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11-05-2019, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Len Todd

I don't think H9 fixed all the issues and came...

I don't think H9 fixed all the issues and came out with a version 2, so to speak. Mine crashed due to engine failure. Engine quit, it immediately snapped and spiraled in. There was not enough...
Forum: RC Jets
11-01-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

Before I ordered mine, I was frustrated by the...

Before I ordered mine, I was frustrated by the 16+ week wait time. Initially, they would not even take my order. So I ordered a different plane. Then once I flew the rather disappointing different...
Forum: RC Jets
10-30-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Len Todd

iDave: Just relaying my experience with the...

iDave:

Just relaying my experience with the UF design. With over a hundred flight on it and it still being in one piece, I think I have enough experience with it to say how I feel it performs when...
Forum: RC Jets
10-30-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Len Todd

First off, I know there are many pilots who love...

First off, I know there are many pilots who love their UFs. I chalk that up to either brand loyalty, exceptional pilot experience, or their main interest being high speeds. But to me, my UF is my...
Forum: RC Jets
10-25-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

I have a K-160 with two hard case 4000 mah 2S...

I have a K-160 with two hard case 4000 mah 2S LiPos under the nose cone. Have PBox Mercury under the deck. The rest of the stuff is mounted on the deck including the Nav light controller and the 2000...
Forum: RC Jets
10-23-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Len Todd

The Alaska Scheme is black and white camouflage...

The Alaska Scheme is black and white camouflage paint scheme. By the way: A viper is a sport jet versus the other two are considered warbirds as they typically come in military paint schemes. But to...
Forum: RC Jets
10-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Len Todd

We have a couple MB 339's come to our field. One...

We have a couple MB 339's come to our field. One has very short gear. It has proven hard to land because the tail scrapes if you put the nose wheel up much at all. If you do not land on the mains...
Forum: RC Jets
10-13-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

The Mini's gear looked different to me when we...

The Mini's gear looked different to me when we were froggin' around with one. But I have not yet had the displeasure of having to disassemble a Mini's gear. The T-1's original's JP gear has a hub cap...
Forum: RC Jets
10-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

My JP retracts are operated by the LGC15. I too...

My JP retracts are operated by the LGC15. I too limit the 2s LiPo voltage to 7.5 VDC using a castle voltage regulator. Electron retracts can take 2s LiPo voltages. JP retracts can not.

I too have...
Forum: RC Jets
10-11-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Len Todd

I tired 4 different brake controllers before I...

I tired 4 different brake controllers before I found one that works w/o the brake dance. The problems I had with both my E-Braked jets was the disks get magnetized differently. Then when you put on...
Forum: RC Jets
10-10-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Len Todd

The main control unit has a B1 and B2 port. Why...

The main control unit has a B1 and B2 port. Why would they throw in a separate brake controller? Also, look at the size of the apparent capacitors on the yellow device. That is what lead me to...
Forum: RC Jets
10-10-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Len Todd

Could it be a voltage regulator because maybe the...

Could it be a voltage regulator because maybe the gear can't take 2S LiPo? Just guessing. Had to add a regulator for my T-1's gear.
Forum: RC Jets
10-09-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Len Todd

https://carf-models.com/en/contact The above...

https://carf-models.com/en/contact

The above has always worked for me. But, sometimes I had to wait a day or two to get an answer.

Oh, I am pretty sure they are not a stateside operation.
Forum: RC Jets
10-07-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

Yes. The 160 is the right size for the T-1. It...

Yes. The 160 is the right size for the T-1. It will go straight up, until you throttle back.
Forum: RC Jets
10-02-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Len Todd

In one of these discussions I asked the same...

In one of these discussions I asked the same question. One of the responses was that Electrons install w/o any mods. If I was to do it all over again, I too would go with Electrons. But, don't take...
Forum: RC Jets
10-02-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Len Todd

This is all great discussion. But, for the pilots...

This is all great discussion. But, for the pilots considering a first jet, just remember that most of the jets we are talking about here may not be good jets to learn on. These smaller jets typically...
Forum: RC Jets
10-02-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Len Todd

I used all the features. The controller steers...

I used all the features. The controller steers the nose wheels based on the gyro. The controller uses the brakes to steer the planes. I have the ABS on. On one of the planes, I even have different...
Forum: RC Jets
10-02-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

Apparently, ... the T-1's CG allowance is fairly...

Apparently, ... the T-1's CG allowance is fairly wide. I have the back of my tank about 2.5" in front of the K160's starter motor. It flies very well whether it is full or nearly empty on fuel. Due...
Forum: RC Jets
10-02-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Len Todd

I got the OEM's electric gear in my T1. The...

I got the OEM's electric gear in my T1. The brakes were the only problem that I had with the JP gear. After a lot of polishing and rough/sharp edge removal on the brake disk and supporting screws, I...
Forum: RC Jets
10-01-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Len Todd

I like my T-1. It flies great fast or slow. Very...

I like my T-1. It flies great fast or slow. Very maneuverable. Flies like a trainer. I fly off asphalt mostly and have flown off grass at Joe Nall. To make it go fast, I have a K160. It flies fast...
Forum: RC Jets
09-30-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Len Todd

I use tygon and change it out in the jets every...

I use tygon and change it out in the jets every couple years. But, I also have some tygon that is at least 5 years old in some of my prop planes that use gas.
Forum: RC Jets
09-25-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Len Todd

Been working with a potential jet pilot who...

Been working with a potential jet pilot who bought a T-1 mini as his first jet. Personally, I think the landing gear mounts are inadequate, unless you are a very experienced pilot and the plane it...
Forum: RC Jets
09-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

On my first LGC 15, the screen would not work...

On my first LGC 15, the screen would not work reliably. But, if you pressed below the pad on the screen, you could get the entry to register. However, that would not work for the exit back to the...
Forum: RC Jets
09-20-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 297,470
Posted By Len Todd

I have the OEM electric gear. I too replaced the...

I have the OEM electric gear. I too replaced the gear controller. I have tried three others before I settled on the LGC 15, which as I understand it the same as Electron's GS-200. The LGC 15 was the...
Forum: RC Jets
09-15-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By Len Todd

The directions for the LGC 15 and the labels on...

The directions for the LGC 15 and the labels on the controller's output make it foolproof. Granted, you have to be able to read and take the time to read the manual. I set mine up on the bench and...
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