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Feb 14, 2002, 06:18 PM
steve neill
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GWS EDF Jet Trainer flies!


Well guys, Gregg launched it and guess what happened, it flew. I had a little too much rudder control but it
was easy to control anyway. Pitch was good and gaining altitude was no problem. I only flew it for about 3
mins. or so, but I could have flown at full power for over 5 it would seem. Can fly on reduced throttle and
lands on a dim. Once power is completely shut down she continues to glide even with no sudden drop in
airspeed. Drag is low. With the F-86, I find I have to land on a little power. No complaints here, she was
perfect. Fast for a parkflyer, but it can turn so tight you'd have no problem flying in a small park. Gregg wants
one with ailerons, will see. If I kit this you will have the option.
Can't wait to fly it again, what a kick in the pants!
Steve Neill
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Feb 14, 2002, 06:20 PM
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If you haven't seen the the construction details of this plane, look at the early thread in this forum.
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Feb 14, 2002, 06:45 PM
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You never showed how you hooked up the elevators can I see picture on how you did . thanks And where do you put the battery
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Feb 14, 2002, 07:07 PM
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i still wish the F-86 thing would have worked out! i had the credit card ready!


keep up the good work! and keep us informed steve. i really enjoy reading your new endeavors (spelling?)



keep it up
Feb 14, 2002, 07:32 PM
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Congrats Steve!

I didn't think you'd have any problem with her.... If you can, post some video, I'd like to see her go.

-Mike
Feb 14, 2002, 07:34 PM
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Thanks guys. Ya, the F-86. This will fly circles around the F-86. It just gets up and goes like any good electric
plane. Other designs will follow that will have that jet fighter look you all crave. But this plane will close the
gap a little to those who are a little hesitant to try EDF.
Here's the pics you wanted to see.
Thanks again,
Steve
Feb 14, 2002, 07:37 PM
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Battery and elevator servo locations. You can just see the JR receiver, 5 amp ESC is right behind the battery.
Feb 14, 2002, 07:39 PM
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You can see the rudder servo in this shot. Sorry about the paint all over the equipment, but by airbrush was on the frits that night. Time to clean it.
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Feb 14, 2002, 07:43 PM
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Mike,
I will get someone to show up next week to shoot video. My camera is down right now. Hey, if any local E Zoner's can help with video, let me know and we'll set a time.
Steve
Feb 14, 2002, 07:45 PM
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Should I kit this? This type of kit I can produce from home. If there's enough interest I might generate a few. Let hear what you think.
Steve
Feb 14, 2002, 08:28 PM
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Steve,

I'd like one, I've got a extra EDF50 just wait'n for some action.

-Mike
Feb 14, 2002, 08:39 PM
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Would be interested Steve... Vyceroy
Feb 14, 2002, 09:01 PM
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I want one


Steve, I'll buy one if you kit it.

By the way, how's that "Fan Trainer" comming along? It has been a looong time already. My fan is awaiting adoption.
Feb 14, 2002, 09:07 PM
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count me in


If you kit it..we will fly it!

ive givin up on the A-10, sop bring it on..i want to try EDF, but without having to buy all kinds of new equipment..so the GWS stuff id perfect...sned me one!!!!..heh, gotta try!

good job
Feb 14, 2002, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for all the great pictures and info wonder how this would be as a twin


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