An excellent parkflyer sized EDF jet (EPO).
The F-15(EPO) jet comes 95% pre-built and comes with a powerful 30A brushless EDF system and steerable nose wheel.
Because the F-15 is made from EPO, it is very resistant to breakage and will literally bounce in light crashes. The material is also easily repairable and quite flexible.
Wing Span: 740mm
Flying Weight: 680g
Motor: 2839 Brushless outrunner (3200KV)
Servo: 9g * 3pcs
Battery: 1800mAh 3S1P 20C Lipoly Pack (Not Included)
EDF Diameter: 70mmRequired:
Your own TX & RX (with V-type mixing)
11.1V 1800mah 3S 20C
Considering the price, this is a good edf.
It is slow but you get what you pay for. If you want an EDF that does 100km/h then the stock setup here will leave you disappointed. On a good day with some tail wind it can pickup some speed, but generally my glider has more power than this jet.
Throttle is half to full just to keep it in the air. Take off needs a full cricket pitch.
Absolutely 5 crowns for Value
4 crowns for Quality because the landing gear & power efficiency will let it down
Overall score is 5 crowns because you just can't beat that price.If turtle got the wings, it may fly like this plane... I cut two exhaust and run with 4s, it's quite fast and can do hand launch.. 6s, super fast.. very nice plane.. very easy to repairA nice RC car with the steerable wheel, a nice cooling fan with a nice swoosh SFX on a summer day, a nice thing to hang up on the wall for display, it does't flyConverted mine to a 4s, and redesigned the elevators. Installed elevators from an Eflite F15. It is awesome. Also launch from a bungy cord.nice plane to start jet experience. Not to fast, not to slow, potential for improvements. My setup - 3s/2200, stock fan and motor. Had to push the battery well into the body as the CG should be around min at 85mm (best 95mm). Suggest to remove gear including front servo as it launches very easy from hand (added small vertical ply skids to protect intakes on landing). Just chuck it into the air 35-45deg up with full power on, very stable. Adjust rates to 100pcnt as it needs that. My low rates are 80pcnt for landing. Landing very easy as it can glide to a very low speed landing. Loves breeze, wind helps to launch it and land it. Just keep the speed up when turning downwind... Flying time around 5min but packed with excitement!This is a decent jet for the money. The large pivoting tailerons work well, ailerons are not needed. The fan unit is set to far forward which makes it very difficult to balance. I put a drmadthrust 2970 3000kv motor in it, with a 5s2000mah pack, making about 1000w on the stock impeller. I changed the fan housing, its super flimsy. I had to cut a LOT of foam out to push battery back far enough.
It flies really nice. Even with my heavy setup it still floats in nicely on landing. The taileron pivots are pretty crappy, just a carbon stick in a hole in the foam. I wouldn't expect many flights before they go all loose and floppy.
I crashed mine into a tree on the second flight so I never got to see how long the pivots actually last :-s
C.G. is 95mm back from where the wing meets the fuseThis jet fails when it comes to lack of ailerons. If you want to install your own dont bother, is more trouble that its worth. EPO is not bad quality, but lack of ailerons makes for a pretty crappy jet.Just got mine all looks good just a shame I had to pay a extra 67.44 import tax I expected to pay around 20 to 30 as I have with my past orders but 67.44 is a joke and cost me a total of 152.56 I brought this plane about a year ago from eBay for around 130 and that came with the full set up of plane transmitter receiver and battery so I'm not that happy over allThis jet will not even get off the ground on 3s. All the electronics in the plane are garbage. One of the servos was doa and I had to cut the plane in half to replace it. I replaced the motor and speed control to run 4s and the fan blew up after 2 flights. This is a big heavy plane and needs 4s with a high kv. However it is very hard to get cg with a 4s set up. I had to move the fan back 2" to the rear and push the battery back almost into the intake. The epo itself is great, and the plane looks beautiful. The stickers on the otherhand do not stick. They all peeled off after one flight. This plane is good if you are willing to put the work into it. I just wish there was a kit version, because the electronics suck!! After all knids of setups the final one is a 64mm 6 blade fan with a 4400kv turnigy h motor on 4s. 55 amps and 800 wattsChoosen from beginning as a base for setting up my own config an do some modifications. Never thought to fly as is - it will be useless in original setup.
bad: 3300kv on 3s will be usefull to power up a glider not a 70mm EDF, controlled only by tailerons will be not very pleasable.
My kit came without nose-cone - built my own one. bad too: no CG in manual. got a picture from the manufactor where the gc is shown but without measurement. So i got from setting up a original config and compare it with
the figure a value of 225mm from trailing wing edge.
the epo foam is perfect! the decals are bad: thick and sloughing after minutes.
for varnishing, sanding the surface is recommanded
my setup: sk3 3516-3300 on 4s 2200 with a 8-blade fan (from 70-28XL-3300) - 50A 1050gr static thrust. Adding ailerons on outer swept edge of wing and rudder. 2 2 servos for elevator and aileron, one for rudder, so i can mix up every combination.
with this cg it flies very well. th t/w-ratio is over 1:1 with this setup, topspeed is
ok, but not a rocket.