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Old 02-24-2012, 07:01 AM
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Nice clean install Steve

Congrats!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:58 AM
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Steve

You'll want to put safety wire on the fuel lines where they go over the nipples.

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:12 AM
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Thx Baron!

Meesh, it's hard to see on the clear tubing but they are all safety wired.


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Old 02-24-2012, 09:30 AM
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Steve..... Put both batteries in the front...bottom side with trap door. Do the CG WITHOUT the fuel in the UAT
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:32 AM
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On the vent line..... Take it straight out the side, NOT on the bottom
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:09 AM
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I did run the vent line straight out the side, I will CG again with no fuel in the BFT.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:50 AM
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:58 AM
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What's the downside (pardon the pun) of running the vent out the bottom?
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:02 PM
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You can run it out the bottom, But it easier to run out the side at a event to hook up the external tank. PLUS if you run off grass you won't suck something up.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:59 PM
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That's good info, thanks!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:52 AM
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A friend of mine snapped this photo of me on short final, there's just something cool about a jet on final.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:33 AM
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Nice Pic!!

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:38 AM
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Yepthats a classic shot there. Great Pic.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:50 AM
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Glad to see her still in the air, Tom. She'll still teach you a thing or two if you pay attention. Now I need to go fly mine...
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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NICE PICTURE!!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:33 PM
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Very nice photo!

I maiden my shock today.... five perfect uneventful flights. What a blast! It's a very stable aircraft, very relaxing to fly! The bug has bitten; already thinking about my "next jet"


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Old 02-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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Hey folks.

Maidened mine as well today. Had up to 4 shockjets in the air at the same time today!

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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I had a flameout with mine not too long ago, right after takeoff. I had gone full throttle with my Falcon, was pulling to vertical when it quit. Only about 100 ft up. Nose down, build up speed, flared and pulled full flaps a few seconds before landing off field. Only thing that broke was the bulkhead the nosegear was mounted to. (A real weak point in the design, IMHO). Quick fix, though. I beefed it up a bit when glueing it back in.

If it had been a grassy area I'm sure there would have been no damage. It landed in a harvested field with furrows. With all the wing area and large flaps, it is amazing how slow it will fly, and is one reason why there was so little damage.

The problem was the fuel pump. I have a replacement coming from Eric, and am looking forward to getting it back in the air soon.
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Sorry to hear about the flameout, I'm glad the damage was minimal. The SJ is pretty stout but I agree the front bulkhead is a weak point. -Tom
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:33 PM
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Guy's these ARE GREAT.... except for the FO....... Let me know if I can help.......

Steve.... I can help with your next jet!!!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:50 AM
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Andy's maiden from Sunday and the attack of the shok jets.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:03 AM
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Appears to be a bad link in previous post. This was made last Sunday , shows andy's maiden flight and 4 shok jets airbore at same time . A rookie and a F-16 slipped in there somehow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShGulfYlsY8

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Old 02-28-2012, 10:14 AM
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You can never have enough Shock Jets!

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:11 PM
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Just got my shock jet this week from TBM. I have a couple of questions. I see it comes with the flat "dubro" style hinges, but Ido not see anywhere in the ailerons, flaps, elevator or rudder where they cut slots for hinges. Is this common or am I missing something? Also, I was looking through the bags of hardware and only notice there is 1 carbon pushrod. There is a seperate bag with almost the exact same hardware, just minus the carbon rod. I assume the 2 carbon rods are suppose to be for the rudder and elevator. Overall, pretty happy with the covering and how everything is packed. Just trial fitted the parts and they all go together great. Iam putting a JetCat P-70 in it so it should be fun. Any help with the hinges or what you guys have seen or did I would greaty appreciate it. Thanks.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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Also, if anyone else installed a JetCat P-70, could you email me or PM me with any suggestions or things you had to change. Iam making the jump from giant scale 3D to jets so there is still a lot Ihave to learn when it comes to jets. Thanks in advance.

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