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Sep 04, 2018, 05:30 AM
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Sep 04, 2018, 05:34 AM
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Good on you Cody for getting the thread started..Pulled the pin on a ARF plus.. May change my mind if there's more info on the Deluxe version with a 1875kv motor.. Not much info about it yet regarding thrust/amp draw..Looks amazing with the new colour scheme.. Just the livery I wanted..Just the right release time .. It was Father's Day on Sun Down Under & my kids gave me donation for a plane..
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Sep 04, 2018, 05:40 AM
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I kept refreshing my page, waiting to see who is going to start the thread. So I just decided to. I'm on the fence. I WILL be getting one, maybe not the first batch. I've been wanting a foam L-39 ever since the FlyFly/HobbyTopGun version was out. I saw alot of different power systems in that one!

I hear the FMS 80mm fan is alittle more powerful then the Freewing, so I might be going with the ARF-plus.
Sep 04, 2018, 05:46 AM
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I kept refreshing my page, waiting to see who is going to start the thread. So I just decided to. I'm on the fence. I WILL be getting one, maybe not the first batch. I've been wanting a foam L-39 ever since the FlyFly/HobbyTopGun version was out. I saw alot of different power systems in that one!

I hear the FMS 80mm fan is alittle more powerful then the Freewing, so I might be going with the ARF-plus.
I had a HTG L-39 on 10s.. until a loose Aileron servo resulted in its demise .. That was quite a few years ago & I've been waiting patiently for another .. The HTG took a fair bit of modding .. I'm glad Freewing released this .. Far simpler to get flying than the HTG..Looking forward to this..The FMS 80mm isn't that much more powerful than the 1850kv.. FMS detuned the first 80mm fan because it was overamping the 100a Predator esc on their Futura & causing issues .. That one was powerful but now the V2 version isn't as strong..
Sep 04, 2018, 05:46 AM
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yup, ordered!
Sep 04, 2018, 05:47 AM
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Ordered the arf-plus ... The Slovak scheme is a very good choice, was my favorite !

The bottom cheater intake is done rather discreetely, with a naca inlet.

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Sep 04, 2018, 05:53 AM
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The Cheater on this is a little more obvious
Sep 04, 2018, 05:59 AM
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... I hear the FMS 80mm fan is alittle more powerful then the Freewing, so I might be going with the ARF-plus.
That is one of the two I will be trying in the L-39 at some point. The other is a WeMoTec evo 80mm with a HET 650....

FMS makes two complete fan units, including a 2000kv one - and a lower 1930 kv one for their Hawk which I don't have,

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...an&perpage=100

http://www.fmsmodel.com/fms-80mm-duc...0-kv2000-motor

https://www.banggood.com/FMS-80mm-12...p-1125125.html

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Sep 04, 2018, 06:04 AM
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That is one of the two I will be trying in the L-39 at some point. The other is a WeMoTec evo 80mm with a HET 650....

FMS makes two complete fan units, including a 2000kv one - and a lower 1930 kv one for their Hawk which I don't have,

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...an&perpage=100

http://www.fmsmodel.com/fms-80mm-duc...0-kv2000-motor
FMS don't make the V1 80mm anymore only the ones like on the Bae Hawk.. I enquired about it some time ago..They still call it a 2000kv fan..
Sep 04, 2018, 06:07 AM
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I had a HTG L-39 on 10s.. until a loose Aileron servo resulted in its demise .. That was quite a few years ago & I've been waiting patiently for another .. The HTG took a fair bit of modding .. I'm glad Freewing released this .. Far simpler to get flying than the HTG..Looking forward to this..The FMS 80mm isn't that much more powerful than the 1850kv.. FMS detuned the first 80mm fan because it was overamping the 100a Predator esc on their Futura & causing issues .. That one was powerful but now the V2 version isn't as strong..

I think that is what kept me from getting the HTG version, too much work. I did get the HET Black/Silver 90mm version, waiting to build it when life allows.
Sep 04, 2018, 06:12 AM
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I would think with the big intake ducts, this L-39 wouldn't need a NACA cheater. I didn't see one on the Avanti, and its intakes are smaller.
Sep 04, 2018, 06:15 AM
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Here's the main thread I think!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...atros-80mm-EDF
Last edited by union1; Sep 04, 2018 at 07:20 AM.
Sep 04, 2018, 06:41 AM
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Good work FW! I only wish it was the same size as the HTG version. I am sure it would have performed well with an 80mm setup and scale intakes (no cheater needed).

Having bought and tried the FMS 80mm 2000kv inrunner setup I was completely disappointed with its performance. The first one they sent me had a higher KV motor which was not more powerful than my stock Mig 21 setup, only higher amp draw. Then the replacement came with the correct motor and it was not more powerful than the stock Mig 21 setup (compared them both in the same plane with the same battery). Finally I tried the stock Avanti S setup and it proved to be the most powerful with the best performance. It has better speed and vertical performance than the FMS and the stock Mig21setup. All was tried with the same battery and model to insure consistent results.
If the L39 comes with the same 12 blade 1850kv setup as the Avanti (and A4) it will be a winner as PNP. Don’t waste your hard earned money on a FMS replacement fan.
Sep 04, 2018, 06:51 AM
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Great with a one piece wing. Also looks to be sturdy main retracts. And ARF+ <3

Can we get the cheater plastic part as 3D printable part without cheater holes? (include example https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:992214 )


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