As always like it's forebear the Baby Boomerang ( Intro), it will fly very well with the Jetcat P60 but now the P80 size turbines will drop straight into it without modification. In some ways it can be regarded as a cross between the Intro and the Elan.
A choice of four New and exciting colour schemes add a sparkle to the model.
The Sprint is a wood ARF kit with just a few fibreglass parts added.. The shapes have been refined a little to give a better looking jet. For example the booms are now rounded off top and bottom, the rear of the fuselage tapers to give better appearance, the air intakes are more in keeping with a turbine powered plane etc, etc.
New tailplane (Stab) shape with large elevator surface requiring small movement to be super effective.
The rail mounted nose leg retracts rearward, allowing for easy fitting of the trailing arm nose struts which have become so popular.
The air intakes are now much larger to feed the breathing suction needs of the 80 size turbines.
The fuselage now accepts our 3.7 litre (125oz) fuel tank for longer flight times. There is more than enough room for smoke system etc.
Elan type wing fixing, simple and direct locking on to alloy rods.
Not only is the top speed when pushed, higher than that of the Intro, but the flying characteristics are, if anything, even better. Extra side areas on the fuselage and booms makes knife edge flight better than ever. Slow flight is remarkable, as you would expect of our designs. The slightly larger wing and flap area aids the usual ultra slow landing speed, typical of Boomerang trainers.
The weight stays within a few ounces of the original Intro, thus keeping the amazing & easy aerobatic capability.
Pro-Link Retract Package
Our Pro-Link "Sprint" standard combo has been developed from the ground up specifically for this aircraft and is the perfect match for your Boomerang! Our standard combo's provide everything you need to complete you landing gear install in one convienient, money saving package!
Our Sprint struts feature a brushed anodized finish, steel axle with locking nut and over-sized machined shoulder bolt. There is no need to shim, bush, drill or machine your struts & axles in order to make them “fit”. There is also no more fear of wheels flying off during take-off or landings with the bullet-proof axle design. Although suited for grass field ops, our Trailing Link gear design proves to be invaluable for those occasional not-so-perfect landings on the tarmac as well.
The Taurus narrow series Machined T-6 aluminum retracts feature oversized high quality leak free cylinders, brass t-bar slider and heavy duty machined trunions with 1/2" clamp lock strut mounting make the Pro-Link series retracts the strongest, most reliable retracts on the market. When only the best will do, GO PRO-LINK!
Our Pro-Link Sprint Standard Combo includes:
- - Pro-Link Small Trailing Link Main Struts
- - Pro-Link Sprint Trailing Link Nose Strut
- - Pro-Link Taurus Narrow Retract Set
- - 2 Retract Cover Plates
- - 2 Standard Air Tanks
- - 2 Air Fill Valves
- - Intairco 2 5/8" Main Wheels and Brakes
- - Intairco 2 1/4" Nose Wheel
- - 3 Packs Heavy Duty Airline Tubing
- - Brake Line Tubing
- - 4 Airline Tee Fittings
- - 2 Air Gauges
- - Adjustable Rate Retract Valve
- - Ultra Precision UP-6 Brake Valve
The History behind Boomerang Jets
First designed by Alan Cardash in 2001, the original design for the Boomerang jet was to be a slower flying model than the currently available jet trainers, yet large enough to be easily seen in the air. It had to take off and land from a rough grass runway, and it had to be fun to fly.
From basic drawings to finished design, test flights and major flying events throughout the world, Boomerang has shown that this jet is capable of everything he set out to achieve.
The result has by far exceeded the original concept. This twin boom model, eight feet long with an eight feet wing span, is quite exceptional. The construction is conventional balsa, ply and light ply, with obeche skinned wings, and although it’s big, it disassembles easily to fit into a car. In flight, it feels like a cross between a trainer and a pattern plane.
Boomerang, the first jet trainer that can be powered by any 12 to 27lb thrust turbine. The prototype used a JetCat P80 and, later, a JetCat P120, Many owners use even more power but it can take off - and fly beautifully with a JetCat P60, or similar small turbine.
Capable of advanced aerobatics - including spins, snap rolls, knife-edge flight, tumbles, airborne motor shutdown and restart (with an auto-start turbine) - this aircraft has a slow speed performance that has to be seen to be believe and a fair turn of speed when flat out. Later versions were fitted with retracts and brakes, of course.
At the British Nationals in 2002, Boomerang won the prestigious Windsock Trophy Shield for the best flight of the day on the public display line. And at Florida Jets 2002, it won yet another exceptional performance award. Ali Machinchy, the outstanding UK pilot, flew it on both occasions.
Now the big version of Boomerang has taken a big step forward in kit terms. A complete redesign. The new ARF kit is totally new in every respect except for the amazing flying characteristics, which have always the most important aspect of every Boomerang design.
Length: 73"assembled. Breaks down easily to fit in a small car.
Weight: 14.5 lbs. Dry. From 17 to 22lbs take off weight.
Turbine: 12lb ~ 22 lbs thrust
Landing gear: Almost any good make of Retracts
Servos: 6-9 Depending on System
Interested in buying a Boomerang? Contact us through the website and we will have a Boomerang specialist contact you to answer any questions. Besides just the kits, we can supply everything you will need to get your Boom off the ground. Full packages available at a discount price!