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Old 09-19-2007, 01:03 PM
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Me, JetCat P-160.
Just got the kit yesterday, just like Christos did. Exactly the same colours. Mine will fly second half of October, hopefully. If Christos does not "forget" to bring me his own P-160. [:@] This kit should be able to complete in 3 days maximum. I will send Christos some epoxy glue without hardener to slow him down for a while. Not sure where he could use it on this RTF, but it's worth the try.
Should fly with a P-120 too, I guess, but the P-160 would be a perfect match.

Fuselage : 2420 mm (95 inch)
Wingspan : 1730 mm (68 inch)

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:29 PM
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Can you confirm size of plane.
Airworld 1/5th scale 96" long 75" wing span.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:36 PM
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John,

Yes, I confirm what the plan says : 95" and 68".

Steve,

For the size of the main wheels : don't have a ruler here but they are just a bit smaller in diameter than a CD-Rom (!). I guess 1/2" less.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:09 PM
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Mmm Digitech's web site says its 76" is it 68" without wing tiptanks?
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:30 PM
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Hi Nico,

In your estimation, will this plane fly comfortably off grass with a 30-34 pound motor??

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Old 09-19-2007, 08:14 PM
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Hi Ron !

Great to hear from you again ; thought of you recently because your birthday is always on a very pleasant day for me : the first day of the summer holidays ! [8D]

Yes, I do think that would be a great match, only should coat the fiberglass bypass at the rear with BVM Heatshield or replace with a metal bellmouth, looks a bit tricky with the turbines in that thrust range (I speak of experience : they manage to melt down my good old transparant SJ bypasses hehehe). But for a creative genius like you, it's not even worth mentioning !

I'm very pleased with my purchase ands the good price I got from Rotor Hobbies in Singapore ! [:-]

The wheels are huge and the trailed link style, so grass should be a piece of cake. That is an important point for me as our club is grass only and they don't really maintain it well [:@].
Here's a pic of me and my youngest son Edouard at the field making his dad proud, you can barely see his toes in the grass... and length was OK that day...



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Any chance that the fuselage breaks down for transport?? There is zero info on JL website.....
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:08 AM
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ORIGINAL: jetjohn

Can you confirm size of plane.
Airworld 1/5th scale 96" long 75" wing span.
Regards,
John C

it is exactly the same size as the airworld model

i had one of those
i will power it with a ulysses (130-140N) plenty of power
the airframe is light
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:47 AM
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Hi Wayne22,

Yes the fuselage is in two parts, bolted together just behind the canopy with four M4x25mm bolts., so you have two parts of about 45 and 50 inches (front and rear, respectively)
The size of the original shipping box is very reasonable if you consider the size of the plane.
Total weight of the box(in kit state) is 18 kgrs... I hope they will allow me to check it in as baggage !

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:26 AM
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Hi Nicolas,

What is your all up weight with P-160 ?
And how to adjust air-brake angle ?

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:36 AM
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I just bought it two days ago on my way to Indonesia for business when making a stop-over in Singapore, kit is still there in the shop, now I have only the plans and the dreams with me, no building or flying done yet. I go home next week and will pick it up on my return stop-over, and you can bet it won't take a long time for the maiden flight after I'll get my turbine in 3 weeks from now.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:01 PM
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Default RE: What do you think about JETLEGEND L39?

Has anybody actually got one of these jets complete and flying.

If so what is the verdict?

All the best,

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Old 09-20-2007, 05:14 PM
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Hi,

Mick Houselander has finished and flown his...

I have it on good authority that it flew very well, very stable and landings at walking pace; apparently the U/C is very good and well-matched.

I have some 'team members' building them but have yet to fly...


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Old 09-20-2007, 11:30 PM
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Hello Fellas,

I have also had my eye on this bird in the red, white and blue scheme. I have 2 questions?? I have an older US AMT AT400 electric start that has been flawless and produces 40 lbs of thrust, would this work in the JL L-39 or would it rip the wings off. I am not concerned about scale flight etc, I have this turbine on the shelf and would rather use this motor, than go out and buy another turbine. 2nd question, I have looked at the Digitech web page and it says very little about the gear and struts they produce for the JL L-39. Are the stock gear that bad, or acceptable with jet-A1 just as a "pimp your jet" type of addition?? Thanks in advance for some insight.

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:53 PM
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Kevin,

I have had the gear in my hands and it looked really very nice quality and designed for this one, not a quick and easy solution ; as for me, I do not see a reason of any kind (yet) why to change to another set. I expect, judging by the size of the wheels and oleos, that this plane will not suffer from any rough landing strip. Besides, a few pilots confirmed already this bird lands at walking pace so I think you really should abuse it before it hurts in the wallet. I assume you'd rip out wooden bulkheads first before damaging this gear.
I'll post lots of pics of this kit and contents next weekend.
PS. The other pilots are for the time being at JetPower, drooling for more, so they will be silent for some days !

As concerns transportation by car, the size of the (single) carton is 45 x 48 x 148 cm (2,54 cm = 1 inch) so it is hard to believe the whole plane comes out of that single box, so should not be a problem to tranport by car. In the worst case, you can take off the front of the fuselage by means of those 4 bolts.

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Old 09-21-2007, 03:47 AM
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Hi Kevin,

You could use your AMT in the L39 and throttle it back...

I completely agree with Nicholas!

The stock gear is very nice actually; I have sold quite a few L39's already and my customers have all rated the quality and operation of the U/C. Jetlegend are continually improving the manufacturing quality of all their products but their U/C quality has never really come into question; in fact it has been a selling point in my case!

When you get an opportunity, check it out for yourself; I think you will like what you see...

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Old 09-21-2007, 01:42 PM
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I had the opportunity to see it today at Jetpower.

Looks well built. It's size is certainly impressive.

The only drawback from my perspective is that the paint job is not as good [&o] as Skymaster or Fei Bao. Looked somewhat dull and the seams are obvious. Talked to Sandor about it, and he indicated these planes are painted in the mold.

All in all, a good value. One just need to stand a little farther..[X(]

I did not see the original gear, as Sandor's model was showing the Jet-1A legs. These are obviously sport type, so will not look as nice as scale ones. However they are strong.

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Could someone convert massive to MM or Inches for wheel size?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:13 PM
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The only drawback from my perspective is that the paint job is not as good [&o] as Skymaster or Fei Bao. Looked somewhat dull and the seams are obvious.
I fully agree with Edgar, had the same first impression when opening the box. It looks very dull and no filler used for the seams. However, there is a really interesting building thread here on RCU running about the Skygate Collection Hawk running right now and Mark's plane looks after the first coat exactly like how the JL L-39 is in kit state. Look how the Hawk comes to life with some quite simple weathering applied afterwards on this kind of camo scheme. I'll do the same with this one, very interesting information on the paint job of the Hawk... It makes a totally different bird, from dull to really exciting !

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_57...tm.htm#6396090

Can someone post pics of the gear and measure the wheels for Steve ?...


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Could someone convert massive to MM or Inches for wheel size?

for the jet-1a we are using 100mm for the mains and 74mm for the front one..
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Thanks I wanted to know because I operate from a not so smooth grass field so bigger is better.
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Thanks I wanted to know because I opreate from a not so smooth grass field so bigger is better.

it will be ok like this
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:46 PM
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I Noticed on the JL web site that two guys in South Africa have got them & are flying them.

I hope that they can put some input onto this forum & maybe some close up shots.

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Did not like the gloss look, did a little weathering.
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