Jul 03, 2012, 06:27 PM
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For a stock setup any brand of 5000s work well.
I think the Gens Ace lipos are the best at a fairly low price but there's cheaper out there that will work just fine on the stock setup.
But at my field no one has puffed or swollen a GA pack yet. They seem to keep their shape unlike any of my other brands of packs.
IIRC Herbs Mig is just under 9lbs w 9S 4000s
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Jul 03, 2012, 08:40 PM
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AV8ER74,

Not sure of your experience with EDF's, probably I'd recommend getting experience with lighter wing loading first. I think the F4 handles fine in the air. Definately move the Cg back to get decent landings. I'm using the Turnigy batteries. I have quite a few of them in different sizes, no reason to pay e-flite's prices IMHO.

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Jul 04, 2012, 04:14 AM
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I am still having trouble finding a source for the Gens Ace batteries. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Aaron
Jul 04, 2012, 04:25 AM
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Thanks


Hey Guys,
Thanks for all the info.
Jul 04, 2012, 04:29 AM
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What is the distance on the CG I should go with on the Stock set up. As far as the c rating on the battery can I go with a 50 or 60 c?
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Jul 04, 2012, 06:13 AM
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Hey guys, been kinda sorta keeping up with this thread. A guy at our field was thinking about getting this jet and was asking me what I knew about it. Told him of both the great successes and of the tragic failures.

I think the heavy wing loading is a factor in some of the crashes.
So I gotta ask, What is it that is making this jet so heavy?

Seems a jet this size should weigh in around the 6 lb mark.


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Jul 04, 2012, 07:53 AM
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What is the distance on the CG I should go with on the Stock set up. As far as the c rating on the battery can I go with a 50 or 60 c?
160-165mm for the cg will be fine. Then adjust to suit your own taste. As for batteries, higher C ratings usually mean they will hold better voltage under high load so that is good. A 65C battery will most likely give you a little bit more power than a 45C battery.
Jul 04, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Boogie_ View Post
Hey guys, been kinda sorta keeping up with this thread. A guy at our field was thinking about getting this jet and was asking me what I knew about it. Told him of both the great successes and of the tragic failures.

I think the heavy wing loading is a factor in some of the crashes.
So I gotta ask, What is it that is making this jet so heavy?

Seems a jet this size should weigh in around the 6 lb mark.


Julian
Had this been a quality European or US made kit the fiberglass work would have been much lighter, I'm also thinking the paint finish adds a bit so there's the 1lb plus. Of course it would have been more $$.
Jul 04, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Had this been a quality European or US made kit the fiberglass work would have been much lighter, I'm also thinking the paint finish adds a bit so there's the 1lb plus. Of course it would have been more $$.
Also many use extra Rx batt, Tam struts etc. It all adds up.
Jul 04, 2012, 09:33 AM
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I am still having trouble finding a source for the Gens Ace batteries. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Aaron
http://www.hobbypartz.com/gensacelipo.html
Jul 04, 2012, 09:54 AM
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I am still having trouble finding a source for the Gens Ace batteries. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Aaron
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Jul 04, 2012, 11:41 AM
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I did order a jetfan 80 and The HET700-60-2085, but not sure which ESC. Will a 100A be enough for 6S setup?


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Jul 04, 2012, 11:47 AM
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And how does these work?

http://shulmanaviation.com/product_i...oducts_id=1879

I thimk Tams sure looks good but price for s small "fun" jet...
Jul 04, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Jul 04, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Also many use extra Rx batt, Tam struts etc. It all adds up.
Sure, but the fact is still the same about the fiberglass work, it is a bit porky.


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