Originally Posted by DrScoles
Just typed a huge reply and hit "reply thread" again arrghhhh. number 27, that is concerning about your gear, wonder if you got a bad batch or if thats the norm. I am planning on flying off a pretty rough grass field, so need to make sure there is enough support on those oleos! As far as the king tech lining up. I haven't fully mounted it yet, but it looks dead on when eye balling it.
I got the second tank from Gary, it fits perfect. I think a larger width was possible, but its already at 50 oz, not sure I want more weight than that. Dimensions are 6 3/8x4.5x3. If you order one, make sure you talk to Gary about the fittings you want. He and I had a little communication breakdown, even though we were on the phone! LOL He gave me a larger fitting for the main line that the 6mm festo will fit. No biggie, just used larger yellow tygon. One of my buddies swears by plumbing with the larger tubing on the bigger turbines for less resistance.
Really like the hardware the main tank came with. I used hysol on the two threaded fittings, almost sure it would leak without it. Soldered barbs everywhere and safety wired it. In hindsight, I wouldn't have minded being able to glue in the fittings on the tank. Its gonna look like an octopus once its all plumbed. However, I bet I'm in the minority and most modelers will appreciate having all the work done for them!
The vent fittings Seba provides are nice as well, very low profile. He planned two vents for the main tank. Just like my buddy likes larger tubing, makes sense to have less resistance on the draw side. Love to hear comments on this from someone more educated on the subject. I use the dream works vent system for my overflow tank on my other jets, so I switched over to them. Mentioned this before, I love these forstner bits!!!
Thanks for the pics and the work on the extra tank Mike. I've got one coming for mine from Jet Tech as well.
My engine saga continues..... Oli sent me an e-mail on Saturday night saying they (Ultimate Jets) had the 180s "in stock" and would I still like one?
Being the doubing "Thomas" I've become since playing with this turbine stuff started, I elected to wait and call Houston (where Ulitmate is located) this morning to see if the engines were in fact at the Houston store? Nope.... "It's in Germany"... note that I said "It's" not "they"......
Called Mr. Redman and he's not seen any 180's, no shipping notices and in fact JetCat Germany won't answer his e-mails.
So I call Ultimate back; "are you guys going to ship the "engines" to Houston or what? If you get 'em in your hands before the JetCat's show up, I'll buy the beastie. Answer; no there's only one engine and someone in the Emirates want's it, so since you've been waiting we're offering it to you and if you don't take it, it'll go somewhere in the mid-East..... How long to get it here I ask? 4 to 5 business days is the reply, so I bought the Behotec. Whether or not it's going to show up in Southern California the first part of next week is anybody's guess IMHO, but we'll see....
I don't know about you guys, but I'm having a TON of fun and I'm not even the one assembling mine.... UGH! lol