TBM Shockjet R/C Model Jet ARF
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TBM Shockjet R/C Model Jet ARF

Out of Stock
 
$499.00
 
Item# (TBMSHOKJET)
UPS Ground in the contiguous US calculated on basket page. - Must call for air shipping quotes.

 

Color Schemes

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
TBM Shockjet in Orange/Black - Include at no charge_ FuRF36J-B and ShockJet Parts
TBM Shockjet in Orange/Black
Out of Stock
$499.00
(TBMSHOKJET-OB)
TBM Shockjet in Red/Black - Include at no charge_ FuRF36J-B and ShockJet Parts
TBM Shockjet in Red/Black
Out of Stock
$499.00
(TBMSHOKJET-RB)
TBM Shockjet in Red/Silver - Include at no charge_ FuRF36J-B and ShockJet Parts
TBM Shockjet in Red/Silver
Out of Stock
$499.00
(TBMSHOKJET-RS)
TBM Shockjet in Red/Yellow - Include at no charge_ FuRF36J-B and ShockJet Parts
TBM Shockjet in Red/Yellow
Out of Stock
$499.00
(TBMSHOKJET-RY)
TBM Shockjet in Red/Yellow with Wing Tube - Absolutely NO OTHER HARDWARE INCLUDED
TBM Shockjet in Red/Yellow with Wing Tube - Absolutely NO OTHER HARDWARE INCLUDED
Out of Stock
$499.00
$399.00
(TBMSHOKJET-RY-NH)

  • Overview
This is an all new airplane from MF Models in China. This plane has undergone dozens of changes since the first prototype was sent to us for testing several months ago. Their goal was to offer the easiest to take off, land, fly, build, repair and use turbine powered aircraft ever. And they wanted to do all that at the lowest price of any turbine ARF ever. We think they did it.

Take offs into a 10mph wind can be accomplished in under 10' on asphalt, and about 20' on short grass! Landings, using very effective flaps, can be done in under 5'. Grass runways of course are no problem. The 80" (IMAA legal) wing provides tons of lift for the 13 lb plane. Hovers, blenders, spins, knife edge, high alpha rolls, knife edge to knife edge snaps, rolling loops and 150 mph high speed fly bys are easy to perform! At jet rallies, this is the plane that will be flying the most if there is high wind because wind doesn't affect it at all! On take off, just point it into the wind and it is airborne! Landings are just as easy in high wind.

This is the best way to get started in turbines. Once you get comfortable with all the nuances of turbines, the waiver, the fuel, the starting procedure, the lag time, flaps, and more, just pop out the turbine and the other parts and put them into the jet you've always dreamed of. You don't want to fly a F-16 or other high performance jet until you have spent time with an entry level jet. It's just too difficult to master all the new techniques at once.

Note:
TBM recommends getting as much Rudder throw as possible in either direction.
Suggested Elevator throw is +/- 20 degrees.
Set all control surface exponential rates to 70%.


Parts included with the ARF kit:
  • 2-piece wing is permanently joined using an aluminum wing joiner.
  • MPI High speed jet tires and aluminum wheels.
  • Fults nosewheel and brake system
  • Aluminum main landing gear
  • BFT bubbleless fuel tank mount. This is the wooden mount below which holds the tank at 45 degrees.
  • Steel axles
  • Swivel clevis and horns
  • Ball links
Parts required to complete the kit:
  • Turbine - 14 lb. Mounts preinstalled for the Jet Central SuperBee
  • Servos, radio equipment, servo extensions
  • BFT - bubbleless fuel tank or equivalent header tank
  • 50 oz main fuel tank
  • (1) 2 meters (6ft) 6mm Clear Festo Tubing
  • (1) 6 Ft Medium Gas Fuel Line 0.125”
  • (1) Fuel Overflow Fitting for Jets and Gas Planes
  • (1) Festo 6mm cap
  • (1) Festo 4mm Check Valve
  • (1) 1/4lb (233ft) Spool of 0.020 Safety Wire
  • (1) 6” Safety Wire Pliers
  • (7) Hitec HS 645 MG Servos
  • (1) Hitec HS 225 MG Servo
  • (2) pair 6in JR male Futaba Female 22 gauge servo wire
  • (2) pair 12in JR male Futaba Female 22 gauge servo wire
  • (2) pair 24in JR male Futaba Female 22 gauge servo wire
  • (1) 48in JR male Futaba Female 22 gauge servo wire
  • (3) 12in JR male Futaba Female 22 gauge Y-Harness servo wire
  • (2) 2-cell Li Ion 2600 mah pack with JR & Deans lead
  • (1) 6v MPI Miracle Switch with universal plug

Wingspan 80.5"
Length 73"
Weight 13 lbs
Turbine 14 lb thrust turbine or equivalent
Parts included with the ARF kit:
  • 2-piece wing is permanently joined using an aluminum wing joiner.
  • MPI High speed jet tires and aluminum wheels.
  • Fults nosewheel and brake system
  • Aluminum main landing gear
  • BFT bubbleless fuel tank mount. This is the wooden mount below which holds the tank at 45 degrees.
  • Steel axles
  • Swivel clevis and horns
  • Ball links

