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Old 07-24-2008, 11:11 PM
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Any expeiences to report about the TBM Shock Jet regarding quality, building, flying, etc?
Old 07-24-2008, 11:19 PM
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Oh boy...got my popcorn and scotch ready for this one. Let the fun begin!!

Barry

(GJr, no offense to you, but there's some serious back-story and bad blood surrounding the "Shock"jet and TBM...[:@] )
Old 07-25-2008, 07:48 AM
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I would say it probably flies a lot like this jet (the original) http://www.laser-design-services.com/jetmach60.html . Like Barry stated, look into the history of the plane and then decide if you would buy anything from that company.

Marty
Old 07-25-2008, 07:54 AM
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Barry,
I don't drink but I've got my popcorn too! eheheheheh
Don
Old 07-25-2008, 08:29 AM
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I would ask Shok, I think he works for TBM.

Old 07-25-2008, 08:47 AM
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Man! That was bad!!!
Old 07-25-2008, 09:22 AM
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Delted because it was a tacky comment...
Old 07-25-2008, 11:05 AM
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I am asking that all posts relating to past events be removed by the poster. This thread is going to stick strictly to the question asked and not get into a political rehash of past events and hear-say. Most everyone knows the history here.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Jim
Old 07-25-2008, 11:37 AM
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Ok,
Please disregard my previous comments above.
Sorry Jim,
Don
Old 07-25-2008, 11:43 AM
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Not me!! They'll have to rip the post from my cold dead hands![>:] or they could just delete it as I really can't hold on to letters on some server in the RC universe

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:45 AM
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You're a bad boy Marty!
Old 07-25-2008, 03:48 PM
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I received 2 TBM Shock Jets today. One was for me and the other for a friend. We were both pleasantly surprised with the quality of the build on both jets. One was the Tsunami scheme and the other the Tiger scheme. The laser cutting is superb, the covering is good and the fit of pieces is flawless. The plane comes with all surfaces pre-hinged. Assembly should be a breeze. I can't wait to get to work on it and see how it flies. I have no doubt it will be a fun trainer and a fun plane to just beat around with. Ignore all the accusations of the past and look at the plane for what it is. The price is too good to pass up if you need a fun jet! I feel TBM and MF Models have put a lot of effort into making this an easy jet to get some training on.
Old 07-25-2008, 06:06 PM
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:21 PM
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Whoops -
Old 07-25-2008, 06:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: u2fast

the past is the past and most jet guys need to come together and promote the hobby.
beautiful jets can be created by many companies for all of us to enjoy.
most good trainers are of the shoulder wing design.
shockjet is no different in that it is a shoulder wing design and should have a lite wing loading.
unite behind jet models of all styles and looks.
crazy aerobatics can come from shoulder wing platforms with lite wing loadings.
krazy as in krazy with a k or c. as long as it is kcrazy.
sure would like to see some install pics of the jet when you finish. barry

TRU DAT


Sorry Jimmy Baby, you just a little too new as a moderator, delete this if you want but I have NO respect for your opinion as Mr. Moderator on this one! TBM nstole a design from a couple of good guys in Texas and claim it as their own. Bad Karma there!

DR
Old 07-25-2008, 07:02 PM
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Mr. Moderator, you are right on target. I'm looking forward to a good build thread.

Jack
Old 07-25-2008, 09:46 PM
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I saw one fly at Florida Jets. It flies great! It was very windy yet Bill Hatcher from TBM flew the plane well!!!!
Old 07-25-2008, 10:03 PM
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I flew one at Lake Wales last year and it was a hoot! It was Super Bee powered and had a ground roll of about 2 foot before airborne. Fully aerobatic, stable as a picnic table and lands slower than a butterfly.

All in all...pretty neat.

Beave
Old 07-25-2008, 11:29 PM
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Are we really going to bend over to this? This jet wouldn't be in existence if it were not for the likes of Limey Bob and crew. So were to secede to the powers that be? This is not the RCU of yesteryear...I'm ashamed that people cant tell it like it is here anymore, what are we..lemmings?
Old 07-26-2008, 02:19 AM
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Apparently.

Where is the cliff?
Old 07-26-2008, 06:18 AM
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rehash of past events
As long a TBM continues to market the Shokjet then it continues to be a current event, not a past event.

Most everyone knows the history here.

Obviously NOT.
Old 07-26-2008, 07:17 AM
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:18 PM
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Hi All, I received my Shockjet yesterday (From my friend who ordered it for me) and all I can say is WOW, what a great job they seem to have done on getting this to the stage they sell it at. Hatches fit perfectly with the spring loaded latched already installed. Only 1 wrinkle in the covering that I have seen and that is maybe an inch by a quarter inch. Nothing!!
I'm putting in a JetCat P60. Only minor modifications and it flips right on in!
I picked it up at 2pm yesterday from my friend and by 4pm I had the wings glued and the 4 wing servo's mounted, the tail feathers are on!
The P60 and some tubes were installed this morning. This is going to be a really quick plane to put together and looks to be a great flyer to!

See my Build Blog here [link=http://www.georbeckha.com/RC_Planes/ShockJet/ShockJet.html]ShockJet Build Blog[/link]

George
Old 07-26-2008, 01:49 PM
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I have a couple of questions for you guys building these:

Is it or can it be made into a 2 piece wing (easier to transport)?
Is there access to the front of the turbine (such as to use a hand wand for a manual start engine)?

Thanks!
Jim
Old 07-27-2008, 09:50 AM
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ORIGINAL: A7Bldr

I have a couple of questions for you guys building these:

Is it or can it be made into a 2 piece wing (easier to transport)?
Is there access to the front of the turbine (such as to use a hand wand for a manual start engine)?

Thanks!
Jim
Jim, These are just my thoughts on your questions...
The wing comes in 2 halves. The wing is glued together with the main wing joiner being about 12 inches or so in length. To my way of thinking I don't think that a joiner that short will have the strength to hold the wing without glueing the halves together. It may be strong enough without glueing but I think I'd stay with glueing the wings together. (Again, my thoughts and observations and I may be totally wrong.)
The front of the Turbine is under the wing. The air inlets are either side of the fuel tank. Looking at mine with the tank installed there appears to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch clearance that you may be able to insert some kind of starting wand to the front of the turbine. The angle would be 30 degrees off of dead straight.
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