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HelicopterTurbine Helicopters › JetCat SX or Intrepid Turbine?
10-20-2009 08:44 PM  8 years agoPost 1
RCHeliDude23

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I’ve never owned a turbine heli but have wanted one for a while and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge.

I’m looking at the JetCat SX or Intrepid Turbine - what would be the better choice?

I don’t need to do any heavy lifting or anything specific, though would probably like to stick a camera mount on it at some point just for fun.

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10-21-2009 03:31 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Billj

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L.M. Odessey Starwoodmodels.com

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10-21-2009 04:51 AM  8 years agoPost 3
craigd

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Bergen 44 magnum?

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10-21-2009 05:19 AM  8 years agoPost 4
RCHeliDude23

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I looked at that one... but really wanted to get something a little bigger...

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10-21-2009 05:30 AM  8 years agoPost 5
craigd

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I own a scalecopter zyclone evo2s...its big. I fitted a wren44 turboprop engine to it. Maybe something like that would fit the bill.
I think the 44magnum would be a great heli and fairly cheap too, considering what you get.

BRG, Craig.

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10-21-2009 06:07 AM  8 years agoPost 6
RCHeliDude23

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No doubt the magnum looks like a great heli, I was just hoping to get something a little bigger. It only swings 710mm blades where the Intrepid and JetCopter both swing 810mm ones.

Will take a look at the scalecopter.

Thanks.

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10-21-2009 06:49 AM  8 years agoPost 7
WIRLYBIRD

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Go with Bergen , good quality , proven design , very stable , parts availability , it seems that most all owners are happy.
Dave.

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10-21-2009 06:52 AM  8 years agoPost 8
TaylorMadeHelis

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PowerCat it is a great pod and boom also works great for camera work or just fun flying. Take a look

Taylor
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10-21-2009 07:06 AM  8 years agoPost 9
bcm

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L.M. Odessey Starwoodmodels.com
I agree, flew one a while back,and again this weekend. I had forgotten just what a great machine these are. Extremely stable in hover. I also really like the Jakadofsky turbine, super reliable, super easy, especially for a first turbine user. Mine is in a Lama that has countless flights, its been charge it, fuel it, fly it!

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10-21-2009 12:20 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Jack Martin

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I know you didn't put the Jaka in the choices, but look at it. I enjoy mine.

Remember our Veterans.

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10-21-2009 03:15 PM  8 years agoPost 11
flymustangs

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I just got my 44 Magnum yesterday! The engine and helicopter kit are impressive. The big drawback is the lead time for the engine. That does tell you how popular they are, though. Don't think you would have that problem with the larger Bergen with the MW54.

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10-21-2009 03:17 PM  8 years agoPost 12
KevinChiu123

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Jetcopter

Just would like to share you my experiences.
Jetcopter with Jetcat is a good alternative.
This heli is excellent.

But I replace some parts~
1. a stronger landing skid custom-made by the manufacturer of Birdy folding bike (only because he is my brother, hahaha). I also add 2 bike's wires to reinforce the skid.

2. I replace everything above the swash plate with Align 700 parts for better clearance between main and tail blades in order to let me install 850mm main blades.

3. Align 700 rotor head system has better quality than the original set and better parts supply(in Taiwan, for me).

This heli is pretty heavy, I am thinking about buying my 2nd lighter turbine~ Wren 44 with Align 700"T".

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10-22-2009 06:39 AM  8 years agoPost 13
RCHeliDude23

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Thanks everyone for all your responses and suggestions... I've narrowed it down to the Bergen Intrepid and the JetCopter SX and was really looking for opinions on which to get.

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10-22-2009 10:39 AM  8 years agoPost 14
KevinChiu123

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90 degree CCPM swash plate

Hi, you might need to pay attention to a major difference between Jetcopter and Intrepid Turbine.

Jetcopter uses 90 degree CCPM and every movement is controlled by 4 servos together. Every servo's burden is light & easy.

Much easier set up (as shown in picture) than conventional HPM.

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10-23-2009 04:05 AM  8 years agoPost 15
RCHeliDude23

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I'll keep that in mind - thanks Kevin.

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