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Oct 17, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Byron f18 dynamax conversion build


Hi guys, here we go again. picked the f18 as one of the projects to build and convert, good thing is Im lucky to start with a fresh kit. will share with you guys the whole process.hope to get a maiden flight done sometime this winter.havent decided on wich dynamax system to use as there are so many options now, so far im leaning toward putting the XPS system in this one.So far Ive gottin a few things tack up,im using Tams f18 gear and using the yellow f18 intake and exhaust ducts (modifided) also decided to use the alieron torque tube method byron use for the f18,its different from the f16, will use thin wing servos for flaps and update the stab controls. Rudders strait forward no mods. will carbon fiber reinforce all cridical areas then some. anyhow heres a few pics. keep in mind this is a start and many ajustment need to be made and all suggestion are welcome
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Oct 17, 2009, 06:25 PM
Still Screamin'!
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Nice Paul! This will be a fun build and great flyer
Nov 01, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Hi Paul, good luck with this build, its a great subject. I'm on board.

Dean
Nov 01, 2009, 10:22 AM
Dont forget the velcro straps
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i didn tknow byron made a single F-18...or was it a twin? looks huge!

you still flying that jhh A-4?
Nov 01, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Very nice subject Paul. How does the old byron kit compare with the Yellow A/c single?
Nov 01, 2009, 11:10 AM
A-4 nut!!
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It's much bigger. Right in between the two Yellows.

Byron 84" long 57" Ws

Yellow twin 98" long 72" Ws

Yellow single 68" long 47" WS
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Nov 01, 2009, 11:19 AM
Dont forget the velcro straps
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was it originally a twin?? looks freakin huge.
Nov 01, 2009, 12:31 PM
A-4 nut!!
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No - The Byron was sized for a single Byrofan and OS 91.
Nov 01, 2009, 12:43 PM
Watt me worry?
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This should interesting as I want to see if the XPS will work well on this plane.
Nov 01, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Max you know it will. If a single 91 flew this, ours makes 3500 more rpm than the has motor did. It will fly with good speed
Nov 01, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rvincent
Max you know it will. If a single 91 flew this, ours makes 3500 more rpm than the has motor did. It will fly with good speed

I saw one fly on a single O.S. 91 at the basin 15 years ago but it took up every inch of the runway including an initial push to get it in the air. It was built by the owner of Everett's hobby shop in Santa Monica and flown by Larry Jacobs. It was so underpowered but at that time it was just a novelty to see a big "jet" fly. It actually took a very skilled pilot to not do anything stupid but once it got going I'd say it was doing 100 mph. This LS powered version should be so much more fun to fly. A cool project indeed!
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Nov 01, 2009, 02:41 PM
Watt me worry?
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Max you know it will. If a single 91 flew this, ours makes 3500 more rpm than the has motor did. It will fly with good speed

Thinking of my F-8 now that I have sent the Stumax to the Fox Hawk....could happen Can you say stiff tube....HeH! Whoops I meant stiff intake---whoops never mind!
Nov 02, 2009, 12:13 AM
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I saw a Byron F 18 with 2 91 dynamax. The guy was from Huston, I just can't remember where the thread was posted.
Nov 02, 2009, 08:30 AM
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Hi guys went flying yesterday. CN the A4 is waiting for a new wing to be built this winter. I looked at my options with a twin and single setup and figured single was the best configuration due to simplicity. the gear would have been a nitemare also would have been adding a ton of weight to this airframe, performance should be great with a single Ive flown plane up to 28lbs with a single e dynamax so im very comfortable with a 18/19lbs single. I do have a few updates since I last posted but they will have to wait until after work. oh yeah its much bigger than the yellow strictly, maybe you can talk me through one of those really nice paint schemes,lol over all its fairly easy build when you understand the byron concept,its when you start changing things around one can run into trouble.
Last edited by eazyp2; Nov 02, 2009 at 08:38 AM.
Nov 03, 2009, 12:59 PM
This will definitely fly fine on a single Dynamax setup. A 12S setup generates way more thrust and efflux than any glow engine setup could.


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