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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-06-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Figured I would give an update... Typical as to...

Figured I would give an update... Typical as to my insanity, I went with none of the above, and ended up with the following jets.

1. UMX Habu S - awesome, flies great, loves grass, all around...
Forum: 3D Flying 07-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,841
Posted By GunnyJeeves
If the gain is adjustable on the TX you can mix...

If the gain is adjustable on the TX you can mix it to throttle like using another curve. Keep it high in the hover point, low near max and probably low at zero. (Landings)

The MotionRC gyro will...
Forum: 3D Flying 07-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,841
Posted By GunnyJeeves
That's going to help a ton with harriers and all...

That's going to help a ton with harriers and all high alpha moves too... Man I think I am gonna do some reprogramming this summer.
Forum: 3D Flying 07-02-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,841
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Grrr... I think this solution will fix a couple...

Grrr... I think this solution will fix a couple of my planes too.

Expo on throttle will work if the hover point is about 50%, but if it's much higher or lower! that won't cut it.

You say you...
Forum: 3D Flying 06-29-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,841
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Generally speaking, to keep similar power to an...

Generally speaking, to keep similar power to an 11x5, would be a 12x4. That would give more thrust, and lower speed. 12x6 should nail the clean thrust, but take more amps.

I may have just been...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-04-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,462
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Flaperons are a really good idea for a Stinger....

Flaperons are a really good idea for a Stinger. Has anyone tried this?

All my jets are either single servo aileron or delta mix.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Prior to maiden, I put an Arkbird Tiny Autopilot...

Prior to maiden, I put an Arkbird Tiny Autopilot in it.

If all goes well, I plan to maiden this weekend. I'm also testing autopilots for Jets. If this goes well, I will let everyone know the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-02-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Update: I love this plane. It lost an elevator in...

Update: I love this plane. It lost an elevator in flight. (Was dangling at about a 45 degree angle, and was flopping in the wind) and it was still controllable!

Just replaced the elevators and...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
I'm pretty confident it will fly ok. My first...

I'm pretty confident it will fly ok. My first true ARF experience was ExtremeFlight, so I am ruined.

Extremeflight ARF - perfect fit, from 48" to 91", all covering pre-cut / removed for servos,...
Forum: Night Flying 05-28-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,092
Posted By GunnyJeeves
I have one ready for my first Night Flight...

I have one ready for my first Night Flight also... (Well a few...)

Quad (DeadCat 450) and Versa Wing with internal illumination
Forum: 3D Flying 05-28-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
I would not adjust CG by swapping motor and prop....

I would not adjust CG by swapping motor and prop. Set to the recommended CG then adjust by moving battery. (Farther back = less stable, more 3D / Aerobatic.)

Based on wind, I'd definitely go...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-28-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Detailed Build Steps: 1. DF Unit - Horrible...

Detailed Build Steps:

1. DF Unit - Horrible (See earlier posts.) Sand it and get it to turn, once turning, seems to be ok.

2. DF Housing - Nothing will line up. Get as close as possible and...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-28-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Holy crap! Two bolts actually fit. (Picture...

Holy crap! Two bolts actually fit. (Picture added)

These are the only two bolts that actually fit on my model, but they did. They actually fit. (I was so shocked I thought I screwed up...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-27-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Got my aileron servo mounted and the fan...

Got my aileron servo mounted and the fan installed. Effectively this is a "builders kit" which I will from now on think of as:

Great Planes = "Warning! No two parts in this box will fit together...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Just checked... The bigger yak 54 will fly...

Just checked...

The bigger yak 54 will fly on up to a 3s 2200 which is the same battery as your Visionaire and Apprentice too I think.
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
They're all good planes with the same qualities. ...

They're all good planes with the same qualities.

Yak 54 is bigger and uses larger 3s batteries.

The smaller scale Yak 55 (in my video) is made of the same stuff, by the same company but flies...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-27-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Rest of the assembly seems OK. Equipment:...

Rest of the assembly seems OK.

Equipment:
POS Hyperflow 56mm EDF Unit.
Good - Ammo motor (24mm, 4S, No other specs)
ESC - Phoenix 40AMP
Servos - 2x Turnigy 12g Analog MG servos. (Work...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-27-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Eureka! That worked... Now I can get it to spin...

Eureka! That worked... Now I can get it to spin up fine with no more binding.

How far is the DF out? About 1/8 inch on one side, basically touching the other, so 1/16 inch out of round or off...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-27-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
GRRRR! Wouldn't even turn. (Again not in my hand,...

GRRRR! Wouldn't even turn. (Again not in my hand, but I am not wasting the securing items in the kit with a POS DF unit.)

Even tried sandpaper to each impeller blade. (Keeping same count of...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Standard receiver. Could be Spektrum, or either...

Standard receiver. Could be Spektrum, or either OrangeRX or LemonRX. They all bind to Spektrum transmitters.

LemonRX is good, but ships from China and are $5 each. (I just bought 15 of them a...
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Hope this helps... Video explaining a yak I...

Hope this helps... Video explaining a yak I recently sold.

Notice how many corrections are made hovering etc... (There is no gyro here)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4UqJfUxVQY
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
IRL is In Real Life... The Visionaire uses a...

IRL is In Real Life...

The Visionaire uses a gyro that assists with holding your attitude, regardless of what that is, but in a flight sim, you will not have that help.

Think of it like this:...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-27-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Hehe... Not in my hand, secured, just not in my...

Hehe... Not in my hand, secured, just not in my airframe. (I will be behind the blast shelter)

I am just mad they can't make a unit fit. (My first Great Planes model... Last too.)
Forum: 3D Flying 05-27-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Phoenix is an excellent helicopter sim, but I...

Phoenix is an excellent helicopter sim, but I tend not to like it for planes.

That said, the Phoenix rendition of the Kyosho Edge 540 flies close to the Visionaire IRL, and there is a profile Edge...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-27-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Got the fan unit together. It's the most piss...

Got the fan unit together. It's the most piss poor horrible excuse for fittment I have seen. The motor is centered (thanks to sanding crap.) and the impeller barely turns, and seems to bind in a...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-19-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
That fan unit is awful. It seems nearly...

That fan unit is awful. It seems nearly impossible to center up, and had burs in the motor housing scratched off the AMMO sticker on the motor can, and it is just insane to me.

I may use a 55mm...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,462
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Best I think would be earth magnets. Tape is...

Best I think would be earth magnets.

Tape is also secure, but still easily accessible.

Any glueing, and they go off limits without "surgery"

Also... About the multiply like rabbits thing......
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Just finished reading through the whole manual...

Just finished reading through the whole manual and a couple of things scare me and I may be changing them.

1. The Bungee having a metal stake at one end, I am not OK with. I will find some kind...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-19-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GunnyJeeves
Here are some pictures of the unboxing. I just...

Here are some pictures of the unboxing. I just test fit everything and it seems to all be in good shape.

Things I noticed:

1. Wing hinges were glued already and seemed to be stuck. (While...
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