NitroModels Support Click here to have all your questions answered directly from the NitroModels support team.

Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

Reply
Old 10-08-2008, 09:58 PM
  #1
PAPE
Thread Starter
 
PAPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 550
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

Lately I have been intrested on EDF's and I have never owned one. I looked at some of the brand name EDF's but, after you have them RTF the costs just dont justify a foam toy jet. So my question is out of all the affordable EDF jets Nitro offers, what is the fastest out the box??? It can be ARF or RTF It dont matter I just what it to come with the Fan unit and ESC.

Thanks
PAPE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 12:16 AM
  #2
opjose
 
opjose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Poolesville, MD
Posts: 12,588
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

Fastest?

Potentially this one:

[link=http://www.nitroplanes.com/arjettiedfre.html]Click me![/link]

Because of the clean lines, large intake and light weight with low wing loading.

However if this is your first EDF jet, be aware that speed can get you in trouble.

With a plane like the above, you start contending with accelerated stalls, etc. which often catch newbies by surprise...

Heck I've been causght by this and have crashed an EDF as a result.

Most of the RTF planes offer a compromise between cost, and flyability, so they may not be super fast out of the box.


opjose is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 12:10 PM
  #3
PAPE
Thread Starter
 
PAPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 550
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

I have flown many planes and mostly fly large scale and foamys. but I have never flown a ducted fan.

I do agree that that yellow flying wing looks fast, but I really dont like flying wings. I would like some thing with a elevator and ailerons

thanks
PAPE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 12:32 PM
  #4
opjose
 
opjose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Poolesville, MD
Posts: 12,588
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

Well you did say "which is the fastest"...

Without having all of the models side by side for speed gun tests, this is hard to determine.

Power to weight is a good indicator, but it is affected by how "dirty" the airframe is in the air.

My F-35 hums along pretty well, as does my FA/18, though the latter may require the installation of a separate BEC.

The FA/18 uses higher voltages, with a slightly larger airframe.

Check out the on-line videos to get an idea of how they perform on a fly-by.

Also remember that when flying something like this, that YOU will perceive it to be flying slower than it actually might be...

The first time I flew one of my XPD-8s, I started complaining to someone who was watching that it was much slower than I expected... even with a suped up power system... His comment was that it appeared to be VERY fast from his and everyone else's perspective watching it.

That said to do it right you really want something like this:

[link=http://www.nitroplanes.com/f20tijetnera.html]Click me![/link]

And then put in your own high power EDF subsystem in it... Something that puts out 3lbs+ thrust will make that plane scream.



opjose is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 04:49 PM
  #5
Mr67Stang
 
Mr67Stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Raeford, NC
Posts: 3,822
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

I like that last one opjose! It doesn't look like a POS foamy
Mr67Stang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 05:03 PM
  #6
Flexserve
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Posts: 67
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Mr67Stang

I like that last one opjose! It doesn't look like a POS foamy
Yup..looks completely "old school"
Flexserve is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2008, 01:28 AM
  #7
PAPE
Thread Starter
 
PAPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 550
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

that last jet on the link looks really nice and its not a foam toy plane, I really like that idea, but how much would a 3+ #'s EDF system cost??? I all I know is am sure it would have to be a 4 cell set up but what about the EDF unit and motor ???
PAPE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2008, 11:11 PM
  #8
opjose
 
opjose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Poolesville, MD
Posts: 12,588
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Nitro planes fastest EDF (stock)

There was a reply to this very question by someone in this area about that same plane.

They apparently used a WeMotek EDF with a 480 sized high KV inrunner motor pushing 14.8v with good results.

I'm hoping NP will restock the plane, because I'm itching to try the same thing.

opjose is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:41 AM.