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    Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    Hi Guys,
    Several people suggested i also put this post here. I found a brand new Kangke F3-d 30 ARF listed for auction and I am going to try for it. I have one with an Jett BSE 30 and the plane is getting tired. I wish they never stopped making that plane, it was a ball to fly. My question is if I get it, what engine should I go for. Here is what I have to choose I have in the shop

    Super Tigre X-40 Fire R/C
    OS 46 VF
    Nelson SS qm-40 with airvalve
    Jett SS qm-40 with airvalve

    Also anything I might need to do to the plane. I would like to get in the 160+ range. The one I have with the Jett BSE 30 goes in the 130 mph range

    Thanks and Happy Holidays
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    Either the Jett or Nelson...what are you thinking!

    I have a modded TT.40 in mine and have been clocked at 157.
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    you guys have pics of this plane?
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    There is one in the marketplace.

    Ed, I also left the landing gear off of mine, it was pretty fragile. Right now it needs a redo on the firewall. I would recomend a little extra strengthing in that area.
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    Hi Vicman,
    I would love to get in the 175 range. I have a brand new proud bird 2 with a Nelson SS but the fastest I have ever gone was a Vortex with a Nelson. Figure I could use this to get used to the speed. Do you think it will hold up? I found one guy online with a Sport Jett 50 in his but he only flew it twice. He said it scared the crap out of him.

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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    You saw about 130-150 with the Vortex didn't you?

    The Proud Bird is the ticket! That will get you up in the 190+ range.
    You can go to the speed rally link and get an idea of what you are looking at.
    http://caldwellaeromodelers.com/speedrally.asp

    If you look at the photos in the club website you can see mine on launch in pic 53.
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    The vortex / Nelson should have been 150-160 mph +
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    Hey Ed how many of these do you want... My local hobby shop has 3 hanging with servos and engine... I believe the engine is OS 30 or 35 one with a pipe and the rest are mufflered.

    They were sert up with sport servos.. 4 oz tank

    Let me know if I need to do more investigating for you



    Price is ??? email me and I will tell you luckyguy@bellsouth.net

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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    LOL, Dave, you are right. I was thinking of the Vortex delta ARF. If he has a Vortex Quickie he would be honkin pretty good already.
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    Hi Dave,
    Yes the Vortex was just around 150 give or take. I have been told the Proud Bird with the Long Stroke will be in the low 180's give or take range. I made a mistake , I originally posted it was a SS Nelson, but it is one that was converted to an LS by Henry Nelson in 2010.
    Does anyone know if I have to do any mods to the plane? Thanks for the offers on the built ones, I want to start with a clean slate. Figure I will go with JR 3121 servos like I will use in the Proud Bird.

    And to the two funny guys that said I should put the CMB .65 speed engine the front that the guy is also sellingI don't think so. Insanity can only go so far[8D]

    So as it stands right now I am going with a new 2006 AAC Nelson 422 SS on a 7.4 x 8.0 APC, and JR 3121 servos. Any idea what this plane will do speed wise. Is there any chance it can get to the speed I want?

    Happy Holidays
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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    I added a 1" strip of glass tape along the fuselage seam (as far back as I could go with a epoxy brush jammed on a long dowel). The fuse is poly resin, not epoxy. I have had two with Nelson SS Q500 motors on them. I also glassed in a better plywood landing gear plate and used a Great Planes aluminum L-1 gear.

    Kurt

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    RE: Kangke F3-d 30 ARF Engine Choice

    Hi Ed,
    Good luck, have fun with it. I had a Nelson in mine and it was a ball. I had a Nelson SS Q-500 . I had 30 flight s on it before I lost the elevator servo.

    Jorge


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