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Forum: RC Jets
10-25-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,399
Posted By Kelly W

Do yourself a favor now, and at least ditch the...

Do yourself a favor now, and at least ditch the stock retract in the nose. Mine got sloppy immediately. Here's what happens. The side frames are probably made out of some soft aluminum like 6061. ...
Forum: RC Jets
09-28-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,399
Posted By Kelly W

200 m on concrete should be be fine. I flew the...

200 m on concrete should be be fine. I flew the 1st 2 flights of a 500ft long grass strip.

Honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about trailing link struts. The legs are pretty short, and the spec'd...
Forum: RC Jets
09-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,399
Posted By Kelly W

Here's what I did. I had access to a milling...

Here's what I did. I had access to a milling machine at the time, so I carved a couple slots into an aluminum T-section. Band clamps from that point, easy.

KW...
Forum: RC Jets
09-13-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,399
Posted By Kelly W

The stock retracts are terrible. The alloy...

The stock retracts are terrible. The alloy quality in the frames is very poor. The material is very soft, so the slider pin will eventually make the slot wider, which makes the retract leg sloppy....
Forum: RC Jets
09-12-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,399
Posted By Kelly W

Hey George, Interestingly enough.... A few...

Hey George,
Interestingly enough.... A few flights before I buggered up my stingray on landing, I'd switched my elevon servos to Hitec 5945MG's. I had a lesser quality digital before that. The...
Forum: RC Jets
09-08-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,399
Posted By Kelly W

Boy, now that's a blast from the past! I still...

Boy, now that's a blast from the past! I still have my stingray, but its a bit of a mangled carcass due to a poorly time 'kangaroo hop' on landing. I buggered the wingtips and both fins. Cool...
07-14-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,873
Posted By Kelly W

FYI. I came across a download for their quick...

FYI. I came across a download for their quick setup guide on the iX-20, and it clearly says DSMX. Looks like they are not changing protocols, thankfully...
Forum: RC Jets
06-30-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By Kelly W

What's the deal with the DX-20 though? I was...

What's the deal with the DX-20 though? I was about to pull the trigger on one to replace my trusty old 12x. Everything is out of stock, and its listed as discontinued...

KW
Forum: RC Jets
06-16-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,796
Posted By Kelly W

Great job Vmax., very impressive... I'm a...

Great job Vmax., very impressive...

I'm a big fan of going way too fast, but I have no idea how you track that thing... :cool:
KW
Forum: RC Jets
02-19-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,875
Posted By Kelly W

Dave, yeah I was thinking that too - until I...

Dave, yeah I was thinking that too - until I searched the Horizon site and it came up as discontinued...

https://www.horizonhobby.com/aircraft-telemetry-jetcat-sensor-spma9584

Retailers may...
Forum: RC Jets
02-12-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,875
Posted By Kelly W

Along with a few others here I'm sure - I was...

Along with a few others here I'm sure - I was hoping to hear the integrated telemetry function would not need the adapter to work with a spektrum RX. Not the end of the world, but its just more...
Forum: RC Jets
02-11-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,875
Posted By Kelly W

That great to hear Mick. I'm itching to put one...

That great to hear Mick. I'm itching to put one of these in a Boomerang Elan, needing some extra push to get of a short-ish grass strip. Its has a P70 and it just barely does the job.

My only...
Forum: RC Jets
02-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,875
Posted By Kelly W

Reviving an old-ish thread. Are any of these...

Reviving an old-ish thread.

Are any of these engines in the hands of customers and flying? Curious if there are any reviews on it from 1st adopters.

Thx,
KW
Forum: RC Jets
12-19-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,875
Posted By Kelly W

Hey Dave, thanks for the info. Potentially...

Hey Dave, thanks for the info.

Potentially dumb question... :p Have they changed their RPM sensing scheme away from the old trusted ring magnet in the compressor nut? There are a few features...
Forum: RC Jets
08-30-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 50,053
Posted By Kelly W

Matt, that's exactly the motivation I needed to...

Matt, that's exactly the motivation I needed to hear! :) I have no data what so ever on the 120SX I had vs the 180RX I have now, but I'm a huge fan of the vertical takeoff. The 120SX had enough...
Forum: RC Jets
08-30-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 50,053
Posted By Kelly W

I was talking about 'thrust specific fuel...

I was talking about 'thrust specific fuel consumption' That's what the GTBA used to rate efficiency in turbines back in the home built days. I think the units of measurement were [(oz / min) / unit...
Forum: RC Jets
08-29-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 50,053
Posted By Kelly W

Hey a question for you Hotspot guys. I crashed...

Hey a question for you Hotspot guys. I crashed mine a few years ago from a really poorly timed engine failure. Still hurts, but I manager to pick up another kit!

All i have for power this time is...
Forum: RC Jets
08-29-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,953
Posted By Kelly W

Im in shock. Having had to put jets on the back...

Im in shock. Having had to put jets on the back burner for the last 2 years or so, I just logged in to see what was going on - and came across this thread.

I never met Todd face to face, but I...
Forum: RC Jets
08-07-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,438
Posted By Kelly W

Hey Bill, Glad to see this event keeps...

Hey Bill,

Glad to see this event keeps going. I'm buried in books this year, business grad school... I still have a boomer Elan / P-70 to throw around and buddy box like last time, but that...
Forum: PST Jets
06-29-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,347
Posted By Kelly W

No problem, happy to help. Its been many years...

No problem, happy to help. Its been many years since I was involved with PST, and TJT even further back.

A few other unusual notes to share...

- if you need to get a replacement thermocouple,...
Forum: PST Jets
06-27-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,347
Posted By Kelly W

The simple explanation of what these values do is...

The simple explanation of what these values do is as follows... There are 2 'ramp switch' settings, where it changes from one ramp value to another. I think its in % of RPM range. Those settings...
04-20-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,116
Posted By Kelly W

The later versions of the TJT 3000 used a 66mm...

The later versions of the TJT 3000 used a 66mm turbine wheel from Dieter Albisser. Its a very good quality casting, and you can purchase pre-machined...

Go here:...
Forum: RC Jets
10-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 50,053
Posted By Kelly W

That looks very cool... Nice job! I use to...

That looks very cool... Nice job!

I use to think it was valuable to make the top and bottom surfaces visibly different, but on this jet the fins are very distinctive for following its orientation...
Forum: RC Jets
08-27-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Kelly W

At this rate Mike, it probably won't be difficult...

At this rate Mike, it probably won't be difficult to reserve you the same canopy spot as last year! ;)
Forum: RC Jets
08-27-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Kelly W

Which one you you guys stepped on a spider this...

Which one you you guys stepped on a spider this week?:confused: Its like the weather knew exactly when the rally was starting! That said, we've had rain in the past, but there's always been time to...
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