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Old 10-14-2020, 02:02 PM
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.001 to .004 mil sheet lexan from a polymer plastics distributer, usually 20" x 48" available. Wrapped around the fan shroud in the mounted position and stuffed through the exit if it is properly sized, marked with a felt tip marker when secured, cut to size, then taped togther with 2" wide clear packing tape.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:48 PM
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There needs to be a “better you than me” award at jet meets!!

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Old 10-15-2020, 02:25 AM
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Thank you Gary!
I sent a message to Air Sally and I hope he will answer me.
Can you tell me the diameters in section where cover of the engine join the tube and in the exhaust section?
Thank you,
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:48 AM
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Gino,
On my Phantom the first section of thrust tube is 11 " long and starts at 5 1/4 " diameter at the fan and tapers to 5". The second section is 13 1/2" long and tapers from 5" to 4" .My tail cones are about 3" long and will taper down to 3 1/2", The hump for the cylinder head is 7/8" taller. In the good ole days, you could buy the engine cover separate and glue it onto your homemade tube. I thought I had one of those but I'm unable to locate it. I'm thinking of scratch building a F-20 for Dynamax/OS.91 and will have to make my own inlets and tailpipe for it.

I have included some pics of the inlet and tailpipe for a JMP Starfire II I built back in the '90s. The thrust tube on it goes from 5 1/4" at the fan to 3 3/8" at the exit.

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Old 10-15-2020, 10:41 PM
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Hello Gary,
Thank you for information. I will try to make a 3D model of the thrust tube.
In the same time I will keep searching for the section that has motor cover on it.
Old 10-16-2020, 04:22 AM
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Gino

a thread from another site with a good back and forth on area ruled ducting...

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...omeone-explain

Old 01-23-2021, 11:42 AM
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Dear friends of these wonderful old fighters.
I was lucky enough to buy a kit of the Thorjet Phantom, unfortunately the
plan for the Wing is missing. Can anyone help me out?Or report experiences with the Phantom?
Thanks a lot in advance, stay safe Andy
Old 01-31-2021, 12:18 PM
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Hopefully get this flown when the weather improves? Built by Peter Thorpe about 25 hrs ago then passed to me to finish off and fly , OS 91 on Thorejet fan .
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Old 01-31-2021, 12:21 PM
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Another built by Peter Thorpe and finished off by myself , lots of modifications to fit retracts and change the Bowden cables to direct links .
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Old 01-31-2021, 12:32 PM
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Default Thorejet test airframe



I use this to test my fans ,PAF jetco
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Old 02-01-2021, 01:30 AM
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Great and I wish You good luck with Your (re) maiden.
any chance for more pictures ( F4+F104 ) ? ( also from inside the fuselage ? )
Kind regards

Andy
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Andy both have not flown yet , I do have a few more Thorejet models and fans .












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Thanks for the Pictures an please keep us informed
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Hi, glad to know someone is still flying nitro ducted fan. Here is my OS.91 VF on Ramtech ducted fan unit in F-18. Unfortunately, one blade was broken recently. Still searching for it's replacement part.

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Old 02-04-2021, 03:23 AM
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Would it be possible to use the fan from an electric unit if you can find one of the correct diameter?
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Originally Posted by Werachat View Post
Hi, glad to know someone is still flying nitro ducted fan. Here is my OS.91 VF on Ramtech ducted fan unit in F-18. Unfortunately, one blade was broken recently. Still searching for it's replacement part.
I see them on E-bay from time to time.
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I may still have some Ramtec parts stashed away. Iíll take a look and let you know if I have what you need.
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Unfortunately, one blade was broken recently. Still searching for it's replacement part.
Werachat,
PM me your address and I'll send you some replacement blades
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Originally Posted by grbaker View Post
Werachat,
PM me your address and I'll send you some replacement blades
That is what I love about this forum and what it's all about. I have a ton of .049 to RK 40 sized stuff and documentation, but not much this large. My 90 sized stuff is all Byron.
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Originally Posted by Kevin_W View Post
I may still have some Ramtec parts stashed away. Iíll take a look and let you know if I have what you need.
Please... Appreciated your help.
Werachat C.
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I didn't count the blades in your fan. That is a Dynamax fan (11 blades) and not a Ramtech.(9 blades)
You can still get Dynamax parts from Tom Cook @ Jet Model Products.
DYNAMAX DUCTED FAN UNIT (jetmodelproducts.com)
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Originally Posted by Werachat View Post
Please... Appreciated your help.
Werachat C.
I searched all the most likely spots in my shop yesterday and didnít find any old fan parts. There are still a few other less likely hiding (storage) places that I can look, but at this point Iím not very confident that I have any of that stuff left. Iíll take another look over the weekend and let you know if I find anything.
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Originally Posted by grbaker View Post
Werachat

I didn't count the blades in your fan. That is a Dynamax fan (11 blades) and not a Ramtech.(9 blades)
You can still get Dynamax parts from Tom Cook @ Jet Model Products.
DYNAMAX DUCTED FAN UNIT (jetmodelproducts.com)
Oh, really?
A guy who sold this to me told this is Ramtec. If it is Dynamax, I will find spare parts much easier.

Thank you so much sit
Werachat. C.
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Hi, anybody know of a BVM Nelson 96 special edition available?
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If anyone is looking for the Mac's header that bolts to a K&B 3.5 rear exhaust engine, I have a dusty one that's been in storage for a long time!

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