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Old 09-03-2007, 11:58 AM
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I just finished setting up a GP Patriot with a brand new JETT 60 LX engine. First flight in a few hours.
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:17 PM
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....looking good.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:47 PM
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Awesome! Let us know how it went...
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:35 PM
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Sweet looking Patriot. Good luck with the maiden.

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Old 09-08-2007, 08:15 PM
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First flight was finally done today. Everything went very good. No flutter in the ailerons at all and prety fast. Next flight will do some trials with different props.
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glad to hear the flight tests went well !!!
Enjoy the new bird!

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Here's a short clip from the first flight. Some things need to be corected for the next flight. CG is a bit forward, bubbling in the fuel tank and tests with different props (on order). It is quite fast but still room to gain more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06vtYul2BBk

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Old 09-11-2007, 11:35 AM
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Looks good. I am setting up a Patriot with the same engine. What made you decide to mount the engine upright? Just curious...I am at the stage of trying to figure out how to set up my fuel tank(s) along with mounting my Jett 60. Where did you place the remote needle valve?

Look forward to seeing more video and what you finally decide in regards to the best prop.

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To be honnest, the Patriot was intended to be a test bench for the motor. The target plane is a Kyosho Kelly F1 Racer which is sitting in my garage actually. That is the reason for the engine being mounted upright. The fuel tank is a problem. This motor is quite fragile to bubbling, wich I experienced, and for a 0.60, consumes a lot of fuel. I am modifying the fuel tank setup so it will be completly wrapped in foam rubber and I found a long slim tank. We'll see how this works out. The remote valve is screwed on the fire wall and I like this setup. Also the tuned muffler must mot leak at all for maximum performance and even if I mounted the bolts with threadlock it shortly did so I added high temp liquid gasket between the muffler and the motor. This will be tested this weekend along with the new fuel tank. I think with all this, I will be able to swing an APC 10 X 6 at 17K RPM on the ground. With the bubbling and the leak at the muffler I had some problem maintaining this. The video was done with an APC 9 X 8.

The motor is powerfull and reliable, no problem on that but take good note of these few things: It is very fragile to bubbling in the fuel tank and it sucks alot of fuel. I am not saying this with the fuel price in my mind but you need to have a good fuel reserve in the plane.

Some more videos will be shot and I will comment with the modifications.

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Nice looking plane but your feild is rough!
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THanks for the info. I am planning on running two Jett Bubbleless tanks in mine. I have a 6oz for the front and then a 12oz that will sit right on the cg. I am also doing spring air retracts...so.that takes up some of the room in the front for a fuel tank.

Can you provide some close up pics of your engine setup??
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:48 AM
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Hey Texass, Would you mind shooting a few photos of what you are doing. I have a 60lx and had tons o problems with bubbling in my magnum so i am doing the bubbleless in my patriot thats on the building board. I just dont know what tanks to order cause i am putting retracts in as well.
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FĂ©licitations Andre pour ce 1er vol !
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