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Sep 09, 2010, 01:24 AM
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HET ME-163 Prop Jet By

Hello All,

We will be building the newest release from HET, ME-163 prop jet. The jet is constructed with a fiberglass fuselage and foam core wing that is fully sheeted with balsa and then covered; typical HET construction. The finish on the Fuselage is flawless. We will be equipping ours with a Typhoon 2w-23 with a 5x5 propeller on a 4s 2500mah lipo. Here are a few quick teaser pics. I will start the build on friday afternoon....stay tuned.

HET ME-163 Prop Jet:

best regards,

2nd flight of this beautiful HET ME-163 Prop Jet
HET ME-163 Prop Jet available at (2 min 4 sec)
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Sep 09, 2010, 08:24 AM
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Very nice, I have mine also at home now,,, it will be interesting to see how she flyes..

One thing Ive noticed in the manual, the elevons should be 5-6 mm up, isnt that much ?

If you film this one, please include the handthrow, I want to see how it flyes out of the hand... Im having hard time to find a real grip ..
Sep 09, 2010, 11:36 PM
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Would a JS 1400 work in this plane? A 5x5 on a Funjet runs about 165 mph. The reason I ask, I have one sitting around doing nothing and I have the go ahead to order the 163 for my birthday!
Sep 10, 2010, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jhaywood
Would a JS 1400 work in this plane? A 5x5 on a Funjet runs about 165 mph. The reason I ask, I have one sitting around doing nothing and I have the go ahead to order the 163 for my birthday!
WHy not, this plane is as strong as the funjet, and I think even faster..

Just go for it..
Sep 11, 2010, 10:34 AM
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jhaywood the js1400 should work fine.

sebbe we will definately video the handlaunch as well.
Sep 11, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Next we can move onto the control rod installation. The control rods consist of a threaded rod that may need to be trimmed depending on your servo orientation. On either side you have clevises. The manual calls for 5mm-6mm of up elevon for the neutral position. From my flying wing experience that's a little on the high side but we will start with 5mm and see how it goes.
Sep 11, 2010, 04:26 PM
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NIce building pics
Sep 12, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Thanks Sebbe.
Sep 12, 2010, 03:08 PM
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Next part of the build consist of the canopy build. Many people find the canopy's on the HET aircraft the hardest part of the build. They are a bit tricky but with some patience you will complete a beautiful canopy.
Sep 12, 2010, 03:53 PM
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Very nice.....

I hope the magnets will hold down the canopy at high speeds
Sep 12, 2010, 04:05 PM
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mmm looks like a 36mm motor will fit with a firewall relocation

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