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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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jet powered RC plane

holy crapola

supposedly, there are the specs on the engine:

JetCat P-120-SX turbine

Thrust: Thrust is 30 lbs @ 125,000 RPM
Weight: 3.1 LB
Diameter: 4.4 inches
RPM Range: 33,000 - 125,000 RPM
Exhaust gas temp.: 580C-690C
Fuel consumption: 12oz/min at full power
Fuel: Jet A1, 1-K kerosene
Lubrication: approximately 5% synthetic turbine oil in the fuel
Maintenance interval: 25 hours

(from jet cat usa.c o m)

all yours for either $3395.00 or a fully set up race SV

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 05:10 PM
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Went to college with this guy. (Dustin Buescher)

He works for the company that designs model jet planes. He was a damn good model airplane pilot and flew the SAE cargo plane for the school most of the years he was there.

What I really remember him telling me about jet planes was...... For speed runs, when the plane is in front of you, you're already throttling back and preparing for the next turn, which occurs when you can BARELY see the plane out in the distance.
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holy crap that's bad ass
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Ive always thought those were amazing. I just dont get how they dont exceed the range of thier radios in a split second and loose the plane.

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radio range is close to 1 mile, visual range is less cause of the size

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 09:00 PM
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I got a cool series of photos of a jet crashing at the 107th flying field this summer. Poor guy had a land gear stick up, circled for a bit, then decided to land with all gear up. Didn't turn out too bad for him. Just flipped over with no obvious airframe damage but the engine didn't follow its shut down sequence. Not sure how he ended up with the engine but I don't think it takes long for damage to occur when that sucker is spinning 100K RPM.
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Holy hell. That's cool to watch but I'm not sure I'd try it myself. I would've crashed that thing with-in moments of take off.

You wanna see my itinerary?
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