Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Jets
Reload this Page >

Century Jet A-7 with PICS

Notices
RC Jets Discuss RC jets in this forum plus rc turbines and ducted fan power systems

Century Jet A-7 with PICS

Old 01-20-2011, 08:32 PM
  #1  
seflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 997
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Century Jet A-7 with PICS

looking for any info on setup or power for this A-7 I just picked up. any turbine recommendations?

Kevin
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ge95414.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	87.8 KB
ID:	1550750   Click image for larger version

Name:	Nl28564.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	82.5 KB
ID:	1550751   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lj23366.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	78.7 KB
ID:	1550752   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn35924.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	82.2 KB
ID:	1550753  
Old 01-21-2011, 01:50 AM
  #2  
RAPPTOR
My Feedback: (41)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Posts: 1,595
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

IF YOU WANNA SELL IT.LET ME KNOW..
Old 01-21-2011, 10:28 AM
  #3  
seflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 997
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

looking for the pylons from one of these kits if anybody has any, mine are missing.

Kevin
Old 01-21-2011, 11:38 AM
  #4  
Zagzoo
My Feedback: (28)
 
Zagzoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: New Springfield, OH
Posts: 710
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

from centuryjets.com:

SPECIFICATIONS:

Wing Span: 66.5"
Length: 79.5"
Weight: 24 Lbs.
Channels: 6 to 10
Scale: 1:7
Propulsion: One 17 to 27 pound turbine
Old 01-21-2011, 12:40 PM
  #5  
DocYates
My Feedback: (102)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 3,350
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

Kevin,
They have the pylons at Century Jets and they will get them for you. Give them a call, they are usually pretty easy to work with, and I know they would be happy to see another one of these out and flying.
Tommy
Old 01-21-2011, 08:12 PM
  #6  
seflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 997
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

I will give them a call on Monday and see if I can't get them coming. Frank, thanks for that info, I found it on the site as well, just hoping someone has some insight as to whether the P-70 will do fine or if I should install my 120, my F-86 is 31 pound wet with a P-70 and flies just fine, so kinda thinking this may be the same, also not sure if the 120 will fit in the bypass, I have the entire full ducting and pipe, which is far to heavy.

going to to replumb the gear this weekend and see if I can't get them working, there is a crazy amount of stuff going on with the gear.
I know there is at least one flying and hope he will chime in with some tips as to how she flys.

Kevin
Old 01-22-2011, 08:15 AM
  #7  
mugenkidd
My Feedback: (94)
 
mugenkidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 1,749
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

Awesome jet Kevin! I can't believe the ARF manufactures hasn't given us a larger size A-7! Definately a treasure you have there! Good luck on the project and please keep us updated!
Old 01-23-2011, 04:00 AM
  #8  
JMF51
Junior Member
My Feedback: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

Ask for John at Century Jet. He has built and flown the A-7. He will be able to give you details on the setup he used and how it flies.

Mike
Old 01-23-2011, 06:48 AM
  #9  
seflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 997
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

I sent Johntg a PM, no response as of yet. got the gear to retract and deploy as they should. I have to replace all the airlines as the ones in the plane now are a very stretchy rubbery line and can be pulled off the nipple with little force. I have a Tamjets pipe from a FeiBao hawk that is the same length and sutiable for the 120 at a weight savings of 10 oz. hopefully the 120 fits within the bypass as this will make for a very clean install. would like to see some video of one of these flying, hope it flys as good as it looks.

Kevin
Old 01-25-2011, 08:14 PM
  #10  
seflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 997
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Century Jet A-7 with PICS

removed the tanks tonight and and started to layout component location. called Century yesterday and can get the pylons and adapt them to my wing. this turned out to be a early Century/Kranz kit. got some valuable info to get me started with the install.

Kevin

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.