The Skyfun can be used by novice and advanced pilots alike. Providing heart pounding speed yet a slow stall rate, the Skyfun is a park-jet you will want to take everywhere. Made with high-pressure EPS and a polished mould, the Skyfun is extremely stiff, has a gloss like surface and yet very crash resistant!
Specification: Wingspan: 875mm Length: 700mm Height: 170mm Motor Mount Holes: 19mm or 16mm Dry Weight: 302g (No Electronics) Motor: 28xx-1800kv Brushless Outrunner (Required) Motor Mount Holes: 19mm or 16mm ESC: 25A (Required) Servo: 2 x 9g (Required) Prop: 6 x 4 (2 included)
Required: 28xx-1800kv Brushless Outrunner 25A ESC 2 x 9g Servos Your own TX & RX Battery 1800~2200mAh 11.1V 3S 20C or higher
Note: For a more powerful setup try the following.
Thats a good question, The shaft on the prop adapter and prop hole are an odd size. I went to several hobby shops to buy the clamping type prop adapter because i hate the ones that use the allen wrench as they never seem to be as balanced. The props that come with the plane have a hole that is smaller than standard prop adapters. I stayed with the stock adapter since i didnt want to always be reaming out the stock propellers. The props from the radjet 800 fit universal prop adapters (larger shaft hole) and looks otherwise identical to the skyfun prop. However, I didnt see them for sale by themselves. I wonder if you got packaged the old 1800KV prop. I didnt notice a big size difference in the props that came with mine. My fuselage arrived damaged though and the RMA process is slow and not fun for anyone that cares.
Sorry that i dont reply on your line of question. Every time i try klicking the reply button i end up in a new question bar. Anyway. The battery tray is large enough for even bigger battery. So you can even try a bigger battery.
Thanks for your reply.I am looking at the Kit version of this plane and was wondering what kind of set up to use*** Motor/ESC/Battery/Prop so you would recommend your set up 2836 BO 2350KV and 40A 4S 2200 mah 35C.I've read a lot on spects on set up on planes and sometime its hard to know which one to use.Thanks for your help.
What's the largest propeller that can be fitted to this wing?, I'm not interested in screaming little props, or doing 200k, I would be interested in a T2826 2200kv with a 7x6 prop, I know how this combo performs I have it on a skywalker falcon, Will it fit on the skyfun?? is the prop between the vertical tail section or behind it?? thanks for any help.
I just wanted a fast parkflyer to relax with after larger scale models. I ordered this kit and used the Turnigy 2836 BO 2350KV. This was pretty great setup with a 40 Amp ESC. But everything depends on the pilot. Start with this setup then just expand reading these forums and you will get it even faster. I used 60% expo on maiden flight.
I have the new rev. version and measured the carbon rod slots in the wings and they are more in the 2mm width range than the 2.5mm that was posted. You could make the slots bigger but initially they are really small.
i have lost a motor with the prop in a crush yesturday, can you help me remember what prop i had? the motor was Turnigy 2836 Brushless EDF Motor 3200kv the battery is 4s nanotech 30-70c and it pulled 55A*13v at WOT at start and settled to 48A*12.6v after 10 seconds (the battery is old and puffed so maybe it pulls a bit more with same new battery) what prop do you think it looks like? I have ordered a lot of 4.1x4.1s, 4.5x4.5s and 4.75x4.75 but i dont remember wich one was on the plane, i think it was 4.1x4.1 but i'm not sure and i dont want to burn the motor or have poor perfomance taking a guess
Quick question, is it good engine and ESC for that plane???
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__ 20693__Hobbyking_YEP_80A_2_6S_SBEC_Brushless_Speed_C ontroller.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s tore/__8137__Turnigy_2836_Brushless_450_Size_Heli_Mo tor_3700kv.html
Better to buy the kit in my opinion. The faster this goes the easier it is to hand launch and its much more fun to fly. The NTM 2836 motors work well as suggested below. There's also a 3000KV NTM version which I'm going to try. Use a 4S battery for more power.
