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Posted by Herb | Oct 17, 2009 @ 03:21 PM | 66,348 Views
Here's my latest project, a large FlyFly (or Fly Fly ) F-86 Sabre a la JePe Fast Foam,

http://www.flyflyhobby.com

http://www.jepe.org/FastFoam/sabre/sabre.htm

http://www.hobbytopgun.com/PC/F-86.htm

The model's wingspan is around 55.9 inches, the length around 55.5 inches.

The original Sabre had a wingspan of around 37 feet, so that gives the model a 1:7.9 scale.

I entirely glassed the foam airframe using multiple layers of 3/4 oz glass cloth & laminating epoxy.
Now it flies on a 90mm fan on 9S lipos (4000mAh 40C's) at ca. 2900 W.
Weight rtf is around 8.3 lbs, so it's rather lightweight for its size - but nevertheless still reasonably fast and jet-like.

Here are the original instructions. An inspiration on the surface prep was the Dutch Master JePe Fast Foam site: http://jepe.org/

The main motivation for the project was to have a nice lightweight F-86 Sabre in the 90mm fan range, suitable for some
moderate aerobatics.

F-86 Video (Jan 2010):

F-86 Sabre EDF (JePe Fast Foam) FlyFly (2 min 50 sec)


Edit Sep 7: Added Guy H's pictures (Canon 7D) .

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Posted by Herb | Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:22 AM | 47,615 Views
A few pics of my finished F-16, DS-51 fan, 12S and Plettenberg HP 220/50/A3 S P4 (50mm rotor), more details here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&page=5&pp=100

Flight video :

F-16 Thunderbirds (Tamjets) Schübeler Fan 12S (HD) (4 min 33 sec)


Retract operation video:

F-16 EDF retract & gear door operation (0 min 21 sec)
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Posted by Herb | Nov 19, 2008 @ 08:05 PM | 48,156 Views
Pictures of the prototype Jepe Mini-Viper (aka Pyranha) ; Jepe sent me a prototype.

Very fast but also quite small...

Powered by a MiniFan 480 + Mega 16/20, more details here

http://www.jepe.org/FAQ/faq.htm
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Posted by Herb | Jan 28, 2008 @ 01:08 PM | 53,453 Views
Aeronaut Rafale twin 90mm, my second one. Twin 90mm WeMoTec Midi fans with Kontronic Fun 500-19 motors and twin Kontronic Jazz 80 controllers.

Weight rtf ca. 3.39kg (7.46lbs), power 2000-2600 Watts depending on Lipo setup.

http://www.aero-naut.net

http://www.kontronikusa.com

More details on the Aeronaut Rafale here and here, and here:

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=9823

Recent video (Jan 2010):

Aeronaut Rafale twin 90mm EDF 2010 (2 min 22 sec)


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Posted by Herb | Oct 26, 2007 @ 03:31 PM | 51,395 Views
Messerschmitt Me P.1101 based on the glass kit by Steve Neill. Powered by a Plettenberg motor in a WeMoTec HW-609 75mm fan.

A few more details here and here.

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Posted by Herb | Oct 21, 2007 @ 03:42 PM | 50,439 Views
Electric conversion of a Stein Model (SteinModel) Focke-Wulf Ta-152, Mega 30/3 brushless dd on 3S and GP lightweight mechanical retracts. Faaast.

More details here: here and here.

Focke-Wulf Ta-152 video

Manufacturer's web site: www.steinmodel.cz

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Posted by Herb | Oct 21, 2007 @ 03:21 PM | 46,986 Views
Scratch-built MiG-29 Fulcrum for twin Plettenberg motors and twin WeMoTec Minifans, from Offshore plans and original 3-d views.

A few more details here and here.

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Posted by Herb | Oct 21, 2007 @ 03:06 PM | 44,856 Views
Beautifully molded FG fuse MiG-15 bis with balsa sheeted wings, very fast (> 130 mph) and rock stable edf jet. Hacker B50 brushless motor in the WeMoTec HW-609 fan. At some point we were flying a whole squadron of them. More details here here and here.

