Attention Kero Start Engines Users:
If the engine fails to start, you can get excess kerosene in the engine. YOU CANNOT REMOVE EXCESS KEROSENE BY TILTING THE PLANE WITH THE NOSE UP IN THE AIR.
Failsafe and the Auxiliary channel:
DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU PROGRAM THE AUXILIARY CHANNEL LIKE THE THROTTLE CHANNEL FOR FAILSAFE!
When installing the Kerosene
starter in the P60, please note:
The P60 glow plug boss may
have damaged threads near the combustion chamber.
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Keep checking here for important news.
Florida Jets 2007, JetCat USA
introduced the Titan SE and P-120 SE
turbines. These new Special Edition
turbines feature revolutionary
technology allowing them to
accelerate rapidly while maintaining
the legendary JetCat reliability. An
important component of the SE design
is a new integrated circuit that is
installed inside each turbine. We
call it the “Chip Inside”. This chip
allows us to characterize each
turbine in a special way that helps
make the SE turbine performance so
There was a
side benefit to this new technology.
It allows us to track the "service
life" of each turbine much better.
This traceability has in turn
allowed us to introduce a new
worldwide limited warranty for all
JetCat turbines since our non-SE
turbines feature the “Chip Inside”
“This new limited
warranty offers exceptional value to
JetCat USA customers.”
limited warranty term has been
extended to 3 years for parts and
limited warranty follows the
turbine, no matter who owns it. No
transfer charges ever! This helps
protect your investment by ensuring
maximum resale value.
3.) Our new 3
year limited warranty is effective
as of Sept. 1, 2007. All new JetCat
USA SEs sold from May 1, 2007
feature the new limited warranty
effective from the date of purchase.
Current original SE owners already
have the new limited warranty!
4.) We all
know that (unfortunately) if we fly,
we will eventually have a crash.
Under the new limited warranty, once
any turbine crash damage is
repaired, the balance of the
warranty term is still in effect.
warranty coverage, all the current
owner needs to do is make sure the
standard 25 hour interval service is
performed. JetCat USA is offering an
option to buy a service voucher for
the first 25 hour service at a fixed
cost of $250 for thrust turbines and
$300 for helicopter or two stage
turbines. This ensures the first 50
hours of service will cost you no
more than $250/$300.
cost service voucher conditions:
voucher must be purchased
directly from JetCat USA.
Must be purchased
within 30 days of turbine
purchase. Current JetCat USA
owners have until Oct. 31st if they choose to purchase a
voucher is valid for up to 4
years. It can be used even if
the turbine has not archived 25
hours of use within the 4 year
term. This gives the customer up
to 1 year past the limited
warranty period to receive a
fixed cost service if the first
25 hour service interval had not
To prevent any
extra service charges, the
turbine must be serviced no
later than the recommended 25
hour service interval.
voucher can only be used with
the turbine it is registered
voucher is transferable if the
turbine is sold but the new
owner must register the transfer
within 30 days.
If the turbine is
crashed or damaged, the service
voucher can be applied as
partial payment if the service
voucher value is equal to or
less than the repair cost.
If the turbine is
destroyed because of a crash or
other damage, the service
voucher can be re-registered to
a similar replacement turbine if
purchased directly from JetCat
USA. This is limited to the
original service voucher’s 4
Important for DX-7 users
We have had several problems
with our Learn R/C set up procedure
with these radios. Please follow the
following procedures to properly
Learn R/C and test the failsafe.
Set the End Points to +/- 100%
for the throttle channel.
Put in the Binding plug and
learn the failsafe for low
throttle / low trim.
Remove binding plug and reset
the End Points to +/- 50%.
This is very important since our
normal +/- 75% does not work
Test failsafe by shutting off
the transmitter and making sure
you see the 'F' appear on the
GSU top center display.
Putting the End Points to +/- 50% still gives you about 500 throttle
settings for the total stick travel.
Titan SE and P120 SE turbines
Introduced at Florida Jets 2007,
the new P120 SE and Titan SE engines
were quite the hit. They were
demonstrated on John Redman's
KingCat and Tam Jets F18 and F16.
John, Dave Presta and Russ Giordano
really demonstrated the fast
throttle response, power and reliability.
