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Old 06-18-2021, 12:17 PM
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There is a travel stop at the back of the legs, its a little set screw, turn it in until the wheels align with the well.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi
There is a travel stop at the back of the legs, its a little set screw, turn it in until the wheels align with the well.
ĎNot on the previous version of the legs
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Yikes! I didn't know.
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Hey fellow Rebel flyers! After a off and on four week build I was able to put 4 flights on my Rebel Hot today. She flew exceptionally well and Iím very happy with this jet. Got the flights in early before the lake bed got to hot.

Iím running a K-70G2 for power, and a JR28x with the RG1131BPU 11 Channel receiver. I did install a brake gyro (AG63) and it worked flawlessly. I also reused the servos, servo wire extensions, and JP gear from my old MB-339. I was very surprised to find that after each flight I had quite a bit of fuel remaining. On flight 4 I set my timer to 8 minutes and 30 seconds and still had at least another minute or two remaining. For the next flights I will need to adjust the CG to be less nose heavy and test a couple of minor tweaks to the radio setup. Looking forward to flying her again soon.




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Old 06-19-2021, 03:54 PM
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I'm getting the jitters only a jet maiden can bring, shooting for this week.
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
I'm getting the jitters only a jet maiden can bring, shooting for this week.

youíve flown mine so you know how easy they are to fly. I canít wait
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Hey Ken! Nice to see what you are up to I just follow this thread because I like the hots, glad to see you are enjoying yours. Eric
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Originally Posted by husafreak
Hey Ken! Nice to see what you are up to I just follow this thread because I like the hots, glad to see you are enjoying yours. Eric
Whats up Eric! These were my first flights since the Oakdale rally. I really like this new jet and got pretty comfortable with it after the second flight. Verticales on the K-70 are amazing! I think youíd like owning one of these as well. 👍😀
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No doubt! A local regular has one with an 85 in it so I know what you mean. I think now a 60 (or 70) is perfect even though I first saw it flown impressively with a 45. Cheers!
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I flew my x45 Rebel Hot yesterday. I used half throttle mostly. Top speed was about 138mph. If I did a full lap or so with full throttle it would go much faster. It does not feel under powered, but I can see the desire to have a 70 in it. If I build another, that's what I do.
I have a 1.2l tank and land after 5 minutes with 50% of the tank left.
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D.W. performed the maiden flight with his CARF Rebel Hot at Deenethorpe, UK today, Jetcat P60 power, and Powerbox Core Radio, a superb little Jet, and ample power with the P60












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Yep, had the kit since last year and picked at it not really having time to finish it…then the bright spark few I call my friends said yesterday if I went home from the meeting and stayed up half the night I could test fly it today…I’m a little tired, but guess I’m glad it’s done. Need to redo the install as it was rather thrown in, also didn’t have time to fit a Powerbox iSat gyro so will do that as although it flies great without…it will be better with. 4 flights today all good.
Last picture is what it looked like when I got back yesterday





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That's too funny, I put my Core sticker in the exact same place! I scanned and sized it up a bit and cut it from vinyl but it's within 1/2" of where i put mine lol
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That was close to midnight and I think the second place I tried it…
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Hi Dave,

is that P60 or P60SE ?

Thinking of going the VT80 route (sitting on the shelf with nothing to do) but having second thoughts due to size/weight... can you give any opinion on this ?

Thanks!
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P-60, but it went back to the factory for a service/update a year or so ago…so pretty much SE just with older ECU boards etc.
As installations go it’s pretty heavy, even the leads for the P-60 are heavy and at the moment everything is full length, it has 4 batteries ( I will do away with the 800mah retract battery) and possibly reduce the 2700ECU pack size, remove multiple plugs/ext leads on batteries etc I used to get the install done in 4 hours. I will trim down the weights where I can, but even so it flies great as it is. I weighed it tonight at 6.5kg with a little fuel in the main tank and the 6oz header I had made by MAP full.
I guess I can lose 150-200g and don’t expect to notice the difference particularly.

I did this partly to have a small one piece Jet to fly and partly to show all the ‘old school’ turbine 54 can size turbine owners it’s a good set up. A friend has ordered a Hott already for his P-60.

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After 6 flights on the Hott with no gyro I decided to add a Powerbox iSat since itís 5 minutes install and set up. I had another 2 flights yesterday with the gyro and as expected itís even smoother. These flights were in my local grass field that is 120m long and now surrounded by a 1m high Rape crop.
The little Rebel coped with it perfectly






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Dave,
That sure is a vey clean set up. I like how you have MAP tank resting on top the main fuel tank. What holds it in place?
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The wiring is a mess…but as I feared, now I’m flying it I can’t find the motivation to redo it.
It’s a 6oz MAP that just sits on a pad of Velcro between the two tanks. The square section stops it rolling off sideways, so the Velcro only stops fore/aft movement.
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The tygon safety rings work great to secure the fuel lines
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Hi All,

Just ordered a Rebel Hot so am starting to think about the install.
I've always thought about trying some plug in wing connectors. Something similar to maybe the Emcotec PWC4.
Up till now I've always used Ashlock connectors.
What do you all think.. too much weight and mucking around or worth a go ?

Has anyone installed connectors succesfully on their Hot? If so would you mind sharing some pics etc?

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Originally Posted by paulhat
Hi All,

Just ordered a Rebel Hot so am starting to think about the install.
I've always thought about trying some plug in wing connectors. Something similar to maybe the Emcotec PWC4.
Up till now I've always used Ashlock connectors.
What do you all think.. too much weight and mucking around or worth a go ?

Has anyone installed connectors succesfully on their Hot? If so would you mind sharing some pics etc?

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Iíve been using powerbox one 4 two connectors very successfully


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For my Rebel Hot wing connectors I used a single 8-pin MPX plug for each side. Ten wires need connected. So I made the positive and negative wires for the flap and aileron servos common. The + & - is on a common bus at the receiver anyways.
This works perfectly and fits nicely.
For my larger Rebel 2M, I used the Powerbox leads mentioned above for the servos. I didn't want to use a 6-pin MPX connector for the retracts and brakes because there is a chance to miss connect things. I had more 8-pin connectors, so I used them for the gear and brakes. That leaves spares for lights, which I may add later.
The Powerbox pre-made leads are very nice and save time.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi
For my Rebel Hot wing connectors I used a single 8-pin MPX plug for each side. Ten wires need connected. So I made the positive and negative wires for the flap and aileron servos common. The + & - is on a common bus at the receiver anyways.
This works perfectly and fits nicely.
For my larger Rebel 2M, I used the Powerbox leads mentioned above for the servos. I didn't want to use a 6-pin MPX connector for the retracts and brakes because there is a chance to miss connect things. I had more 8-pin connectors, so I used them for the gear and brakes. That leaves spares for lights, which I may add later.
The Powerbox pre-made leads are very nice and save time.
By making -+ connections commonÖ..you basically took the protection away from the CBís or receiverÖ..I wouldnít recommend that for sure.
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That may be true for a Central Box or similar device, but is not true for a standard receiver, like my REX12. The positive and negative pins are on a common bus.

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