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Reply #26 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 12:46am

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Well done...looks like you've really got her trimmed out!  She transitions well from the launch power to glide and the glide looks really flattened out from the first video!  Just outstanding!!! 

Now I've got to build another catajet!
Tom
 

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Reply #25 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 12:14am

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Great looking flights!
ian
 
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Reply #24 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 10:58pm

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Reply #23 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 7:36pm

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Because the power launch looks so good you might just add a smidge more weight in the nose to avoid the stall in the glide.  Might work, might not.  Always a challenge in trimming catajets!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #22 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 7:13pm

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You made me curious so after dinner I put a protractor on it: 2 degrees.  The bluebonnets are blooming - must be spring in Texas!
 
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Reply #21 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 5:21pm

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Tom,

I haven't put a protractor on it but a quick check with a couple of rulers looks like about 2 deg.

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Reply #20 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 5:17pm

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Looks like great fun.  What's the incidence between the wing and the horizontal stab.  I know lots of fellas are using zero/zero incidence on their catajets.  It looks like after the power thrust you still have a small stall in the glide.  Makes me want to build one too!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #19 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 5:16pm

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I just got a bag of parts and a sheet showing the rib layout - no plans.  The designer had a half-dozen short kits cut to give to a few friends - I don't know of any plans to put it on the market.

There are lots of jetcat plans floating around the internet (outerzone, HipPocket, here) - pick one and give it a try!

If you really want to build from a kit, check out VolareProducts.com - George has Okha, Phantom, T-37 and a few other jetcat kits.

https://volareproducts.com/BUY/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_18

Cheers,

Mike
 
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Reply #18 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 3:01pm

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Great, I am falling rappidly in love with cata jets,
Is there a way to get the plans or even the shortkit?
I am in europe.
Grt free
 
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Reply #17 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 12:13pm

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Got a few launches in on the Schwalbe yesterday evening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fq532gZ7fA

Mike
 
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Reply #16 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 10:23pm

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Outstanding...and the printed tissue is tops!!!  Looks like an awesome kit!
Tom
 

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Reply #15 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 1:44pm

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Thanks!  Wile E. is there, you just have to look closely.  The tissue was printed on an Epson WorkForce WF-7610 printer (11x17 capable, uses DuraBrite pigment inks that are pretty much bulletproof against water, alcohol and dope).

The graphics were adapted from flight simulator skins found on:  https://www.asisbiz.com/Me-262.html.  Click on the green arrows at the right above each orange unit bar and you'll get a page of thumbnails showing the skins as well as photos and other documentation for the markings.

Using someone else's graphics felt a bit like cheating, but this is just a jetcat...

Cheers,

Mike
 
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Reply #14 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 12:32pm

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Oh ya, there's no pilot,,,,,What happened to Wiley?,,,,I'm so disappointed. lol  Smiley Grin Grin
 
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Reply #13 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 12:27pm

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As a tech we never had the patches. If I had one it would have probably been "OHSH_T",lol. 
Great looking airplane, where did you find the template for printing and what printer are you using?
Mike
 
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Reply #12 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 11:54am

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Doped and assembled.  Weighs 25g, initial test glides look like it might need a smidge more noseweight.  Getting too windy to fly more today, forecast looks windy for the next week or so (welcome to springtime in Texas everywhere).  I like how the printed tissue came out.

Cheers,

Mike
 
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