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Old 12-09-2012, 01:06 PM
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WREN OR MERLIN 18 LBS CLASS.. BEST CHOICE?? THANKS
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Either one they are both good.
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Wren has state side support.
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Wren has state side support.
Merlin does too.
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I had 87 hrs of run time on my Wren before sending it in for service. Just keeps on running well....
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LOOKING FOR LIGHTEST COMBO.
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The Wrens are pretty strong engines but the Merlin 80x with the built in ecu, valves, etc has to the simplest and lightest installation.

http://dreamworksrc.com/catalog/jets...80-p-2046.html

With the service center within driving distance of you it seems an obvious choice to me. Granted, Wren's service
Thru Ron Ballard is excellent.

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Wren has state side support.

you will need it
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Both turbines have a good reputation the VT80 makes for a very easy and tidy install the only negative is that the idle thrust is quite a bit higher than the Wren Jubilee no problem on grass but might need brakes on tarmac , It has the smallest GSU I have ever seen with correspondingly small letters on the display.
A pal has the VT80 and is delighted with it and does exactly what you want without any issue,
I have the Wren Jubilee which has nearly the same thrust and again performs flawlessly install is more traditional with wiring external so less tidy.

Main factor in my choice came down to $'s (£s in my case) the Wren was $450 cheaper.

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HI THANKS FOR ALL REPLYS.. CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT WREN ??
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HI THANKS FOR ALL REPLYS.. CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT WREN ??
I have 6 wren engines and if i buy another engine it will be another wren.
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I have a Supersport and a new , unflown 160 K Pro. The Supersport is serial number 000001. It is still going strong.
I have Merlins too. No probs with those either.
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I see you are in Florida..

Go on http://www.wrenturbines.co.uk/usa/

Contact Ron Ballard Directly and ask your questions.. there is a new Jubilee engine that is very cost effective and reliable..18lb class.. It replaced the super sport guys referred to above.. there is also a Wren 100 that is the same size and weight with 22lb thrust.. motors weigh 2.2lb total. very light weight.

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I have had many wrens the just run run run run and run. Ron Ballard is great to deal with
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Ron has the new Jubilee's (18.5lb), and new 100's, (22lb) in stock, as well as some pre owned 120s, and a Supersport (17lb) .... as well as some 44's.

I just checked the website..
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Short the best and only is the vt - 80 19lbs thrust and insane response nothing on the market even close to this turbine .
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GOT ONE TODAY.. VT 80 THANKS FOR ALL INFO.. SERVICE WAS ALSO INPORTANT .. DONT WANT TO HOPE AND WAIT FOR A CALL BACK FROM ENGLAND..RONS GREAT GUY BUT CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH.. THANKS TO ALL REPLYS
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