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Apr 07, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Syncro Electric Ducted Fan Glider


Anyone bought one the Syncro Electric Ducted Fan Glider's yet. I just saw it in my LHS and it looks pretty slick. And at $99 it's a pretty cheap investment.
With interchangeable wings and a ducted fan it seems pretty flexible. I'm wondering how it flies as a glider? I would think the ducted fan would cause a lot of drag.

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Apr 07, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Your link is broken.

http://www.electrifly.com/ductedfans/gpma1581.html

I dont see any reason why you couldnt take the EDF off too and use it as a pure glider.
Apr 07, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Never thought of it as a pure sailplane. Can't see why you couldn't do it.

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Apr 08, 2011, 03:31 PM
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I just caught this on YouTube. I have always wondered if someone would make a powered glider kit with an EDF on it instead of a prop. Looks like a cool concept, especially the with the second set of wings that come with it. I also like the fact that it is a kit without any electronics.

ElectriFly® Syncro™ Electric Ducted Fan ARF (1 min 19 sec)
Apr 08, 2011, 04:00 PM
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It looks like it really handles well as a sport plane from the videos. The rolls are really sharp and handling looks tight. It's hard to tell how well it would fly as a glider. In the video the motor was always running even with the glider wing installed. It would be hard to show much about the plane in a 2 minute video.

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Apr 09, 2011, 05:35 AM
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Looks good. Hope it becomes available in the UK.
Apr 10, 2011, 12:29 AM
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I made this little glider. 22"ws, 3mm fuse,2mm wings, EDF unit was from an Airhoggs E-charger EDF plane(ToysRus $12), 4-Site Pz brick, 165mAh 25C hyperion battery. Flew nice and slow indoors. Making another improved model using the same unit but with a PZ Mustang motor. Saw this at my LHS to and buying it this Monday. Simple build and it's even got landing gears to boot HA! $99 for kit and fan unit. You'll need 6 servos two for rudder and elevator and 2 for each wing. Also you need to get BL motor,ESC,Rx and battery. Around $275 total cost to build. Not too badly priced.
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Apr 12, 2011, 06:33 AM
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Ben doing for years
Apr 12, 2011, 06:49 AM
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I wonder how fast people will make this thing go.
Apr 12, 2011, 11:16 AM
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fast


That fan on 4s with 24-45-3790 AMMO motor gives 25oz thrust
Apr 12, 2011, 11:17 AM
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Cool
That'd be fun
Apr 12, 2011, 06:12 PM
old foamie
Is it on sale yet and where?
Apr 12, 2011, 06:21 PM
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When I started this thread I saw the plane in Hobby Town. They told me they only had it for a week then. I thought it was a steal at $99.

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Apr 12, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by old foamie View Post
Is it on sale yet and where?
I just got an email from Tower Hobbies www.towerhobbies.com earlier this week. They have them and depending on when you buy it, they have free shipping deals or $10+ off depending on your order size.
Apr 12, 2011, 09:07 PM
old foamie
I like the idea of being able to switch wings for different flying. A calm day , you use the big wings and if it gets a little breezy , switch to the smaller wings . I bet it won't be long that somebody will paint it like a He 162.


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