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This Mega-Sized Mini is JET Powered! [READER’S RIDE]

This Mega-Sized Mini is JET Powered! [READER’S RIDE]

Jerome Swift is the proprietor of JS Hobbies and Models, and he envisioned this turbine powered WRC Mini as a fun way to promote his shop. He tells us that it was one of his most complex and challenging builds, which took him a year to complete. Power comes from a JetCat P80 Jet Turbine with Kero Start System, all run by a Version 6 ECU. There is a custom oversized alloy fuel tank that is split, and it holds jet fuel and smoke fluid for the Power Systems Smoke System. A custom alloy turbine, a fuel tank, electronics, and suspension mounts position everything on the modified Losi 5IVE chassis. There is a fully operational pneumatic roof-mounted air brake, and Jerome is working on installing hydraulic brakes so that he can remove the center-diff assembly for a more freewheeling drivetrain.

Want to see your machine here? Send photos and a description to readersrides@airage.com. Be sure to send the full-size photos. If that bogs your email, use WeTransfer–it’s easy and free.  

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Updated: March 27, 2017 — 3:37 PM
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