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Old 08-01-2021, 11:24 AM
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looking for a kangaroo jet in good condition anyone ??
Old 08-02-2021, 06:36 AM
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It begs the question, why would you want that thing?
Old 08-02-2021, 06:49 AM
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It begs the question, why would you want that thing?
Because they are an awesome jet that brings a lot of nostalgia to many people. Imo they look and fly better than a lot of the "jets" available today.
I would have another kangaroo if one came up for a good price locally. I miss mine.
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:38 AM
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You are damn right. That's one of the best jets to fly.
I miss mine.
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LGM Graphix View Post
Because they are an awesome jet that brings a lot of nostalgia to many people. Imo they look and fly better than a lot of the "jets" available today.
I would have another kangaroo if one came up for a good price locally. I miss mine.

while I don’t necessarily miss mine lol it sure was a fun jet. Hence the 20 year avatar of a 23 year old bird
Old 08-03-2021, 12:19 AM
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Is the CARF Rookie still in production?
Old 08-03-2021, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by yeahbaby View Post
while I donít necessarily miss mine lol it sure was a fun jet. Hence the 20 year avatar of a 23 year old bird
Was my first jet 20 years ago too!
Old 08-03-2021, 01:39 PM
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Mine was a lot of fun with a P120.


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First flight after lockdown 2021
First jet flight after lockdown was with my Roo.. I kept it mothballed for more than a year and with almost no maintainance other than some spray contact cleaner as a precaution it flew as good as ever.

Need to say that I felt that same adrenaline rush and elation from 20 years ago? :-)










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The year was 2000. At that time all these kangaroos were from fiberclassics and all were RAM750 powered. I built mine with the vertical fins canted in like the hotspot.
They were such a fun jet!
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I ask just for fun and to see the reaction of some of the guys 😁😁

The roo was my first jet, love it and had lots fun with it, it was so much fun that when a friend of mine decided to sell his roo two years ago, I told him that I was going to take it, I got around 10 flights and decided that I was going to change the engine mount and this time I will mount my 27# trust turbine, so it seats in the dark room for now awaiting his turn to fly again 🤪 my roo is about 15 years old but it's in excellent shape, I also know of another roo in my club owned by a mbee that's trying to get into jets.

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Here is the link to that thread.


Old Roo soon to take to the skys again
Old 08-04-2021, 05:40 AM
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Always like the kangaroo. I like the fact that the engine sits right on top of the fuselage, they look great and they are very very fast.

I just purchased a brand new one never flown. I’m going to put a Jet Central bee 80 SE then finish putting it together then paint it.
but I’m always looking for a second one that would be great. If anyone had a one they will part with let me know







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Old 08-04-2021, 05:08 PM
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Looks nice, congrats!

As I been told, the Kangaroo was designed by German modellers after a long trip to Asia in wich a turbine demonstration went not so well... so they designed in a napkin while flying back to Germany a simple and practical model, with a exposed turbine and no thrust tube than could be used as a engine test stand with wings.. with a Mig 29 look on it.

Initially it was named "TurboTrainer" but after the first landings it was named Kangaroo because of its tendency to jump...

I was In Metropolis, in 1998 when Andreas, Wolfgang and Thomas demonstrated the model at the Superman jet rally.. at the time his company was called FIberclassics and the fiberglass fuselage/veneer covered foam wings and balsa stick structure rudders were sold for Us$ 300 (!) It was amazing to watch this demo, and I get hooked on this plane... I have other jets, some scale, other faster (in particular that specially modified Hotspot) but i never logged so many hours of fun with other plane like this one. It is a great design.
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Originally Posted by erbroens View Post
Looks nice, congrats!

As I been told, the Kangaroo was designed by German modellers after a long trip to Asia in wich a turbine demonstration went not so well... so they designed in a napkin while flying back to Germany a simple and practical model, with a exposed turbine and no thrust tube than could be used as a engine test stand with wings.. with a Mig 29 look on it.

Initially it was named "TurboTrainer" but after the first landings it was named Kangaroo because of its tendency to jump...

I was In Metropolis, in 1998 when Andreas, Wolfgang and Thomas demonstrated the model at the Superman jet rally.. at the time his company was called FIberclassics and the fiberglass fuselage/veneer covered foam wings and balsa stick structure rudders were sold for Us$ 300 (!) It was amazing to watch this demo, and I get hooked on this plane... I have other jets, some scale, other faster (in particular that specially modified Hotspot) but i never logged so many hours of fun with other plane like this one. It is a great design.
what retracts do you use ?? . It does not come with them
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Robarts retracts and struts are on mine, they work just fine, the prolink should also work fine, a bit more expensive but they will absorb the hard landings, the one for the Boomerang XL should do the trick.
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On mine I used Robart gears. They worked very well.

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Old 08-06-2021, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
Robarts retracts and struts are on mine, they work just fine, the prolink should also work fine, a bit more expensive but they will absorb the hard landings, the one for the Boomerang XL should do the trick.

i would to use the electric retracts which ones can I use ??
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If you like electric retracts, then electric retracts it is, nothing complicated about fitting any retracts in a Roo.
Robart also has them electric now days.


https://robart.com/pages/retracts-12-24lbs-630-series

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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
If you like electric retracts, then electric retracts it is, nothing complicated about fitting any retracts in a Roo.
Robart also has then electric now days.


https://robart.com/pages/retracts-12-24lbs-630-series
thank you very much thatís what I was looking for
Old 08-09-2021, 02:15 AM
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Using Eurokit retracts for ages... they are quite reliable as they have a automatic failsafe by design.

Today the way to go is electron retracts or similar with trailing link legs .
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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
If you like electric retracts, then electric retracts it is, nothing complicated about fitting any retracts in a Roo.
Robart also has them electric now days.


https://robart.com/pages/retracts-12-24lbs-630-series

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Pm answered.
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