During the event many pilots asked
if there older JetCat engines could
be updated. Well the answer is, some
can! Some of the mechanical
updates have been in our P120 and
Titans since October 2005
engines should only require a few
modifications and ECU updates. Older
engines would not be economically
practical to update to the SE
following serial numbers are
P120 serial #1996 and newer.
Titan serial #0896 and newer.
The cost for updating is $300.00 +
return shipping if your ECU has
removable throttle and auxiliary
input cables. Otherwise a
new V6.0 ECU processor board must be
installed for an additional $120.00.
Please note: These updates
are for the SE conversion only and
must be made on well maintained
Update parts will not be available
until April 30th. DO NOT SEND in your engine for these update
until you call JetCat USA for a
special return authorization number
and appointment date.
JetCat USA is moving.
JetCat USA is growing rapidly
and we need more room. Currently
JetCat USA is located at the Van
Nuys Airport in Van Nuys California. Van Nuys
Airport (VNY) is one of the busiest
airports in the world!
Unfortunately, it is also very
congested and costly to expand in
this area. So we decided to move 200
miles north of Los Angeles to the
Central Coast area of California.
JetCat USA has a new 6,000 sq ft
building at the Paso Robles Airport
in Paso Robles California (El Paso
De Robles, The Passage Of Oaks) This
is a beautiful community best know
for its vineyards and wineries (and
now for jet engines too). We should
be up and running in May 2007. We
will update the Web site with the
new address right before we start
operations. If you ever plan a trip
to this beautiful region of
California, put a visit to our
facility on your itinerary. www.prcity.com/leisure www.pasorobleschamber.com
Rick flies more than anyone!
This is his latest update. Thanks
Rick for the information and hope
you have many more flights in 2007.
Bob & the JetCat gang,
Another big year on JetCat engines!
The high points:
708 flights with over 107 hours on 4
400+ total turbine hours
152+ hrs total time on P-70 S/N 2060
2600+ turbine flights
1609 total flights on the Top Cat -
over 500 this year, powered by 4
different JC engines
105 total flights in October
The low points:
P-80 & 4 planes lost in crashes. LLL Of course, none of them were my
P-80 S/N 1153
2006: 2h 36m, 15 flts, RIP
2005: 27h 33m, 189 flts
2004: 38h 58m, 255 flts
2003: 62h 43m, 383 flts
2002: 19h 45m, 158 flts
Total hrs: 151h 51m, Total flights:
P-70 S/N 2060
2006: 58 h 21m, 381 flts
2005: 47h 46m, 311 flts
2004: 37h 58m, 243 flts
2003: 8h 10m, 56 flts
Total hrs: 152h 15m, Total flights:
P-70 S/N 2055
2006: 44h 27m, 291 flts
2005: 24h 11m, 152 flts
2004: 19h 10m, 134 flts
2003: 6h 0m, 41 flts
Total hrs: 93h 20m, Total flights:
2006: 2hrs 56m, 21 flights
Total hrs: 2hrs 56m, Total flights:
Happy New Year!
The people from Heliworld-USA came over last night with a beautiful example of the new ASI JetCopter SX. Check out the pictures! This baby has everything. I especially liked the ceramic coating on the exhaust. These helicopter kits are available from Heliworld-USA (aka Airworld USA) starting at $5995.00. Ready to fly JetCopter SX are also available. Go to http://www.heliworld-usa.com/contact.htm and ask for Rob Janiger or Jason Somes.
Bob, Another good year on JetCat engines: 652 total flights, 20 more than last year, with 99hrs 30min total time! P-80 S/N 11532005: 27hrs 33m, 189 flights2004: 38hrs 58m, 255 flightsTotal hrs: 149h 15m, Total flights: 985 P-70 S/N 20602005: 47hrs 46m, 311 flights2004: 37hrs 58m, 243 flightsTotal hrs: 93h 54m, Total flights: 610This engine has never been in for service nor had a new o-ring! P-70 S/N 20552005: 24hrs 11m, 152 flights2004: 19hrs 10m, 134 flightsTotal hrs: 49h 21m, Total flights: 330 Happy New Year! Rick
This is an e-mail from one of our long time customers, Rick Silz. Rick flies at Rabbit Dry Lake here in S. California. This guy really flies!!! This is a great testimonial for the reliability of JetCat engines. Thanks Rick...
JetCat USA will be closed for the holidays from 12/23/05 through 01/02/06.
12/05/2005 John Redman