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Old 09-08-2003, 05:07 AM
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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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Old 09-19-2003, 02:37 PM
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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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Old 09-19-2003, 09:13 PM
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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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Old 09-22-2003, 08:18 AM
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Micro jet is no good, does´t fly that well...

I would´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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Old 10-09-2003, 06:34 PM
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friend of mine has a Micro Jet with a mega-motor in it, and it was clocked at 108mph :O
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:43 AM
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Mine had a 16/15/3, 8 cells, 120km/h

think a projeti would be even faster
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Old 10-11-2003, 05:11 PM
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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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Heres a picture of mine, flys ok, not great mind, fun never the less.
http://www.geocities.com/rcsoaringhk/
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Old 12-08-2003, 02:55 AM
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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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Old 12-08-2003, 03:15 AM
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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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Old 12-08-2003, 03:18 AM
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HEY PAPPY ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TYPE OF PAINT TO USE WITH THE MICRO?????? GUSSER
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Old 12-08-2003, 06:16 AM
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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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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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Old 12-22-2003, 08:11 AM
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Henke, what is your amp draw with the mega ?

It sure flys nice :-)

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Old 12-23-2003, 09:45 PM
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any one know where to get the props for the micro-jet?
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:06 PM
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Get the Graupner CAM 4,7 x 4,7 !

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

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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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Old 02-04-2004, 08:40 PM
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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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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 ?

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I just built Canards on mine

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