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11-02-2003, 09:46 PM
it,s called a five jet ( i haven,t figured that out yet ! ) what do you guys "in the know" think ?? it,s dubbed as an advanced turbine trainer. website is http://www.arrakis.es/~rcpalma/Five-Jet/index.htm my jet & turbine were built by mert moore & test piloted by todd shulba. it,s around 14.5 lbs auw with aprox 20 lbs thrust on a super 66 @ 100k.. i,ve done some highspeed taxi tests but wimped out & pulled back on the left stick instead of the right !! (never flown a turbine before ) i,ve got an unfinished kangaroo waiting on a simjet (nudge, nudge kevin !) but the website claims this jet is so easy to fly it can be flown by anyone that can hang on to a pattern plane! (i,m not convinced when it,s my coin at stake !!) i can hang onto my diamond dust with a jett ss40 at over 120mph no problems but this beast is another story !! todd the test pilot confirmed that it is indeed a real tame ride.. (thanks for the help todd & mert !) any one else had this jet in the air ? what,s your opinion ?? thanks rob m
11-02-2003, 10:00 PM
Actually the Fivejet was on the front cover of the Radio Control Jet International October 2002 issue.
I think it will fly very well, it is similar to the Boomerang turbine trainer design.
It will be slower than your Roo, and should slow down nicely.
The Mallorca Jets 2002 report featured the Fivejet and they said brief but good things about it.
11-02-2003, 10:37 PM
any idea where i can get back issues of the mag / copies of the article ?? thanks rob m
11-02-2003, 11:08 PM
Go check here ....... http://www.traplet.com/jet/
Then here which is there previous issues section ...... http://www.traplet.com/jet/backissues/menu.html
And here is the info in the mag you want! ...... http://www.traplet.com/jet/backissues/octnov2002.html :wink:
Jim Moss :)
11-02-2003, 11:22 PM
The Five Jet is a very nice flying airplane. I have flown versions powered by a RAM 500 and a JetCat P80. Both were flown at sea level and although the P80 version had unlimited vertical it was not overly scary on power. Technique here is to use full power for take off then as soon as you make the cross wind turn start throttling back to around 1/2 power. Merton's engines accelerate very quickly so it will be a fun combination to fly.
11-04-2003, 04:25 AM
thanks for the links & input guys... rob m
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