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Jun 20, 2009, 12:51 AM
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JAS 39 Gripen Park Jet

The Gripen has always been one of my favorite park jets, for two reasons: 1) it is extremely maneuverable at low speeds (tight turns, low-level aerobatics, high alpha), and 2) it looks downright sinister in the air with it's double-delta canard layout, almost like a spaceship. The top end speed and general handling qualities are very similar to my other park jets, and it uses the same construction methods and motor setups as my other jets.

Wing area: 258 sq in
Span: 23.9 in
Length: 42.3 in
Weight RTF: 16 to 20 oz
Wing loading: 10 oz/ft2
Motor: Axi 2212/26
Battery: 1320 mAh 11.1V Lipo
Prop: APC 9x7.5 SF
Flight controls: Elevons, full-flying canard, rudder (optional)

The Gripen can flies quite well with elevons only (fixed canard) and canard only (with ailerons), but mixing both together (canard/elevons) provides the ultimate in maneuverability. Rudder is also very nice to have on this model to provide directional control at high alpha.

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Gripen Construction Guide: See attachments below

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Jun 26, 2009, 10:12 PM
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wow, looks verrrry nice
Jun 29, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Very awesome! I'll definitely try this one out.
Apr 12, 2017, 10:33 AM
lets fly
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will this fit an edf unit?
Apr 15, 2017, 12:30 PM
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Conceptually, yes. But it would require a substantial amount of redesign to fit the fan and resize the intakes as needed.

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