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Old 05-23-2002, 12:01 AM
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This may not be the fastest thing around but it is very fast, it is a modifyied LYKA jet with an O.S. .32sxh engine with a MAC pipe that turned 17,500 rpm with an APC 8x7 prop.
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Old 05-23-2002, 07:49 AM
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did you build it using the drainpipe as per plan?
plans available at www.rcstore.com btw
heres a pic from a diffrent angle, i think this was the plane that inspired me to build the Dragqueen which you can see in my RCU photo gallery
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Old 05-23-2002, 02:18 PM
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I built mine reduced in size with a nicer built up balsa fuse and glassed. I loved this plane because it seemed faster then my delta wing and flew great but I crashed it because one of the servo mounts broke causing it to crash during launch on the next flight. I will build another one maybe with a glass fuse this time and make it even nicer!
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Old 06-07-2002, 03:26 PM
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I found a better pic of my lyka
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Old 06-22-2002, 03:44 AM
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I just finished my first LykaJet using drain pipe - check it out. I have a K&B 6.5 on it. Also, I cut out several extra wing cores if anyone is interested. email to: bcarpenter@greenvilleisp.net
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I shot you a mail with a couple questions.

Lets see some pics
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Old 06-25-2002, 02:15 PM
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I'm sure you will like this plane, it is smooth and fast!
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Old 10-21-2002, 05:05 PM
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Would anybody recommend this kit?
What's a good motor to put on it? Magnum .46 ??
Also if anyone can tell me where to get this kit I'd
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Don't know of anyone kitting this airplane - it's built from plans and foam wing cores. Best engine for them is a rear exhaust type, as the tuned pipe goes under the canopy and exhaust comes out the rear - just like a real jet. LykaJet likes really fast engines - K&B 6.5, YS .45, Jett .40, etc. Speed is the escence of this airplane - the faster the better.

I have a built one I'm interested in selling - also I have 3 sets of wing cores, also for sale. I'll try to send you a pic of the built plane - please email me at bcarpenter@greenvilleisp.net if you don't get it and I'll send it to you via email.
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I built one back in '99 that took me from '97 when the MAN article was published! It was my first scratch built airplane and I put an OPS 40 rear exhaust with pipe on it and ran the exhaust out the rear under the tail as per plans! I didn't put landing gear on it and probably wish I did. I ruined the bottom monokote lots of times from bad hand launching. (I was running a 9x8 or 9x9 that didn't have ANY low speed pull and it was very sluggish taking off!) I flew it probablt 20 times and man, that thing was fast! Then the engine blew a bearing and pitted teh piston with metal pieces and that was the end of it...

until I rebuilt a balsa fuse and bolted the wing to it and made a flying wing with a 60 on the front and made it a flying wing!!!

Now we are talking even more speed!!! It was so much fun!!! I would do a high speed pass and crank the nose toward the sky and I would just go!!! I mean forever, no lie!!!

Anyway, to anyone building it...enjoy, lots of fun.

My next plan for the wing is to make a fuse and V-tail and make a Ducted fan like a new Kyosho model I saw with a fuse and D/F mounted on top. I have a BVM fan and BVM .91 with pipe and I figured I would try it on a drain pipe fuse to see how it works.

I am aiming for 5 lbs or so with the Lykajet wing at 52" and V-tail and no landing gear. I want to just bungee launch it!
I think that thing will be a real rocketship!! We're talking 12-13lbs thrust static and 5 or 6 @200mph, most speed props hit zero thrust at 170 or so!

Hey poorbs,
How much for a set of wing cores? E-mail me!

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Here you go.
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man that plane is an eye catcher! about how big is it? wingspan and all? I would be interested in building one.
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Default Lykajet VS Ducted fan

At a fun fly I attended a few years back, there was a guy flying a "stock" built Lyka jet with a piped YS 45. No landing gear, built like the plans in MAN with the drainpipe, etc. There was also an OS 91 powered DL Cyclone, a very fast ducted fan. They went at it and the Lyka jet was probably faster in my opinion. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

The fellow built a second one, a bit different and put a fire Jett 50 in it, havent seen it fly yet but it should be even faster.

Nice simple plane.

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