EDF Jet Planes Vs. Turbine Jet Planes: Which is Better for You?
What is the difference between RC EDF jets and RC turbine jets? The main difference lies in the power source.
An RC plane with a ducted fan (EDF RC plane) is powered by an electric motor. The motor drives a fan unit (the EDF unit), which generates thrust. Typically, the electrical power comes from rechargeable batteries.
Turbine jet planes, unlike EDF planes, don’t rely on electrical power at all. Instead, they use a miniature gas turbine like the ones used in real jet planes. The engine usually consists of multiple parts, including:
- A compressor, which compresses air and pumps it into the combustion chamber.
- A combustion chamber where the air is mixed with fuel and ignited to produce high-velocity exhaust gases.
- A turbine which gets turned by the gases and drives the compressor while generating thrust.
Of the two, EDF jets are the more environmentally friendly since they produce far fewer emissions than a turbine engine. They’re also better for use in urban environments or locations where loud noises are frowned upon. They make considerably less noise than combustion engines would. However, there are battery considerations to bear in mind when using these RC jets.
On the other hand, turbine engines are a lot closer to the sound and feeling associated with a real jet plane. This may be attractive to the true model aeroplane enthusiast who wishes to have models that are as close as possible to the real thing. They’re generally also larger and more powerful thanEDF jets, which means there are greater risks concerning safety.
Both of these RC jet types are controlled using a radio transmitter, which means that they’re very similar in terms of control and manoeuvrability. However, becauseturbine engine jets are generally larger and heavier, it may take more practice and experience to learn how to control these RC planes properly.
Choosing Between EDF and Turbine Jets
Deciding whether you want RC EDF jets or turbine jets comes down to a range of factors, including the following:
- Budget (Entry-level turbine jets are significantly more expensive than RC EDF jets)
- Size preferences (turbine jets are larger)
- Noise preferences (turbine jets are noisier)
- Level of experience (RC EDF jets are easier to fly)
- Desired realism (Turbine jets often look and sound more like a real-life jet, thanks to the internal combustion chamber)
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