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Old 03-01-2016, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for checking Harley. She didn't happen to say when they are expecting their next shipment, did she?
Old 03-01-2016, 05:07 PM
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great work Harley looks awesome..
Old 03-01-2016, 05:09 PM
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I don't know about you guys but these commercial ads suck!!!!
Old 03-01-2016, 06:25 PM
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Nope. Give her a call at 407-327-6333.
Old 03-01-2016, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by George View Post
I will be getting a pair. I wonder if BVM sells the retracts with out the struts.
Old 03-02-2016, 02:07 AM
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BVM does sell the landing gear units without the struts.
If you are ordering a set for the KC, don't forget to order the nose gear strut.
Old 03-02-2016, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Harley Condra View Post
BVM does sell the landing gear units without the struts.
If you are ordering a set for the KC, don't forget to order the nose gear strut.
Thanks Harley,

Carlos
Old 03-03-2016, 05:32 AM
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That looks like some mighty fine craftsmanship there, Harley-might let you do some work for me sometime......
Regards-Mike
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Here's one that I repaired and repainted for a customer:
Before and after.
Old 03-03-2016, 09:12 AM
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I had a Kingcat for 10 years, great airframe, but one day you have to move on, I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I have.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by IFLYBVM2 View Post
That looks like some mighty fine craftsmanship there, Harley-might let you do some work for me sometime......
Regards-Mike
Mike,
That's a good one!!
Old 03-03-2016, 09:59 PM
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What do you think about using these servos on all flying surfaces.

SA-1256TG High Torque Titanium Gear Digital Servo
Old 03-04-2016, 08:09 AM
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They look pretty good, but I will stick with JR.
Old 09-14-2016, 01:39 PM
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Can you apply vinyl graphics to the airframe if desired? I am thinking of one of these as my first ever jet that is for sale local with a Jet Central Cheetah SP on it. I admit I am a complete turbine newbie and know nothing about them!
Old 09-14-2016, 03:50 PM
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We have one nib, waiting for setup, but, we flying super bandit, bobcat composite and bobcat XL, well, he comes from bvm, i think that the jet is one more perfect jet from bvm!!

jose
Old 09-14-2016, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AEROSHELDON View Post
Can you apply vinyl graphics to the airframe if desired? I am thinking of one of these as my first ever jet that is for sale local with a Jet Central Cheetah SP on it. I admit I am a complete turbine newbie and know nothing about them!
You don't want to applying stickers to a KingCat do you???? lol

Seriously tho; the flight evelope on the KingCat is really hard to imagine. It can be really slowed down (not especially easy) or it can go like h*ll.

That said it's not especially easy to fly although it is what I started turbine flying with as I'd always liked the model. Since then, there are quite a number of models that are easier to fly and cost a chunk less money. So for a newbie I think I'd suggest something a bit easier and more importantly cheaper, model to start with as it might wind up in a pile.

If you have some good experienced turbine guys about to help you and you're dead set on the KingCat, then I'd say go for it!

As to rcpete347's comment about "time to move on", a lot of guys I know who've sold their KingCats later regret doing so....

I still have mine
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:20 AM
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Why are my pics upside down???
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:07 PM
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Grumman used to run an add in Aviation Week about the F-14 that kind of reminds me of the KingCat..

"Some airplanes fly slower.. Some airplanes fly faster.. None can do both."

The KingCat is one of the nicest flying airplanes ever made. Speed range is enormous, and it can be slowed down to a crawl. Seriously.. I've flown them with everything from a P-120 to a P-200 (dialed down), and it just takes it in stride. I have to believe a 140 class engine is the perfect choice for this airplane.

There's nothing low-tech or old-tech about it.. It, like BV's Bandit, is an icon in the sport jet world.
Old 09-23-2016, 04:18 AM
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Well I hope to fly mine within a month or so, it was pretty much ready to go.... I really like the hi-vis navy scheme as well.

I have some experienced guys to help, thank goodness. I am very happy so far with my first turbine.
Old 09-23-2016, 06:40 PM
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Would anyone be interested in a good deal on bombs and pylons? New in package.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:08 AM
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Added pics....
Old 10-22-2016, 05:44 AM
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My Kingcat refurb is coming along nicely. Going to try the Powerbox Mercury with integral gyro. That with the little 36lb thrust cheetah should make a NICE ride😎
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueBus320 View Post
My Kingcat refurb is coming along nicely. Going to try the Powerbox Mercury with integral gyro. That with the little 36lb thrust cheetah should make a NICE ride
Turned out beautiful!!!!
Old 10-22-2016, 12:36 PM
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Thanks AV8ATOR. I just watched a buddy flying his. The KC can still hang with the best of them. Very fast, super crisp on rails flight & amazing slow flight... then there is the ease of transport
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I'd post a couple pics but mine are always upside down....

I got to do my first ever flights today with a turbine. My KingCat flew great, so smooth. I got 4 flights in but did not land it, a friend of mine landed it for me. I did tha take offs and flights though. I had a great day.
Old 10-23-2016, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by AEROSHELDON View Post
I'd post a couple pics but mine are always upside down....

I got to do my first ever flights today with a turbine. My KingCat flew great, so smooth. I got 4 flights in but did not land it, a friend of mine landed it for me. I did tha take offs and flights though. I had a great day.
Congrats on your 1st turbine flights, that's awesome! & welcome to the club

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