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Old 07-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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Due to the poor weather our grass runway is in less that ideal shape. Is there a jet out there that has a robust design and gear to handle this. I can go as high as 55 Lbs of thrust.

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Old 07-06-2019, 07:59 PM
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:59 AM
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I was in the same boat as you. I used to fly out of a field that had a 400ft runway and the grass was cut once every 3 weeks.
As such my jets had to be capable of short take off/landing and also high enough with big wheels for the grass.

My 122" Feibao Swordfish's landing gear was the best - never an issue (5" wheels)
My 122" CARF Mephisto was also not that bad but it picked up some grass every now and then. (4" wheel)
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:31 PM
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Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it.
Old 07-08-2019, 04:57 AM
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:24 AM
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CompARF CT-114 Tutor with trailing link gear and large tires is another option perhaps? Of course with any grass field, you have to be careful of the nosegear strut 'digging in' if you accidentally run into a hole.
Old 07-09-2019, 12:42 AM
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Carf Eurosport. Lands and takes off with low speeds and with trailing link struts it can handle grass.
Old 07-09-2019, 03:36 AM
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I think it helps to know your budget in order to recommend a jet. There's a big difference between a $5K, $10K, or $15K jets.
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Im in the same situation, looking at the Havoc or Havoc SS

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I have 70 flights on a Havoc this year off of rough grass. No issues so far.
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Not as exciting as above, but I can highly recommend the off roading ability of the Xcalibur range. My mid size has something close to off-road suspension :-)
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Boomerang Sprint V2 is ideal for grass/rough strip - 80 to 120 size turbine

Eurosport also a good option but flies best between 140 to 180 turbine size

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