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Old 09-14-2006, 07:05 AM   #1
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Just an idea.. what do you think???

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Hi guys. Last summer i got my hands on a ducted fan powered saber jet. It came with the fan unit but no motor or pipe. Its pretty much finished. It is a fiberglass fuse, foam wing and i do not know who the manufacturer was.And i think its a 60 size plane.

Now, after reading an add in backyard flyer yesturday and also the artical on Jets, i am wondering, why couldn't I convert this to electric???

I don't know whos fan unit it is either, but it is approx 4 3/4 inches across and the total unit is 5 1/4 inches across.

Does anybody here know if this might be converted to electric?? and any ideas on a motor/ battery/ ecs set up??Or maybe of a set up that is close to this all ready in production??Where i can find this info ??

This idea has me very curious if its doable. I know it won't be cheap, but then again the cost of a ducted fan engine, pipe, fuel,etc, isn't gonna be either. But if i can get this to work, i think it would be cheaper in the long run.I think it would also be way less hasle too.

any ideas or info would be great
happy flying
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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If it's designed for an internal-combustion fan unit, you're probably in for a lot of effort.

Do able, but the airframe is defintiely over-engineered for electric power.

If there's enough wingspan to get the loading down to lower numbers, it can be done.

Runway takeoff is another factor. Grass is bad, paving is better, catapult....

BTW, have you figured out who's kit this is and what the all-up weight of a fan unit and batteries will be like?
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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EDF Conversion

Hi Byrocat,

It sounds like the kit might be a Jet Hangar Hobbies F-86. If you post a picture of the aircraft and fan unit, it will help in identifying it. BVM has just released a drop in EDF conversion unit (fan unit,motor, and controller) that might possibly fit.
Ed Miedzybrocki
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