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Old 02-03-2008, 10:02 AM
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Default RE: What do you think of FORMOST 150 ?

Turbine choice ?

This is the big first question.
Frankly speaking, I have no experience myself with this type of jet.
All I can say for now is that this one will be VERY light and a rocketship if you overpower it.
I have a JetCat P-160 (of my JL L-39) on hand and a SimJet 1200 with 8 kgrs of thrust (coming next weekend), and although I have no doubt you CAN install the P-160, you MUST downrate it to some 8 kgrs thrust max or all structural limits will be reached very fast.
Now I have this kit in my hands, I am absolutely sure that even a P-120 is a dangerous choice.
Nevertheless, just to see how it would look like with a P-160, I dropped in this turbine for the photos.
A jet pilot from Singapore told me in the shop they take off with the Formost 150 with a JetCat P-80 at about half throttle on tarmac runways.
Therefore, I will go for the SimJet 1200 and benefit the light weight of this turbine choice as well, and install 2x 32 ounce tanks + a Digitech UAT.

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