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pete taylor26/04/2013 09:16:32
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HK/FlyFly/Jepe Hunter

I couldn't resist posting a quick pic of my latest toy.. all primered up and ready for final painting!

What a shape!!cool

I'll post all the deatails later.

Pete

john melia 126/04/2013 10:12:56
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be nice to see when you've finished it thumbs up

pete taylor04/05/2013 19:19:20
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Getting there! Couldn't quite resist putting another one up wink

Paul Travis04/05/2013 19:25:25
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Looks mint smiley

Johnny Kirkham04/05/2013 20:22:15
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Cracking job Pete it looks brill!! lets us know how the maiden goes

Johnny

Martin Harris04/05/2013 20:34:03
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If it flies anywhere near as well as the HobbyKing 70mm HK (Lander) Hunter then it should look as good in the air as in the photo.

I maidened mine on Thursday and flew it again today and it goes like the proverbial off a shovel - and carves through rough air like it's on rails with really positive comments from observers.

My only reservation (I don't know if it applies to your version) is the glue used by HK doesn't inspire confidence. One undercarriage leg pulled the mounting blocks out on an initial fast taxi run (all the main gear blocks pulled away from the foam on checking them leaving little (and in one case) no foam attached to the glue. After today's session, the nosegear mounting plate has loosened (but the landing wasn't one I was too proud of) so I'll forgive that one.

More worrying was the loose flap horn that I found afterwards - again detached without taking any foam with the glue.

Edited By Martin Harris on 04/05/2013 20:36:51

pete taylor10/05/2013 19:15:35
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And another for good measure - on her pins now! smiley

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Malcolm - coolwind.co.uk10/05/2013 19:46:32
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Pete,

Good Job, looks great

Is that the HK EPO or Composite Hunter?

Thanks

Malcolm

pete taylor10/05/2013 19:52:28
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Hi Malcolm and thanks.
It's the epo one aka Fly Fly and now being produced in plain white (hurrah!) with a few mods by Jepe.
It does build into a nice model with a bit of effort!

Pete
pete taylor11/08/2013 21:19:26
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hunter 005.jpgNow fitted with a Mercury 90mm EDF unit. STILL awaiting maiden! blushhunter 001.jpg

Tom Sharp12/08/2013 08:17:18
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Looks too nice to risk down at the field.

Peter Miller12/08/2013 08:42:26
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Hi Pete.

Now that is gorgeous. When are we going to see it!!

pete taylor12/08/2013 10:34:44
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Hi Dusty,

Thanks, I'm quietly pleased with it I must say! I'll get up there as soon as I can, hopefully in the week. Are you around this week at all?

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator12/08/2013 11:48:40
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That's gorgous - a nice size too. I'm not normally attracted to EDF's but that could convert me!

BEB

Colin Martin03/02/2014 11:55:33
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I've got this one on my list:

Hawker Hunter 90mm EDF Swiss Air Force 1112mm w/fan, motor and Oleo Legs (ARF)  (UK Warehouse)

I believe that it's the same FlyFly 90mm version, already painted, has sprung oleos and comes preloaded with fan and motor for £110! I'll need to repaint undersides and add decals to create the RAF version. I'll also need electric retracts.

The question for you guys:

Model details state 5S Lipo needed. Now, I already have a supply of 6S batteries. HK have assured me that 6S will be OK and will fit.

Has anybody had experience of 6S with the standard ESC and motor in the kit?

Pete B - Moderator03/02/2014 12:13:24
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Looks nice! I'm not familiar with EDF but it might be worth having a look at some of the comments on the HK Warehouse product page

Pete

JéPé Schlosser26/06/2014 00:05:45
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During my 19 years EDF I have not even been an active forum guy but maybe you are interested in my smart setup that I flew only 2 days ago. It was a lot of fun to fly with only 3,5 kg take off weight / glassed very strong model with 10s! 4500mAh and only 60 Amps at max throttle for looong flights and supersound! Battery were new out of the box and I know the Tiger / Lion Lipo take a flights before they reach max capacity (still about 6-7 minutes were possible in first flight). Very close to real sound (also caused accidentally by cheater hole). The Mobius cam did not catch the vertical performance and big loops..must improve my headcam.

Nigel Dell26/06/2014 09:13:34
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Good to see you here Jean-Paulyes

That Hunter is cracking!

You have done great things with these foamies I must visit when I am next there, I feel the need of something new!

Or of course I could just order one and let the Postie do the workyes

I still have the Skyhawk I got from you way back!

You mention 3D printing parts, we have one at work and currently are doing parts for Airbus, I am also putting it to good use myself smiley

All the best

Nige.

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