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Old 02-09-2021, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper1GJ View Post
Nice! I really like the pipe and the oval exit with the stinger. Should be a great flyer. Post photos of flights!
Thanks guys, probably about another week or to before she's ready, but will probably go like a bat out of hell with 10lbs of thrust!! I can't get the flaps to reverse running through the control box, so will have to figure out the wiring coming from the wing and bypass and go straight to the RX.
Old 02-11-2021, 12:19 PM
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Tip22v,

You'll love the controller 👍

Once it is configured, your golden!

Greg
I was finally able to get out and do some hi-speed taxi testing to test this controller on my Habu32x with a K30, worked really well. The jet stopped straight every time. However, I have not actually flown it yet, so I'll report back as soon as I test it on an actual landing. In the meantime, I have another unit that I'm going to install in my Freewing T33 with an X45. The main gear are much closer to each other on the T33, so it will be interesting to see how the unit works on the T33 compared to the Habu. So far, though, it's looking very promising. - Tom

Old 02-11-2021, 02:38 PM
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Tom,

I flew my F-4 several times earlier this week and after touchdown I would apply the brakes and completely take my hands off the transmitter . . . straight as an arrow braking (and this is on a geotextile runway) 👍

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Originally Posted by PREACHHAMES View Post
Tom,

I flew my F-4 several times earlier this week and after touchdown I would apply the brakes and completely take my hands off the transmitter . . . straight as an arrow braking (and this is on a geotextile runway) 👍

Greg
Greg, thanks for the info. If this unit works as well as I'm thinking it will I'm going to retrofit my other micro turbine jets with them. Has anyone tried this unit on a larger jet with electric brakes? -Tom
Old 02-11-2021, 04:38 PM
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Tom,

The steering gyro on this unit also keeps it on the centerline during takeoff . . . a friend of mine has one guiding his Aerojet Viper with 73" wingspan.

Greg
Old 02-18-2021, 05:05 PM
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Progress on the Freewing F-4 Phantom! Just waiting on my cool little 28cm pipe from J.E.T. Pipes







Old 02-18-2021, 05:14 PM
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Looking good Greg! Post pic of your pipe. Been wanting to see one of the small ones from Joey. Is that a Keith 3D tank?
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:21 PM
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You got it! Hopefully you'll see it all ready to fly in person next Saturday

Yes the tank is by Keith . . . great design.

I weighed the 6S power system (fan unit, motor, ESC, & wiring) and it came out to 1.35 lbs. the turbine sits in the same spot and only weighs 1.03 lbs

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Old 02-18-2021, 05:30 PM
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Carving this jet up was crazy.

Thankfully I only sliced through 1 servo wire . . . LOL!
Old 02-18-2021, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by PREACHHAMES View Post
Carving this jet up was crazy.
Thankfully I only sliced through 1 servo wire . . . LOL!
LOL, thats what they make solder and heat shrink tube for! Look forward to seeing it next week. I have a new X-45 in my F-4 now. Test flight next week also.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:04 AM
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Gary, is this your first X45?
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:50 PM
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More progress this evening

Love me some aluminum tape!

Weighed everything & I'm at 7.7 pounds without receiver battery.






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Sorry to mention as i know you are not done but it is a good idea to safety wire all the tubes where they go over the nipples. Air bubbles would be deadly.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:07 PM
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Gary, is this your first X45?
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Hi Bob, yes it is my first. So far 3 good starts in the shop. Hope to fly next weekend if weather is good.
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Originally Posted by Viper1GJ View Post
Hi Bob, yes it is my first. So far 3 good starts in the shop. Hope to fly next weekend if weather is good.
Gary
Looking really nice, will fly well with that turbine.
Old 02-19-2021, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Ducmoz . . . still have to make sure the C/G is going to be good once my pipe arrives (more than likely Monday).

I'm also going to get the solid on/off valve and fuel line reducers (6mm to 4mm and 4mm to 3mm).

Greg

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Old 02-21-2021, 06:10 PM
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All that's left is to install the pipe and the fuel tank hardware








Old 02-21-2021, 06:19 PM
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Hi Greg, no problem. A successful turbine conversion means an additional jet pilot for our community. Now please also check your UAT. I have not seen that one before but I am mostly sure that the nipples need to be on the top and might cause issues if installed side ways. I am sure the supplier can help on that also.

‘Thanks

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Old 02-21-2021, 06:38 PM
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Behzad,

The UAT is the same one Viper1GJ used in his Phantom (see post #47).

https://www.modelaviationproducts.co...-accessories/6

It is 2 oz. and since the fuel is fed to the pump from the very center of the unit, mounting orientation should not matter (vertical, horizontal, angled, etc.).

Greg
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As long as you tilt the plane while filling to ensure the Uat is bubble free then you are correct regarding orientation.. .

optimum orientation is so that the nipples
are up iot evacuate all air out while filling

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Pipe to arrive Friday, Feb. 26th

Install, C/G, & fly!








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