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Old 03-19-2017, 12:48 AM
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Nice. Congrats guys. Do you have some photos of the inside of the fuselage?

Also - some other questions:

The stock pipe - is it rated for the K310?
Is there room to add bigger tanks? (for the bigger K310)?
What is the size of the landing gear wheels - both front and back?
How did you get the smoke to go on off in the air - manually or some sort of automation?

Ordered one from you guys on the 15th - looking forward to receiving mine.

Thx,

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:08 PM
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The plane is not made for 310 the K210 is the best engine for plane. We are going to stick a k260 in it to test the turbine when it is released. The pulsating smoke was done in the Radio setup it's a feature you are able to do with Jeti. The wheels are 5 inch mains and nose is 3 inch.

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by HOPJets View Post
The plane is not made for 310 the K210 is the best engine for plane. We are going to stick a k260 in it to test the turbine when it is released. The pulsating smoke was done in the Radio setup it's a feature you are able to do with Jeti. The wheels are 5 inch mains and nose is 3 inch.

Thx guys. What is the size of the tank? Is there room to add bigger tanks?

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:46 PM
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It comes with a 178 oz tank. I'm sure you could squeeze somthing else in there.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:53 PM
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I have gotten several calls about the Swordfish fuel tanks. The tank setup is completely different than the original demo model Colin flew. The tanks have been moved almost 12 inches back and have been replaced by 1 single tank right in front of the turbine. The flight characteristics have changed 100% as seen at Florida Jets. Stall Speed is 6kts according to onboard telemetry now. And max speed is well over 200mph
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:06 AM
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Is this the manual for the production model? :

http://www.fbjets.com/manual/SwordfishManual.pdf
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:03 PM
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No it is not. That instruction manual was for first demo plane. We have made several changes to fuel tank type and location as well as intake design and equipment location. The CG and initial throws are incorrect as well. I am working on instruction manual now and should have it done in a couple days. I am waiting on some pictures from factory of new tank.
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Impressive!
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:07 PM
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We are currently making molds for a smoke tank that will fit underneath the turbine. This is what we are using in our Demo plane and it's working great. This tank will fit all FB planes
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by HOPJets View Post
No it is not. That instruction manual was for first demo plane. We have made several changes to fuel tank type and location as well as intake design and equipment location. The CG and initial throws are incorrect as well. I am working on instruction manual now and should have it done in a couple days. I am waiting on some pictures from factory of new tank.
Any updates on the manual?
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:48 AM
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Been super busy but finally finished just waiting on few more pictures to ad and then i will post here as well as on FB website
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:17 AM
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Please see attached new manual for Swordfish. It will also be available for download on Fei Bao website


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I recently received a feibao swordfish and wanted to ask some questions:

How far can the thrust tube be from the end of the fuselage - stock setup seems that it is about 30mm inside. Will this not create heat/fire hazards for the fuselage. The way in which it is designed - the formers cannot be moved and as such the tube will stay at ~ 30mm from the end of the fuselage unless I mod it some way. The turbine is going to be a K210.
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Don't expect any help from Franco or House of Power. Franco is a piece of work that cares nothing but money. He will not help you in anyway. I'm sure you have seen that when you reached out for help. He only helps his latinos friends and they are not even his friends he steals money from them but there to stupid to realize it. If his so called friends priced out everything and looked over al there bills they would realize that he gouges them for everything and even sells them used stuff as new.
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Originally Posted by GULDUKAT View Post
I recently received a feibao swordfish and wanted to ask some questions:

How far can the thrust tube be from the end of the fuselage - stock setup seems that it is about 30mm inside. Will this not create heat/fire hazards for the fuselage. The way in which it is designed - the formers cannot be moved and as such the tube will stay at ~ 30mm from the end of the fuselage unless I mod it some way. The turbine is going to be a K210.
You should be fine.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 747junky View Post
Don't expect any help from Franco or House of Power. Franco is a piece of work that cares nothing but money. He will not help you in anyway. I'm sure you have seen that when you reached out for help. He only helps his latinos friends and they are not even his friends he steals money from them but there to stupid to realize it. If his so called friends priced out everything and looked over al there bills they would realize that he gouges them for everything and even sells them used stuff as new.
Yes - I have already experienced that.
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by causeitflies View Post
You should be fine.
Thx. I tested it and so far so good. No heat issues seen so far.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:51 AM
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This is a review of my Feibao Swordfish (red/black/silver in the photos). I have about 20 or so flight on my Swordfish.

Setup:

Futaba 6014HS X 1
Booma dual redundancy switch
Bluebird 42A
Kingtech K210
Intairco 8oz UAT
iGyro 3e
JC failsafe
Stock fittings

With full fuel I am getting about 12mins of flying time with throttle management. (I think it has about 198oz of fuel + 8 oz UAT)
It will take off in about 200ft of grass runway without flaps and it will also land in about the same 200 ft of runway on grass. Slows to a crawl and also can possibly do 200 mph (my fastest pass yesterday as 299.2 km/h - 185.91 mp/h). Crow is a must for slowing it down. I great jet that has no bad tendencies. KE, 4 point rolls, loops - all very very easy. Low passes (inches of the ground are a breeze on this. The Feibao howl (just like the Dophin) can be heard of the swordfish as well.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:16 AM
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Great flying jet! Faster with shorter takeoff and landing than my Dolphin. I was impressed!
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:27 PM
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I also have about 20 flights on mine to. Amazing I too had a fast pass at 299km/h recorded on the PowerBox telemetry I installed in it. It just doesn't look that fast, guess because it is the largest plane I have flown yet
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Yes - I am sure it will be even faster with gear doors. Nice scheme.
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Can anybody give me an exact measurement for the location of the CG? The manual only states a weight of 3.5 pounds at the nosewheel but no actual measurement. This leaves a lot of variables and would be exact only when the same equipment is used as the test model.

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Old 08-25-2017, 02:00 PM
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I followed the manual for the 3 1/2 lbs on the nose wheel and that turned out to be perfect. This method was fairly easy for me too so I did not even bother checking anything else.
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I contacted Colin who started this thread and had posted a manual. He told me 15-1/2". It also was right on the wing hold down bolt. I found it was also about 3.5 lbs on the nosegear too.
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Originally Posted by jkeze View Post
I contacted Colin who started this thread and had posted a manual. He told me 15-1/2". It also was right on the wing hold down bolt. I found it was also about 3.5 lbs on the nosegear too.
Jack, thanks for measuring! This is exactly what I thought, meaning that using different equipment changes the weight on the nosewheel a lot. I have CG'ed a friend's Swordfish today and the scale was showing 4lbs and 2oz on the scale, but the balance point was where you said at the wing bolt. Does it need any up elevator flying inverted at this CG?

See you soon in the Cape

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