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New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat

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Tony Nijhuis13/04/2019 15:59:36
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A couple of new EDF jets following on from the principle used so successfully on the Mig15, Sabre, Hunter and Phantom.

Because I dont have a time limit as to when i need to publish these models, I have had a load of fun really wringing these out and get the best out of the EDF setup.....The Provost is fabulous and is sooooo smooth.

Putting larger lipo packs in these models has given them more duration and a little more resilience to stronger winds...2700mah in the Provost and 2200mah in the Gnat

I have ditch using the AEO 50mm fans and now only use the FMS 50mm 3S 5400kv version that can deliver around 600g of thrust. All the new models are now around 6 to 8oz heavier than the sabre /Mig and seem to work better with the extra weight....still only 22oz /sq foot wing loading so still very hand launchable!

Hope get some video to post tomorrow






Stuart Quinn-Harvie 113/04/2019 16:40:59
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More fantastic work, Mr N, I have a real thing for the JP. Looking forward to seeing the inlets on it. Like the Phantom, I am already deciding which colour scheme to do - dayglo will be involved.

Tony Nijhuis13/04/2019 18:54:25
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Inca Yellow for the Gnat me thinks!!!

Steve Adams13/04/2019 22:45:55
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They look awesome Mr N!

A non vstol Harrier and maybe a A4 Skyhawk, Mirage 2000 or Puccara from The Falklands War could be good subjects also. The list is limited only by ones imagination really. Keep up the good work sir your models are simply awesome.

Kind Regards


Edited By Steve Adams on 13/04/2019 22:47:10

David Ashby - Moderator14/04/2019 15:48:51
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The Provost and Gnat flew well today.


Stuart Quinn-Harvie 114/04/2019 19:32:00
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Fantastic to see! and Inca yellow! Lovely change from the inevitable red Arrow scheme that I am sure a lot of Gnats will end up as ( mine, like my Provost will be grey / dayglo orange )

Tony Nijhuis15/04/2019 18:26:20
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Jet Provost



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 15/04/2019 19:47:37

Tony Nijhuis15/04/2019 18:28:20
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And the Gnat


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 15/04/2019 19:48:17

Tony Nijhuis15/04/2019 18:36:33
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Thank you guys for your kind comments. This little beauty is at the heart of these models


Geoff Parkes16/04/2019 09:00:55
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Tony, so glad that you are feeling well enough to start designing new planes for us to build, when will the Phantom and the jet provost be available , will they be free plans or available direct from you? I think the responce for any of these small jets would be fantastic. I have just finished a small all balsa Skyray which is awaiting its maiden, I used the FMS 50 mm fan but to get it to fit I had to leave the bell mouth off the front of the fan, but the thrust will still send the jet across my bench, it pulls around 23 amps and gives about 230 watts on a used old 3 s battery so I think the performance is as published, also I can only fit a 1300 3 s battery so duration will be a problem, I purchased the fan unit from bangood in China they are selling them for around £20 pounds at the moment post free plus a couple of dollars extra for priority air mail which gets to you in about a week, again Tony. glad to see you back the hobby needs you.

Geoff Gardiner16/04/2019 12:06:54
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Just ordered a couple of the FMS fans from Bangood to add to the one I got from AliExpress.

Have know added the Hunter, Provost and Gnat to my 'to do' list, when and if they become available.

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 116/04/2019 15:46:25
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No shortage of urge there Mr N, they look fantastic and fly beautifully. It's really good to see some classic UK Cold War jets getting the TN treatment. and nice to see availability of power systems getting such careful consideration.

ken anderson.17/04/2019 09:37:10
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hello tony, are you still intending to stock the FMS fans on your site/shop? well done with your new designs also..

ken dept.

Nigel R17/04/2019 10:56:08
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Superb stuff Tony, especially the Gnat, like it a lot!

Tony Nijhuis23/04/2019 21:29:47
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Thanks for all your comments.....The models will all appear as free plans sooner or later and I will be stocking the 50mm FMS fan as this is the only fan I will recommend. Using the 2700 mah 3S lipo in the Provest, Im getting 7-8min flight time and 6-7min for the Gnat using the 2200mah.

Loving these models

Manish Chandrayan25/04/2019 14:41:53
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Nice! pair there Tony .

Gnat will be my first choice and may be I could make some cosmetic changes to the Provost to make it resemble HAL HJT 16 Kiran

Hugh P27/04/2019 08:56:49
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Thanks Tony, the Folland Gnat looks great. As I was the Red Arrows Team photographer in 79 (last year of the Gnat) - 81, guess what the colour scheme will be?

Just need a 50mm EDF version of the Hawk now. The smoke pod would make a great holding point for hand launch. Great designs & thanks for the Lysander.

Tony Nijhuis30/04/2019 22:59:43
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Thanks again......The Hawk may well get another reincarnation Hugh.... although i have just modified the old Pusher Lightning I did a few years ago with a single 50mm fan..... Also a TSR2 is being sribbelled at the of my favourites

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 101/05/2019 15:30:54
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Very cool: I don't know how you get time to eat. How does the lightning go with the fan? TSR 2 is an inspired idea too.

Tony Nijhuis03/05/2019 22:13:12
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The Provost covered and finished AUW....26oz so bit heavier than i wanted but i did use the heavier Oracover to get a good finish


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