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    *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    HI THERE

    i am interested in buy a turbine jet trainer, but i dont want any spensive plane, i already have a few jets but like always i put them all the stuff and i finished very spensive,

    * ARF, very important!!
    * very easy to fly!!
    * no retracts
    * no fancy stuff
    * just an airframe for a p-70 to p-120
    * etc.
    * cheap!!

    i do a little research but i find some like COMPOSITE-ARF but the jet is like 1,000.00 thats ok but the retracts is like another 700.00, and thats make a plane very spensive and i dont want to learn to fly turbines in a spensive jet

    i was thinking in some like:

    + reaction, but is the same they sell it now in 1,300.00 + 650.00 retracts is a 2,000.00 jet againg, NNNOOOO!!!
    + pat mcurry AV8R, but is discotinued and no ARF, (GOOD CHOICE, I THINK)

    does any one know some company who sale a jet like this

    email me what do you know, i dont think i am the only one in this situation

    thanks in advance

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Peter

    Get a TBM Shokjet

    They are $499.00 and no retracts or brakes to buy http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/TBMSHOKJET.html

    Buy a Jet Central Super Bee from them and it's only $299.00

    I have one with a PSTj600r in it.

    Flies great

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    ditto

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Ahhh, what?
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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    the best option jet:

    formost 160 ( ARF less than 300.00, no retracts required (is an option), has fixed one included )

    lets see if can be beat it

    peter

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Formost = much work to make airframe turbine safe. See this thread:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7016824/tm.htm

    If you don't make the modifications you could shed the wings or fold the booms.

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    another vote for the Shockjet, mine with a P-70 is great fun. fast/slow and aerobatic, hard to beat for the money.

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Not only that but I spent about 8 hours to get it ready to fly and that included the Turbine install.

    This is the best deal for a trainer. All that and NO PNEUMATICS to deal with.

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    this one could be an option

    peter

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Peter,

    Welcome to the turbines! I spent a month doing a similar search to yours and at the end decided on the Boomerang Sprint.

    But responding to your question directly this is what I found out:

    - Lower cost jets (which can be flown without retracts):

    1. Mick Reaves Super Reaper - Reaper - $350
    2. Ziroli Turbinator - you need the $50 plans and also the $189 kit
    3. JetMach 44 - LDS $289 - high wing, for Wren44
    4. JetMach 60 - LDS $320 - high wing, for JetCat 60
    5. JetMach Sport 60 - LDS $375 - low wing for JetCat 60
    6. Reaction 54 - BTE Engineering - $470
    7. TBM ShokJet - TBM or LDS$499 - its the ARF JetMach60

    - the lowest cost jets with retracts:
    1. Fly Eagle Jet Trainer - FEJ - about $1300 with Retracts
    2. TBM DV8R - TBM - about $1298 with Retracts

    The Boomerang is $1620 with retracts but appears to be a quasi-unanimous recommendation for a first trainer jet by a lot of people on this site. It is for the people on the flying field here in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    I own a baby boomerang intro it was my first fet 3 years ago and I still fly it. It fly's bloody beautiful

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Here is another to consider that hasn't been mentioned yet, although you'll want the bigger version (Facet 2300). -KJ Scale designs
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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    where i can find it, who sell it, and is ARF?, thanks in advance

    peter

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Kerry Sterner - KJ Scale designs (RCU name is Vampire)

    Unfortunately it is not an ARF, but not that hard of a build. It was the first ever "kit" I built years ago when they first came out, so it is not that hard and the plans and instructions are excellent! The HP version pictured was a prototype and probably the 4th or 5th Facet I built during that time. They are a great value for the money and fly very nice and are very simple.

    Send him a PM to get the latest info.

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    i already have a p-70, i just need the plane

    peter

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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    Peter, I have just PM'd ya. [8D]
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    RE: *** TURBINE TRAINER CHEAP ? **

    U can have a Boomerage Sprint or Baby put together in 3-4 days and it is easy to build.


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