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Old 06-17-2018, 06:39 PM
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Hello All.

I just picked up a new in box Keecat 65. Looks like a fun project to convert to electric. I was originally thinking I would put an out runner and a 3-blade pusher prop on it. But then searching I found folks were installing EDF's on it. Seems to be much faster and sound much better than the pusher blade set up.

Problem is, I don't know a thing about EDF's.

Does anyone here have any experience with converting one of these to an EDF or pusher that can help me out?

Old 06-19-2018, 07:40 PM
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if i had ever had hands on a Keecat, i would try to help ya, but all i have ever seen is the adds, and those are not a good reference to be using for making modifications.

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If its the original Keecat with the twin booms its not hard to convert, there are a few vids around showing the fan mounted on rails with a fabricated housing around it. You wouldn't even need to go that far, a good fan unit with inlet lip and a custom exhaust duct is all you need to get it working. I would be running a 90mm fan on 10 cells, I think you will get the best balance of weight and power this way.
The fan I would recommend would be this one HERE. The performance of our custom Jetfans is well known, you will get the most static thrust this way with a very good in air performance. You will need an INLET LIP for the front of the housing. For exhaust we usually roll up mylar or acetate sheet to get the correct outlet diameter, 3D printing would be great if you have access to it.
I send fans all round the world, and right now with the USD so strong the prices convert very favorably for you guys, the Extreme 90mm GRP Jetfan works out to around USD$245 and you get a quality HET motor, EU made Jetfan rotor in a glass reinforced housing. I also have hi quality Platinum series ESC to suit this setup.

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