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RC Lander T-33 120mm EDF build thread review

Test Flying at Pine Hill Airport in Albion, NY in the summer of 2012

NEAT Fair 2012 Noontime Demo Flights with Devin McGrath

 

T-33 Test Flight 5     T-33 Test Flight 6

          T-33 Test Flight 5                 T-33 Test Flight 6 

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The Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF is the first micro that offers true EDF jet performance and authentic jet looks in equal measure and it's available as a Tx-R. It measures only 15� from wing tip to wing tip, but offers the scale looks of a plane twice the size and the performance that jet pilots want. A factory-installed brushless motor and a HyperFlow ducted fan unit provide the power and thrust for full-throttle passes just off the deck and outstanding sport performance.

For my full review of the Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF on RCU, go here.

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Great Planes ElectriFly recreates the General Dynamics F-16's innovative design in a ducted fan ARF that combines scale looks with top-end speeds of over 90mph! This brushless electric-powered, radio controlled, almost ready to fly EDF design is easy to assemble and is recommended for advanced RC pilots flying at an approved AMA flying site.

The HyperFlow ducted fan unit with the Ammo 24-45-3790 inrunner brushless motor (both included) produces impressive thrust and speed. The ElectriFly F-16 Falcon provides "jet" excitement in a convenient size. The magnetically attached canopy doubles as a battery hatch, simplifying the installation of LiPos and radio gear. Ailerons, elevators and rudder control make the F-16 highly maneuverable, for slow fly-bys and full-throttle excitement. The F-16 can be hand-launched, or you can take advantage of the included bungee launcher for even easier launching. Also ideal for assembly, the display stand lets you show off your F-16 when it isn't airborne.

For my full review of the Great Planes F-16 Falcon on RCU, go here.

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E-flite’s new Habu 32 DF ARF takes ducted fan performance and engineering to new heights with a combination of the E-flite Delta-V® 32 80mm power system and the first Platinum Series E-flite® DF design. The Platinum Series delivers superior, enhanced features and meticulous attention to detail!

Powered by the E-flite Delta-V® 32 80mm fan unit and 2150Kv DF32 brushless motor, its hyper-efficient intake and exhaust ducting allows this potent combo to produce large amounts of thrust when powered with a high-C 6S Li-Po pack. The Habu 32 DF ARF includes full intake and exhaust ducting resulting in a sport EDF with exhilarating speed!

For my full review of the E-flite Habu 32 on RCU, go here.

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The Venom Group International has released the F-86 Sabre in a 70mm Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARF) Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) jet airplane. It is available in three striking scale color schemes and is made from tough, yet lightweight EPO Foam. These jets come pre-painted with all graphics pre-applied making the time from bench to flight line very minimal.

For my full review on the Venom F-86 Sabre EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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E-flite's new F-86 Sabre uses design principles that feature top-of-the-line glass and balsa construction techniques to recreate the famous jet fighter with extreme accuracy. In the jet arena where performance reigns supreme, this E-flite ducted fan jet hits on all cylinders with its performance - a fully designed intake and exhaust ducting. When outfitted with E-flite's own Delta V fan and motor and a 4S Li-Po, the Sabre will hum with power and speed. As always, E-flite has gone above and beyond to fashion a model in which the aviation aficionado can take great pride.

Unlike many EDFs in its class that only provide aileron and elevator control, the F-86 Sabre 15 DF provides authoritative rudder control so you can execute point rolls and knife-edge flight with precision. The fan ducting has been designed to achieve superb efficiency without sacrificing a scale-looking intake or requiring the need for speed-robbing cheater holes. Swapping batteries and accessing electronics is easy with the generously proportioned magnetic hatch.

For my full review on the E-flite F-86 Sabre EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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The Great Planes ElectriFly F-20 Tigershark is a sport-scale EDF ARF made from lightweight and durable Aerocell foam construction. It includes a HyperFlow ducted fan unit with a powerful Ammo 20-45-3790 inrunner brushless motor. Also included are two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and a display stand that lets your F-20 EDF look as great on the ground as it does in the air!

The F-20 Tigershark EDf ARF can reach speeds of 85mph using the recommended power system. The pre-assembled cockpit includes a pilot, dashboard controls, and is held in place with powerful magnets. There are few parts to put together so the assembly is fast and easy.

For my full review of the F-20 Tigershark on RC Universe, go here.

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The World Models Wing Jet EP comes with a high-performance ducted fan propulsion unit powered by a high-speed outrunner motor. The wing has been redesigned with a stronger structure that combines with a sturdy fiberglass fuselage to handle any type of maneuver.

The Wing Jet EP also comes with a dual purpose field stand that also acts as a launching dolly for ground take-offs. Just add your own 30-amp ESC, two micro servos, and a 3-cell 2100mAh LiPo pack to complete the kit.

For my full review on the World Models Wing Jet EP on RC Universe, go here.

