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Forum: RC Jets
09-01-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 33,020
Posted By Kevin_W

No, but generally people who have gained enough...

No, but generally people who have gained enough experience to safely operate a high performance model aircraft have also learned how to make simple repairs on them too.
I guess with ARF's dominating...
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Kevin_W

I think it would be possible to convert the...

I think it would be possible to convert the Skymaster retracts to electric.
Forum: RC Jets
08-23-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 40,272
Posted By Kevin_W

Paul, Beautiful work! I hope you are planning...

Paul,
Beautiful work!
I hope you are planning to bring some of these parts to Greater Southwest with you so we can fondle them.
:D
Forum: RC Jets
02-24-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,808
Posted By Kevin_W

I agree. I suspect it has something to do with...

I agree.
I suspect it has something to do with the ECU reacting to fuel pressure changes during the hot fueling. I would suggest resetting the throttle PID loop and trying a couple of flights...
Forum: RC Jets
01-01-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,270
Posted By Kevin_W

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/640x439/jaguar_030a034bc18211fc5094bb4d5ccf7c14b7044b8b.jpg
Sepecat Jaguar!
I've wanted to have a model of a Jaguar since I first started...
Forum: RC Jets
12-31-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Kevin_W

I make my own. Just go to your local...

I make my own.
Just go to your local electronics store (like Fry's) and buy the 6 conductor connectors (RJ12 I think), and the 6 conductor wire, and a crimping tool. Cut to needed length and crimp...
Forum: RC Jets
12-21-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Kevin_W

It wouldn't work for the larger ones, but I...

It wouldn't work for the larger ones, but I remember seeing someone use toothbrush handles for colored lenses before. He just ground (grinded) the handle into the rough shape of the lens, then...
Forum: RC Jets
12-21-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

Dan, I use a UP valve on mine and have not had...

Dan,
I use a UP valve on mine and have not had any problems with the brakes.

When you say they are locking up, do you mean that they are locking up while braking (during roll out, after landing),...
Forum: RC Jets
12-20-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

Yes, I installed all three air tanks above the...

Yes, I installed all three air tanks above the pipe.
I also went with three separate air systems, one each for the gear, brakes, and doors. This worked out very well because on my third flight an...
Forum: RC Jets
12-19-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Kevin_W

It sounds like it will be an interesting project....

It sounds like it will be an interesting project. I hope you are going to do a build thread on it for us.
Forum: RC Jets
12-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Kevin_W

The turbine installation and operation will be...

The turbine installation and operation will be the easy part. I would be worrying more about tire and brake design at this point if I were you.
Forum: RC Jets
12-17-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Kevin_W

Afterburners are prohibited under the AMA's...

Afterburners are prohibited under the AMA's turbine rules, and I am not aware of any commercially produced afterburners that are currently available for hobby sized turbines.
I have read a couple of...
Forum: RC Jets
11-25-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 40,272
Posted By Kevin_W

Paul, I was a little sceptical when we...

Paul,
I was a little sceptical when we discussed the single engine idea yesterday, but after seeing your depiction of it above I am going to have to agree with Dave. I believe if you used a pipe...
Forum: RC Jets
11-02-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Kevin_W

There are a number of jet guys in and around...

There are a number of jet guys in and around Dallas. Let us know what area of town you live in and I'm sure we can put you in touch with someone nearby who can help you out.
Forum: RC Jets
10-17-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

As Buck said, the battery holders are made by Ron...

As Buck said, the battery holders are made by Ron Schwarzkopf, RSMP. They are simple little 3D printed holders that the A-123 packs fit in perfectly, and are held in place by a single velcro strap....
Forum: RC Jets
10-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

Yep, I got three flights on it during the Greater...

Yep, I got three flights on it during the Greater Southwest Jet Rally about a month ago. It felt perfect.
Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2508_88b41cf81676d605a53285c72f6c56e439ceb2c1.jpg
Jetcat P180RX, fuel pump, ECU on the right side.

...
Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

More pics: ...

More pics:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2511_4829d84beb2a2f011e7811eba0de3d74d1d97d40.jpg
Switch and 3 air fill valves in front of center fuel tank. UAT...
Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2452_f3dad247c924dc80e7592dbc9c8f2c42696a61d4.jpg
Battery tray, top

...
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kevin_W

30 liters should give him just a little over 10...

30 liters should give him just a little over 10 minutes at full throttle. Better keep the runway in sight! LOL

Very cool project!
I would love to see more pictures of this.
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kevin_W

Wow! I would love to hear more details about...

Wow!
I would love to hear more details about this project.
Quote from the article:
"Built
entirely from carbon fibre, the structure was
made using the resin fusion process, where
the cloth is...
Forum: RC Jets
10-05-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Kevin_W

Expert and sound advice coming from a government...

Expert and sound advice coming from a government agent! :p
Forum: RC Jets
09-11-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

Kevin, Ozie is correct, the front well (at...

Kevin,
Ozie is correct, the front well (at least on the short nose F4) is shorter than the rear well. I made my front missiles 1/2" shorter than the rear ones, although I had to shorten mine in the...
Forum: RC Jets
09-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

As Buck said, Ron Schwarzkopf makes them. The...

As Buck said, Ron Schwarzkopf makes them. The nose cones, center fin section, and rear fin section are all 3d printed. The body sections are cardboard tubes (like Estes rockets), and the fins are...
Forum: RC Jets
09-10-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,253
Posted By Kevin_W

Yes, P-180 RX

Yes, P-180 RX
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