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Old 11-07-2008, 09:50 PM
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hi smithy heres 2 videos for you hope you like them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdjJmipa1d0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3B7FSp9CcY
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:03 PM
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Give that thing some gas!! Someone needs to make a full out pass with one of them. Just make sure you have plenty of room..
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:42 PM
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Great work Ken,
I know how hard it is to make them work properly. That little manual start Wren seems to push it along nicely, an afterburner would make all the difference though! That's when it gets difficult.

Beasley, finding the "room" to run these things is also difficult, and I'm sure there aren't too many places on Malta for Ken to run it.

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hi smithy here is a video of the car with the body on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9EV_eQfd2Q
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:08 PM
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smithy iv never droven a turbine engine it was the first time for me but ive got some little problems to take care of and then ill be making some fast passes for space its not trouble because ill be driving it in a full dragster drag strip
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:10 PM
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i have to learn slowly and get the car running 100% then we will crank it up beasley
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:01 PM
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i have to learn slowly and get the car running 100% then we will crank it up beasley
Thats what im talkin about but dont let me rush you. I know it isnt cheap!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:56 AM
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you can say that again lol money money money no i wont rush but im anxious too to see it go fast
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:19 PM
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what size turbines are you you guys using? These things have monsterous thrust... they gotta moooove! I had to watch the vids with no sound but, it looked like you had brakes, if so.. what are you using?

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:40 PM
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well my turbine is a mw54 thrust is about 14 pound revs 160,000 and ive got fg 1/5 disk brakes . smithy will have to tell you he s specs
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NICE CARS
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Originally Posted by kenazzo2000 View Post
yes smithy i will when your dragster is ready with the body and colours send us one mate even a video please
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Originally Posted by knobby1 View Post
Hey All,

I've finally fitted the turbine engine into the chassis and fired her up yesterday, she's bloody thirsty though [X(], seems to work pretty well so far with no dramas to speak of.

Next to come will be the parachute pods, braking system and finally the bodywork. I had to put several paving bricks in front to stop her shooting off on me!! She's got a goodly amount of thrust and "should" run a nice mph too within the 264foot strip......I hope!!

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