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Old 11-12-2017, 05:36 AM
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Hi Guys.
The manual with my Cheetah SE says that it is recommended to mount the turbine with the name facing up (top of the model). I did that for my last Flash but I did not like how my turbine connections were orientated and I actually had to make a cut out in the wing seat to clear the fuel line.

If I were able to mount the turbine in the Flash so that the name is facing down when the model is on its wheels (turbine upside down) I would have better flexibility for the turbine connections given the the wing position in the flash.

So when the model is on its wheels is it OK to have the turbine upside down? I am guessing the biggest concern here is startup since we fly upside down all the time with no issue.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:15 AM
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I've mounted a couple with the glowplug down. Never really had any issues, but these were gas start engines. I guess if it gets wet inside, the plug will have a hard time lighting the engine. NOW... with the newer kero start engines, and the more powerful igniters... it could lead to a bad fire internally.
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Thanks for the reply Tony.
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I have never had a problem.... have in my fleet a big SM Viper with an AMT Pegasus HP, Ultra Flash with a K140 and Ultra Lightning with a K210 - all upside down.

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Thanks Jan!
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