A Vampire Mk6 modified with a real working EDF afterburner! Powered with butane and ignited with parts from a stun gun, David attempts to fly this EPO foam RC airplane with real flames shooting out of the exhaust tube!
Durafly D.H.100 Vampire Mk6 EDF Jet RC airplane is designed with a faux EDF Jet exhaust so David moved some internal parts around and added a butane fueled jet exhaust.
The fuel is despensed in a circle over the flame holder and creates the afterburner.
A full write will be available soon detailing everything that went into this custom afterburner setup.
This is our first "Don't Try This At Home" episodes, so please be safe and don't try this.
If you are interested in a safe alternative to creating an afterburner look to your RC airplane, check out our LED Afterburners Episode!
The flame did melt some of the foam on this EPO foam RC airplane and melted the servo a little, but the thrust angle worked great and the butane afterburner added 15% thrust!
There are more photos in the forum post, be sure to check those out and join in with the discussion there!
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Check out the extended episode below, detailing more of the work involved in creating an EDF Afterburner on a Vampire Mk6.
Thanks for watching!
RC Airplane shown in this episode:
Durafly D.H.100 Vampire Mk6 EDF Jet 1100mm (ARF)