EDF AIRFRAME – RADIO CONTROL Electric Ducted Fan JET
Your first major selection in order to get in to EDF Airplanes, is of course choosing the airframe prior to selecting a motor, ESC, LiPo’s.
The airframe you choose should be based on goals you wish to reach, flying skill level, building skill level, airplane appearance and so forth.
Certain airframes will only allow certain speeds to be attained. If one of your goals is to have a slower flying plane or faster flying plane, select the appropriate model.
Planes that tend to fly faster are the type that have thinner wings and a sleeker design. These planes allow for low drag making high speeds possible. Below is a typical airframe where you could expect high speeds.
Foam EDF jets are typically easier to assemble and best for new builders. Composite/Fiberglass or balsa covered kits are often more difficult to assemble and better suited for experienced builders.
The size and final weights of the plane will then be used to select the next several components.