I was just reading the V1.1 description and it said "(v1.1) of the SkyFun - it now has a stronger alloy motor mount" amongst other things, whether you get that in the kit version?? this kit does not say V1.1 so you probably don't get the alloy motor mount either.
sonnydc What was your setup? I'm deciding whether to get this or the phantom, I know there chalk N cheese but I like the look of them both, I'm a bit concerned it's not epo, I have been known to have a few close encounters! so for me epo is important, also can it fly reasonably slow??
Its a 2836-2450kv motor with a 40A esc running a 5x5 prop on 3s/40c battery.
This model is better than other EPS models.
Ive crashed into 4 pieces. Glued it back together with gorilla glue, toothpick and masking tape. Still flies well. Its has very good slow fly characteristics and glides against the wind. Just be careful in dives and you are good.
My friend has the phantom. It flies best on calm weather and a bit touchy on high winds, can be more stable if you add a 3 axis stabilizer. Best of all its EPO.
Yea, my skywalker falcon is a bit touchy at slow speed in wind if you bank to turn and a gust picks it up it will roll over, I think it's a trait of the wide wings, I really like em though! thanxs for the info.
You're most welcome. Nowadays I always use the orange 3-axis, since I fly mostly in the afternoons where the winds are at their peak. It really makes a difference. I also plan to buy the falcon and try fpv.
The falcon is a great plane, I have a Turnigy d2826/6 2200kv motor on it it with a 7x6 prop, it goes vertical no problem and the biggest battery I've tried is a XXL3600mah 3s 50c which gives about 40minutes?, which would help your FPV?, normally I fly it with a 2200mah 3s 20c it's more agile with the 2200mah, I have a 3 axis stabiliser but I've not used it on anything yet. It was bought for a HK fpv-168 which I have not completed.
It looks the same as this one, I bought it off e b a y, PRODUCT ID: APC7x6-E,... When vertical anymore than about 3-4seconds at full power and it's out of sight, I run it on a 30amp mystery esc it's burst is 40amp, I don't normally run more than 5 seconds on full power it travels too far too quick, I tested with my ampmeter and it draws 34.5amps at WOT. My falcon weighs with a 2200mah battery 633grms, How heavy was your Tuffwing??
Maybe with less bite on your prop your spinning it faster too.... My prop Is that thin you can nearly see through it, I won 12 of them on an e b a y auction for $10, turns out there cheaper at hobbyking! but I hav'nt ever broken one, still have 11 spares, I'm trying to configure my new planes to use these props.
still on backorder?? L O L
after 42 days: "Stock available and arriving from the back-warehouse within 7~10 days"
well i canceled and bought the last one in DE warehouse. it cost me more but it is delivered and put together already. hope i fly this soon.
HK DOES need YOU, me, and everyone who spent hard earned money at HK. Trust me, HK needs US more than we need them! No us, no HK. Theres alot of hobby shops besides them. Remember, in my book, GREAT SERVICE beats cheap prices ANYDAY!
Sorry I was referring to your expectation of a reply from HK regarding when stock will be available, the appropriate place to ask this question is in live help or contact us, even then I would think you would have buckleys chance of a reliable reply.
What the hell HK??
on 31/10 there was this:
Stock available and arriving from the back-warehouse within 7~10 days."
17 days later we got this:
Stock available and arriving from the back-warehouse within 7~10 days."
this is ridiculous..
Did anyone get an answer on when item will be available? I've been waitin for about a month already. Stryker starting to look good. Much more $ but at least its always available. Come on HK dont lose me to Parkzone!
If it was EPO, or something else then EPS, I'd buy it without any doubts - after the smaller Parkjet EPO, which is SkyFun's 60% version.
Heh, HK, is it difficult to just fill the molds with different material? I bet EPO version would be very popular.
Thank you. yes I know the 1/3 rule. I have not yet flown the skyfun now 1 year. I have installed a 2.2 kw setup, 125a esc, 6s 4000, led, retractile landing gear. I think I want to make a first flight in the experimental.
ich wü*nsche ein genauen bericht von skyfun piloten. danke.
The 1/3 rule (or better yet, start on the wing spar & go from there,) works pretty well for normal, unswept wings. Not for flying wings.
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I have just recieved this fun jet ,and before I hav recieved the 60 amp esk and the nano-tech 4s 45/90 2.2 battery and I tell you how it goes because 1st I read all data and watched all vidio so I do it right.
