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Dassault Alpha Fighter 70mm Ducted Fan EPO Plug-n-Fly (AU Warehouse)

Dassault Alpha Fighter 70mm Ducted Fan EPO Plug-n-Fly  (AU Warehouse)
Dassault Alpha Fighter 70mm Ducted Fan EPO Plug-n-Fly  (AU Warehouse)

An easy to fly, highly scaled, large size aerobatic fighter jet with a big 70mm EDF system.
The Alpha EDF jet comes 97% pre-built and includes a powerful brushless 70mm EDF system and steerable nose wheel.
This well detailed and strikingly painted jet uses a 70mm ducted fan unit to provide fast throttle response and a high top speed.
Scale decals and the addition of two pilots adds to the realism of this model. Battery canopy has more than enough room for a variety of batteries.
Small bead-sized EPO foam means more detail and a stronger, stiffer construction. 5 servos control tail, ailerons and nose gear.

Described by customers as being the "trainer of R/C EDF Jets" the Alpha 70mm is an excellent choice for anyone wanting their first EDF jet.

This is a very attractive model that draws attention both in the sky and on the ground! 

Specification:
Wingspan: 951mm
Length: 1282mm
Flying Weight: 1110g (39 oz)
Channel: 4ch
Motor: 2845-KV3000
ESC: 70A
Servo: 5 x 9g
EDF: 70mm
Battery compartment size: 150 x 46 x 33mm

Required:
Your own Tx & Rx
Battery 2200mah 14.8V 4S 30C



PRODUCT ID: HMS006

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Price $119.95

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aussiepaul  158 points - 11/29/2013
 
Hey guys just to comment on these models further, when I purchased mine I wasn't to impressed with the foam quality, just looked and felt like what we aussies call general Styrofoam, you no the stuff you get boxes and packaging in. Any way the plane has been great flys perfectly every time and has even taken a few knocks and hard landings on my not so smooth strip. My flying field at my club covers 10 acres, with a large lake off to one side, and we quite often our flight path is over the lake, and many models have been left to the bottom the lake over the years. Well guess what happened I had a radio failure and lost signal, my jet reverted to failsafe mode, basicly the settings at bind, and just decided to glide slowly back down to earth in a straight line, must off had it trimmed well, but the landing was inevitable to be a water landing, when it hit the water with a slight nose down attitude we saw a few bits of foam fly off, and the rest of the model floated, out come our rescue boat (plastic boat) and off I went to retrieve the model floating in the middle of the lake, would you believe it suffered very little damage, nothing broke except a few pieces of foam at the air intakes, im guessing from the sudden rush of water intake. It took me five minutes to glue the plane back together and you could hardly notice, would you believe even after the electronics dried out every thing worked ok. back up in the air a few days later. So the moral of the story is im not going to complain anymore about quality of foam, I had seen other foam models land in the water and they were in a 100 pieces. So this is a good reason to grab one of these planes, fly well and value for money.
 Superspit 91 points
Rudder mod went on tonite. Also some very thin CF strips to go into the main wing. Looking forward to seeing this thing get up.She sure is pretty. Hoping that I don't see the 'tail heavy issue many peeps are talking about. I'm basing on 177mm from intake edge. Wish me luck!
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 aussiepaul 158 points
Good luck superspit, im sure you will have fun with this plane, it does fly really well and stable once you get cog correct, and trimmed, I use nano tech 4s 2200 and the batter sits just in the middle their at the intake edge, I found 177 is way to nose heavy, im using 150 from intake edge, see how you go.
 Superspit 91 points
Hey!,,Thanx AP...very cool. 150mm?...ok, I'll aim for that and see how she feels. Thanx for the advice!
 Superspit 91 points
Hi Aussiepaul....balancing this aircraft statically is proving to be interesting. The manual states 178mm (from intake front edge) and the plane balances nicely here. Battery is pushed to the thick 'bulkhead', so about halfway of the canopy space. Interesting. The 150mm appears to have the plane incredibly tale heavy. I think I'll have to test her 'dynamically to get this cg the way I like it...but that's the thing, I don't want to take off with a crazy plane!...lol. Battery is also 2200 4s.
 aussiepaul 158 points
yer ok sorry I meant to say the 178 gives you a tail heavy plane, that's why I moved it forward to 150 from air intakes, I think honestly this plane flys ok as long as you have the battery back in the canopy space level with the air intakes., hope you find what works for you, wish I could upload a picture for you to see, not sure I can.
 Superspit 91 points
Hi AP, and thanx again for the response mate, but r u testing your CG in flight or with static balancing? At 150mm it just doesn't statically balance, maybe in flight it's perfect. At 178mm it static balances perfectly, probably flies like a dog though...lol. Just want to get her as right as possible prior to launch.
 aussiepaul 158 points
Yer mines in balance in flight, sorry im not a person who plays around much with static balance im more the balance it on fingers, yer that looks about right slightly nose heavy, toss it in the air and see how it goes adjust from their. I have a piece of foam that is about 50mm thick that is pushed in as far back as possible and then the battery pushed in up to that and then held in with a Velcro strap.......I can throttle right back to nothing and she just glides Have you had her up yet on her maiden flight, let me no how ya go.
 Superspit 91 points
Hi AP...no, not yet, hopefully tmrw. I've been buzzing the T45 Hawk around, with much fun. Yesterday I had Alpha taxiing up and down the street to test her nose wheel. I ended up putting the nose wheel servo on channel 6 so I could have more travel than that of the rudder...they are 'mixed' together, works nice, tracks nice now. I'll stick with the factory reco for CG for now, and like you say, go from there. Cheers mate. Spit.
 Superspit 91 points
OK, finally maidened her this morning.....AP, you were right!...Static balance at suggested CG is ok, but she's nose-heavy. Push the battery back about 15-20 mmm and perfect!..Great plane and tracks nice! Easy first flight!
 aussiepaul 158 points
Hi thanks for letting me no you had a maiden flight, great to hear it all went well, congratulations, all pleased my info helped a fellow flyer .
Superspit  91 points - 11/27/2013
 