This brake system was designed and manufactured specifically for the ShockJet by Bob Fults. This simple design works great for this plane, but actually the ShockJet lands so slowly that it really doesn't need a brake (but the AMA requires one). The brake lever presses into the tire via the mini servo shown in the front of the fuselage. It uses a spring to provide even pressure and eliminates overloading the servo.
Note the extremely simple layout. Without retracts, the plane is much simpler to build, operate and maintain. All the components simply drop into place in a few minutes. All the key components are mounted under the hatch so they can be easily inspected, repaired or replaced between flights.
The battery compartment is in the front of the plane with a removable hatch. This positions the battery for the correct CG. Only one battery is required to operate the RX, Turbine ECU, valves and pumps. We recommend a TBM 5200mah LiIon or LiPoly pack. We get about 10 flights including starts and cool downs from a 5200 mah battery.
The business end of the ShockJet. It does not require a tailpipe, so it is simple and light. The turbine is angled down 6 degrees for proper flight characteristics. The bottom of the fuselage is covered with aluminum duct tape for flame resistance primarily during start up. The fuselage comes with the 4 blind nuts already installed for quick installation of the Super Bee.
For quick and easy installation of the elevator and rudder servos, the mounts are installed, and the pushrods are already made to the correct length. We use inexpensive analog Hitec HS-645MG or HD-1501 servos for all the control surfaces. Even with the inexpensive servos, there's never any flutter, and the plane can climb easily on knife edge due to the tall fuselage.
Under the wing there is only the fuel tank and glow plug. Thus the need to remove the wing for repairs at the flying field is minimized.

New color scheme pictures of the Shockjet from the factory!

Mike Burg's Shockjet:



Here are some photos of my jet taken back in march on the day of it's maiden flight, which was also MY first turbine flight and the first I had ever seen in person. it was a great day, one I'll never forget. I put the bee in the plane without any bench running and just took it to the field. I did the whole install at home in an afternoon, by myself. everything worked perfectly on the first try, which speaks volumes for your instruction manual. one cycle to check the fuel and propane systems and ECU "learning". after I quit shaking, I fired it up again for the range check. when I realized I'd run out of excuses, I fueled it back up and flew it. to this day I still can't believe it was that easy. to date I have 160+ flights on it, and each new flight is still a thrill. the superbee starts, runs and handles just as well now as it did new. I've also come to realize that due to the genius and years of hard work by Artes and Gaspar, not to mention the tireless and enthusiastic support from you, Eric, I could not have chosen a better time to get into turbines. I simply can't imagine how it could get usefully better. although "kero-start" seems to be all the rage these days, I will gladly continue to embrace propane as a simple alternative to all of the potential problems associated with kero-start, though I suspect I'm in the minority on this. oh well, I just like simple and reliable above all else because it allows me to fly instead of screwing around trying to get something to cooperate long enough to fly. the last nine months have been a hell of a ride thanks to Jetcentral, and I hope it never stops. THANK YOU! P.S. search "mike bogan" on youtube and you will find a video of the maiden flight described above. mike bogan

Here is the pic of my Shockjet with a Super Bee. I contacted Bill at TBM for my first jet and I went with his recommendations. After receiving the plane and engine, I first installed the engine on a test stand to understand the operation and settings. When the Super Bee started the first time, I was shocked with the sound a smell. That's what I was looking for. I started building the plane on a sunday around 4:00 pm and after working all week, for a couple of hours a night after work, I maidened the plane the following sunday. The plane needed very little trim on the first flight, and the first landing with half flaps was shorter than my 100cc Yak and 46% Biplane. The plane slows to a crawl, full flaps not needed on landings, and the top speed is faster than anything I have owned to date. Two weeks ago was the first flight and after yesterday I have logged 23 flights . The turbine starts first time and sounds great. I am already getting used to the speed and will be purchasing a faster airframe in the future, that can take off on grass.
Overall, the new experience with my first turbine, the Super Bee and the Shockjet has been great and I recommend the combination for any first time turbine owner. The service from Troy Build Models and Jet Central are second to none. Thank you for the first class products and service.

-Lorren Brendemuhl




 
Install a Jet Central Falcon in your Shockjet (with little modification):

 

Need more than the pictures? Email TBM Sponsored Pilot Gerry with your questions! (gkhinshaw@yahoo.com)

Build a tube for turbine starts with your Shockjet:

 

Required and/or Related Items

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Jet Central JF-50 Super Bee II UAV Turbine Dual start (Kero/Gas) engine complete system with 15.5lb thrust.  Comes with internal Ceramic Igniter and standard FOD Screen. - Call to order!
Jet Central JF-50 Super Bee II UAV Turbine Dual start (Kero/Gas) engine complete system with 15.5lb thrust. Comes with internal Ceramic Igniter and standard FOD Screen. - Call to order!
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Jet-Tech 93 oz. Kevlar fuel tank designed to fit into the SHOCKJET with a small modification - Item is drop shipped and contains additional shipping for continental US via UPS Ground only
Jet-Tech 93 oz. Kevlar fuel tank designed to fit into the SHOCKJET with a small modification - Item is drop shipped and contains additional shipping for continental US via UPS Ground only
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$159.98
(TBMSHJ_KEVTANK)
Hitec HS-645MG 133 oz-in at 6v High Torque Metal Gear Analog Servo
Hitec HS-645MG 133 oz-in at 6v High Torque Metal Gear Analog Servo
In Stock
$32.99
(HS645)
TBM Safety Wire Pliers
TBM Safety Wire Pliers
Out of Stock
$15.99
(TBMSAFETYPLIERS)
.020 Safety Wire. 1/4 lb Spool, 233'
.020 Safety Wire. 1/4 lb Spool, 233'
Out of Stock
$12.99
(TBMSAFETYWIRE)





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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.

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