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Fei Bao Hawker Hunter: Build Thread

Old 11-25-2015, 11:50 AM
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Default Fei Bao Hawker Hunter: Build Thread

Ok fellows this is a little premature but I am going with it anyway. I have a new FEI BAO Hawker Hunter paid for and hopefully will be finished and shipped sometime next month. I purchased mine through Eric Clapp @ A & E Jets USA (formally JetCentralUSA). I know there are a couple of other fellows who have also purchased the air frame.

There is not a lot of info out there right now but I received some pics from Eric this morning and wanted to pass them along. I also thought this would be a good time to get a build thread started so we can get info all into one place.

I was also told fuel capacity would be 6.1 Liters.

More to come (hopefully soon)

Mike Saleeby
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:40 PM
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Review of prototype in the latest RCJi magazine....
Old 11-25-2015, 03:24 PM
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I am interested in this kit. Looking forward to your build!
Old 11-29-2015, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by roydefiant View Post
I am interested in this kit. Looking forward to your build!
I also have one coming and will power with a Jet Central Mammoth. I was able to see the jet at Jet Power and it was very nice and very big. 120" long and wing span 88" and very nicely detailed. Also has carbon laminated formers for added strength. They had a little set back with the struts which is the reason why I don't have mine yet, but that has been resolved and are now in the painting process of mine and should ship by the end of December. I will add to this build thread once I get mine.

Globa Jet Club is doing a Christmas special on all their jet from JL, FB and Ripmax until the 31 of December as well as Jet Central Turbines has their turbines at 10% of until the 31st of December. Great time for a combo deal.
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I've been thinking about getting one I'm keen to see your build

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Old 02-24-2016, 06:41 PM
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Hi Guys,
Thought I would share a few pics of the Big FB Jets hunter. Their product keeps getting better and better. This is one large jet. Over 3m long. It arrived a fortnight ago. Pretty much complete now and ready for me to finish the decals and weathering (my choice) before clear is applied.

All the servos hatches as is usual with the FB stuff are direct mounted with 3mm into t nuts on the surfaces so they are supper strong. There is a massive amount of room. Standard fuel tanks total just under 6L.

The main thing I was impressed with was the retracts and wheels. Fitted with great ball-bearings and working significantly better than some previous retract units. Some of the retracts out of China at the moment have very small tolerances, where a little more would generally nice, however these are supper smooth.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:59 PM
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Can't wait to hear the flight reports. Been thinking about pulling the trigger on that air frame. Best of luck with maiden. Post some good pics of gear when you can.

Roy
Old 02-26-2016, 07:38 AM
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How do you order this kit, I don't see anything on their web site.
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Contace Eric Clapp [email protected] He is a FB dealer and a great guy to work with. I have bought a lot of jet stuff from him throughout the years and he is my go to guy.
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FB Jets web site

http://www.fbjets.com/index.php?Page=63

Not much info yet...
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so any flight videos out yet?
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I was going for the M2000. but now I'm seriously considering about getting this Bird. the big issue for me is transportation. We got some microlite aircraft hangars at the field but I don't know if any of the guys owning them is willing to let me store the plane in there and how safe it is. I think I wouldn't sleep at night knowing that the plane is at an airfield without any security
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Hi Gents,

Thought I would share an update.

Flew the Hunter Last weekend at the Wangaratta Jets 2016 weekend in Oz land. A very nice bird I have to say.

Here is a video of the maiden for you.

https://youtu.be/qcgMG4PPtLY

Also some Pictures on my Facebook page of the weathering etc.

https://www.facebook.com/landdownunderaerosports/

Cheers

Tyson
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Awesome I want one
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Tyson
how much weight you add in the nose? what CG are you using?
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Hi Tysondodd,

Are his landing gear good? Do not you have slack in the landing gear?

Tks

Bruno
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Hello guys.

whats the recommended CG for the FB Hawker Hunter?
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Originally Posted by i3dm View Post
Hello guys.

whats the recommended CG for the FB Hawker Hunter?
Hello,
After about a dozen flights with new Hunter. I determined that the 105-110 mm CG is perfect!
The fuel burn-down during flight will transition the CG toward the aft point I've listed. The aircraft has absolutely zero bad handling qualities at these points.
The only weak point on this design is the landing gear carbon mounting area's! As delivered, the factory is not generous with the application of their version of HYSOL?
I strongly recommend removal of the flap area to drill HYSOL access points along the trailing edge to ensure a good coating of HYSOL along the gear plate box area's that you can not reach thru the gear areas!
Good luck with your build, it is otherwise a very strong structure.
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Originally Posted by Frank Alvarez View Post
Hello,
After about a dozen flights with new Hunter. I determined that the 105-110 mm CG is perfect!
The fuel burn-down during flight will transition the CG toward the aft point I've listed. The aircraft has absolutely zero bad handling qualities at these points.
The only weak point on this design is the landing gear carbon mounting area's! As delivered, the factory is not generous with the application of their version of HYSOL?
I strongly recommend removal of the flap area to drill HYSOL access points along the trailing edge to ensure a good coating of HYSOL along the gear plate box area's that you can not reach thru the gear areas!
Good luck with your build, it is otherwise a very strong structure.
Franko
that is 110mm in front of main wheel axle line?
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That is correct!
It is measured from the main gear axle line forward.
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Thank you Frank.

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