What DF units have people fittted to the 50mm series, I have the 51mm 7 blade unit ready to fit but having trouble getting fan adaptor ....
The unit will need fuselage opening up a small amount to fit + it has mount lugs along side .... these will have to be let into the foam.
I have upped my lipo to max stock system will take and hitting regularly 120kph ........ seems that the 110- 120kph is a barrier with stock unit. I'm not looking for crazy speed, my Parkjet does that ! but to maximise the excellent flying this T45 50mm gives ....
Well my T45 hawk seems to be suffering a spate of blues .... this is the second time I've had a nose into the field ..... today ? No idea why.
Had a couple of blips on the motor ... downwind leg the motor just stuttered 2x and opened up again ... I decided to drop downwind and then turn into wind to land ... halfway round turn she died and vertical into the ground.
Tested the LiPo when I got home ... 46% still there ....... so I wonder if ESC is playing up.
Nose section back to intakes completely smashed ... no point in trying to piece those pieces back together ... so now in process of creating a complete new nose section in pink foam. The main body from intakes back is fine ... and anyone with one of these knows ... there's a joint at the intakes where the fuselage is moulded in sections. I've cut away the nose part from that scarf joint and marrying new in ...
Went on HK to see about a new barebones kit .... Backorder ! So I'll be saving money for a while. Thought about the Lanyu 64mm barebones kit ... but I really like the compact size of the 50mm series.
Sorry to hear. I guess one way to test would be to swap out esc's with one you know is good. I fixed my detached aileron with welders glue and was hoping to give her a go today. Very gusty though. Sustained 10-15 doesn't bother me. Gusts bother me.
Been very frustrating the last week not being able to get out on the field.
I'm looking at some of the others in the Skyangel 50mm series. Seems like all they have to do is change a couple of the mold inserts and presto, new model.
Rebuilding the nose is not hard ... its making the cut-out for the canopy base as its not straight...... then having the tab at front.
ESC ... nothing spare at moment ... so bit of a problem. I think I will take old out and remove the heat shrink over the flat plate. Help it cool. It may be that where I run so long WOT - it may be overheating.
I have not . Looking at the complete JPowers 50mm series, wondering how much variation there is amongst flying characteristics. I'm sure there is some. Love the T-45. Got it from BH for $75 and it arrived in 3 days.
If you get the F-35 please post a vid
Every time I decided what plane to get, I get on the web the next day and it was out of stock. But I found a couple of the Sky Angel EDFs in HobbyKing's USA warehouse. Since I'd seen a few reviews implying that build quality was getting better over time, I decided to go for one of the new ones.
I'll report back when it's in the air. This is my first EDF, so who knows how that'll go.
(I've already bookmarked Don's Wicked combo for when I feel the need for more speed.)
If it's anything like the T-45 you will like it ! Easy on the toss . Watch Solentlife's vids( Nigel) on you tube. First time I tossed mine it nosed into the ground . Too high AOA
Once I solved that, all was good . Easy flyer but keep her reasonably close. They get small in a hurry.
This looks like a real beauty. I wish I could get one jealousy is all up and down the spine
Patience it will come very soon and you already know you will not regret it
I know ..... luckily I'm away for a good while on assignment again ... but then I'll have waiting tiome on delivery ........
I went on Skyangels site .... but cannot see any pricing - so i wonder if they only sell to retailers ?
I do fancy the Mirage .... having had a 2000 Glow prop job years ago. But the T45 redone into Red Arrows colours is a real show stopper in the air. It's a beaut to fly, not so hard to hand launch .... gets on speed quite quick and glides well for landing.