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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


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    Heres how I mounted my K-80. Plenty of room for the fod screen and didn't have to chop up the fuse.
    Your FOD screen looks a lot smaller than the on KingTech currently supplies.
    Have you balanced and flown the aircraft?

    Mike
    I agree...my screen looks bigger than that. Also with the turbine mounted so far to the stern, I'm not sure I can rebalance without having to add nose weight. My K-80 is mounted as far forward as possible and I have 1 battery just in front of the tank, and the heavier turbine battery on the side of the fuse nearing the air tank.

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Seems weird to me that my plane with nothing in the nose was still nose heavy. Photo of the install minus the ECU battery a 1500 lipo mounted on the tray under the air tank. Sooner ior later going to add a smoke system. Have enough room for a 32 ounce tank in front of the fuel tank.
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Photo of where the smoke tank will go.
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Is there a way to release the spring on the Spring-Air retracts, so I can store the plane with the struts folded? Can't seem to find any release points.
    We have the same dilema when packing the trailer for a trip to a jet fly.

    What I use is a metal nail file. It's thin and has a bit of a hook on the end which you can slip
    behind the sliding bar on the retract to get it started. Once you move the bar a little they are
    no longer locked & you can compress the spring by folding the leg back. - John.

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    It still amazes me how most of the turbine manuf still dont integrate a fod screen like wren, even JetJoe have been clever enough to do that (look again at my pic in post 1724).
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


    ORIGINAL: fw190pilot

    Seems weird to me that my plane with nothing in the nose was still nose heavy.


    looks like you added a lot of wood in the nose to me.

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Look mine, in the pic is without the fod, but I use with it.


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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


    ORIGINAL: Boomerang1

    Is there a way to release the spring on the Spring-Air retracts, so I can store the plane with the struts folded? Can't seem to find any release points.
    We have the same dilema when packing the trailer for a trip to a jet fly.

    What I use is a metal nail file. It's thin and has a bit of a hook on the end which you can slip
    behind the sliding bar on the retract to get it started. Once you move the bar a little they are
    no longer locked & you can compress the spTring by folding the leg back. - John.
    Not quite sure I understand how you do this...can you supply a photo showing the release point ?
    Thanks

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    My Tornado arrived today. I had originally ordered the red & white one but was then told they were out of stock, so I had to settle for the grey & orange. I'll be repainting & recovering.

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Not quite sure I understand how you do this...can you supply a photo showing the release point ?
    I use a nail file as shown.

    I slide it down between the side frame & trunion then lever the sliding bar along using the plastic end of the cylinder as the fulcrum. - John.
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Thanks John....I will give that a try

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Is TBM the only place to buy the tornado?

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


    ORIGINAL: MrPheer

    My Tornado arrived today. I had originally ordered the red & white one but was then told they were out of stock, so I had to settle for the grey & orange. I'll be repainting & recovering.
    Congrats! Sorry to hear about the color, white and red does look good.
    Mike in AL

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


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    Is TBM the only place to buy the tornado?
    The only dog in town right now, and only gray and orange with red canopy ..
    Mike in AL

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    ORIGINAL: skydve76

    Is TBM the only place to b uy the tornado?
    The only dog in town right now, and only gray and orange with red canopy .

    There is a good used one for sale in Alabama.
    Mike in AL

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Hi,

    I've got a spare Jetcat P80SE - I know its more than 18lbs thrust, but since its only 2 ounces heavier than a Kingtech K80 would it be suitable if I dialed it down to 18lbs?

    I know it wouldn't be the turbine of choice for this airframe, but would it fit? would it be too heavy? etc..


    Thanks

    David Bevan

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


    ORIGINAL: dabevan

    Hi,

    I've got a spare Jetcat P80SE - I know its more than 18lbs thrust, but since its only 2 ounces heavier than a Kingtech K80 would it be suitable if I dialed it down to 18lbs?

    I know it wouldn't be the turbine of choice for this airframe, but would it fit? would it be too heavy? etc..


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    David Bevan

    Far too big hanging out the end of this plane

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


    ORIGINAL: dabevan

    Hi,

    I've got a spare Jetcat P80SE - I know its more than 18lbs thrust, but since its only 2 ounces heavier than a Kingtech K80 would it be suitable if I dialed it down to 18lbs?

    I know it wouldn't be the turbine of choice for this airframe, but would it fit? would it be too heavy? etc..


    Thanks

    David Bevan
    Weight wise no problem
    Thrust wise FANTASTIC
    Dimensions ?????? that would need to be compared to K-80

    Mike in AL

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet


    ORIGINAL: Boomerang1

    Not quite sure I understand how you do this...can you supply a photo showing the release point ?
    I use a nail file as shown.

    I slide it down between the side frame & trunion then lever the sliding bar along using the plastic end of the cylinder as the fulcrum. - John.
    Tried your method but couldn't slide it in to find the spot so I filled the air supply, retracted the gear, taped the retracts in place with blue masking tape and then disconnected the quick connects. Tape is holding them closed. Not sure how healthy it is for the springs to keep them in that position over time.
    Jerry

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    ORIGINAL: dmscpu
    Congrats! Sorry to hear about the color, white and red does look good.
    True. But I have a friend of a friend that does those really cool vinyl wraps for cars, motorcycles, jetskies etc and I think he is kind of excited with the thought of testing his product on a jet

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    When i used to use Spring-Air's back in the day,

    After the last flight, I would put the plane on stand, retract the gear, zip-tie the strut to the cyl/frame assy., and pack it in the van. Then cut the zip-tie's once home, then repeat the process to go back to the field.
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    For people using the k-80, is throttle management necessary on this?  I know the falcon 120 needs to be babied a bith with a 19lb turbine but wasnt sure if this one could take all teh k-80 and dish out.

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Just to let you know that you can now buy our range of ModellbauUK products in the UK via our online store section.

    Kingtech K80's also available on there

    This will will be developed further over time.

    Hope you like it.

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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Finally got my jet running after a month of building and if weather permits we will give it the mainden flight. next week. The amt 180 should be good The kit was ok need alot of work alot of little things Over all it is nice
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    What CG are you guys using? It appears the 12 3/4 is nose heavy is this the case?


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