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ParkZone® has entered the mainstream EDF market in their usual Bind-N-Fly style with the new Habu EDF Jet which is a full-throttle thriller capable of very high speeds and full-house aerobatics. Powered by E-flite's BL15 3200Kv brushless ducted fan motor mated to an E-flite Delta-V 15 ducted fan, the potent combination produces enough thrust for outstanding climb performance and thrilling high-speed passes. When it comes time to throttle back and enter the pattern, the Habus wide flight envelope and forgiving slow-speed handling was designed with the intermediate pilot in mind. Anyone used to flying faster sport planes can perform picture-perfect, nose-high touch downs and takeoffs with the Habu.

Getting this Bind-N-Fly version airborne is about as simple as it gets. Just attach the wing and tail, charge the battery, and bind the receiver to your full range DSM2 transmitter. After a quick check of the control surfaces, you're flying!

For my full review on the ParkZone Habu EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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E-flite's BAe Hawk 15 DF ARF is a sport scale version of the trainer and light combat aircraft for use by the British Royal Air Force. This R/C model is constructed of fiberglass and balsa, the fuselage is beautifully prefinished with scale details. The British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk boasts the rare and very visible Central Flying School airshow trim scheme from 1987 in red, white and blue.

This exciting R/C model was designed around E-flite's Delta V-15 (69mm) fan unit and matched BL 15 DF brushless motor. Pilots can use a 3-cell LiPo battery pack or utilize a 4-cell LiPo battery pack for increased vertical performance. The built-in fan mounts make installing the fan easy...just drop in the fan unit and tighten four screws. The removable front hatch also allows easy access to the radio equipment and battery. The entire trim scheme is pre-painted, pre-trimmed, the wings are covered in UltraCote and all the decals have already been applied. Created for the advanced sport scale pilot, the BAe Hawk 15 DF ARF easily lives up to its reputation of being a stable flying jet.

For my full review on the E-flite BAe Hawk EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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Byron A-4 Skyhawk EDF Conversion

Byron A-4 Skyhawk EDF Conversion details can be found in issue 13 of AMP'D, Higher Power EDFs

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Nitro Models Predator UCAV

Nitro Models Predator UCAV details can be found in issue 13 of AMP'D, Higher Power EDFs

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FlyFly BAe Hawk 90mm EDF

FlyFly BAe Hawk 90mm EDF build thread and winter, summer videos on RC Universe.

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The Great Planes L-39 Albatros EDF Jet is now available in both ARF and Receiver-Ready (RxR) versions. The RxR version features pre-installed electronics so you simply install the receiver, battery, and start flying!

The straightforward design of the L-39 fighter makes it an excellent match for R/C model reproduction. ElectriFly's sport-scale version combines extreme brushless motor performance with advanced HyperFlow ducted fan technology. The L-39 exhibits a wide-open flight envelope that all jet pilots will enjoy.

The L-39's smooth Aerocell surface comes already finished with a military-style camouflage trim. The decals are factory-applied and detachable display magnetic armament is also included.

For my full review on the L-39 Albatros EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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The Hobby Lobby FMS003 F-4 Phantom ARF Military Scale R/C Jet comes with a 70mm ducted fan unit, powerful outrunner motor, 5-servos, and a 4-cell LiPo pack! This all-molded foam airplane comes completely painted in an attractive matte finish with waterslide decals already applied.

The 70mm fan with brushless outrunner motor is pre-installed, as is the 45A brushless speed control. The EDF jet has 5 pre-installed servos to control ailerons, elevators, and nose wheel steering. Landing gear is fixed but can be easily removed for hand launching. Battery changes are made quick by simply removing the canopy that is held in place with magnets. The jet is large enough for good visibility in flight, yet is easily transported.

For my full review on the F-4 Phantom EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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The Exceed RC F/A-18C EDF Jet from Nitro Planes comes in either RTF or ARF versions. The 31" wingspan Jet has a Blue Angels finish and 70mm brushless EDF that is now powered by a 4-cell LiPo pack. Exceed RC's high quality foam provides great durability and the F-18 RTF can be put together quickly.

For my full review on the Exceed-RC F/A-18C EDF on RC Universe, go here.

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E-flite has replicated the F-15 Eagle as a sport, scale twin EDF model. This military fighter model boasts the scale Edwards Air Force Base Safety Chase trim scheme making it a very attractive and highly visible jet. Since the F-15 Eagle is a highly pre-fabricated foam ARF, you will spend less time building and more time flying. The model comes out of the box fully painted red and silver on white foam with custom decals applied. It even includes the retracts!

For my full review on the E-flite F-15 Eagle on RC Universe, go here.

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The V-Pro Mig-15 EDF Jet ARF from Advantage Hobby boasts speeds of over 120mph! The painted fiberglass fuselage comes with the 69mm fan unit and motor pre-installed. The sheeted wing and tail halves are pre-covered, making assembly time quick!

The model comes with a 7-page construction guide, decals, linkages, hardware, Tamazo DF-69 Fan Unit with mounted brushless motor, and a "sling-shot" starter set.

For my full review on the V-Pro MIG-15 on RC Universe, go here.

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