K&A website: www.kamodels.com

2004 Video:

MiG-15 high performance EDF 75mm (1 min 2 sec)


Newport MiG Patrol video (2003) :

(Gregg F [all red], Doug A [polish camo] and myself [silver with red tail])



MiG-15 EDF Newport Beach Patrol (5 min 32 sec)
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Posted by Herb | Oct 21, 2007 @ 02:49 PM | 36,597 Views
I had one of the first kits when JePe came out with it. An easy build and a very fast flier, neutrally stable - just like the original ones according to an A-4 Marine test pilot I met one day at the field.

JePe carbon fan, Hacker B50 motor, Hacker Master 77 esc, a very nice setup.

More details here and here.

JePe web site:

http://www.jepe.org/a-4/a-4.htm

http://www.jepe.org/FAQ/faq.htm
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Posted by Herb | Sep 10, 2006 @ 04:18 PM | 39,034 Views
MiG-15 by WeMoTec

WeMoTec MidiFan, Hacker B50-18S and Hacker Master 77A esc.
6S Kokam 3200 Lipos. Weight rtf 1.79 kg, ca 1600 Watts on takeoff. More
details here.

Video:

MiG-15 video (2006)

www.wemotec.com
www.hacker-motor.com

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Posted by Herb | Sep 10, 2006 @ 04:01 PM | 36,949 Views
F-86 Sabre by Kyosho

WeMoTec HW-620 fan, Hacker B50-18S and Hacker Master 77A esc.
6S Kokam 3200 Lipos. Weight rtf 2.16 kg, ca 1500 Watts on takeoff depending on battery type. After two years of flying with fixed gear, I now installed Springair 602 air retracts. More details here.

Video:

F-86 Sabre "Skyblazers" by Kyosho (1 min 56 sec)


F-86 Sabre video (2006)

www.kyosho.co.jp

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Posted by Herb | May 20, 2006 @ 02:36 AM | 36,413 Views
Dassault Rafale C by Aeronaut

Lightweight composite airframe, twin WeMoTec midifans, twin Mega 20/3 and twin Hacker Master 70A esc's with large aluminum cooling fins for reliable partial throttle operation, 12S Kokam 3200 Lipos, Springair 602 pneumatic retracts. Weight rtf 3.56 kg, ca 2200 Watts on takeoff.

More details here and here.

Video:

Rafale twin 90mm RC EDF by Aeronaut (3 min 10 sec)


Rafale twin 90mm EDF by Aeronaut (1 min 20 sec)
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Posted by Herb | May 10, 2006 @ 10:25 PM | 29,336 Views
JePe F-16 C

Lightweight composite airframe, JePe carbon fan, Hacker B50S, Hacker Master 77A esc, PQ 3100 6S Lipos. Weight rtf ca. 62 oz, 1050 Watts. More details here.

http://www.jepe.org/FAQ/faq.htm

Video:

F-16 by JePe EDF - dolly takeoff (0 min 40 sec)


F-16 EDF 90mm by JePe rog (0 min 57 sec)
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Posted by Herb | May 10, 2006 @ 10:15 PM | 25,286 Views
F9F Panther by Aeronaut

Lightweight composite airframe, JePe carbon fan, Hacker B50S, Hacker Master 77A esc, 6S Kokam 3200 Lipos and Springair 602 pneumatic retracts. Weight rtf 83 oz, ca. 1150 Watts. More details here and here:

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=9830

Video:

F9F Panther EDF 90mm by Aeronaut (1 min 12 sec)


Panther video (2005)

www.aero-naut.net
www.wemotec.com
www.hacker-motor.com

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Posted by Herb | Apr 24, 2006 @ 02:32 AM | 19,233 Views
Folland Gnat by Robbe ...

Kontronic Fun 480-33, Kontronic Smile esc, Schuebeler DS-30 carbon fan and PQ 4S 3100 Lipo. ca. 36 oz and 490 Watts ... about 105 mph level. More details here and here.

Robbe Gnat video :

Early EDFs - Robbe Gnat (2 min 48 sec)


www.schuebeler-jets.de
www.kontronic.com

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