First Appeared in: RCM&E June Issue
Model type: EDF park jet
Designed by: Dave Royds
Wingspan: 40” (1016mm)
Fuselage length: 41” (1041mm)
Wing area: 2.1sq. ft. All-up weight: 35 – 45oz (1 – 1.3kg)
Wing loading: 16.5 – 21.5oz / sq. ft. (5 – 6.6kg / sq. m)
Functions (servos): Ailerons (2); elevator (1); rudder (1); throttle (via ESC)
Rec’d powertrain: 70mm WeMoTec 480 Minifan; HET 2W- 20 motor; 60A ESC; 3s 2500 – 3300mAh Li-Po (20C min)
Beretta EDF Park Jet
Advances in brushless motor and Li-Po battery technology have made a huge impact to the popularity of Electric Ducted Fan models. With batteries now capable of providing massive amounts of power for their diminutive size, and motors spinning faster than ever thought imaginable, there’s been no better time to enter the world of the electric jet. Although not aimed at the outright novice, Beretta’s low wing loading offers a wide and safe speed range that’s ideal for sport fl ying. Moreover, the more experienced fl yer can use a hotter powertrain, which will provide unlimited vertical acceleration and ‘seat of the pants’ performance. Constructed from tough EPP foam and utilising full span carbon wing tubes, Beretta should prove a little more robust than your average foamy, whilst its removable wings make it compact enough to fi t inside the smallest family hatchback… a true pocket rocket!
Bags of wing area and large control surfaces make this model a real delight to fly. My simple take-off dolly is fabricated from 20mm plastic water pipe and leftover undercarriage assemblies.
While a little larger than the average park jet, Beretta dismantles to fi t in a small hatchback.