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Nov 03, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Nirtoplanes F86 49" 101mm Ducted Fan Build

I am about to sart the build has anyone done the build yet looking for some pointers on the retracts and the intake
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Nov 03, 2010, 05:27 PM
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pics you got to post pics
Nov 03, 2010, 05:48 PM
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I Didn't Do A Build Thread But I Just Finshed One Fly's Great.

Nitroplanes 101MM Skyblazers F-86 Maiden Flight (5 min 20 sec)
Nov 03, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Man, that hatch doesn't fit worth a $darn :-) I just got one and the quality looks great for the price. Hope my hatch fits better than that.... I think I'll go 6s w/ electric retracts.

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Nov 05, 2010, 03:28 PM
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wow, that looks great with the retracts! I know you bought the Tam's seperately, but did you have to mod it for retracts or did it come reatrcat ready?

EDIT: Nevermind, just watched the end of the vid and see the mod for the retracts


Originally Posted by FlyBoyTha1
I Didn't Do A Build Thread But I Just Finshed One Fly's Great.
Last edited by Tumbler; Nov 05, 2010 at 03:44 PM.
Nov 25, 2010, 07:07 PM
EDF rules... :)
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Hi Joel,

Welcome to RCG.
I am finishing one of these also.
I had a Predator that flew ok on its maiden then the next time I went out on a gusty wind day and ground looped it and damaging the nose.

My F86 will fly without retracts as I did not see how to fit them in but I have a set and will mod it later this winter when the conditions are less conducive to having fun.
The setup is a Midi, Nue 1415 1.5Y on 8s ~2.5Kw. Seeing the ducting that FlyBoyTha1 did that will also be a winter job, for the moment it will use an inlet lip. The empty weight is 3lb 12oz so it should come out to ~7lb.


Thanks for putting the video up for us. You have been a good ambasador for Nitroplanes.

Eric B.
Last edited by AirX; Nov 25, 2010 at 07:16 PM. Reason: Added infromation on weight
Nov 25, 2010, 08:42 PM
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What's the finish on these jets?

I know the fuse must be paint over glass, but what about the wings and tail?

Also, Does the stab have the dihedral in it? Doesn't look like it from the pics. Although I guess that would be an easy mod.

I've been looking around for me a "store bought" jet. Built five planes in a years time, I'm a little wore out. Might give this one a shot.
Of course I'd have to do something about the nose.

Nov 25, 2010, 08:58 PM
EDF rules... :)
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Hi Boogie,

Wings and stab are wood covered in monokote or similar covering. The stab has a little dihedral built into the dowel/spar hole, I will take a picture of it when I get on it again tomorrow.
The fuse is glass/polyester I think.
The build time so far on mine is ~5 hours.
Still need to make the fan/radio install.
Been thinking about the nose too.
Flyboys video makes it look like a good flyer.

Eric B.
Nov 27, 2010, 10:26 AM
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Do you think a Dynemax could fit in the F86? If the weight could stay down around 10 lbs I think it could have enough thrust on 10S. Opinions please.

Nov 27, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Is there a 5s system that would make this thing scoot? or is the 100mm stuff in the 6s+ realm.

I do have some 3s 3000mAh 20c packs I could double up in there. But I just bought three 5s 40c packs.
Nov 27, 2010, 01:34 PM
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lightweight 5s 90mm set up with fixed gear?


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Nov 28, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Hi FlyBoy I am looking to buid one of these also. What fan did you use? looks great.
Nov 28, 2010, 07:19 PM
EDF rules... :)
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The 100mm fan that comes from Himax has a 6s ~1800-1900watt motor in it.

Eric B.
Nov 29, 2010, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by lovetoflyjets
Hi FlyBoy I am looking to buid one of these also. What fan did you use? looks great.
I used a Himax Fan with a Scorpion Motor HK3026-1400 V2

It's up for sale with both motors $120 shipped.

Motor spec on both motors.

Pm me if interested
Last edited by FlyBoyTha1; Nov 29, 2010 at 08:31 AM.
Nov 29, 2010, 01:30 PM
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FlyBoyTha1 are you upgrading to a different fan and motor? Or are you parting out your f-86. Thanks.

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