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    BF Turbines

    Hello Gentlemen,

    Wondering if anybody has purchased and run one of the recently introduced BF turbines, particularly the B100F. What are your thoughts so far?

    Please no dealers or those with financial interests in this product.


    Best Regards, Frank

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Frank,

    I am contemplating one of these at the moment.

    I'm sure you know but it isn't really a '100' engine as BF guarantee a minimum of 125N [X(]

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Hi
    I'm flying it in different models.
    Take it enjoy flying no trouble. You can use Diesel or Jet A1 Fuel. Fast accelleration. Perfekt machinery.

    Power is a least 12Kg of thrust and the weight is less then a normal 160 turbine has.

    Kind regards
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    RE: BF Turbines

    Hello Mark,

    These units look real impressive/high quality. Have you enquired about their availablity, as on my last request the Aussie dealer was talking a wait of two months? Yes, altough designated a "100" their rating is actually much higher as you have pointed out. Are there any particluar features of the brand that have attracted you towards considering a purchase?

    Hello Skyblazer,

    Thank you for your input. Can you describe the reliabilty/speed of the start sequence? Is the ECU programable in any way or are all parameters fixed? What is their recommended service interval?

    Thanks guys, Frank

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Hi Frankie,

    a friend of mine (speaks no english) has bought also a BF100. The guys said absolutely the right things in regards to this turbine. Before buying we have check the turbine on a test bench. Unfortunately the photo upload here works not.

    We have meassured the speed of the start sequenze (Begin = starting command / End = hand over to throttle from ECU) with 55 seconds. The ECU is partly open. You can change e.g. idle and max. rpm, acceleration in 3 steps, temp adjustment, pump and burner voltage. BUT if you want, BF will open menue 9 of the ECU which comes from Projet - so you will be totally free. The recommended service interval is 50h.

    Best regards

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Hello Frank
    I only can agree on that what Philipp is writing.
    In the standard configuration there is no need for any changes except those which Philip has mentioned.
    I fly in medium acceleration mode and it is fast enough to go around.
    As a very nice benefit you can use Diesel or Ket A1 Fuel mixed with 2 stroke engine oil without changes.
    The starting sequenz time is on the safe side to get the turbine into running condition.

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    RE: BF Turbines


    ORIGINAL: frankie

    as on my last request the Aussie dealer was talking a wait of two months?
    I believe Altecarerc.com in Canada has stock of them. At least last time I was there he did.

    Mike

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    RE: BF Turbines

    ...in genaral to delivery times:

    I spoke this morning with Christian (CEO of BF) to ask him in regards to that topic.

    Currently he will need 4 weeks before his able again to deliver. The reason was, that his supplieres was not able to deliver a special part as permitted.

    Because of that Christian bought an additional machine for his machine outfit to produce the parts by himself. So he ordered the maschine and he will start with producing the parts on his own machine within approximately 2 weeks.

    Best regards

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Hy guys,
    I recently purchace an used plane with BF-100 turbine, with only 5 hrs on it, it work pretty well ( i made 2 flights alredy)
    Is someone know where i can get spare parts if necessary and what i should have... i hate beeing stock waiting for spare parts...
    The only info i found is on http://www.bf-turbines.de, but only German... wich i dont speak

    Best regards
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    RE: BF Turbines

    Nick, Peter at Altecare is your man. http://www.altecare.com/radiocontrol.htm

    I have one and really like it. Currently have it in a small Futura. Here's a clip, not the best quality as the camera was just clipped to my hat. About 3/4 of the flight actually stayed in the frame.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCxd51aOc2s&sns=em

    Here is a bench run when I first got it.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aV5CxMen2J0

    It's also been reviewed in the RCJI special turbines issue. Mine tested at 126.7N max thrust.
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    RE: BF Turbines

    Thank you my friend... And happy flying...

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    RE: BF Turbines


    ORIGINAL: HYPERLINK

    Β*Hy guys,
    I recently purchace an used plane with BF-100 turbine, with only 5 hrs on it, it work pretty well ( i made 2 flights alredy)
    Is someone know where i can get spare parts if necessary and what i should have... i hate beeing stock waiting for spare parts...
    The only info i found is on http://www.bf-turbines.de, but only German... wich i dont speak

    Best regards
    Nick Alexandre

    Email them. They speak perfect English.

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Frank,

    I have operated both their turbines, the B100F and B300F and both are amazing. Another turbine which is linked to BF is Behotec and their New JB220 is also awesome.

    Here in the Middle East we experience some extreme ambient conditions during the summer months and all the above turbines have passed proved themselves during this period.

    Regards,

    Darryl

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Well I just purchased a B100F for an Γ‰lan build. Seemed like a perfect fit to me. Should be showing up any day now.

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    ORIGINAL: PaulD

    Well I just purchased a B100F for an Γ‰lan build. Seemed like a perfect fit to me. Should be showing up any day now.

    PaulD

    Nice choice Paul. I burned close to 5 gal. Through mine today. Yes, this is the 'after' pic, it was topped up this morning. . Nice day.

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    RE: BF Turbines

    Nice lookin jet and smoke trail Sean.

    Hopefully we have some breaks in the rain this winter for a maiden on the Γ‰lan/B100.

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    RE: BF Turbines

    ORIGINAL: PaulD

    Nice lookin jet and smoke trail Sean.

    Hopefully we have some breaks in the rain this winter for a maiden on the Γ‰lan/B100.

    PaulD
    Thanks Paul. The pump setup is right out of the box from Altecare.

    http://www.altecare.com/altecarepowerboxsmoke.htm

    I just installed it and set it on a switch, but on that switch it is set to come on just below half throttle. The model easily flies at half throttle so for the pictures I'd just click up on the throttle until the smoke came on. It's been a lot of fun.
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