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Mar 29 2011

Build Log: TamJets F-16 with JetCat P-20 (final)


The F-16 had it’s maiden flight last Saturday.
Here are some pictures and a video of it’s first flight.


Considering the gusty wind conditions (the P20 F-16 is lighter then the EDF version), I’m quite happy with the result.






Enjoy !!

Mar 27 2011

Build Log: TamJets F-16 with JetCat P-20 (part7)

It’s been quiet around the F-16 for far to long !!

In the meantime the pipe has arrived from Grumania in Germany.
A piece of art. Super light weight and double wall !!



Installation of the pipe was done in a few minutes.
As Ilja had send me the weight of the pipe I was able to set the CG before the pipe arrived (how many sheets of paper do you have to roll up to get 80 grams??)



As soon as the pipe was inside the plane I did the first test run of the engine.
During the first run I noticed that the engine did not throttle up smoothly – if JetCat says that the fuel line from pump to turbine needs to be at least 110cm (not mm) = 1.1 meter, then better follow the instructions.

Fuel line extended and “TATAAAAAA…” the throttling up is smooth.


Enjoy the video of the JetCat P20-SE with KeroStart spooling up…

Mar 26 2011

April 2011–Desktop Wallpaper

The star of April 2011 is a Simons Jet Legend Bae Hawk.
Simon stripped this Hawk of the usual JL factory paint job and repainted the model in the 2010 UK Hawk Demo Colors.
A true work of art with countless hour spend in the workshop masking and painting.

The Hawk is powered by a JetCat Turbine. The picture was shot in February 2011 in Nusa Jaya Malaysia.
Make sure to check out the video of Simons Hawk on our YouTube channel at


Depending on your browser, click the below link and save the picture or right click the link and select “save as..” to save the picture to your desktop.

iPhone & Android | 1024×768 | 1280×960 | 1680×1050 | 1920×1080 | 1920×1200

Once again, have a great month and don’t forget to send us your pictures if you feel they should be featured as one of our wallpapers.

Mar 17 2011

JetLegend JAS-39 Gripen

Our JAS-39 Gripen with JetCat P-80SE in action.


The model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4Ghz receiver, Hitec Servos (combination of standard and high voltage digital servos), a Airpower EV-5U Retract/Door/Brake valve/sequencer.


Standard JL Gripen retracts are installed and the gear doors are driven by Airpower 1” stroke cylinders (thanks for the guys at rcuniverse for the details on the gear door installation).



A short video of the Gripen from our Feb 2011 Nusa Jaya Trip

Mar 9 2011

Aviation Design Jets – Scorpion

The french Aviation Design Jets Scorpion has a unique shape, with his large canopy, 2 side air intakes, twin fins, undiedral stabs and top fuselage airbrake.


It is designed with special airfoil , giving very good low speed performance and also high speed with full power.

The Scorpion RC Model Turbine Jet in action:

Mar 3 2011

JetLegend CT-114 Tutor


This CT-114 Tutor, powered by a JetCat turbine, is owned by Jonathan.
The straight wing gives the model great slow flight characteristics.


Equipped with flaps the model floats in beautifully for landings.



The Canadair CL-41, designated the CT-114 Tutor in Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and later unified Canadian Forces use, is a jet trainer aircraft designed and built by Canadair. Ordered in September 1961, the aircraft went on to serve as the Canadian Forces primary jet trainer until 2000, when it was replaced by the CT-155 Hawk and CT-156 Harvard II. The CL-41G supplied to Malaysia was built as a ground-attack aircraft.

The Tutor is perhaps best recognized as the aircraft used by the Snowbirds airshow team.


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