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Aug 02, 2019, 12:28 PM
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MiG-17 Fresco 90mm EDF by Avios / HK / AF-Model


The new MiG-17 edf is made I think by AF-Model, and distributed by Hobbyking under the Avios brand,

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-mi...m-edf-pnf.html

It is also available as a kit, which does not include retracts or sevos :

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-mi...f-arf-kit.html

A whole bunch of spare parts are listed here :

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/catalogs...iG-17%20fresco

Some interesting features of this one are the custom retracts (with custom controller) and the use of (presumably more reliable) 11 x 9g analog servos.

The MiG-17 is made by AF-Model ("Air Fly Limited") : www.af-model.com

The full-scale MiG-17 has a wingspan of 9.63m and a length of 11.26m :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-17

whereas the model has a wingspan of 120cm and a length of 142cm, which gives an approximate scale of ~ 1:8.0 .

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Edit : Videos added from & after the maiden Sat. Aug 17 2109

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MiG-17 Avios Evening Flight - 4K UHD (3 min 36 sec)


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MiG-17 Fresco by Avios - WeMoTec Evo 90mm fan (3 min 15 sec)


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MiG-17 Avios Dusk Sortie - 4K UHD (3 min 53 sec)


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MiG-17 Fresco 90mm EDF by Avios - Four Easy Landings (1 min 52 sec)


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Aug 02, 2019, 12:31 PM
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With various coupons and discounts it is possible to drive the price down a bit, and it often includes free shipping from the US warehouse,

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Aug 02, 2019, 12:35 PM
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The MiG-17 comes with a 90mm plastic fan with an outrunner motor (claimed to be a 3541 1550kv), which I will replace.

It is claimed that the stock setup on 6S pulls ~ 80A x 22V or ~ 1800W ... The stock esc is rated at 100A.

Most likely I will first try a WeMoTec 90mm MidiFan evo, or an FMS 90mm fan with a quality inrunner motor,

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Aug 02, 2019, 12:46 PM
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I once had a MiG-17 fiberglass 75mm EDF, made by EAM. It flew pretty well until the elevator servo mount detached ...

That is when I found out that epoxy resin does not stick to polyester, here specifically a polyester fuselage.

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Aug 02, 2019, 01:00 PM
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I don't particularly like that white/gray/black camo it's painted in, so I will re-surface and re-paint mine, most likely in a russian (soviet) scheme

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Aug 03, 2019, 11:29 AM
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Hi; I'm planning on buying the plane too and also change the color scheme to a more classic one...since I want to put a turbine in it I have to go fuel-resistant paint brand.. it would be nice to see the process you do.
Aug 04, 2019, 11:23 AM
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If you plan to install a small turbine in yours then Henke is your man

The turbine is placed all the way at the end of the fuselage, to avoid melting the foam ... whether that causes CG issues will be interesting to find out ... teh fuel tank has to be located close to the CG.

I believe Henke is installing a Kolibri turbine in his.
Aug 04, 2019, 11:27 AM
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The MiG-17 offers a number of interesting options when it comes to repaint :

Soviet air force, Polish, Chek, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, China, Syria, Egypt, DDR etc. and of course current US ownership ...

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Aug 04, 2019, 11:35 AM
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Plastic models often offer very fine details on various items such as cockpit, landing gear etc.

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Aug 05, 2019, 05:34 PM
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Elevator and Rudder details,

EDIT : Note that on mine the rod connecting upper and lower rudders was not glued in properly / loose. That causes the upper rudder to get out of alignment with respect to the lower one, and could cause trim problems.

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Aug 05, 2019, 05:38 PM
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Assorted hardware & small parts,

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Aug 05, 2019, 05:43 PM
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Plastic fan, outrunner motor, 100A esc and intake details,

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Aug 05, 2019, 05:46 PM
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Electronics include a retract activating unit, a gear door sequencer and a switch box with led lights output,

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