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Glen Lewis14/10/2018 21:14:41
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hobbycraft is where I bought the 100 micron acetate, is it better to go for the lighter weight or the heavier weight option? How much pressure is the tube going to be under🤔

Steven Shaw14/10/2018 21:38:34
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I have some old X-ray film that feels about right so that's what I'm using.

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Keith Sharples14/10/2018 22:31:00
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I'm having a devil of a job finding 50mm edfs unit in the UK. The AEO and FMS are like rocking horse poo. Has the entire UK gone mad building these planes? I will have to sit tight and wait for stock to return ...........hopefully! Unless someone knows where some stock is hidden???

Edited By Keith Sharples on 14/10/2018 22:32:34

onetenor14/10/2018 23:26:42
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Re customs etc charges I paid £13;10 for some props on special from HK Price? 2p YES TWO PENCE. I've been trying to reclaim it but HMRC keep Pissing me about saying not this dept but not saying which one it is.SWINES I had to give up for a while but will try again after wife's funeral.. Anyone KNOW the right section to contact?

ken anderson.15/10/2018 17:16:53
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today was the audition to see who had the X Factor and was going to be installed in the cockpit....unfortunately this lad got the short straw...… emotion after years of lying on a shelf.....

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ken anderson...ne..1...… short straw dept.

Keith Sharples15/10/2018 17:53:22
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Posted by Keith Sharples on 14/10/2018 22:31:00:

I'm having a devil of a job finding 50mm edfs unit in the UK. The AEO and FMS are like rocking horse poo. Has the entire UK gone mad building these planes? I will have to sit tight and wait for stock to return ...........hopefully! Unless someone knows where some stock is hidden???

Edited By Keith Sharples on 14/10/2018 22:32:34

Re posting, Anyone know where I can get a 50mm edf unit.

ken anderson.15/10/2018 17:59:12
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hello keith,robotbirds have one listed....50mm edf….

 

ken anderson...ne...1....fan dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 15/10/2018 18:00:47

Keith Sharples15/10/2018 22:19:56
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Thanks Ken. It's rated as up to 300g thrust, the plan suggests 380g thrust so I think I'll have to wait for the AEO or FMS to come into stock somewhere.

Daithi O Buitigh15/10/2018 22:32:07
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You could try this one - 650 gm thrust on 3S (850 gm 0n 4S), but while it's a 50 mm fan, the whole shebang is 60 mm (including the shroud)

Caveman15/10/2018 22:38:59
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Daithi, if you look closely you will see that there is no stock available from Banggood.

I do notice that they have this **LINK**

The thrust appears to be OK from a 3S battery, would it be suitable??

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Daithi O Buitigh15/10/2018 22:44:15
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I honestly don't know Caveman - it may need packing round the shroud. Although there is no stock available for the 50 mm, they will take advance orders and expect to ship on the 26th

Glen Lewis15/10/2018 22:58:13
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I received an email today to say HobbyKing just got this one back in stock too

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Colin Bernard16/10/2018 03:06:06
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AliExpress appear to have both the AEO and FMS units in stock here

Piers Bowlan16/10/2018 08:01:47
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Just be aware that as the cost including shipping is over £15 then VAT and a RM handling charge will need to be paid. Hobbyking Mad Thrust EDF unit = £16.34 + shipping (reg air mail) £3.82 + 20% VAT + £8 Royal Mail handling charge = £32.19. I believe the handling charge is the same (£8) up to £135 of total items at which point additional duty will have to be paid. If there are some other HK items you need best to include them with your order (up to £135 total).

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 16/10/2018 08:02:53

ken anderson.16/10/2018 08:15:14
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check against the plan any fans that are going to be used...…..the plastic shrouded jobs need some of the shroud removed to fit in the fuselage.....prob be the same with the metal ones..... kulou

ken anderson...ne...1....fan dept.

ken anderson.16/10/2018 18:04:51
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today I paid a trip to jc's emporium(jim carrs hoose) had a cuppa and put the world right. He kindly gave me some chrome profilm to finish off the sabre with. Three cheers for JC ….a nicer lad you couldn't meet(don't tell him)….also I need to shorten the four servo leads...too, too much spaghetti inside the fuz I hear you think…

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ken anderson....ne..1...three cheers for Jim Carrs…..

Jim Carss16/10/2018 18:26:22
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CARSS angry 2

 

But it still looks good

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Edited By Jim Carss on 16/10/2018 18:40:28

Piers Bowlan16/10/2018 19:03:50
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Excellent work Ken, you are a trail blazer. I wonder if any others are 'in-build' at present?

Looks FANtastic smile d. (and well done Jim yes)

Jim Carss16/10/2018 19:05:25
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Tim C17/10/2018 18:39:18
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Comparing Rocking Horse Poo!

Some how I have ended up with both the FMS 50mm EDF unit and the AEO 50mm units.

I had ordered the AEO unit back on 5th July from an Ali express supplier, the only one I could find, Tracking showed this enroute China Airpost and on a plane on 10th July, at which point the tracking went cold, when not delivered after 45 days I just claimed on Aliexpress for a refund which was then made,

Today 17th Oct the Post delivered the missing package!! over 3 months in transit!, Aliexpress has generally been pretty reliable, typically 2 weeks or even less in most cases for Airpost deliveries with the money back guarantee in event of issues, no Paypal, it has to be credit card. Declared customs value was a generous $5, so no issues there.

Comparing the two units.

The FMS is 73gm, the AEO 60gm with connectors (is not supplied with any) the FMS has 3.5mm units already connected.

Size wise the FMS unit is longer (bigger motor) but the 11 Blade fan unit is more compact, the motor is further back so will have a CG impact, unless mounted a few mm forward. The dia of the fan unit is 53.4mm compared to the AEO 54mm, the fan should (removable on the FMS) is 60.3mm compared to the 64.65mm of the AEO so may fit without trimming,

I will run a comparative power test and post up the results when I get a min.

The FMS unit sounds better than the AEO on a quick run up, I know the FMS unit is Amp hungary pushing 32 amps in my earlier test

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