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Posted by mjnco | Aug 06, 2018 @ 07:14 PM | 890 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 @ 10:32 PM | 1,699 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 | 1,787 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 | 2,356 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 @ 08:42 PM | 2,627 Views
More pics of electric conversion.
Posted by mjnco | Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:05 PM | 2,710 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 | 23,853 Views
Finally got around to flying the H9 Beaver on floats.
Posted by mjnco | May 04, 2016 @ 10:18 PM | 4,657 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 @ 07:44 PM | 3,635 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 @ 08:41 PM | 4,495 Views
Pics of my 12s HSD F16 out this weekend for taxi test.
Posted by mjnco | Jan 17, 2016 @ 07:49 PM | 4,604 Views
Out flying before football game today. Trying out my new homemade skis.
Posted by mjnco | Jan 01, 2016 @ 11:55 PM | 4,578 Views
Working on float install on H9 30cc Beaver.
Posted by mjnco | Oct 27, 2015 @ 11:08 PM | 4,009 Views
Pics of my P47 and fellow club members ESM Zero,
Posted by mjnco | Oct 14, 2015 @ 09:12 AM | 5,226 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 | 4,085 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
Posted by mjnco | Oct 07, 2015 @ 08:20 PM | 4,242 Views
Pics of battery area. Requires me to remove propeller and 4 cowl screws to remove and charge lipos. Doing 2 five minute flights off one charge. Great flying biplane .
Eflite P160
APC 20-10 e-prop
CC 120 HV esc
10S 5000 maH lipos
Posted by mjnco | Oct 03, 2015 @ 10:38 PM | 4,673 Views
About ready to maiden mine. Pics with fellow club members Hawk. Mine has P160 and his is 30cc gasser. Both swinging 20" props.
Posted by mjnco | Sep 25, 2015 @ 05:01 PM | 4,957 Views
Ready to maiden mini.
Posted by mjnco | Sep 22, 2015 @ 01:06 PM | 3,838 Views
One flight yesterday and this is what i find when I open the hatch after taxi back to pit area.
Posted by mjnco | Sep 05, 2015 @ 11:34 PM | 5,965 Views
Sebart Avanti S mini. Ready for test flight. P20 turbine powered.