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Jun 14, 2003, 10:41 AM
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New TF5

Here are a few pictures of the latest model built to my 'TrainerFan' idea . . . Minifan powered, with a Speed480BB Race.

Wingspan: 34.8"
Chord: 7.0"
Area: 240 square inches ( net )
Length: 33.875"
Tailspan: 11.85"
Last edited by keven64; Jul 22, 2003 at 02:24 AM.
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Jun 14, 2003, 10:45 AM
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The model is intended as one to potter around with at the field, and for my daughter to have a go with, it should go well on 8-cell hecells . . . for a little over three minutes.

There's plenty of power !

Weight is only 28oz.

Last edited by keven64; Jul 22, 2003 at 02:57 AM.
Jun 14, 2003, 10:48 AM
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Zoom zoom

Enjoy it!
Jun 14, 2003, 11:11 AM
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Hi Haldor,

Do you also think the hecells will cope ?

I'm sure it'll not need full power for 'cruise' . . .

Jul 22, 2003, 02:53 AM
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Well it is a while since I started this thread, and, as Haldor suggested, I've been enjoying it !
( So have a few others )

With the 8-cell 1100 Hecells it now flies for over five minutes per charge !
We have a page online from which you can download the videos, which are in AVI format: Here

Some of you may need to download a viewer to see these, I suggest you use the VirtualDub-1.5.4 viewer. ( downloadable fom the link. )
Download to a folder, unzip it to the same folder and run it from there - no need to install

As can be seen from the videos ( shot with a digital camera - not fantastic quality - but it does work ! ) it is not bad for a model flying on only 160W.

The videos were shot before I removed a diode across the motor terminals - it now flies even faster !

The picture above is a still from one of the videos.

Last edited by keven64; Jan 08, 2006 at 07:00 AM. Reason: to replace a dead URL with one that works !
Jul 22, 2003, 03:31 AM
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Looks and flies great. Windows media plays the video very well.

Good job.

Jul 28, 2003, 03:01 PM
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Getting cheap to work well is always challenging!............EDF even more so.

Stand up and take a bow


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