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Old 05-25-2005, 11:56 AM
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Any projected release date yet?
Old 05-26-2005, 08:06 AM
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Steve,
The Kero start versions release was postponed while we concentrated on keeping production up with demand in addition to making some cosmetic changes to the wiring on the Merlin. These changes are almost finalized, focus should resume on the Kero start version soon. I dont expect release on this version before fall of 2005.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:05 PM
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Todd,
Any news on the kero start version ?
Old 12-20-2008, 04:40 AM
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M90 will have it soon, beta testers are flying some examples now. No plans now for the 170.

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Old 01-04-2009, 12:18 AM
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Gaspar,

I am waiting for the Kero start M-90. Will it be an internal plug or just replace the glow plug?

Thanks, Bob
Old 01-04-2009, 08:12 AM
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It is internal.

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Old 01-07-2009, 08:58 PM
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Hey Gaspar,

How soon do you predict the kero start 90 will be available at Dreamworks. Will it possibly be available by next month, I am looking to buy the kero start version.

Thanks,

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:37 AM
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Next month not, sure. I don't think that it will be available for to sell in less than 8-10 weeks, just now we have begin the tests in the field, and the weather is not good for a lot of flying.

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Old 03-19-2009, 03:31 PM
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Any news on the release of the Kerostart M90?
Old 03-21-2009, 04:19 AM
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Have 4 M90 kerostart engines in hands of local pilots for field tests, and they have found few issues, wich are in the way of being corrected. Not a fixed data yet, sorry.

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OK, thanks for the reply.
The video's of the test Kero start look very promising.
Old 03-21-2009, 07:42 AM
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Gaspar,

Will you make the 160 Kero start unit once the M90 Kero start is finished ?
Old 08-08-2009, 05:14 PM
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BUMP!

Kerostart m90??

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Check out the Merlin m90 page on the jets-munt website
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Right from the website:

Price: Gas Start version 1.800€ (2.088E VAT included in European countries)

Includes engine and ancillary accessories with gas autostart.

Introductory price for Kerosene Start version: 1.800€ (2.088E VAT included in European countries).
Old 08-25-2009, 06:58 AM
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Default RE: Merlin Kero Start

Got my Kero start Merlin 90 today. All looks great.

It has all the bits like the gas start except there is no wire to the glow plug!

So does the kero start have an internal ceramic element for the kero start?

Also I presume you can change it back to gas start if required? Can this be done?

I plan to test bench it before install into my FEJ F 16 in the next few days.

Mav
Old 08-25-2009, 12:22 PM
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Mav,

Please post a flight report on your FEJ F-16. I have a Wren SS in mine. It flies OK, but I wish it had a little more push. I'm thinking that a Merlin 90 or Jet Central Rabbit would be just about right.

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Mav,

Please post a flight report on your FEJ F-16. I have a Wren SS in mine. It flies OK, but I wish it had a little more push. I'm thinking that a Merlin 90 or Jet Central Rabbit would be just about right.

Joe
Joe,

Will do. Next outing 18/9/09!!!

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ORIGINAL: Mavrik!

Got my Kero start Merlin 90 today. All looks great.

It has all the bits like the gas start except there is no wire to the glow plug!

So does the kero start have an internal ceramic element for the kero start?

Also I presume you can change it back to gas start if required? Can this be done?

I plan to test bench it before install into my FEJ F 16 in the next few days.

Mav

Does the kero start M90 have an internal glow?

Cheers,

Mav
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yes
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ORIGINAL: J.F

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Can it be converted back to gas start if required?

Mav
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sorry, no idea!
Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 PM
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Ok tried to start my Merlin 90 Kero, but does not inginte. Times out error message Ignite fail?

I will try charging the ECU batt again 2S lipo 2500 ma and see what happens. Can you adjust the internal glow power?

Can I hook up the gas line and solenoid and use a gas start for the Kero Merlin? What ECU parameters would need to be changed?

Mav

Old 08-28-2009, 05:31 AM
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Default RE: Merlin Kero Start

Maybe you should be asking these questions to the person you bought the engine off?

Seems like a waste to convert it back to gas start. Just get it sorted first.
Old 08-29-2009, 02:24 AM
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OK Gaspar solved my problem. Did not have the M 90 Kero manual with the engine. It is on the Jets Munt site for those interested. I had it connected wrong and after reading the manual got it started on Kero!!!

It runs quite flamy around idle and initial throttle up? Is this normal for the Merlins? As you increase throttle from idle I get a 5 inch flame in day light? Runs very different to my Rabbit no flames at all.

Also during the kero start sequence it pops a bit with little flames as the temp increases and takes quite a while before the main fuel ramps? This is my first Merlin and Kero start so not sure what is normal or not!

Merlin owners chime in please.

Mav


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