Sharing another experience here with EDF.
We tried to design a ground-up EDF parkjet based on 70mm EDF. Turned up very interesting with our setup. We heard that EDF consumes more power than normal pusher so, we carefully designed a Eurofighter Typhoon that would carry 70mm. 2 things to place into account:
1. Scale look
We planned to use 4S 1,800mAh battery as the power source.
Along the design stage, Wildthing accidentally placed 64mm EDF, and surprisingly it flew after some attempts. Eric made his successful flights with 70mm EDF and 2200mAh 4s batt.
Mine also 70mm but with less capacity batt at 1,800mAh 4s. On its maiden flight, it broke some skepticism that it would fly in seconds instead of minutes. It was able to fly for 5 mins with managed throttle and mostly at 40-70%. It flew nicely at scale lines, disrupting the common EDF experience. Was surprised with thr good results it reached, way beyond our expectations in the beginning.
However, I personally now couldn't agree more with Andy, to go with pusher. With pusher designs available as mid mounted and rear mounted, each has its own advantage over the other.
One thing we found with rear mounted, it could possibly drive the plane much faster than mid mounted of similar design.
Oh, when F-18 was mentioned, I was surprised that our F/A-18 G1R with Sunnysky 2600kv flew very fast. It was even catching up with a friend's Supersport 40 engine plane few times.
My biggest obstacle at this time being is the time itself. Still struggling to find slots to fly my planes
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[/QUOT Thank you for sharing....just SUPER!! chas