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    Microjet

    Hi i was just wondering if anyone has flown the microjet from Multiplex and what do u think. I have one but am waiting for servos for it before i can fly and just wondered what you guys thought
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    RE: Microjet

    I also have one in the works. I have found this site though. Check it out

    http://www.philsrcworld2.fsnet.co.uk/microjet.htm
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    RE: Microjet

    Hi Aero,
    I've had a microjet for about a month now. Great fun, indestructible (not that I've had any crashes) but it sure survived the first two launches very well. Seems that if you don't launch it either straight out or slightly nose down the thing just wants to fly into the ground. There're quite a few posts that describe this very phenomenon, including tPhil's site. But once that is overcome, I've had nothing but success and a whole heap of heart-thumping fun! I have mine set up standard, but use a 9-cell AE1100 brick pack (5+4), which fits really nicely way back in the fuse.
    Some of the guys seem to use prop adaptors, but I'm still using the original Gunther stick on prop 15 flights later. I didn't even use epoxy, just a little spit to help it on, and then push the prop fully on.
    You've got a great plane there. Take a pair of binoculars with you on first flight, cos you just may lose it, it gets small so quickly!!

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    go for Projeti

    Micro jet is no good, doesΒ΄t fly that well...

    I wouldΒ΄t call it indestructible.... infact it breaks pretty easy, but CAs togeather again just as easy... with only a cosmetic loss.

    I would rather reccomend a Projeti (http://www.hobby-lobby.com) it flies much better.
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    RE: Microjet

    friend of mine has a Micro Jet with a mega-motor in it, and it was clocked at 108mph :O
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    RE: Microjet

    Mine had a 16/15/3, 8 cells, 120km/h

    think a projeti would be even faster
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    RE: Microjet

    Great fun, indestructible
    Short wing span makes it a very unstable flier,with the 400 gunther prop and small wing area makes it a underpowered brick. Keep some CA and Kicker handy !! But to all you guys that say you love yours more power to you**** (and it was clocked at 108mph) :O Aw that aint nuthin!! Mine was doing 109mph wene it roll rated its --- rite into the ground WOO HOO!!
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    RE: Microjet

    Heres a picture of mine, flys ok, not great mind, fun never the less.
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    The microjet is a great plane to fly. However it needs at least an intermediate level pilot comfortable with small and fast planes.

    I am flying one with an Aveox brushless motor set up and this plane is out of this world.


    Hand launching needs a fair bit of care and requies a firm throw at a 30 degree angle.
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    HEY FOLKS JUST WON A MICRO JET IN A RAFFLE...WHAT KIND OF PAINT CAN ONE USE TO TOUCH IT UP A BIT?????? GUSSER

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    HEY PAPPY ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TYPE OF PAINT TO USE WITH THE MICRO?????? GUSSER

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    fly first, then paint I guess any aerosol can would work, the elapor can take CA glue and "oil" based paint

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    RE: <span class=

    THANKS HENKE WILL DO....GUSSER

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    Flown mine 6 times with the stock sp400
    It flys great.

    Now I want some brushless action!

    Any ideas for a good brushless setup that can use my KAN 1050 bats that take up to 18-20 amps ?
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    ORIGINAL: SJN

    Flown mine 6 times with the stock sp400
    It flys great.

    Now I want some brushless action!

    Any ideas for a good brushless setup that can use my KAN 1050 bats that take up to 18-20 amps ?
    sure SJN

    http://henke.rchomepage.com/video/ujet.wmv

    same weight as sp400, better power clocked at 120km/h goes almost stright up. also fun to do touch n goes from short grass
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    Henke, what is your amp draw with the mega ?

    It sure flys nice :-)

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    18A (+1-0)
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    RE: <span class=

    any one know where to get the props for the micro-jet?

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    RE: <span class=

    Get the Graupner CAM 4,7 x 4,7 !

    flys realy nice on the stock setup.
    I took a video of my latest flight.

    6,5mb on a 128kbit connection
    http://bornholm.adsl.dk/modelfly/fil...et/MJVideo.WMV



    had a guest fly in too :-)




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    SJN, what size battery pack are you using in your Microjet? I watched your video.. your's flew well on launch...

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    Hi

    Im using KAN 1050 cells, and the stock gunther again. The CAM props break all the time on me!! sp400 6V


    Flew from a large hill this week. I took a video of it


    4mb video: http://bornholm.adsl.dk/modelfly/fil...ojet/mjtop.WMV


    1,8mb low quailty version of the same video:
    http://bornholm.adsl.dk/modelfly/fil...rojet/mjsk.WMV


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    RE: <span class=

    We have the Microjet, RTF model, stock motor and prop. We have several different Lithium packs and find a 3S, 11.1V 1200mAh Lithuim works best. The Microjet is loads of fun and incredibly fast for a box stock electric model. We’re very happy with the flight envelope. I was out flying the Microjet this afternoon in the wind; down wind passes were ballistic... Still using the stock prop and all after about forty flights... This thing does take above average skills to pilot IMO.

    I'm going to try an Astroflight brushless in the beast next with a 4.9x4.9 prop.

    As mentioned you have to launch the Microjet at about 70 degrees with a hefty toss. Until you’re used to the model I'd suggest getting someone else with a good arm to throw it for you.

    Another thing that seems to be pretty common is the ailevons need to be adjusted up approximately 2mm from what appears to be a neutral location.
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    Yeah, they are a blast! I have 2, one for getting practice stock and one painted up going brushless. Was going to use mega, but my lhs now has himax. Cant wait!!!
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    Yeah, I can prolly jump that.

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    RE: Building Instructions Microjet

    Hi,
    I purchased a microjet yesterday (still needs assembling) from someone who didn't have the building instructions anymore [&o]. Does anyone have a set of building instructions or do you know where I can find these on the web ?

    Cheers

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    RE: Building Instructions Microjet

    I just built Canards on mine

    I hope its slow flying properties wil be better....
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