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Old Dec 03, 2006, 08:44 PM
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Rocket Assisted TwinJet w/ Estes Motors

Multiplex TwinJet w/ rockets and vectoring.

Also uses air whistles from a Nerf football - 3 of em for 7.99

Estes C6 motors from WalMart
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 08:50 PM
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Sounds like you guys were haveing way too much fun.

Very cool idea, would love to see it in person.

Will
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 11:09 PM
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Pat,

You guys Rock, that was awesome! Nice work.

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Old Dec 03, 2006, 11:22 PM
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Do you have to have 3 mixes on a radio to do the vectored thrust thing with the Twinjet? Very cool, indeed!!

Thanks-

Adam
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 11:24 PM
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Close up pics would be nice.

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Old Dec 03, 2006, 11:42 PM
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great job guys...that was really fun to watch...proves that "where there's a will, there's a way"...i'd like to see the details on that rocket mod...thanks...
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Old Dec 04, 2006, 07:41 AM
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Yes, details details

I'm ready to try my own Estes mod.
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Old Dec 04, 2006, 08:25 AM
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Thanks guys for the kind remarks....

The mods are really very easy and not original.

The vectoring is just a motor mounted on a standard size HS-322 (9.99) servo due to its 42oz of torque. I then just attach the servo wire to the rudder channel of my DX6 Rx, put it in a vertical stall with full left or right rudder and full throttle and the fun begins.

The rocket was just taped to the bottom of the TJ so the prop would not get scorched.

I used an 8a old brushed ESC for the firing mechanism that I searched RC Groups for and connected to the gear channel switch of the DX6. I am thinking D size motors will be next

I have an EasyStar set up the same way - no rockets though.

Everything just about has been tried at least once in this hobby and RC Groups is the first place I research when I get the mod urge.
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Old Dec 04, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Didn't even think of doing it like that Simplicity!!!

I was thinking dual motor set up with dual speed controls mixed into the rudder channel.

Thanks!!

-Adam
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 09:56 PM
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god dam those rockets made it go hiper speed, if i ever get a good plane thats the first thing im going to do as i fly helicopters hey i could give it a shot on my heli as well just not sure whats gonna happen
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