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for model turbine power
technology brings business start-ups and unfortunately some failures. However,
it appears that the model jet engine business has stabilized and it is clear
that the JetCat company has earned its dominance in the marketplace.
performance and quality of the engines along with the absolute best electronics
in the industry are just part of the reason.
USA, under the direction of Bob Wilcox, is "The rest of the story."
This California establishment represents a serious investment in space, machinery,
professional office management and a thoroughly knowledgeable staff.
after the sale is a reality with this company. It is this shining element of
"JetCat USA" that negates any would be savings if one opts for a less
expensive competitive product, especially if that product does not have a "real
company" in the USA to back it up.
first time you have to send your engine "offshore" for repair, that
savings is more than compromised, and, how do you put a value on your "down
time" while you wait. If it is a complex mechanical and electronic device,
(and jet engines surely are) you know the odds are, it is going to need service
has sold hundreds of JetCat engines and not one has been returned because of
user dissatisfaction. That's because JetCat USA test runs every single engine
that has already received a thorough quality control check at the German factory.
your engine ingest F.O.D. or experience crash damage, it is completely rebuilt
to original standards at JetCat USA and returned to you most expeditiously,
and, the repair is done right the first time.
the last 5 years, JetCat USA customers have come to rely on this speedy and
BVM factory demo models, all 14 of them, are powered with JetCat engines and
some have over 300 uneventful flights. We choose JetCat power for the ultimate
dependability. We just don't have time to waste on engine problems.
Why choose a JetCat product?
There are many things to consider when selecting a
model turbine power plant. A level of trust must extend between the supplier
and the customer. At JetCat, we take great pains to earn this trust. We have
produced this flier in order to tell you more about JetCat products, and
hopefully to help you make a more informed decision with any purchase you make.
- Quality Assurance
Quality in design and
production has always been a fundamental principal at JetCat. This commitment
to quality is something you as a JetCat customer can count on, and something
that you will increasingly appreciate as your enjoyment in the product
continues through years of trouble free use.
- Engineering Capability
JetCat is the
only turbine manufacturer that can perform all the required Engineering Design
and Development with dedicated JetCat employees. This capability includes
mechanical, tooling, mold, electronic, and software design.
- Design Excellence
develops and evaluates new components in order to improve the performance of
the system. This experimental development has resulted in turbines that achieve
the highest performance in the world, combined with the highest reliability.
Remember, Quality cannot be "tested" or "inspected" into a system; it must be
designed in from the start.
Through careful attention
to proper engineering principals, JetCat has succeeded in developing the
highest performance turbines in the world. This performance is demonstrated by
high thrust to weight ratio, rapid throttle response and easy operation. JetCat
revolutionized the industry with the introduction of AutoStart Technology over
5 years ago.
- Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
JetCat ECU features "closed loop" control of the turbine, resulting in better
starts, smoother idle, rapid (and safe) acceleration and excellent overall
handling. The JetCat ECU offers some unique features including a fully
integrated speed sensor that offers not only the classic speed limiting
functions required by the AMA, but also provides other advanced user modes like
"cruise control" mode or even converting the throttle stick to a "speed stick".
No other ECU on the market comes close to matching the advanced design of the
JetCat ECU. Smooth auto starts, easy of use, integrated speed control,
integrated GPS... the JetCat ECU has it all.
- After Sales Service and Support
JetCat USA opened in California, with noted model jet pioneer Bob Wilcox as
Partner and General Manager, for the expressed purpose of supporting the US
customer. Tens of thousands of dollars have been invested in manufacturing and
repair equipment, test facilities, employee training and the like. We believe
this level of commitment is crucial for your enjoyment of JetCat products.
- Customer Satisfaction
there is no better reason to buy JetCat than to have the support of a
fellowship of other modelers that have already experienced the JetCat
difference. Not only does JetCat have a nationwide support network of sales and
service representatives, we also have hundreds of satisfied customers. Whenever
you see modelers enjoying turbine powered aircraft, chances are they will be
flying JetCat. Take an opportunity to talk to a JetCat customer and see for
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|New improved P-80/P-120 bypass
tube. Notice the slight bulge to accommodate the front end of a JetCat engine.
This increased area works well for F-86 and T-33/F-80
JetCat Limited Warranty
1.) The limited warranty term has
been extended to 3 years for parts and labor.
2.) The 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.
To maintain 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:
The service 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 service voucher
The service 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 been reached.
To prevent any extra service
charges, the turbine must be serviced no
later than the recommended 25 hour service
The service voucher can only
be used with the turbine it is registered
The service voucher is
transferable if the turbine is sold but the
new owner must register the transfer within
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
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 voucherís 4 year term.
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.
End Points to +/- 100% for the throttle
Put in the
Binding plug and learn the failsafe for low
throttle / low trim.
binding plug and reset the End Points to +/- 50%. This is very important since
our normal +/- 75% does not work reliably.
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
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 manufacture. These engines should only
require a few modifications and ECU updates.
Older engines would not be economically
practical to update to the SE versions.
following serial numbers are updatable>
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
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