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Jan 10, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Byron originals F-18


Hey guys, pretty new hear. I have a chance on getting a rtf Byron originals F-18. It has everything in it including rossi 90 or 91, retracts, etc, etc. I will be converting it to edf. Still looking around for Fan Unit ideas. But does anyone have the plans or manual for this jet? I would like to take a look at them just to get more familiar with it. Its this jet on rcuniverse.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=892788

Any advice is welcome. Thanks

Steven
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Jan 10, 2013, 06:22 PM
deltas are cool
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put two dynamaxs in it on e-power and call it a day .
Jan 10, 2013, 06:40 PM
A-4 nut!!
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2 wont really fit
Jan 10, 2013, 07:43 PM
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it would be a major pain to put two dynamax's in there I did do a conversion to a single dynamax's a few years ago,let me see if I can post up a link,im sure if you look under my profile you will find the build thread. Paul
Jan 10, 2013, 07:49 PM
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here you go this is the way I did it,funny thing is im still not finished,i did manage two test flights.https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1127579 paul
Jan 10, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Paul, thanks for the link. I remember reading that. I will Def read it again.

Any ideas where to find a manual?

Steven
Jan 10, 2013, 08:16 PM
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i could probably dig my old one up and make you a copy,hopefully i can find it as that was the first thing i got rid of,lol but i will look for it. Paul
Jan 10, 2013, 10:03 PM
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I had one of these, many moons ago. it barely flew on the Byrojet combination. it kinda just wallowed around the sky on the verge of stalling. it was a real handful. if you plan on using the Byron fan, I would contact Bob Ruff (Bruff). he's well versed in all things Byron/electric. otherwise, I would go single Dynamax. you could talk to Lee Liddle (knifeliddle) about some interesting combos on a budget. he's got some cheaper options available.
Jan 10, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Steven:

I just made a post regarding your F-18 on this link.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1715858&page=8

Sorry I did not see this thread until after my post. For the manual,try contacting John at www.ironbaymodelcompany.com to see if he can help.

Ed
Jan 11, 2013, 12:06 AM
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Thanks ED I saw your post over there. Lots of good info.
Jan 11, 2013, 12:34 AM
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I was looking at some pics of a byron f-18 from another thread. I could not see the cheater holes. I hope its not cut up down there. The seller has not responded to my email yet with some questions about the jet. Hopefully he answers soon to my questions so I can proceed from there.
Jan 11, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Thanks Paul for looking for that manual. Do you happen to have video of your f-18?
Jan 11, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Byron


ALL Byron planes had a auxiliary intake on the bottom right in,front of the fan AKA cheater hole. Look up pictures of a Byron F-16. Ahh the memories, we used the run up the throttle while holding the plane and give it a push. It would take a lap or two before it would be on pipe as we used to say. Yep, slow and wide turns

Ralph

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I was looking at some pics of a byron f-18 from another thread. I could not see the cheater holes. I hope its not cut up down there. The seller has not responded to my email yet with some questions about the jet. Hopefully he answers soon to my questions so I can proceed from there.
Jan 11, 2013, 03:28 PM
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ALL Byron planes had a auxiliary intake on the bottom right in,front of the fan AKA cheater hole
Darn, oh well. No biggie. Another guy on another topic made me kinda think it might not even be a byron. Heres his post.

I have looked at the RCU add that shows the F-18 plane you are considering buying. You might want to double check with the seller about the specs. for that plane. It does not match the description of Byron's F-18 as listed on Iron Bay's site. Byron specs: 84" long 57" wingspan. RCU F-18: 94" long 47" wingspan. The pictures on the RCU site are very small and make it difficult to really inspect the plane, but to me it just doesn't look like a Byron. I do not remember Byron offering Sparrow missals on their F-18. Byron's kit came with scale gear which would be very costly to replicate if this was not a Byron. It must how ever be large enough to stick a 6" fan in there. I cant say I remember any other fiberglass kits that were made big enough for the Byron fan so maybe it is a Byron or maybe its a turbine kit. Either way I thought I might chime in with my observations. I know it would be a big investment for you and I just want you to be real sure what you might be buying.


Let me know what you think.

Steven
Jan 11, 2013, 04:03 PM
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if you post a link to the add, maybe we can help you out.

Rich


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