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Tony Nijhuis04/02/2019 22:07:11
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Well its been almost a year since i have last 'pend' a design and the plan was (excuse the pun) to back off and do things at my own pace.....Well it seems my previous pace was a bit of a drug and going Cold Turkey hasn't worked so have to admit I have fallen off the waggon so to speak. I suppose the difference is I'm not now working to any deadline and that in itself is a sort of liberation!....Fortunately the health issues that materialized last year are now under control and as many of you know, modelling is great creative therapy for the mind and soul.....not being active i have come to realise has a detrimental effect! sure you will all agree....Unfortunately the Balsa allergy has not improved so that is the limiting factor at the moment.

So here are the latest offering with absolutely no time scale as to when they will be available (that sounded good!)

So designed with the same power set up as the MiG ad 50mm 3S fan, 30amp ESC and 1500mah lipo.....AUW 16oz



Edited By Tony Nijhuis on 04/02/2019 22:10:40

Tony Nijhuis04/02/2019 22:15:59
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Glad to say I havent lost the knack of knocking a prototype up in a couple of evenings! (and enjoyed it..!!!!)....Full face mask need now unfortunately!!

Its the Hunter by the way.....25" Span


Fun Flyer04/02/2019 22:58:06
305 forum posts
51 photos

Welcome back. That looks great. I've always wanted a Hunter. It must be one of the most stylish aircraft ever.

Mowerman06/02/2019 11:04:39
1548 forum posts
105 photos

Balsa Allergy Tony? Talk to Simon Chaddock.

Toni Reynaud06/02/2019 15:03:10
420 forum posts
58 photos

Lovely work as always. Waiting to see the final result.

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 106/02/2019 16:22:47
108 forum posts
81 photos

Fantastic to see you at it again Tony, and sorry to hear of your health problems. Lovely work on that Hunter. Really looking forward to these two.

That Phantom looks a bit Speyish to me  - going for a Brit one? ( I am already planning an Alcock and Brown or Boscombe Down version. Keen, moi?) 


Edited By Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1 on 06/02/2019 16:25:23

Ian Moody06/02/2019 16:25:01
78 forum posts
10 photos

Are you going to make a video of it flying?

Tony Nijhuis10/02/2019 19:42:45
609 forum posts
233 photos

So manged to knock out the Phantom over the past two days so haven't lost the knack!!!!


Ready for a test fly.....and the chucky glider to determine where the C of G....the chucky flew really well and stable too.. hope the model reflects it!


trying out the FMS 50mm 3S fan....lovely and smooth so really impressed with quality



Stephen Jones10/02/2019 21:10:53
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I do like them Tony especially the Phantom i may have to do one of them in Depron.

Steve thumbs up

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 110/02/2019 21:26:24
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81 photos

Blimey Tony, you don't muck about do you? Nice positioning of the cheater intakes too. ( And splendid work generally ) I am going to be all over a Phantom when they are out.

Tony Nijhuis17/02/2019 12:29:02
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Been test flying both models over the last few days and the Hunter really is the better one out the two....for the Phantom i used the FMS 12-bladed 50mm fan unit for 3s and a 40amp controller. For the Hunter I used the AEO 8-bladed 50mm fan on a 30amp controller....the FMS is such a smooth and powerful fan and soon decided to swap out the Hunter AEO fan and fit the FMS.....what a transformation....

Not sure i will pursue the Phantom as it just doesn't live up to my expectation especially when compared to the Hunter...

Geoff Gardiner17/02/2019 15:02:56
484 forum posts
832 photos

Hi Tony.

Good news about the Hunter. Where did you get your FMS fan from? I have been looking around and can only find them in China. Also, all the adverts are headed FMS 12 blade fan but the pictures and descriptions show 11 bladed fans - which is confusing.

Steven Shaw17/02/2019 15:52:21
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190 photos

I used the FMS 11 blade unit in my Sabre Jet as the 8 blade AEO unit wasn't available. It's very smooth, but I will probably need an 1800 3S battery.  I bought it at BangGood


fms 50mm 11 blade 2.jpg

Edited By Steven Shaw on 17/02/2019 15:55:08

Tony Nijhuis17/02/2019 16:37:40
609 forum posts
233 photos

Yes 11 bladed......

Bangood can supply them. Only costs a few pounds postage too. Takes around 20 days delivery

Just retested the Phantom again this afternoon and ended up moving the CofG forward quite a lot, adjusted the tailplane incidence and bingo......all sorted

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 117/02/2019 16:51:36
108 forum posts
81 photos

Excellent news about the Phantom - and the availability of the FMS fans.

Fun Flyer17/02/2019 19:50:43
305 forum posts
51 photos

The only thing we're missing now is the plan. smiley

Tony Nijhuis17/02/2019 20:46:30
609 forum posts
233 photos

The FMS are great little fans and im so impressed, I ordered and dozen more and started drawing up a Folland Gnat and Jet Provest....bit like shelling peaswink....well at the moment

Ian Moody18/02/2019 10:28:27
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Posted by Fun Flyer on 17/02/2019 19:50:43:

The only thing we're missing now is the plan. smiley

And a video of it flying so we can see what the flying characteristics are like.yes

Steve Adams24/02/2019 14:52:25
196 forum posts

Hi Tony

Those mini jets look awesome! Another good one to consider would be the Panavia Tornado that's sadly retiring this year from active RAF service. The potential for aircraft to be done with these FMS fans is endless F35 JSF, F22 Raptor, F14 Tomcat, F15 Eagle(I know you done a pusher prop one years ago ) Thanks for all your designs over the years.

Kind Regards


Ray Wood 424/02/2019 16:38:13
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Hi Steve,

One of my all time favorites of Tony's was his Westfield kits Tornado which was the 25 ic powered version, great fun 😀

Regards Ray

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