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Old 12-02-2018, 11:15 AM
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Andrew Bird was at it again with his JR28x, Powerbox Mercury controlled, JetCat P-300Pro powered, Mephisto.









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Thanks for the pics Dave - was a good day out there with a bit of wind and rain
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One of my customer got the pipe for his Mephisto Today, it's different from the one I got, seems a lot lighter and I think it will have better performance due to it's longer TV end..
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:25 AM
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Sounds like the new pipe is a bit lighter and should be more efficient. My old style pipe has also started kinking in and jamming the vector pipe so I've got a new pipe on order.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:33 AM
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The new pipes are made by Alfred Frank (the guy behind Frank turbines). As far as I know this change was necessary because the old supplier was unable to catch up with the demand.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:21 PM
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Guys, what do you think about this engine location? Assuming that I'll cut 1 inch from the carbon of the cone of the pipe. So all in all, the engine cone will be 1.25 inch into the carbon cone. (Currently it's 2.25 inch in)

Do you think it's okay to place it all the way in the front of the miunt?

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Its the gap between the turbine tail cone and start of the steel pipe tube that is important. Set that around 45mm. The carbon bell needs cutting back as much as you can for max thrust. Having the mount at the front of the wood rails should not cause any issues.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:53 PM
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hi all, here another set of Tanks.




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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
Its the gap between the turbine tail cone and start of the steel pipe tube that is important. Set that around 45mm. The carbon bell needs cutting back as much as you can for max thrust. Having the mount at the front of the wood rails should not cause any issues.
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Originally Posted by cmjets View Post
hi all, here another set of Tanks.




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Hi Carlos,

Is this set lighter than the original one supplied with the kit?

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Yes sir, same weigh aprox. I will take a picture of weight for show you.

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Originally Posted by skymaster68 View Post
One of my customer got the pipe for his Mephisto Today, it's different from the one I got, seems a lot lighter and I think it will have better performance due to it's longer TV end..
Me Too.....
I have the third Mephisto in my workshop ready to start the assembly ... I found the surprise that the pipe and vector are different. I would like to know if there are any photos or any instructions on how to correctly assemble this new set.

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Old 12-11-2018, 04:13 PM
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I think that Markus Rummer used that pipe back in Feb, 2018:
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That is a Zimmermann pipe I think, we are about to try something like that.
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Hi again, my tanks completed, with 30gr metal clunk for smoke and felt filter and hight Flow fittings for kero, are:

kero tank 190gr
smoke tanks 150gr

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Old 12-12-2018, 04:14 AM
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Just weighed a CARF tank and its 172g with tube and clunk. Don't have a smoke tank here.

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18gr not is weight
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For 18grams Ill go kevlar all the way!!
I got the tracking Carlos, hoppefully i can fit the tanks Next week!!
thxs a lot
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I will follow it too, DHL is very fast.
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I zivbit-ed my middle wing thanks for the idea, Ziv!

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Ha ha... Great one Elad.

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Old 12-13-2018, 04:00 AM
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Nice job!

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Old 12-14-2018, 06:43 PM
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I found a piece of 3mm carbon fiber that fitted like a glove! Super strong support.

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Old 12-15-2018, 08:19 AM
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The new pipe install manual is out in case any of you need it...
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Looks interesting
what is the price? Is it available from carf?
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