Arado 234

Arado 234 wing span 40 inch fixed u/c. This was the second model we tested using two plastic Fans of 60mm diameter, again this proved not very satisfactory as the model only just got airborne however it did fly fairly well, I have no plans as yet to fit metal Fan units, this model could do with being slightly larger to facilitate the fitting of retracts, anyway a great model for the Four engine variant which would look very nice in the air.

 Me 262


Messerschmitt Me 262 wing span 48 inch. It was now time to try and see if a twin EDF fan model would have sufficient power to fly satisfactory, it was therefore decided to construct a Me 262 using two Lander 75mm diameter fans rated at 600 watts each these would be powered from 14.1 volt Lipos running from 60 amp speed controllers.

Construction of the model proceeded well with no major problems the fans were fitted in cardboard tubes to save time, the model was also fitted with E-Flite retracts.

The model was taken to a local grass playing field for the first test flights, to our amazement the model leap of the ground at great speed showing the benefit of metal fans, the model also showed very good low and high speed flying characteristics bearing in mind the all up flying weight of 2.3 Kg.