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Old 11-01-2019, 09:07 AM
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Hello all u ducted fans out there. I have a question regarding DF engines. I see that they are pretty hard to come by nowadays. I recently saw a guy on youtube (Gary Flymore) who claims to have converted a marine engine (OS I believe) to work on a Byron fan unit. Has anyone out there had any experience / luck with this??? Thanks in advance for the info...
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:59 AM
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There are still quite a few engines out there. I still have 7 or 8, some new in box, some used a little, some OS and a new BVM. I have since switched to turbines so I am not using them.
An engine used in a Byron setup would need a heatsink head on it though.
I only vaguely remember there being a marine use for OS engines though.
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The energy density of LiPo batteries and efficiency of EDF, and the small user friendly turbines pretty much put the axe to having to fool with tuning a nitro motor and getting 2.75 flights out of a glow plug.
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Unless you have one of these combinations, stay out of DF, the research has been done for you:

-BVM .91/.96/ Viofan
-OS. 91/Dynamax
-OS .91/Ramtec
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If you need anything DF related parts, contact Gary on RCG, he has anything you can think off related with DF, I'm also sure he knows his way around them.

I had the opportunity to enjoy flying DF jets and doing some kit bashing to mount a fan unit, the Balsa USA Enforcer was/is a good kit to do that.

Enjoy

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Cool, awesome info fellas. I appreciate this a lot!!! I do have a few df setups that I want to experiment with (and just don't like throwing things away!!!) Carlos, I will give Gary on RCG a holla and see if he wants to part ways with some of his goodies. I like tinkering and just can't seem to get enough of troubleshooting. I would move on to edf, especially if I knew how to get the byron fans converted!?!? I have heard of it, but haven't seen any literature that I can really sink my teeth into, sts. If anyone can point me in the right direction, it would be awesome!!! Thanks...
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Cool! Gary will, he has tons of things and he will help you with the how to.

Ona more thing, he prefers emails.

Have fun.
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