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Sep 08, 2011, 04:03 PM
DominicM
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EDF Harrier test flight


Posted on RCU...had to share...watch from about 2mins

http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip528321

AV-8 Harrier 1/6th Scale RC Hover Test (0 min 16 sec)
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Sep 08, 2011, 04:09 PM
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One day it will be cool to have the power to weight ratio and capcity to pull this off. I like the size of the model at 1/6 scale. Here's a fly by in traditional flight:

AV-8 Harrier 1/6th Scale RC (0 min 13 sec)
Sep 08, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Awesome !!!

Am I sensing the next BIG project Dom ???
Sep 08, 2011, 04:33 PM
DominicM
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Think I heard the guy had spent $17K getting it this far. Outta my league.
Sep 08, 2011, 11:30 PM
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outta most people's league, but very cool.

still waiting to hear any more news about the scale Pegasus engine in the UK that's supposed to power a scale Harrier.
Sep 09, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Think I heard the guy had spent $17K getting it this far. Outta my league.
I saw this on "Daily Planet" on discovey a couple days ago......he has been working on RC harriers since he was a teen......

But it was more like $7k to $8k a year for 17 yrs.
Last edited by BrentP; Sep 09, 2011 at 01:04 PM.
Sep 09, 2011, 01:44 PM
what it do everybody?
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The money is just matter of priorities and income. Work well and spend less elsewhere (vacations, cars) and we all have tons of hobby money. I think it's awesome a man obsessed with model harrier flight.
Sep 09, 2011, 05:18 PM
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The money is just matter of priorities and income. Work well and spend less elsewhere (vacations, cars) and we all have tons of hobby money. I think it's awesome a man obsessed with model harrier flight.
Agree, just think what some spend on smoking/grog/gambling not even mentioning chicks.
Anyway, great project, love to see more progress/info on it, Joe.
Sep 09, 2011, 07:18 PM
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This is Ewald Schuster. It is only EDF for flight training and flight tuning. He already has a turbofan built and operational for this airframe. He doesnt want to sacrifice the turbofan until flight testing has been proven.
Sep 10, 2011, 12:03 AM
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outta most people's league, but very cool.

still waiting to hear any more news about the scale Pegasus engine in the UK that's supposed to power a scale Harrier.
The turbo-fan you speak of is designed and build by the same guy w/ the harrier in the OP. their is a video on youtube of the turbo-fan flying on a scratch-built model as well.
Sep 10, 2011, 03:25 AM
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This is amazing!! Love that airframe, I'd be happy with one for "regular" flight...
Sep 10, 2011, 03:45 AM
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This is amazing!! Love that airframe, I'd be happy with one for "regular" flight...
Hey AL,
I know someone who's working another functioning harrier EDF.
Nothing has been said yet, as it's a long term dream project.
(no It's not me.)
Latest blog entry: Updated blog Oct 2014
Sep 10, 2011, 03:51 AM
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Aw you can't do that to me!! VTOL has always been intriguing to be, specially the harrier system - have seen ICDF attempts in the (distant) past. Kudos to anyone who gets involved, never mind pulls it off.
Sep 10, 2011, 04:56 AM
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Has anyone got a link to his project by chance?
Sep 10, 2011, 05:05 AM
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I used to have the link til my cpu took a dump one day.


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