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"Foamy Thunder"


Old 11-26-2018, 03:23 AM
Joseph Frost
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Rather interesting 90 mm powered EDF jet I got hands on in second hand junk shop. Not exactly my kind of model but after my offer was accepted I had to have it.
Never built 90 mm powered EDF running only on 4S so I decided to have a go with what ever bits I found in my spare part box.
The lightest motor I found was 3660 inrunner at some 1600kv spinning 9 blade rotor I cut down from 12 blade in Wemo shroud.
Running up to 700 watts at some 45A current it pulls up to 1.2 kg, which is the full weight of fully complete model with 4S/2650/60+C pack off 80A/ESC.
Recommended ready to fly weight on the box shows "430 grams", which makes me wonder how they came up to.
To make it more interesting I re-design it as a catapult launcher, by adding some ply skids to the belly with the shaped hook in the main skid under the nose, which was also extended by 50 mm to achieve correct CofG.
Number of other improvements were done to the frame such as installation of proper hinges to Elevon controls, re-mounting servos to the top of the wing to avoid possibility of damage during take off and landings and thrust tube was fitted to the nacelle for more efflux.

New foamy toy.

Selecting what power to fit.

Nose ext. and proper fan mount install.

Check of some figures.

Landing skids with the catapult hook plus ESC placement.

Bit of colour added.

Just about ready for some fun.
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