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Bonjour à tous,
cet engin vole super bien, achete pour voler par temps un peu venteux...et je ne suis pas deçu...teste dans le ciel belge par vent de 20 à 30 km/h.
Arrivé en 10 jours à la maison.
Cette aile tient ses promesse, la vitesse atteinte doit avoisiner les 100 Km/h et la vitesse minimum est tres basse, vous coupez les gaz et il parachute gentiment jusqu'au sol.
Ici monte en 2500kV, helice 5x5, regu 40A, lipos 3S1P3000 20C, temps de vol 12 min
Points negatifs : verrouillage de la verriere a remplacer (clips en plastique qui cassent tout de suite, mettre des aimants à la place), charnieres d'elevons en tape a refaire convenablement.
Mais ce sont des détails, au final :vraiment chouette à voir filer dans le ciel avec le sifflement du moteur, tonneaux en chaîne, montée verticales, vraiment super.
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Jet kam gestern an. Vorweg vom Material her macht er meiner Meinung nach einen echt guten Eindruck. im Gegensatz zum Funjet von MP ist die Oberfläche geschlossener und glatter, die Styrokügelchen kleiner, dh bessere Aerodynamik. Minuspunkte hat er bei mir in bezug auf die Ruderscharniere, er hat nämlich keine. Die Ruder sind mit Klebeband flexibel befestigt... ´geht garnet! OK, Scharniere sind schnell verbaut. Zweiter Minuspunkt ist die Kabinenhaubenbefestigung, gleiches System wie beim Easystar, hält nur bei weitem schlechter. Motorhalterung ist ganz ok, war auch von vorneherein richtig ausgerichtet, für nen 2836 mit 3200kv bei 4S, der mit ner 4.5x4.5 Speedschraube 62A zieht ist sie jedoch sehr grenzwertig, aber ausgelegt is er halt auf so ein Setup ja nicht. Weiterer Pluspunkt ist seine sehr stabil gebaute Front, die wohl auch mal Nasenlandungen wegsteckt ohne dass sich gleich der ganze Jet von der Form her verzieht, im Gegensatz zum Funjet von MP. Im Flug macht er einen sehr gutmütigen Eindruck, lässt sich sehr langsam recht stabil fliegen und ist auch bei sehr schnellen, harten Manövern erstaunlich steif, er hat nämlich keine Carbonstange zur Tragflächenversteifung. Bin echt beeindruck von dem Ding trotz einiger Abstriche, würde ihn mir auf jeden Fall wieder zulegen! Vor allem zu dem Preis, da kann man net meckern..
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Excellent product, I do strongly recomend it.
If you like speed, do the Turnigy UPGRADE, but I do not do this UPGRADE if i dont have carbon fiber ROD, its 100pcnt usefull, its a MUST.
Enjoy this beauty.
This are the ones I fully recomend
SkyFun Jet (Kit Only)
Turnigy2836 brushless Outrunner 2350kv
TGS Sport 6x4E Precision propeller
ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 4S1P 40C
Turnigy Plush 60amp Speed Controller
Hope you enjoy flying this great plane
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I installed a 3mm carbon fiber rod in each wing, removed the foam ailerons and replaced them with balsa (used plastic hinges and fiber hinge tape), spray painted the canopy red inside, removed some decals and covered the plane with OraStick cover on top and on the bottom. The servo covers were a tight fit so I submerged them in boiling water and re-shaped them to fit. I maidened mine with a 3S bat/Turnigy 2836 3700Kv/4.74x4.75 APC prop and found the model highly sensitive thus had to dial in large numbers of exponential (40pcnt) and dual rates (30pcnt). Once that was done I changed to 4S Lipo, same motor (3700kv) and 4.1x4.1 APC prop. THE BEST SETUP! Screaming and fast. However, in one of my high speed flybys the canopy (attached with 4 strong magnets) came off and ripped one vertical fin off. Gives an indication how fast it was going :). I continued flying as it was ultra stable. Need to make a better holding mechanism for the canopy.... If you want to draw attention and have heads turning at the flying field than this should be your setup. Check the file section