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Posted by mjnco | Feb 11, 2020 @ 10:34 PM | 1,360 Views
Another arf currently working on. Switching out my rimfire 50cc setup for a Saito FG-90R3 gas engine. Fellow club member has this arf like others with the Saito FG-60R3 gas engine. It is not flying fast enough for me with 60cc. Cylinders obviously will be sticking out on mine. I will make removable hatches from cut out cowl panels to cover up areas around valve covers.
Posted by mjnco | Feb 10, 2020 @ 11:40 PM | 2,693 Views
This is my second try with this now discontinued H9 arf. I have extended the battery box about 3" to be able to balance the plane without any extra weight. My first one needed about 14 oz. placed over motor.

elite p160
cc 120HV esc
2 5s 5000 lipos
Posted by mjnco | Jan 08, 2020 @ 10:12 PM | 3,111 Views
Just finished this arf conversion. Watched video of this biplane flying with a scorpion motor and liked the performance. Easy install and lipos fit where exhaust tunnel is on this arf. I have two short test flights so far.

Scorpion SII 6530 motor
CC 160 HV esc
12S setup 2-6S 5000 lipos
Xoar 26-12 prop
Posted by mjnco | Oct 14, 2018 @ 01:01 PM | 2,057 Views
Pics of my F6F Hellcat and fellow club member's F4U Corsair. Both Top Flite giant scale arfs. Hellcat is scheme out of box. Corsair has krylon spray paint over monokote, Corsair is gas powered and Hellcat is electric conversion with Rimfire 50cc.
Posted by mjnco | Aug 06, 2018 @ 07:14 PM | 3,018 Views
This is my conversion of the Freewing F4 edf jet using my jetcat p20. I was interested in how it would react in the air with the turbine mounted offset to plane centerline and using straight pipe out one exhaust outlet. During taxi tests it tracked straight down the runway under power so went ahead and did the maiden flight. Short flight making left turn circuits around field then landing. No issues noted from offset turbine, but only the one flight so far.
Posted by mjnco | Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:32 PM | 2,996 Views
I now have about 7 flights since converting to turbine power. Flies about the same even with extra weight and lands as slow as edf version. Pleased with the way it turned out. Flight time 5 to 6 minute range depending on throttle usage.

https://youtu.be/oUUYlq3mo-U
Posted by mjnco | Nov 03, 2017 @ 10:43 PM | 3,160 Views
I was able to get the first flight on my turbine conversion today. It took me by surprise because of the short take-off distance using half flaps. No issues during landing with over 1/3 fuel still in tank..
Posted by mjnco | Oct 29, 2017 @ 09:52 PM | 4,395 Views
Have about 30 flights averaging about 2.5 minutes each with edf power system. Since the shine has been knocked off I have converted it to turbine power. Just did taxi test today to check if tail end would take heat from single wall turbine pipe. Seemed to hold up and not melt into a puddle! All kinds of room inside this foamy jet but quickly filled with my equipment. I was hoping for weight similar to the edf version with 6S 5000 maH batt but no such luck. Currently comes in at 6lbs. 13.6 oz. without fuel. Had to add about 10 oz. lead to nose for balance.

Jetcat P20 turbine
24 oz. fuel tank located on CG
2S 1000 maH lipo used. One for ecu power and one for receiver pwr.
Sebart single wall pipe that was for avanti s mini. Shortened 4 3/4 inches.
Posted by mjnco | Nov 13, 2016 @ 09:42 PM | 3,756 Views
More pics of electric conversion.
Posted by mjnco | Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:05 PM | 3,890 Views
I only purchased this arf after watching video of Horizon reps flying with a 4 blade Biela 23-10 prop.
Posted by mjnco | May 12, 2016 @ 10:17 PM | 25,047 Views
Finally got around to flying the H9 Beaver on floats.
Posted by mjnco | May 04, 2016 @ 10:18 PM | 5,849 Views
Great afternoon flying.
2 turbine powered jets.
1 H9 Beast 60e
1 Align 700e heli
1 H9 Cirrus 30cc
Posted by mjnco | Mar 01, 2016 @ 08:44 PM | 4,849 Views
Out after work today putting maiden flight on Cirrus.
P160
CC 120 HV esc
10S 5000 lipos
APC 18-12 eprop
Posted by mjnco | Jan 31, 2016 @ 09:41 PM | 5,602 Views
Pics of my 12s HSD F16 out this weekend for taxi test.
Posted by mjnco | Jan 17, 2016 @ 08:49 PM | 5,806 Views
Out flying before football game today. Trying out my new homemade skis.
Posted by mjnco | Jan 02, 2016 @ 12:55 AM | 5,800 Views
Working on float install on H9 30cc Beaver.
Posted by mjnco | Oct 27, 2015 @ 11:08 PM | 5,127 Views
Pics of my P47 and fellow club members ESM Zero,
Posted by mjnco | Oct 14, 2015 @ 09:12 AM | 6,387 Views
Pics after maiden flight. In order to balance lipos all the way back on tray and 3.5 oz. added to tail.
Posted by mjnco | Oct 08, 2015 @ 08:35 PM | 5,254 Views
Pics of my P47 assembly. This is one of the best constructed arf planes I have purchased. Would have given this a 10 if they had offered 3 piece wing like their Corsair arf.
Rimfire 65cc
CC 160HV esc
APC 24-12 e-prop
12S 5000 lipos