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Forum: Beginners
08-20-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,128
Posted By Ben D wing

The best quality Foamie kits are without doubt...

The best quality Foamie kits are without doubt made by Multiplex. I have yet to find any other manufacturer that has the same crispness of moulding, surface finish and fit of parts. Not only that,...
Forum: Beginners
06-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ben D wing

After two years of use my AcroWot has had a...

After two years of use my AcroWot has had a makeover to freshen it it up.
No mistaking anymore which is mine in the pits area. ;)
Forum: Beginners
05-31-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ben D wing

You don't need to do that. Simply cut the cable...

You don't need to do that. Simply cut the cable tie that holds the 3 motor/ESC wires, remove the spinner, prop & adaptor, undo the 4 screws that secure the motor and with a bit of jiggling the motor...
12-18-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,415
Posted By Ben D wing

Thanks for the kind comments. :) Specification...

Thanks for the kind comments. :)
Specification as follows: Wemotec MiniFan Evo, HET 2W-20, Wemotec thrust tube, Zippy 4s 2650mAh 30C LiPo, MKS 9g digital metal geared servos, BlackMantis 70A ESC...
12-18-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,415
Posted By Ben D wing

It's been a long time since any activity on this...

It's been a long time since any activity on this thread so here's a picture of my EDF Funjet:
Forum: Foamies
10-09-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,233
Posted By Ben D wing

I use UHU Por to good effect, it's a clear...

I use UHU Por to good effect, it's a clear contact adhesive usually used for Depron foamies. I cut the damaged hinge line free, clean up any raggedness and then coat the hinge line of the control...
Forum: Foamies
09-21-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,209
Posted By Ben D wing

Multiplex are the best in my opinion as they...

Multiplex are the best in my opinion as they offer the best quality foam, the fit of parts and hardware is excellent, and their planes fly perfectly if set up exactly as the manual suggests. As the...
10-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 456,985
Posted By Ben D wing

Hi to you too, not much happening in this thread...

Hi to you too, not much happening in this thread any more is there?

Here's an update on my latest Funjet installation: I'm now using a carbon spar instead of the supplied (heavy!) GRP version, and...
10-15-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 48,841
Posted By Ben D wing

I know it's not a scratch built version, but the...

I know it's not a scratch built version, but the HobbyKing Radjet 420 is a perfect Funjet miniature in every way, see pic. As a result I never did build one from the plan.
Sorry Chellie. :oops:
Forum: ParkFlyers
02-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 35,649
Posted By Ben D wing

Impressive list, but they're not all Parkflyers....

Impressive list, but they're not all Parkflyers. ;)
02-26-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,482
Posted By Ben D wing

The rear decking adds considerable strength to...

The rear decking adds considerable strength to the Funjet and should really be built as per instructions. The ESC is simply attached to the motor and the whole lot inserted through the jet pipe,...
11-24-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,482
Posted By Ben D wing

Which version will you get, the original one or...

Which version will you get, the original one or the Ultra? Anyway, which ever you choose you're bound to have fun! I have now modified my FJ by cutting the wing tips to mimic the Ultra, and fitted...
09-19-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 456,985
Posted By Ben D wing

Hi Gryphon, thanks and it's so hard to fly 2...

Hi Gryphon, thanks and it's so hard to fly 2 Funjets in formation and collect any decent film footage, hence the 'stills only' footage! :D

My set up still has the Ultra's power set, but I find...
08-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 456,985
Posted By Ben D wing

Been messing with a cheap Chinese keycam trying...

Been messing with a cheap Chinese keycam trying to get some air to air footage, but it's just too hard with a couple of Funjets, so I've put together some stills instead. http://vimeo.com/13935612
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07-31-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Because I got bored, I recovered the MJ to match...

Because I got bored, I recovered the MJ to match my FJ. I also reshaped the fins to match as I never did like the pointy tips on the MJ. The covering is household vinyl carefully ironed on.
07-30-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

OK, here's half a dozen for you..... In the...

OK, here's half a dozen for you.....

In the first picture the FJ was so close that on the film soundtrack there is an audible 'pop' as it passes within mm's of the cam.
BTW, the cam is mounted...
07-30-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

I don't have any microJET videos, but I am trying...

I don't have any microJET videos, but I am trying out a keyfob cam on my lightweight FJ. This involves following another FJ and trying to catch some air to air footage. It's a lot harder than it...
07-29-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

The previous page for the Microjet,...

The previous page for the Microjet, http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=698017&postcount=492

and here's my FJ....
07-29-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 456,985
Posted By Ben D wing

At the moment it's just an urban myth and I can't...

At the moment it's just an urban myth and I can't see Multiplex discontinuing production in the near future because it's too good an earner for them..............$$$$$$$$!...........
However, what...
07-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,156
Posted By Ben D wing

Sorry, I quoted the wrong prop size. I initially...

Sorry, I quoted the wrong prop size. I initially used the 11" x 6.5" and this was pulling just over 38A statically (400+ Watts in). The motor hardly got warm in flight, but the motor sounded laboured...
07-28-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 456,985
Posted By Ben D wing

I've just fitted the FJ Ultra power set into my...

I've just fitted the FJ Ultra power set into my standard FJ. It's fairly fast (MPX claim 120 MPH when it's installed in the FJ Ultra), but I'm not hugely impressed with the performance. It's merely...
07-28-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Quick update: I have now re-propped the Mega...

Quick update: I have now re-propped the Mega motor with a 5" x 4" and added a 3s 1600mAh 25C LiPo instead of the 2s battery. This is now nearly as fast as my Funjet which has just had an engine...
07-28-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,156
Posted By Ben D wing

Have a look at my photos to see just how well it...

Have a look at my photos to see just how well it fits.
Also, you may want to try a 10" x 7" prop for improved vertical performance. ;)
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03-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

OK, the maiden flight was a success, ie. I didn't...

OK, the maiden flight was a success, ie. I didn't crash! :D, but the CG is a bit far forward (even if it does balance on the pips), and the motor thrust line needs adjusting as it pitches nose down...
03-07-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Wow, that's almost identical, even down to the...

Wow, that's almost identical, even down to the catches for the canopy, the ABS mouldings for the motor mount, cowling and servo covers! Not sure what that extra tapered bit of foam is for though, a...
03-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Final statistics for the MJ as follows: AUW = ...

Final statistics for the MJ as follows:
AUW = 447g (15.7ozs)
Motor current= 42A
Watts = 294
PWR = circa 300W/Lb. (That's over 3 times more than the original Speed 400 powered MJ! :eek:)
...
03-03-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Ok, here's the empty airframe straight from...

Ok, here's the empty airframe straight from paint. I said it would be a simple scheme and I still might apply a couple of strategically placed decals to finish off with. From experience this colour...
03-02-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Yes, I did mention in my previous post that you...

Yes, I did mention in my previous post that you need to type in 'Microjet' into the search window (produktsuche) on the left hand side of the home page. This will take you to the Microjet page.
...
03-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

The MJ is all masked off so I should be able to...

The MJ is all masked off so I should be able to lay some paint tomorrow, weather permitting! I've cleaned the areas to be sprayed with some thinners because it enables the paint to adhere better to...
03-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,567
Posted By Ben D wing

Has anyone seen one of...

Has anyone seen one of these?............https://eshop.t-online.de/epages/Store_Shop30842.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Shop30842/Categories

Type 'Microjet' in the search function (Produktsuche) on...
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