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Old 01-24-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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Exclamation Soar Jet EDF from Hobby Lobby

I thought this would be a great introductory model for EDF:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/soarjet.htm


Comments please! Anybody fly this one yet?

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Old 01-24-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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I don't have one but it does look interesting. I've thought about getting a powered glider and the idea of an EDF seems pretty cool.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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I REALLY WANT THIS PLANE!! ARggg!! And, I still can't get an AR6000 receiver to save my life!!! No radio, no plane... WHAAAAA!!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:39 PM   #4
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Looks COOL but Im in the same boat no AR6000 RX
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:50 PM   #5
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Getting closer to release date - I am looking forward to this plane!
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:54 AM   #6
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In stock now!!! Finally!!

Arg... again I am on a waiting list for an AR6000... grrr...
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:59 PM   #7
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I ordered one this morning! I'm hoping it makes it here by Friday!!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:23 AM   #8
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Mine's on order too!! We got us an "Official Thread"!! Woo hooo!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #9
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I dont know what it is, but a sailplane with a ducted engine on top seemed like something I cant pass up!! Plus I feel the price at a little over 100 bucks with the brushless they recommended was a steal!
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:36 PM   #10
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Kyosho had a plane like that at one time. I wonder if that is who makes it. It was a nice kit.

I fly, therefore I crash.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:35 PM   #11
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I dunno about a 'steal', but I'm ready for my kit! I got my AR6000 receiver, my GWS ESC 25A, and my 3 HS-55 servos! I'll put Ultra Deans connectors where needed and use my TP 1320 packs in thar...

Still need a motor!!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:11 PM   #12
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Oh come on I have to be able to convince myself that I'm not spending that much money! If I cant convince myself I sure as hell wont be able to convince the wife!!!
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:47 PM   #13
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Fedex man brought me a present!!! Hopefully I can have it ready to go for Saturday!
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:28 PM   #14
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Excellent! Take pics and tell us how the build goes!
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:13 PM   #15
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Any updates? Pics? Fun fly's? I had to hold off on getting my next plane - I am stuck on getting stick time with my trainer and building a Multiplex Pico Stuntman.

The wife said - "Finish this plane before you buy another or I'll..." :P
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:26 PM   #16
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Sorry to report that I do not have any pics of flight yet. I have about 10 flights on it and it is getting better every time. I haven't had a lot of experience with hotliners or gliders so the flight charecteristics are a little different. The bird is holding up fine except for the landing skid. The thing was so weak I ripped it off after the 3rd flight and lands much better on its belly anyways. Its got good speed but I end up pushing 3/4 to full throttle a lot i'd like to try and go up on the number of blades or the pitch of the edf. But my LHS doesn't stock much in the way of parts for edf's. I put some hitec HS-81mg's in the wing and i'd say it rolls very well for the big wing span! Its been a very nice addition to my stable of birds!
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:58 PM   #17
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Default Pushrods...

Finally getting around to building mine. The rudder is fixed but there are two sets of pushrods. Did you folks cut out the rudder or cut off the extra pushrod?

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:09 PM   #18
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I just took that pushrod out but my plan was to eventually cut the rudder and make it functional! Have not made that change yet because its about 110 outside on a daily basis!!!
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:32 AM   #19
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Dang that's HOT!!

I will certainly want a working rudder from the get go, so I'll need a tip and / or pic when I'm ready. Still stalled on my other projects right now, plus recovering from mishaps...
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:11 AM   #20
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Default Working Rudder

Finally got around to cutting off the rudder and hinging it. I used some Ultracote to cover the wood. I tapered the rudder at the hinge line. Used the Hangar 9 flex CA hinges. Works great. Now to find time to finish the rest of the build.

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:14 AM   #21
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Hey Guys!!

I just got one of these Sunday. I didn't see the thread here so I started one myself. All I have done so far is to attach the ailerons. Question? Do you have to cut out the foam on the nacel to get it to fit the balsa wood mount?

What power systems are you guys using? I'm going to use a Little Screamers Jet Scream 5100KV motor in mine. I'm just not sure if the stock 66mm fan is too big for the LS motor. I also have a new Alpha carbon fiber fan unit that everyone is using in the Alpha Jets with ther LSJS motors.

Are there any pratt falls to look out for in this build??

RBSDSU,

Is she fast? How much room is required to land her? I know some sail planes like to glide forever. Will it slow down pretty well for landing?
Did you use epoxy or CA to attach the landing skid? I thought it looked a little weak. I was thinking of putting a flat piece of CF along the bottom of the skid, but it sounds like it breaks off at the fuse. Maybe it isn't worth the time and effort. Sorry for the zillon questions but I thought I was the only one here with one of these!!:< I'm glad to hear yours improves with each flight!! I can't wait to get mine in the air!!


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Old 07-10-2007, 05:45 AM   #22
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Well I got some work done on my Soar Jet tonight. Here are some pix. I purchased the Soar Jet from Randy at www.dynamoelectrics.com so I had to put a Dynamo sticker on the wing. Can't wait to get this bird airborne.

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Old 07-10-2007, 06:47 PM   #23
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It really is a pretty plane with a nice finish and feel. I'm concerned about ESC heating and cooling issues - I just had a defective 100 dollar brushless motor melt my 30 dollar ESC, balloon my 50 dollar LiPo, and dead-stick-crash my plane.

My most expensive crash ever, and I fly an Axe CP...

After I recover from this and can check out of therapy, I'll finally get my SoarJet!!
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:33 PM   #24
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Suggest leaving the skid off. There is a better way. Walmart has thin (.47mm), strong plastic sheets they sell for cutting surfaces. They can be found in the kitchen supplies. I believe there are 4 various colored sheets in the pack. There is plenty for many projects. Cut to shape, epoxy on the underside of fuse, you are ready to go.


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Tramp8754,

That looks like a great idea. How much weight does it add? Have you flown your yet. Can you answer any of my questions in the above post?
I'm wondering if the LSJS motor will be a good match for the stock fan. If not I have a new Alpha fan with both 3 and 5 blade impellers. I just need to figure out how to mount the Alpha fan if thats the one I use.

BTW, I see you are new here at Wattflyer......WELCOME!!!

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