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Old 10-23-2016, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueBus320 View Post
Congrats on your 1st turbine flights, that's awesome! & welcome to the club
Thank you! It was awesome....
Old 10-23-2016, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AEROSHELDON View Post
Thank you! It was awesome....
Good deal, I know you were worried about which model to buy. Now you'll have to deal with the after effects. To paraphrase an old potato chip commercial; you can't have just one.... lol
Old 10-23-2016, 03:37 PM
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That is my fear too!! For some reason I have 8 BLS172's, rx and central box, and a Demon Cortex all sitting here... hmmmm
Old 11-23-2016, 03:20 PM
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What do you guys think of the Pro Link trailing link struts? I fly from pavement and they look like a good upgrade but not sure. I've never seen them.
Old 11-23-2016, 03:45 PM
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I have a set on my Bobcat Comp and really like them. You will have to replace the springs from time to time as they like any spring stretch out . I like the way it just sits when it lands mostly due to the fact that as it trails back it forces more nose weight and holds it on the ground. You will notice like I mentioned, that once the springs weaken you can get a bit of wing dip or sway from side to side if you swerve back and forth on the runway. Your wheels will also sit out of the wing a bit more because they won't clear the spars as much as the stock struts due, but you won't even notice it in the air.
The KingCats, Bobcats are an awesome plane. Having one at the field is like having a Dremel tool in your shop, you would not want to be without one.
Old 11-23-2016, 04:24 PM
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Thanks!
Old 11-23-2016, 05:46 PM
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Installing them on mine. Loved them on my Bobcat, they really absorb much more impact than standard struts. Even on the full scale planes, you can really feel the difference..IMO
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Old 11-24-2016, 11:56 AM
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@JAY,
My KingCat has a JetCat P-160SX which is also 36lbs. of thrust and it's great especially at our field elevation of 4500' ASL. I have a friend with the older JetCat P-120 on his KingCat and the difference between the two models is hard to believe.

@AEROSHELDON,
My KingCat has the prolink struts on the mains and I really like them compared with say my Avanti S which has the standard type struts.
Old 11-24-2016, 09:22 PM
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Do the strut covers still fit fine with the new struts?
Old 11-25-2016, 08:44 AM
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Hi

the. Covers fit with the pro link but once the gear up, they don't lay flush. They kind of stick out in an angle. But it works and fly fine.

behzad
Old 01-22-2017, 09:54 AM
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OK I was getting ready to add the Dreamworks struts and the axles seem really long.... can someone post a pic of how they installed them?

Sorry guys I am still new to retracts in general.....
Old 01-22-2017, 10:31 AM
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Here are a few pics.... They would hit the boom.


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Old 01-22-2017, 10:49 AM
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Mine is in its early stage of the build. Looking good. Can't wait!
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:26 PM
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Here's some of my progress with gear pics.
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:38 PM
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Few more pics. Glad to see this bird is still one of the favorites!
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:35 PM
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i chose a new kingtech k160g2 for power plant.
Old 01-22-2017, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AV8ATOR View Post
i chose a new kingtech k160g2 for power plant.
As have I....

Aerosheldon; I bought my KingCat with the struts already installed but I'd think that the obvious solution is that you have to cut off the axles. It's not uncommon for a vendor to supply longer axles as they can be used for a number of various models. Too short and it's all over, too long and you just cut 'em off....
Old 01-22-2017, 10:12 PM
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Aerosheldon, try these.

http://www.dreamworksrc.com/catalog/...at-Main-Struts
Old 01-23-2017, 06:34 AM
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Aerosheldon, what Zeeb described is exactly what I had to do. Loosen the set screw on the bottom end of the strut, I put the wheel on the axel & slid it to where I needed it, then marked & cut it. Be careful not to cut too much! Then I like to grind a flat spot on my newly cut axel for the set screw to get a good bite.
Good luck, Jay
Old 01-23-2017, 06:53 AM
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Thanks guys, I will cut them next week!
Old 02-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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Recently bought this Kingcat which was owned by Paul Judice who sadly passed away recently. Had three flights on it so far and really impressed. Presents well in the air and once I've ironed a few bugs out it should be a lot of fun! Has an Evojet 160 Booster which seems like plenty of power.
Looking forward to exploring its capabilities. Going to the Coachella Jet Jam this week so hope to get lots of flights in!

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Old 02-12-2017, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by nigefay View Post
Recently bought this Kingcat which was owned by Paul Judice who sadly passed away recently. Had three flights on it so far and really impressed. Presents well in the air and once I've ironed a few bugs out it should be a lot of fun! Has an Evojet 160 Booster which seems like plenty of power.
Looking forward to exploring its capabilities. Going to the Coachella Jet Jam this week so hope to get lots of flights in!

Nice! I like it.
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Moving along.
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:06 PM
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That is one familiar looking Kingcat!! LOL!

This is from the 2004 Superman jet meet video from SKS ... before I sold it to Paul. I won the special recognition award for the paint scheme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW8QZpvNjvo

RIP Paul ... great guy. It's great to see that someone will be carrying it forward with flying it!

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Originally Posted by nigefay View Post
Recently bought this Kingcat which was owned by Paul Judice who sadly passed away recently. Had three flights on it so far and really impressed. Presents well in the air and once I've ironed a few bugs out it should be a lot of fun! Has an Evojet 160 Booster which seems like plenty of power.
Looking forward to exploring its capabilities. Going to the Coachella Jet Jam this week so hope to get lots of flights in!


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Old 02-13-2017, 06:57 PM
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Great to see some of its history thanks Jamie. Amazing how good a condition it's still in after 15 years! It's going to get plenty of use and I can see myself keeping it for a long time to come! Only thing I've found so far is knife edge is a bit tricky as with most twin boom genre, any tips?

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