Versa Jet (EDF Versa Wing)

by helidog12 | October 12, 2013 | (9 Ratings) Posted in Projects


Here is our Versa Wing with a Hobby-Lobby EDF unit from a Alpha MIG-15 (25A speed control, 60mm outside dia.EDF)

We very quickly made a cheezy fan saddle that would adapt to the existing popsickle stick mounting system so if it did not work we could remove it and return to the normal swappable pod.

Another view (without swappable pod).

Swappable pod holds batteries up to 1800ma (so far). We have hot glued a spinner to the firewall to improve aerodynamics and give it somewhat of a jet look.


Bottom view of the swappable pod.

Flying the Versa Jet is as expected a little lacking on power but behaves similar to a trainer. Climbout is shallow but gets to very high altitudes rather quickly as soon as the fan comes on step. We usually fly very high and glide back for 5 or so minutes and take it back up, we have flown 15minutes (as a powered glider) on an 1850 Zippy. The nieghbor is learning to fly with this airplane! I will post flight videos when the weather cooperates---Stay tuned!!

COMMENTS

helidog12 on October 22, 2013
Yea but Texas is soo much nicer than here
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Dagger_117 on October 15, 2013
Very cool...A Versa with an EDF is on my list to build as well...great job on your wing
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helidog12 on October 16, 2013
Thanks I will try to get some video of the flight but it is basically the same as any well built aircraft.......Just a great flyer!
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helidog12 on October 20, 2013
video up, thrust tube in hand and will be making a new fan mount tomorrow.
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Driveandairsmash on October 18, 2013
I only see one flaw... I may be wrong but I think that the edf jet motor needs a tube behind it so it can create the thrust. My friend put a edf motor on his scratch build jet and it did not put any thrust out until we put a vent tube on it. We put it on there because the air would just get lost becuase it is not like a prop and slot plane where the is big and spins slowly so it pushes air easier. EDF's may have a higher kv but the blades become smaller. So what I am saying is put about a 6in went tube on the edf motor and then you should be good :).

Hope this helps,
Driveandairsmash
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helidog12 on October 20, 2013
yea was thinking about that, but I'm still deciding if I am going to put a bigger one on it. It flies but it is slow I need some more power and some speed would be nice. I'm uploading the video now to Youtube.
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helidog12 on October 20, 2013
some ratings would be nice.
:-)
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helidog12 on October 21, 2013
I added corrugated plastic fins and swappable power pod so it can survive the wet fall landings in the Pennsylvania grass.

EK~
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Trauma50 on October 22, 2013
Hey, were do you live in PA? I lived in the Pittsburgh area for 20 years. I live in East Texas now, you can fly all year here.
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Trauma50 on October 22, 2013
Wow, I lived there for a few months when I was doing traveling contracts for Physical Therapy. Not a lot to do there? Miss the twisty roads though. In Texas you just wear a flat spot down the middle of your tire.
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helidog12 on October 22, 2013
I live in Hazleton pa.. Sucks I miss Texas!
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helidog12 on February 12, 2014
Revamped the motor mount have not added the thrust tube yet.....flies fine without it. I have just over 4 hours of flight time so far!

EK~
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