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Old 03-27-2013, 11:03 PM
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About to pull the trigger on the VT 80, was wondering about the following
1) Diesel Operation, is anyone running this engine on diesel?
2) Noise level - Is this a really noisy engine, my installation is in an open configuration, will it be noisier than the other engines out there?
3) Plan to mount it in a Shulman Turbinator. Good Choice? Adequate Power etc?

Thanks in Advance for inputs in the matter of the above.


Old 04-08-2013, 06:23 AM
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Mine is mounted in a PST Reaction, and I swear for this engine.
Takes approx. 40-45 secs. to start. Not a noisy engine. I fly it
at half throttle most of the time. It doesn't need more except
for any procedure. Usually I end with half tank full. I would recommend
it to anyone.

Old 04-08-2013, 09:42 AM
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I also have a VT80 but have not installed in a plane yet just did a couple of bench test runs, I suggest you postyour question in the main
jet forum where more people will see it. Therewas one person thatposted awhile back that theirs ran fine on diesel.
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I have my VT-80 in a modified Hotspot. I have 35 flights on it so far and I love this engine. Fast start sequence, good throttle response and good fuel economy. I have run it on both Jet A-1 and diesel and apart from the smell, I can't tell the differance. It is however, a bit picky on the oil. It some times get sticky when run on 2-stroke oil, making the next start fuzzy with manual turning on the compressor needed.

A clip from one of the flights last summer:
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When using 2 stroke oil , what brand and was it all synthetic. More detail on the oil helps....many thanks
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Was my first introduction to turbine , very simple to use , not noisy, good acceleration, very good support from Jet Munt , very efficient turbine , was in a Tam jet F16 now in a Mirage 2000 .
I only use Kerosene and Aeroshell 550 for oil.

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