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TonyS14/04/2011 21:02:49
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After the sad recent demise of my Twister I'm looking for a new EDF jet to stick the 70mm fan in.
Bought a Starmax Panther but will be sending it back as they now come with a relatively weedy outrunner (I know, an EDF unit..!!!!?) which makes hand-launches a bit of an art. Can't use the Twister fan in t as it takes a 64mm fan.
Anyone any thoughts please??

Edited By TonyS on 14/04/2011 21:03:34

Dusty14/04/2011 21:13:24
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Cheap, cheerful and good performance for a 70mm fan, lander panther! 3rd season for mine now...
TonyS14/04/2011 21:19:43
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Ah, Dusty.
My Lander Panther has remained unused for ages now. I simply can't hand-launch it myself and everyone I've asked to launch it for me seems unable to - I've had to repair it three times now without ever getting off the ground!
Maybe I should cut out the wheel wells again as this seems to be the problem for most folk.
Dizz15/04/2011 16:52:49
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The Phase 3 F-16 will take a 70mm fan with the minimum of work and go like stink............if you can find the airframe only at the moment.
Dusty15/04/2011 17:17:04
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Tony, whats your patch like that you fly off, cricket pitch or ploughed land?
stuey15/04/2011 17:55:26
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You can get a very good deal on a Graupner F-15 if you are prepared to retro fit the 70mm fan. That will of course mean you have a spare 64mm fan! I seem to be collecting a few fans now as I only really want the airframes. My F-15 will hopefully end up with a Minifan/HET 2W-20 combo on 4S. My EDO version on the 64mm Cyclone fan/4S goes ok, not quite what I was hoping for. 700odd watts should at least get some good thrust if not mega top speed.
TonyS15/04/2011 20:42:14
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Hi Dusty,
At the moment it's grass but fairly rough. Too rough for u/c I'm afraid.
Frank Skilbeck17/04/2011 22:20:32
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What about one of these
Plane Addict18/04/2011 19:17:34
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I think the EDF is included in this one, but it looks tempting to me:
It's a fiber glass F-22

TonyS18/04/2011 19:46:20
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Frank - that looks very nice and not too expensive. Not one I've seen before. Thanks for the link.
PA - The F22 looks scary and I guess it does need a runway which I don't have at the moment. . (I'm only using that as an excuse as it's way too scary for me to even think about....)
Plane Addict19/04/2011 07:52:37
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Yeah, you will need a runway. It comes with fixed under carriage. Since flying weight is over 1.5 kg, I guess hand launching is out of the question.

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