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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Toprudder, what field are you flying your Shokjet at? Just curious as I moved out here to the west coast 6 years ago from Raleigh.

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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Thanks for the info. I will have to decide if it will be worth it to do all of that. I'm thinking of getting a new airframe, either a Boomerang Sprint, or a Modelbau Tornado. Either will take the Falcon and a larger tank. Decisions, decisions.

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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    ORIGINAL: Tip22v

    Toprudder, what field are you flying your Shokjet at? Just curious as I moved out here to the west coast 6 years ago from Raleigh.

    Tom
    RDRC - Raleigh Durham RC, close to Rolesville. Years back I flew at the Raleigh Aeromasters field close to Youngsville. Were you a member of either club?

    You have my sympathies with the shift to the far left.

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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Once on the bench, it took less than an hour. Best mod I made, after replacing the SuperBee with the Rabbit. Don't fret over it, just get it done. You'll be glad you did.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    YeaI was real happy with my shock until I flew the one I set-up for Bob and now it's got me thinking about putting my K-80 in it and the 14# turbine in my Nano. Thanks Bob. Now I may go ahead and get you to order two of those tanks. Ha. Ha. By the way, you can lay one up in a week-end for about 30 bucks. After you make the plug that is. LoL. Bob, you make the plug and I'll make the mold.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    The TBM tank is blow-molded with no seams to leak. Just throw away the stopper that comes with the tank and use a DuBro gas stopper. Same goes for the included fuel line. I used large Tygon and over a year later it's still fine.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Cool Guy. You wouldn't have the Dimensions of that tank would ya??
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    I'd have to remove it to get solid numbers for you but dimensions were listed on TBM's website when I purchased it. Sorry.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Thats good. I'll check there and thanks.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    The 101 oz. tank is too tall to judge the fuel level by looking through the intakes. It does, however, extend far enough forward to easily view the fuel level with the hatch removed.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Hey Guy. I fig with a K-80 I can go with a little smaller tank. (about 90 oz). and that would be good.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    You're correct of course, but the extra 11 oz. is a couple of laps more and nothing says you have to fill the tank in the first place. The weight difference between the two isn't worth worrying about in a 14 lb. airplane. Just my opinion.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    I have been flying a P-80 in my ShockJet for about a year now. I have an 80 oz. fuel tank that I got from Ali's Jet Central that gives me about 10-12 minutes depending on throttle management. Plenty of power but I have to resist the temptation to fly much past half throttle.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    With my Rabbit, I use full power often but not for long. This is easy with the newer, faster spooling turbines. With the SuperBee, I firewalled it at take off and pretty much left it there until just before lowering the flaps for landing. Not nearly as much fun as with the Rabbit but simpler when I was new to jets.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    I will always have a shock around if I can help it. Just wondering. Is anyone out there flying one with a K-80???? Like Rcguy, I have a just about new Rabbit I could slip over into it but was kinda keeping it around for my Rookie II.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Tip22v has a k80 in his. Having flown it, I can tell you that it's VERY hard to tell from the Rabbit once it's running. His k80 is kero-start and takes longer to start and get ready. Once running, it's a great combo. The k80's greater weight requires more ballast in the nose, but the airplane doesn't seem to mind and I can't tell, either. Hope this helps.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    YepIt told me what I needed to know. Think I will have to try that. Ha. Thanks Man.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    HEY Hooker!!! I am still flying mine also!!! HEHE.. I have over 300 flights on it!! The Falcon is doing good in it! I will always have one too!!!!


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    ORIGINAL: gjhinshaw

    HEY Hooker!!! I am still flying mine also!!! HEHE.. I have over 300 flights on it!! The Falcon is doing good in it! I will always have one too!!!!
    Hey Big G. The only thing better than a shock is one of them big Gee Bee's you have. ha. Ha.
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    ORIGINAL: rcguy59

    With the SuperBee, I firewalled it at take off and pretty much left it there until just before lowering the flaps for landing. Not nearly as much fun as with the Rabbit but simpler when I was new to jets.
    What made the SuperBee more simple as a newbie?


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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    The thrust output of the SuperBee is low enough to allow the airplane to be flown around at full throttle as long as you don't bang the sticks around. The Bee spools notably slower than the Rabbit, making throttle management more difficult at first. The Rabbit has enough thrust to ensure instant destruction in the event you pull too hard, too fast. Going over 150 mph with an all-wood Chinese ARF means being careful not to do anything silly, as you won't get a second chance. Excess thrust in a Shokjet is best used in the vertical and not for speed. (IMHO)
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    LOL... YES SIR!!!!! We just got the container in with the 150cc GB... SWEET!!!!! It is HUGE!!!!!!


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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Yep, I will have one some day!!!!! Ha. I saw it for the first time in Toledo this year and thought it was the most gorges plane I ever laid my eyes on.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    OK Hooker here she is........ What do you think???????
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    She's nothing but a class act. I'd love to have one sitting out on the runway with a 5 bang radial in her. Ha. Man-thats a big plane for the scale.
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