of Houston, TX flying at Johnson Space Center. What a great shot by
photographer James Lemon, NASA Engineer.
van de Goor is the happy owner of this HUSTLER built by
Snyder, Johnson City TN, and his new Hustler.
the best kit production model jet ever. The Hustler goes together more
like a full size precision aircraft than a model. The quality of the fit
of the parts and hardware was flawless."
Norway, melts some ice with his new JMP HUSTLER. What a striking
Lars for the great photos.
Michael, Tulsa OK, sends this shot of his new "QT" HUSTLER.
Dennis says his
Dad sparked his interest in flight 50 years ago.
Fuel / Smoke Tank
fiberglass tank will deliver either turbine engine fuel or smoke fuel. A
JMP Accumulator is embedded into the tank to save valuable fuselage
space and deliver a bubble free fuel supply to the engine or smoke pump.
The center baffle controls rapid fuel weight shift. A machined aluminum
truss provides for easy mounting in the Hustler airframe or other
similar model designs. This JMP fuel tank comes fully assembled and leak
tested for the perfect fuel delivery system.
Hustler was a real
pleasure to build. I was impressed with the quality and fit of all
components. Some of the features I liked were the pre-drilled hinge
points on all surfaces, all formers factory installed along with air
cylinder mounting provisions.
The kit is
very well engineered with generous carbon fiber thru out where needed.
There is nothing flimsy about the airframe with landing gear to match
and the carbon ECU board also makes a professional looking installation
easy. To finish it off the pre-primed parts with perfect surface greatly
helped in achieving a quality paint job.
Tom for a great product!
Grice with his Soviet scheme HUSTLER.
The main design
objectives of the Hustler are simplicity, reliability and slow speed
stability. Fewer parts, exposed engine, increased wing area, lower stall
speed airfoils, and more pre-fabrication are just a few of the
differences. Flying fast is now fairly easy, so emphasis on slow speed
and great landing performance makes sense. Development of more
efficient drag devices and flap arrangement make all the difference in
aerodynamic stability. In addition, I am incorporating a new robust
landing gear system, the MK-30, which will be more stable on the ground
and more forgiving on those hard landings. This opens up possibilities
for grass fields and short paved club flying fields.
The inner wings
and main fuselage are molded in a single piece. All bulkheads, formers
and gear mounts are installed before we seam the fuselage halves. This
is one example of how pre-fabrication will enable alignment and gear
positions to be consistently perfect. The inboard flaps, ailerons,
outboard flaps and elevator
are molded and drilled for
the hinges. The hinge gaps are covered by carbon strips glued into
recesses in the inner wing. This keeps the hinge gap sealed and
aerodynamic. I used this idea first on the Firebird and found it very
easy and accurate.
We have also
received inquiries for the Hustler to be used for applications to carry
rather heavy electronic payloads. Proof to you that the wing loadings
are lighter, more stable and have the capacity for high lift in the
The top hatch
mold features a receiving groove for the canopy. Canopy glue joints are
difficult at best and are damaged when squeezed inward. This groove
prevents this from happening. We also molded in an instrument panel and
lowered deck to properly set the pilot height. Custom molded pilot,
seat back and instrument panel gauges are also available as an option.
stabilizer mold is CNC machined. Perfect accuracy in straightness and
shape is what we pay for with this type of mold. Building of the
stabilizer and elevator should not take more than 4 hours.
lists and parts photos can be found below in this section.
Length: 89.375 in. Wing Area: 1389 sq. in.
Height: 23.25 in. Fuel
Capacity: 140 oz
Wingspan: 81.5 in. Thrust
Range: 18-35 lbs.
Horizontal Stabilizer Area: 274 sq. in.
Weight: 28 lbs. (Varies on Individual Turbine and
*Fully Molded All-Composite
*Complete Hardware Package
*JMPs New Zero-Flex Servo Mounts
*High Quality Instruction Book
*Internal Formers and Bulkheads Factory
Gear with Oleo Struts, Brakes, Tires and Wheels
Landing Gear Systems).............................................1205.00
Fiberglass Fuel Cells.........................................440.00
Custom Pilot, Ejection Seat and Instrument Panel
Electronic Gear Door Sequencer
Pitot Tube Fuel Vent System
Gear/Door Airline Manifold
ECU and Valve/Pump Mounting Boards
4" tire for the Hustler and Firebird. These tires feature a two-shot
injection molding process where a hard inner bead is first formed and a
second shot of a softer rubber compound completes the tire profile. The
aluminum wheel has an inner and outer side that bolts together to
simplify tire changing. This design needs no screws through the tire to
keep it on the rim. Just unbolt the wheel halves and insert the
replacement tire when needed.