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Old 03-20-2013, 05:41 PM
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Hey guys, I am looking to get an EDF Jet. No t sure which is best suited for someone who is new to jets. I have been looking around and I see so many out there. So far I have been flying a fly zone senei and t-28 6 channel from banana hobby. Look forward to hear some good inputs from the experts!
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I like the ParkZone Habu 2 EDF - foam, fixed gear, no flaps, 4S. You can add flaps, retracts, bump up to 5S (also bump up the ESC), etc., but it flies great, stock.

As your skills improve, you can add without breaking the bank.

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Hey guys, I am looking to get an EDF Jet. No t sure which is best suited for someone who is new to jets. I have been looking around and I see so many out there. So far I have been flying a fly zone senei and t-28 6 channel from banana hobby. Look forward to hear some good inputs from the experts!
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Toysonics has the LX brand of 70mm foamies. The F-16 is a trainer to fly...easy to fly. the F-35 is easy too...and comes with electric retracts.

Upgrade the EDF to a wemotec minifan pro, or a ChangeSun 12 blade and Cyclone CS480-2500-40EDF outrunner and 5 cell Nanotech 65C pack. I've flown the F-35 and F-16 with stock fans, but I'm building a new one, with the CS12 70mm upgrade.

REsources:

Toysonics.com
RCCastle.com
Extremerc.com.au
Hobbyking.com
EJF.com
FanJetsUSA.com
PW-Rc.com

http://www.edfhobbies.com/
http://edfhobbies.com/index.php?rout...product_id=269
http://edfhobbies.com/index.php?rout...product_id=128
http://edfhobbies.com/index.php?rout...product_id=201


Here is my configuration for the F-35 power system...

Speed Controller: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...a_Logging.html
Motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ion_29mm_.html
Fan Unit: http://edfhobbies.com/index.php?rout...product_id=269

Battery: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

If you've never assembled an EDF unit...get the motor at EDFHobbies..and let them assemble and balance your unit. use the 6 cell motor from them...2200kv

The F-35 has vector thrust nozzle, which you can skip by leaving off the servos and gluing the nozzle in, the vectoring requires a rudder and elevator mix, and may be too complex/ And has 2 rudder, 1 steering, 2 aileron, and 2 elevator servos. I use the BEC in the speed controller, but the retracts draw power, so separately power them, or use a separate BEC 6 cell to 6 volt 5 amp. Here>http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...for_Lipo_.html
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ORIGINAL: soready04

Hey guys, I am looking to get an EDF Jet. No t sure which is best suited for someone who is new to jets. I have been looking around and I see so many out there. So far I have been flying a fly zone senei and t-28 6 channel from banana hobby. Look forward to hear some good inputs from the experts!
I would choose one with a proper wing layout as they fly much better for less input power. Look at F86, T33, L39 rather then F35, F117 or others like that.


This one is a great performer, flies truly good. Probably the best of the small EPO EDFs
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store..._EPO_PNF_.html




I also like the concept of the Zephyr, alot of wing and probably a nice one too.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...33mm_PNF_.html
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My first EDF was the Banana Hobby Starmax 64mm F-18. It is more fun than I can tell you!

Here is my first flight:http://youtu.be/y7LdUz6U0fQ

Here is my latest recorded flight with it: http://youtu.be/EseHS8bPaUA

A crash that is survived and flew immediately after:http://youtu.be/2qxcV0M4PCE

There may be better options out there, but this one worked out extremely well for me. $109 and a wealth of experience and lessons learned from flying it.

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The Syncro (from Great Planes/Tower Hobbies) is also a great first EDF. It comes with two (2) wings ..... one is a large glider-type wing .... the other smaller for faster/sport flying. It also has landing gear (fixed).

Bob

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