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Aug 26, 2010, 04:42 AM
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New twin EDF Gloster Javelin kit


Hi all,

I am looking to find out if anyone would be interested in a kitset of a Gloster Javelin?, As I have been given permission by Chris Golds, to produce a version of his twin cox powered design. I intend modifying it to twin EDF and making some other small modifications to make it easier to produce. I will post updates as they happen and add more detail on the kitsets and pricing as soon as I have it.

Dave.
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Aug 26, 2010, 06:30 AM
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always interested in 50's brit jets ...

more info ? size projected weight / wing loading / fans size ...

query would this kit work with a single fan ?
Aug 26, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Im in!!!
Deltas all the way!!!
Aug 26, 2010, 10:39 PM
Now, what does this button do?
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Yes, please!
Aug 26, 2010, 11:26 PM
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Lud,

At this stage the sizing will be the same as Chris's original plan that is wingspan 25" and looking at twin 50mm Wemotec mini fans. As for the single fan arrangement it too could be a possibilty but I would like to start with the twin kits firts and develope the kit from there. Not sure yet on the weight as I am still designing the modifications (will post some pics soon) and talking to potential material suppliers. I will post as soon as the prototype is finished as well to give performance and specs.

Dave.
Aug 27, 2010, 01:05 AM
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Damn, I'm well in to drawing up a 24" all balsa version for twin edf40 units (New GWS type). Will yours be all foam build or mix of foam and balsa etc?. I'll hang slack on mine and see how this one turns out. Always fancied the Javelin, well come to that, most 50's to 60's jets.
Good luck with the build.

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Aug 27, 2010, 02:31 AM
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Adrian,

Mostly foam for the kit with some ply and balsa in key places. Dont stop designing as we need more 50s and 60s types being promoted around the worlds flying sites.

Dave.
Aug 28, 2010, 11:58 AM
Some epoxy & it flies again...
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The Javelin is on my wish list, but as balsa plane for 1x90mm EDF. I started from the same 3view above but I haven't done much on the design yet; have another one on the drawing board first. I found some free plans somewhere at some point and will try to find them again.
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Aug 28, 2010, 05:16 PM
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Low Pass,

thankfully Chris has done such a great job of the plans that I wont need the three view above to work from. The lack of good detail would make it a lot harder to achieve a suitable kitset.

Dave.
Aug 28, 2010, 06:43 PM
Some epoxy & it flies again...
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Can you point me to the plans or a build thread?
Aug 28, 2010, 08:08 PM
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Low Pass

The plan was presented with Radio modeller in May 1992 (at the time an Argus Specialist Publication) I will try to add a pic of the original plan when I can. As far as build threads go there doesnt seem to be much around. Found this but not much to it:-

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...loster+javelin

Dave.
Aug 31, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Kit progress,

Ordering the prototype for the kit early next week.

Question: Do you think most people prefer the kit with or without EDF units, motors etc, or do they prefer to add their own?

Dave
Aug 31, 2010, 11:12 PM
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big 'ol delta wing and twin edf's!! I'm in
Aug 31, 2010, 11:39 PM
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If it is all "good gear" then, yes, more than happy for an all inclusive kit.
Aug 31, 2010, 11:41 PM
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Anything Chris Golds is cool.

Yeah would be a nice kit! Too small though! single 90 or twin 64-70's IMO

Early Brit jets are hot.
Last edited by SilentHunter; Aug 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM.


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