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03-30-2009 06:47 AM  9 years agoPost 1
James

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Hi everyone i wanted to share my two latest machines one is a tangerine orange mongoose and the other is my lime green Jetcat SX

I have done some improvements on these two machines. One i got the tail fins to be the same color, as everything matches now, Including the frames. It seems to look better with everything matching i think..

flying is the easy part paying for it whole different story

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03-30-2009 07:01 AM  9 years agoPost 2
James

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My Lime green JetCat SX

flying is the easy part paying for it whole different story

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03-30-2009 08:25 AM  9 years agoPost 3
30636086

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Wow; REALLY nice

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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03-30-2009 06:57 PM  9 years agoPost 4
WoodManEXP

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Hi James,

Nice Jetcopter SX. Can you tell us how you came to get it? Is it new or used? How about your setup, RX/TX, servos, gyro, blades, kero/butane start?

Thanks!

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03-31-2009 01:18 AM  9 years agoPost 5
TaleGunner

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nice paint scheem

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
Spectra-G, Ion X-2

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04-01-2009 06:54 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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Hi WoodManEXP
thanks for the nice comments
I got my jetcat from Air Star International brand new from the owner josef . The gyro is a GY401 futaba. The servos are Digital futaba, S59551. It starts up with butane first, then once the turbine, catches it runs of it's kerosine. It's a nice system I like the way it starts up also from the radio real simple.

Let me know if theres anything else you would like to know about the helicopter

Jim

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04-01-2009 06:58 AM  9 years agoPost 7
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Hi 30636086 and taleGunner

thank you for the nice comments
yes i do really like the paint jobs they turned out great.
Jim

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04-01-2009 03:58 PM  9 years agoPost 8
WoodManEXP

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Yep, a couple more questins
Hi Jim,

Sure, a few more questions if you don't mind. What TX are you using with the JetCopter? And, have you used any of the PC simulator programs to practice? I have aways wondered if the sims that have the JetCopter SX (eg. FSOne and Phoenix) are accurate. If you have used them do you find them to be accurate simulations of the real JetCopter?

Thanks sir!

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04-01-2009 04:32 PM  9 years agoPost 9
PETER ROB

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Jim, Now the newness has worn off,
Just looked again at the Photo's, the front pushrod looks like it is at the wrong angle, I have just mounted a servo in a spare JetCat PHT3 side frame and the pushrod could be closer to vertical
It may be the angle the photo was taked at but worth a look see
Peter R

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04-01-2009 07:31 PM  9 years agoPost 10
James

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Hi WoodManEXP
TX you are referring to the radio, if i am correct it's a Futaba T9CHP 2.4 GHz . About sims i own the phoenix, and the real flight G5, they both are useful to use but the tail response is more accurate in the real flight i think. But they both have there good points and bad there's a lot of argument's out there about them both. There value, and effectiveness ,the real flight comes with it's own radio, the phoenix does not . One has free up grades the other does not i could go on and on. I only use them to just get some fun practice in not to depend on them to be accurate .

I think they are good for someone to learn the BASIC skills to know how to fly helicopters, but to depend on them for realism, Just take out the real thing and have fun keep it simple. I only use them to practice a little but not to depend on them being completely accurate besides you can still learn from them. Some people just die offer the idea of who has the most accurate Sims out there. Your best bet is to go to a store that has them on display and try them out.

PS if this helps i used many years ago the real flight simulater.I practice on it for about 40 hours took out the real thing and i was hovering, and flying, around the same day. So Sims, do work very well and save you from many crashes trying to learn.

Jim

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04-01-2009 07:46 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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Hi Peter, good hearing from you!

Unless i am looking at the wrong control push rod you are talking about. The one i see that's not straight is because the swash plate is at an angle . which is causing the rod to be at a bad angle. Once i straighten out the swash plate the rod is ok. I think if there was any severe problems with them when i do 3 D flying . I think i would have had failure by know. I think it's ok unless i am not looking at the same thing your talking about.

Jim

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04-01-2009 09:34 PM  9 years agoPost 12
PETER ROB

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Jim, Any chance of a photo with the swashplate level and showing the front sevo
Peter R

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04-01-2009 10:45 PM  9 years agoPost 13
James

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Here you go Peter,
I don't see anything wrong the plate is level and the control rod is straight up and down plus the servos are in there correct positions. I know that the servo control arms need to be down while the swash plate is all the way down. It seems to look ok for what i can see.

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04-01-2009 11:01 PM  9 years agoPost 14
PETER ROB

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Thanks Jim, looks good
Peter R

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04-01-2009 11:22 PM  9 years agoPost 15
James

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Hi Peter,
Thanks for looking out for me .

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