 Views
Bought this from Hung(zaskarkid) already built sans power system and flap servos. He had bought it built but never flew it due to other projects. Beautiful looking jet with sapac retracts/struts/cockpit details and pilots. I installed my wemo70mm/megaEDF/ICE100/4S 3200s. Had several issues to fix prior to maiden flight. The retract air valve servo was smoked and the nose geardoor was badly done with tape as the hinge and the control horn popped right off the door the 1st time I activated it. I just removed the door and its servo completely. replaced bad servo, new flap servos, set throws and CoG per rcg thread.
Took off perfect, one main didn't retract so I lowered the other 2 and kept flying. Flies very stable, a couple clicks here and there and shes on rails. good climb, decent speed but it wants more! Putted around practiced a couple landing approaches up high, Brought her in to land and the nosegear wasn't locked so it slide on the nose for 20ft in the dirt, dammit. Main gear bent back too. I'll have to drill the retracts/struts for 1/8 pianowire. I think the cable steering jammed the nosegear and prevented it from locking out. More to come.