Jet Cat USA Turbines
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Jet Cat USA - Warranty Info
There are many things to consider when selecting a model turbine or helicopter 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
JetCat constantly 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)
The 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
In 2001 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
And finally, 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 yourself.
One or two receiver channels may be used to control the JetCat ECU. If single channel is desired, follow these steps.
Plug in the GSU and power up the system.
Press the limits button.
Using the + button, scroll through the selections until the AUX-channel func is displayed.
There are three selections in the AUX-channel func menu. While pressing the Change Value button, use the + or - button to scroll through the selections.
|:ON Turb Ctrl ON
|| Aux channel enabled for speed limiter functions and/or Smoker.
Turbine control enabled
|:ON Turb Ctrl OFF|| Aux channel enabled for speed limiter functions and/or Smoker.
Turbine control disabled. You still need to use the AUX channel for speed limiter and/or smoker functions but the turbine control will be in Single Channel Mode.
|:Not Used|| Single Channel Mode.
Totally disable the AUX channel input for engine control, speed sensor and smoker functions. AUX channel wire does not need to be connected to the receiver in this mode. If Not Used is selected and you have a speed sensor, the Maximum Limit Speed is still active limiting the maximum speed your plane will fly. You cannot disable this safety function.
Single Channel Mode start/stop procedure.
To start the turbine, place the throttle stick and trim to their minimum positions. Next, move the trim to its maximum position. This will initiate the LED chase. Finally, move the throttle stick to its maximum position and the engine will start. To stop the startup, move the throttle stick and trim to there minimum position.
To stop the engine after it is running, throttle up just above idle and let it stabilize for a couple of seconds then move the throttle stick and throttle trim to there minimum position. The auto-cool down mode will start when the engine has nearly stopped rotating.
WARNING - Gasoline and Turbine powered R/C model aircraft are not manufactured to withstand unlimited G's. Any R/C model aircraft can fail, be it a wing folding up or a fuselage breaking in half under too high of a load. Just as any full size aircraft, model R/C aircraft have a maximum G rating. Because you are not in the plane flying it and experiencing the G's and reading the G-meter, it is more difficult to judge the G's on the aircraft, and it is very easy to exceed the limits of the aircraft. Understand that if you perform a snap roll, parachute, wall, blender, knife edge loop, or pull hard on the elevator at almost any speed, you can be putting in excess of 15 G's, even in excess of 30 G's, and most aircraft can only designed to take 10-12 G's. If you perform any violent maneuver, you can break your plane. When I perform hard maneuvers, especially for the first time on an airframe, I am prepared for a failure and am prepared for it as best I can be. This mainly includes performing the maneuver far enough away from spectators that in event of a failure that I am not endangering others. In addition, be prepared for the manufacturer to not pay for a new airframe which is broken during flight. It is common practice for any manufacturer to not replace an airframe which breaks in the air or upon landing. I have only seen manufacturers replace airframes when they have received many of the same failures and the manufacturer determines that there was a design or manufacturing error. If you break an airframe, and you are the only one to do so, then it is probably not the fault of the manufacturer. Please fly safely, and avoid full throttle operation other than at low airspeeds.
R/C model jets, warbirds, aerobatic planes, DJI S1000 Octocopter, and UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to name a few are not a toy! If misused, it can cause serious bodily harm and property damage. Fly only in open areas, and AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) approved flying sites. Follow all manufacturer instructions included with your plane, radio, servo's, batteries and engine. Aircraft manufacturers guarantees each kit to be free from defects in both material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component assembled by the customer. All parts of high stress must be inspected and reinforced if necessary by a competent builder. Some parts should be glued again. High stress areas such as firewalls, motor boxes, wing mounts, landing gear mounts, etc., are areas of high concern. Seek help if necessary. In not case shall TBM be liable for the cost of any product it offers which is not manufactured by TBM. The liability to the manufacturer cannot exceed the original cost of the purchased item. Further, TBM reserves the right to change or modify this warranty without notice. In that TBM has no control over the final assembly or materials used for final assembly, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any damage resulting from the use by the user of the final user-assembled product. By the act of using the user assembled product, the user accepts all resulting liability. The kit manufacturers have provided you with a top quality, thoroughly tested kit and instructions, but ultimately the quality and fly ability of your finished model depends on how you build it; therefore, we cannot in any way guarantee the performance of your completed model, and no representations are expressed or implied as to the performance or safety of your completed model. It is the user's responsibility to inspect each component for worthiness.