John Reid from Model Airplane News posted coverage of my N-Tech Jets Panther maiden voyage.
Archive for November, 2011
The Production Sample of the N-Tech Jets Panther flew today with expected good success. What a fantastic airplane!
Next up from N-Tech Jets is the Mig 15. This is a spectacular model with tons of detail. From inspection panel markings to wing fences, this model is simply great looking.
My latest production sample will also be flown with the Jet Hangar E-Turbax and 12S system.
Here’s a pic of one built and flying.
This is a new Jet. We expect them in stock in 2-3 weeks. See specs and info below. This is some rough information about this very nice, great flying high performance EDF. It includes the retracts, air system, and struts. Power system and radio are required, sold separately of course.
EDF ARF R/C Jet
Item No 190150
Mfg No. NTJ-01
Wingspan: 1829mm – 72in
Length: 1800mm – 70.85in
Flying Weight: – 18-21 lb
Fan Size: 120mm
Power System: 12S
Wood Wing and Stabilizer Construction
Molded Fuselage with Wood Structure (ABS Skins with Plywood and Carbon structure)
Factory Covered Flying Surfaces and Painted Fuselage
Complete Hardware Pack
Functional Nose Gear Doors
Basic Molded Cockpit
Mounting and Ducting Optimized for Electric Power
9-10 Channel Computer Radio (We used the SD-10G)
12S Li-Po Battery (5000 to 6000 mAh)
Air Pump for Retracts
Big High Performance Electric Jet
Step up from foam and micro jets! Experience high performance electric jet performance with a model that is big, forgiving and fast. The Panther has exceptional qualities in flight, is stable on approach, and is not pitch sensitive with extended flaps. At speeds of over 120mph, the Panther is fast and fun with a performance envelope almost any experienced R/C pilot will enjoy. Good looking and great flying, the N-Tech Jets Panther is a stunning aircraft that is a joy to fly.
Pictures for Box:
Main 3/4 shot
Smaller Detail Shots:
Next info is for instructions:
Items Used to Complete our Panther
We recommend an 8-10 channel radio for convenience although technically the Panther only has 6 functions: Ailerons, Rudder, Elevator, Flaps, Throttle, and Retracts.
Qty 7 94851 Metal Gear Servos (or similar)
Qty 1 94722 Standard Servo (or similar)
qty 2 750mm Extensions (for tail servos)
qty 4 500mm Extensions (from wing joint to receiver)
qty 2 300mm Extensions (from Ail servos to wing joint)
qty 1 100mm Extension (from steering servo to receiver)
(If your radio is only 6-8 channel, you’ll need QTY 3 Y-harnesses for the Aileron and Flaps and Steering/rudder servos).
Servo Lead retainers (Heat shrink, molded clips, whatever is your preference
Receiver Battery: We recommend either a 5 cell Ni-MH pack of 1600 or more mAh rating, or a Li-FE 6.6v receiver battery with 1600mAh or more rating.
(We used the Neu Motor for the E-Turbax fan although other motor/fan systems of this size and rating will work)
-Castle 160HV (The power system does not draw this much current but EDF systems tend to be very demanding of the ESC, thus we use an ESC rated a little higher than necessary)
-12S 5000 to 6500mAh LiPO packs, minimum 40C rating (The airplane is setup for using two separate 6S packs sometimes called Saddle Packs)
-6mm Gold Connectors or similar (Castle 6.5mm connectors for example)
-Mounting Screws for the Fan Unit (different fans may have different requirements, we used #4 x 3/4 Dubro Socket Head Wood Screws for mounting the E-Turbax Fan)
-The fuselage can be broken down into two parts, so we installed air-line connectors at the fuselage break, it required 3. Robart, Jet Hangar Hobbies, or other similar air-line connectors will work.
-Glues: We used Wood Glue, Epoxy, and C/A (instant glue)
-Threadlock, (blue or semi-permanent, do NOT use “red” or permanent thread lock)
-Tape: Gaffer’s Tape or bi-directional Packing Tape will work. This is to seal off the air between duct joints and around the motor wires where they exit the exhaust air duct.
-Basic tools (file, wire cutter, pliers, hobby knife, various metric hex-drivers, small drill bits, drill, etc)
-Paint to detail the cockpit (Optional)
-Small amont of fiberglass cloth (3/4 to 1 oz weight)
BUMMER: It’s canceled due to the expected huge storm coming through this weekend 😦
The weather forecast for this weekend is not looking good unless you’re a duck. So we’ve postponed the OCMA Fun Fly and BBQ. We will be rescheduling this event at the next BOD meeting with a target for early next year and will notify everyone in plenty of time.
OCMA – President
If you’re looking for a fun flying event this weekend and you’re near Orange County, check this out! (And if you want to attend, Please RSVP so they can plan for your lunch!!!)
*** BOB SWENSON MEMORIAL FUN FLY *****
OCMA SPECIAL EVENT AT
2011 7:00AM TO 1:00PM
OPEN TO ALL CARD CARRYING AMA MEMBERS
AND OCMA MEMBERS AND GUESTS.
Team Airtronics pilots will be there flying the new BH FW190 as well as the new prototype Zlin 50 (powered with the Mark Engines Gas 140). Larry Wolfe from Jet Hangar will be flying our B17G from ASM and, if all goes well, I’ll have the new N-Tech Jets Panther on display (and maybe flying, we’ll see how it goes).
This is a fun event and this year’s BBQ will be AWESOME!
I hope to see everyone there!
Matt and Paul wanted more people “liking” our Facebook page. Can’t blame them, Facebook is popular and interesting. My entire family uses it.
So, to “motivate” people to check it out, they’re having a sweepstakes. It’s operated by an custom Facebook app that tracks entries and even randomly picks winners.
To enter, you have to have a Facebook account and email.
Check it out!