notamedclosed
I have a 50mm EDF which needs a home. 

I bought it for this 3d printed EDF:


But it was short lived and killed the battery almost instantly.

Now I'd like to find a nice simple model to build to house it.

Anyone have suggestions or plans?
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Sterling101
Nice big floaty flying wing would be my bet.
50mm won't give massive thrust so something that has plenty of lift itself would be a must I think.

Failing that, something very very light and small, maybe something like an 18" span F35?
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Sterling101 wrote:
Nice big floaty flying wing would be my bet.
50mm won't give massive thrust so something that has plenty of lift itself would be a must I think.

Failing that, something very very light and small, maybe something like an 18" span F35?


Oh, I should mention it needs to be FAST!! 😁 

If I can't find anything good I might take the spare frame I made for my upcoming Sub-250 and try and convert it to EDF. I'd do a KFM4 and probably flip/cut the wings over so they sweep back.

I'm just not sure how to do the thrust tube.  I know there are certain lengths and ratios that are important for getting max thrust.


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Sterling101
Could scale this one down - could well be a bit of fun!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1362115-Prime-Jet-8-32-WS-70mm-EDF-w-Thrust-Vectoring
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That's a great idea.  I've seen people use that design for all sorts of designs.  Probably skip the vectoring to reduce weight.

Here is the "Foamtini" Sub 250g modified for an EDF. 
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Sterling101
That should shift pretty well!  Have a look out for the thrust tubes on thingiverse - sure I've seen some 50mm ones on there...
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Sidewayskiwi
I have a 50mm EDF which needs a home. 

I bought it for this 3d printed EDF:


But it was short lived and killed the battery almost instantly.

Now I'd like to find a nice simple model to build to house it.

Anyone have suggestions or plans?

Avro Arrow
real easy build with DTF real stable looks a million bux
message me and i'll send you the pdf plans
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solentlife
I have the Skyangel 50mm T45 .... and that's fast on it with 4S via 5000kv motor ... 

I think Porcupine RC still sell empty airframes of the Skyangel series ... 

Here's my T45 ... 4S 1600 on 5000kv .... Haoye standard 50mm 5 blade plastic fan ...

 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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notamedclosed
Decided to go with a Airc Pirate T-45 Goshawk.  They had a great set of clean, Flite Test style plans meant for foamboard and 50mm a EDF.  I have some all black foamboard and a needle cutter that both needed testing.  So works out well!

http://airc-pirates.com/ap-goshawk-50-mm-edf-downloads/


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solentlife
Looks good and being 'square' should be an easy build.

Srcolled through their other plans ... like the Mirage ... and was surprised to see one of my all time favourite PC Game items ... Wing Commander Hornet !! 

I spent hours playing Wing Commander on my old 486 computer !! In fact I still have all the discs etc. Must see about getting that up and running again ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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notamedclosed
solentlife wrote:
Looks good and being 'square' should be an easy build.

Srcolled through their other plans ... like the Mirage ... and was surprised to see one of my all time favourite PC Game items ... Wing Commander Hornet !! 

I spent hours playing Wing Commander on my old 486 computer !! In fact I still have all the discs etc. Must see about getting that up and running again ... 


Personally I'd love to see the "Descent" ship.  That series was my Jam growing up.  First game I played much multiplayer in too.  Maybe after I've built a few of my own designs and get confident enough to try something that probably pretty unaerodynamic.  Then build the a quadcopter shaped like the Guide bot and have it follow you around! 😁

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notamedclosed
Well, a needle cutter and Foam board style building don't take long.  About halfway done.

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solentlife
Magic ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Wildthing
Well, a needle cutter and Foam board style building don't take long.  About halfway done.

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Looks pretty cool, cuts look nice also.  Have you tried normal foam with the needle cutter yet? 
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Wildthing wrote:


Looks pretty cool, cuts look nice also.  Have you tried normal foam with the needle cutter yet? 


Yes, it does a great job with that foam also, except if you want to cut pockets out for a spar or something.  Otherwise it makes a nice narrow cut which makes for very efficient foam usage.

This is cut with the needle cutter, though before the latest improvements I did with it.
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The needle is nice because you can also use it to mark things like servo spots or even part number, almost like a laser can.  
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