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Old 07-05-2011, 05:24 PM
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Bob,
Congrats on the maiden. I hope you are still in Ky thursday. I should be there by noon or a little after. Hope to see you then.

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Yep, we'll be here until Saturday...

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:54 PM
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bob the 100oz tank from TBM will fit I HAVE A jc FFALCON IN MINE about 6min with 2 go arounds left
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Thanks. I made a 108 oz. tank for ours. I'll post pictures of it when I get a chance.

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It has been 5 years since I started this thread of my build of the Turbinator, I was looking for a nother jet so, I decided to continue with this project, I know by now many have been build and enlarge also, even the ARFs are out there

It has been some time since I build anything, I forgot how much I enjoy it so, here I go again with the Turbinator, round 2 ( ding, ding )

Today I reread the instructions and got to glue the retract/steering servo mounts.

I will be posting and comenting as I go, I have some thoughts regarding the build.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:35 PM
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I was looking at the for sale jet section and they're just to much for me so, I decided to go the, build it yourself from the ground up, also not everyone is flying one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:19 PM
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I was looking at the for sale jet section and they're just to much for me so, I decided to go the build it yourself from the ground up, also not everyone is flying one.
You will have a ball building something with your own hands and watch it take to the air and come back down for a landing u Der your own command. It's just different when you build your own from the ground up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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I couldn't agree with you more, I build so many ARF prop and jets in the last 5 to 6 years that I have almost forgotten how much fun is to build and ( like you said ) to see your own creation leave the ground and come back down after a successful flight ( priceless ). [&:]
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:06 AM
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And when you build it yourself, you can modify it as much as you like!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:06 AM
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And when you build it yourself
You can build it any size you want.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:25 AM
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Quick balance question: Should it be balanced right side up or upside down?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:34 PM
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I balanced my 125% right side up.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:56 PM
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I balance my models up side down, even if thy are 30 + pounds.

Gary I like the way you did it with a 3 piece wing, i like to be able to keep the center section with the fuse.

I have a 29 lbs turbine been use at he moment, I like the idea of using it on a larger Turbinator some time in the future.

Are there any videos of the larger turbinator out there?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:01 PM
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I'm watching your video Gary.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:46 PM
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Sorry, not much video out there. Part of the second flight...a little of the take off and the landing, which was the worst landing I have had with it. I flew it 6 times the weekend I maidened it but have not been able to get back out to fly it.

It is a dream to fly.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:58 PM
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Spent the past week with Nick Ziroli at his Florida retirement home. He gave me his prototype std size Turbinator with a two piece plug in wing and stab when I left this morning. We went flying at the local club 6 miles from his home in Sarasota. Great field and guys I had lunch with Nick, John Hay, and Vince Veltree during the week. The four of us met this morning along with Paul thier club President and John Smith. Great group of builders and I can't wait to retire and be down there all the time.
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Ron could you post some pictures of the Turbo, specially the wings.

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54 PM
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I got the nose gear installed, made my own gear mount from 1/4 ply, I prefer a plate than rails.
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What servos would you suggest to use in the Turbinator?
I was thinking of using Spektrum A6020 for the flying surfaces and 15 Kg servos for the flaps?

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:53 PM
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sound like pretty good choice . I had some 8411 laying around and used them
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Hi Guys

I`ve decided to scratch build the Turbinator and just finished tracing out the formers for the fuselage,onto the plywood sheet. I agree that it would have been easier to use the laser cut parts,but I want it to be completely cratch built. I will be installing a K80E engine into it,with prolink struts. Would it be advisable to change the engine thrust angle,as what was done on the ARF version? Meaning to move the slot on the former,before it is cut out? The plans show the thrust angel in its original position.

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Old 09-29-2013, 04:32 AM
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Hi Guys

I started cutting out the formers and its going to take a while to get them done.

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Craig. Looks like you have a good start on your Turb. I have a short kit I would have sold you I'm not going to build, but do understand about the full scratch build. Those 6020 are plenty heavy enough for all surfaces eccept the flaps. Employ a servo with more torq for that. Good luck and have a ball.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:21 AM
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Hi hooker53

Thankyou for your reply. I will be using savox servos on all the flying surfaces. The servos are rated at 16 Kg torque @ 6 Volts. I believe that the assembling process,will be fairly quick,once all the cutting out of the wooden formers etc,has been completed? I bought all the required balsa wood,but could not get 1/8" plywood sheets,here in South Africa. So I have to use 3mm plywood instead of 1/8" thickness.

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:39 PM
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Please keep posting. Be good to see another one take shape. Not had a chance to look at my plan yet.
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This plane is built like a tank 3 is good choice the lg plates in wing need to go from spar to zpar
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