iliands
does that plane flies well
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Airflow
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does that plane flies well


Hi iliands, That question can only be answered by yourself in the final end, by building and flying, search the RCP build threads, you might get an idea about its flight characteristics. Good or bad vibrations, do you like it or not? If... OK, go ahead and buy the product.


You could start reading here
http://www.rcpowers.com/community/threads/eurofighter-easybuild-v2.8782/
Continue searching the forum. Check RCP Video Channel Youtube etc, etc...
http://www.youtube.com/user/AirflowFirst
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bobdabilduh55
I bought the RCP plan but do to many distractions have yet to build it. I can tell you though that there is nothing like a delta canard plane to fly. I must build this one soon.
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F1wanabe
I began to like the ef once I understood it. It is good for slower flying and aerobatics. It's not fast because of the hidden prop design. I added a lot of ventilation for this reason. Also reangled canards and got more performance.


http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com
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LukeWarm
RCPowers has a build thread about that plane;
http://www.rcpowers.com/community/threads/eurofighter-easybuild-v2.8782/
It is a popular jet because it flies well and looks great in the air.
It is very difficult to design beautiful aircraft and good airflow through the prop, those two things do fight each other. The hidden prop design does have a price, nothing is free. The T-50 is the fastest plane we have, but it has marginal low speed control. The Mig-29 V1 is our most acrobatic plane; the simple nose design makes it light and easy to build, but a full fuselage would improve its looks. Some people call them choices, others call them compromises; you choose the fetchers you want, then you live with what it takes from you. You can modify the plane as F1 did, but it does take a little from the looks and simplicity of the plane. There is no prefect plane. If you are inventive like F1 is, these planes are very tweakable.
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F1wanabe
Thank you, Luke, for the kind words. I was a little short with my response (I was driving) and you bring up a great point. Like you say, your choice of plane should be determined by the type of flying you do and each plane has a different set of strengths. The rcpowers ef is a solid flying plane, especially since it has no thrust vectoring. It looks good too. In hind sight, I probably would have not modded the plane with ventilation and just enjoyed it as it is. A slow to medium speed flier that does great aerobatics. I do think those canards benefit from being angled down a couple degrees. One caution: because of the lack of thrust vectoring, flying it in a tailwind (wind blowing from behind) makes it less stable. The control surfaces become less effective as airflow from the front is countered by airflow from behind.

http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com
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jhova17
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I began to like the ef once I understood it. It is good for slower flying and aerobatics. It's not fast because of the hidden prop design. I added a lot of ventilation for this reason. Also reangled canards and got more performance.


http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com
that was a nice flight I was wondering why no one ever talks about this build .
J.HOVA
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F1wanabe
Thanks, Jhova, I think this plane is not as popular due to the lack of tv. I also think it would really benefit from activated canards for trimming the plane. I was also wondering whether a smaller 5in prop on a higher kv motor would help with airflow.

http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
http://www.frcfoamies.com
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LukeWarm
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Thanks, Jhova, I think this plane is not as popular due to the lack of tv. I also think it would really benefit from activated canards for trimming the plane. I was also wondering whether a smaller 5in prop on a higher kv motor would help with airflow.

The canards being angled down a couple degrees improves the plane stability because it give you more traction in the air. The canards and the main wings fight each other a little, this works the same way that a shop aligns the front wheels on your car. The wheels being a few degrees off from each other give the car direction. While improving stability, it does cause more friction. This scrubs off a little of your top speed. But This is a great mod; for what it takes from the plane, it gives even more back.

I believe a 5 inch prop on a higher KV motor would hurt this plane. The amount of prop that goes beyond the fuselage has a more effective bite. The longer a prop blade is, the farther the most effective part of the blade is from the center. A 5 inch prop would have too much of the bade inside the fuselage. A props length is power, and its pitch is speed. Like the f-35, this jet needs the power.
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iliands
thanks for the answers i just started at building planes but i've don't gotten any plane in the air because i don't have the parts
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iliands
now i'm building the f35 does that plane flies well
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