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Dec 23, 2009, 08:08 PM
derk's Avatar
wow old thread, i should rebuild the delta with a better motor and battery. maybe some of the 1.5g linear servos too
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Dec 26, 2009, 09:31 PM
Master of Flying Wings......

Boeing 747

Dont get too antsy as i got, this stuff adds up to my flying lesson money.

I may ( hate to say it) hold off for a while.

when your 15 you dont have money, its that simple
Dec 27, 2009, 03:12 AM
Love the sport, not the plane
Would just 2 EDF's work, and the other 2 are dummies? It would save weight, and probably be powerful enough. 4 is overkill.
Dec 28, 2009, 08:13 AM
Beware the Axis of Weasel.
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Has anone tried out these yet? 32mm df, complete with feigao inrunner and inlet ring, 130g thrust claimed on 3s and only 28.50.

Here's a link to the site, and here's their data sheet;

DF 32

Bore diameter 32 mm
Outside diameter 33.5 mm
Length 47.5 mm
Length with intake 71.2 mm
Weight with 7.35 KV Feigao motor 26.5gms.

LiPoly Battery Thrust gms. Volts Amps
2 x 250 mAh .....64 ...........6.46 .....3.7
2 x 350 mAh .....68 ...........6.73 .....4.1
3 x 400 mAh .....130 ..........9.91 .....7.8

2 cells @ 6.53 volts 47740 rpm
3 cells @ 9.22 volts 63820 rpm

For the price it seems to be pretty good. They also sell the df unit on its own for 9.50.
Jan 07, 2010, 11:53 PM
Love the sport, not the plane
I don't have much experience with EDF's, but it seems that their thrust to weight ratio of the edf unit itself is quite low… Or am I just making incorrect assumptions? 4 example an APO5 micro brushless motor weights 5g, and puts out 110g of thrust, but this edf, weighs 30g, and gives 85g max.
Jan 08, 2010, 12:20 AM
Flash, AAAAAAAAAAAHhhhhhhhhh
flashkick's Avatar
edf's are extremelly unefficient. someone will probably chime in as to why.
Jan 08, 2010, 12:28 AM
Supersonic hover
Esprit440's Avatar
Diameter, or lack thereof.

But that means they can spin and move air very quickly for a given power input allowing high flight speeds.

They can also be mounted inside a fuselage for scale effect.

Props will almost always do the job better at model scales, but EDFs offer a certain "cool factor".

Jan 08, 2010, 01:36 AM
Love the sport, not the plane
I see. So you are giving up efficiency for looks. I would go the same way, but I like 3D.
Jan 08, 2010, 09:51 PM
Team 30 Micro EDF
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Actually, you are giving up raw thrust for higher efflux speed. It is like starting your car out in high gear - it doesn't produce the torque but eventually goes faster than leaving it in low.
Jan 10, 2010, 09:46 PM
Love the sport, not the plane
I gotcha.
Jan 11, 2010, 07:37 AM

A10 Twin 30mm

This A10 is from EPP as follows :
Span 500mm
Flying Weight 105 Grams
Uses 2 GWS EDF30 with 5Gram outrunners (rewound)
1* CC 10A ESC
300ma 2S lipo (20C)
2* 4.7g servos
Has nose wheel steeing(from Aileron servo)
Flys great outdoors but needs concentration indoors.

The other an F9F 30mm fan 15" Span
uses 3mm depron 2*4.7g servos , cc esc,
70 grms
waiting for test flight.

Jan 11, 2010, 08:45 PM
Love the sport, not the plane
I like F9F, very cool. How did you cut them? YOU FLY FUTABA? Tee Hee! Just kidding, but an AR6400 would look nice in there.
Jan 12, 2010, 07:54 AM
The A10 is hot wire cut in Epp wing has lots of undercamber, I treated myself to a CNC router last year I now use this most of the time for depron normally use a 1mm dia cutter at 25000 rpm. The F9f is actually scaled down from an earlier 55mm fan design.
I race pylon and Futaba has never let me down !!!
Jan 12, 2010, 08:11 PM
Love the sport, not the plane
Cool. I used to be futaba, but I switched in August because it looked like they had better 2.4ghz stuff. IKD. How do you cut w/hot wire? Do you need a machine?
Jan 13, 2010, 04:38 AM
You need to make templates from something like PCB board or glass board(if you are looking to reproduce) or simply draw out the parts on material. Then using a hot wire cutter
either follow the template or your drawn parts.
See [URL=""
As for wings templates need to be made for the root and tip sections again wire cut using a hand held wire cutting bow,look up foam wing cutting on Youtube there is lots of info.

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