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FG/JetCat Turbine Big Rig by Jerome Swift

FG/JetCat Turbine Big Rig by Jerome Swift

This amazing Red Bull Racing MAN Jet Truck is based off of an FG 1/5-scale long-wheelbase kit and powered by a P120 JetCat turbine producing 30lbs of thrust at 125,000rpm! Builder Jerome Smith is the proprietor of JS Models and Hobbies, and he used all his professional expertise to assemble a machine. As he tells us, “When building a Jet powered model attention to detail is crucial. A P120 JetCat in a model plane can reach speeds in excess of 250mph!” The truck features disc brakes, adjustable alloy shocks all around, upgraded upper ball ends, alloy suspension braces and carbon fiber side-impact bars. It uses a King Cobra SS001 MG digital steering servo and a Hitec HS-645MG Ultra Torque brake servo—essential to whoa down the thrust produced by the turbine. The MAN race truck body shell features a multifunction flashing strobe LED light kit and a custom alloy bull bar. The turbine mount is also custom fabricated. It’s all controlled by a Spektrum DX5e stick radio. One look tells us he wasn’t kidding when Jerome said he spared no expense!

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Updated: July 21, 2015 — 2:59 PM

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