Can't confirm the EPO/EPS chemistry in this kit....but it feels and looks fantastic. Very sturdy and tight bead foam seems very durable. Easily sands back on all gluing surfaces, shows the good characteristics of this foam, regardless of what is actually is. CA safe glue works well on it, so too 5min epoxy. Almost a 'rubbery' feel to it, and the rear stab feels like it's made of good balsa, though it's not! lol. Good quality FMS kit with good electronics too!. 49 amp draw (MAX) with full charge, on bench, with 35C 2200 batt....all within limits.
aussiepaul  158 points - 8/7/2013
 
Ive heard that even thou in the title it says these are epo but they are not, some other foam, can anyone confirm this that they are not made out of epo . thanks.
 Superspit 91 points
Can't confirm the EPO/EPS chemistry in this kit....but it feels and looks fantastic. Very sturdy and tight bead foam seems very durable. Easily sands back on all gluing surfaces, shows the good characteristics of this foam, regardless of what is actually is. CA safe glue works well on it, so too 5min epoxy. Almost a 'rubbery' feel to it, and the rear stab feels like it's made of good balsa, though it's not! lol. Good quality FMS kit with good electronics too!. 49 amp draw (MAX) with full charge, on bench, with 35C 2200 batt....all within limits.
marcus  1 points - 2/18/2013
 
Hi
Could you please tell me the make of this jet
Thanks
Marcus
 k2roo 30 points
Its a FMS jet my friend.Here is the direct link to this jet on the FMS www.link
 k2roo 30 points
Ok so the link isn't working but it is FMS
SIGAPT  10 points - 2/16/2013
 
Hi pilots, here is my alpha jet with alloy dps 3580kv motor upgrade *)
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This EDF is great, just maidened mine and it flew suprisingly well. Had read this plane had CG issues with it being nose heavy but i put my CG about 15mm further stated CG in the manual and it flew great.
Also must say that you need to increase the LE incidence and decrease TE incidence of the rear stab. Check the forum for more info some guys there deserve the www.link


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This plane is great. It's easy to put together, and it flies very stable. Not a lot of power though, so expect a decent take-off runway length. Once in the air though, it's quite good and quite stable. I am suprised at how slow this thing is actually. I am running it on a 2200mah 4s lipo, and I am wondering if anyone has tried running it on a 5s lipo? The extra revs from the edf might make the difference perhaps? Note this looks like a twin ducted fan unit, but i's actually just a single fan with two intakes and two exhausts which get merged and split respectively. I'm told this saves weight but the tradeoff is possibly reduced thrust. It's not particularly acrobatic. Despite having large control surface area, the plane is suprisingly slow. However, all manouvers are quite controlled and the plane doesn't seem skittish at all. Landing is quite easy, and it has already lasted a few rough landings quite well. I made a beginners mistake on my maiden flight - realised after take-off that my ailerons were reversed! Didn't end well. However, after gluing and straightening the landings wheels, and gluing a bit of cracked fuselage back together, it's as good as new. Also, as with all edf's, it's quite noisy overall a very fun plane with great scale looks. I'd just like to see more performance from it, but since I'm new to edf's, I don't really know what to do to


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Following other members' comments about it being nose heavy I added weight in the form of 3 x 10 cent pieces taped to the very rear of the fuselage pod. It took off & flew perfectly with just a slight amount of up elevator required. I will add another coin to balance it out better. This was with a 2200 30c Zippy battery. It will take a 2450 Turnigy as well but will need more tail weight to balance out the extra battery weight.
I didn't change the incidence of the wing or horizontal stabiliser as others have done & it seems fine left stock. On the first flight both the rear landing gears fell out (plastic mounts & all) due to poor gluing at the factory. Fortunately I was able to locate them both after a long search & have now epoxied them back in wthout any further problem.
The only other issue is lots of slop in the elevator & ailerons due to the holes in the horns being too big for the clevis pins. Easily fixed by adding replacement horns. Fairly slow & docile in flight but a great EDF trainer. A good candidate for a power upgrade at a later date.


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I have just had a total motor failure after only 10 flights. The motor seized suddenly in mid flight & unfortunatley because the plane was on the limits of visibility at the time it resulted in a bad crash. It ended up in a dozen pieces due to the brittle EPS foam. In spite of that with time & patience & 5 min epoxy it is now flyable again. From the evidence it looks like the fan was binding on the plastic shroud causing it to lock up. I have now upgraded to a Freewing 70mm unit which fits straight in. This unit pulls 825 watts compared to the underpowered original motor's 672 watts. It should now have a much better level of performance.


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Something to be aware of is that this plane is not made of EPO as claimed. Its is EPS. Fairly weak & brittle in any sort of mishap. The wing is inherently weak & needs a carbon or aluminium reinforcing insert. My Alphajet lost its starboard wing in flight & that was the end of it. Nothing left but bean bag filler. It broke cleanly at the wing root possibly the result of a previous crash but preventable if it had been braced with an internal spa.


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