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Old 03-10-2016, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RAPPTOR View Post
Mine was 34 lbs wet . Vt 80 perfect
wow that's way heavier than I thought. I might have to reconsider. might not be good for a grass field
Old 03-10-2016, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by emilsanto View Post
wow that's way heavier than I thought. I might have to reconsider. might not be good for a grass field
Thats not the Ventrix weight but a scratch build Turbinator weight.
Old 03-10-2016, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by emilsanto View Post
Do you have the weight of the plane without equipment.?
Plane out of the box with gear and without any equipment is right at 11.5 - 11.75 lbs. as weighed today.
Old 03-10-2016, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RAPPTOR View Post
Mine was 34 lbs wet . Vt 80 perfect
Definitely not talking about a Ventrix.
Old 03-10-2016, 07:18 PM
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As George noted, the Ventrix weighs in at 11.5lbs out of the box, with landing gear. YT International will be the UK distribution source and a European distributor has already been established as well. Managed to find a moment today to snap a few shots...
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:21 PM
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ok that's good to hear.11-12 pounds with gear no other equipment. I want one the sooner the better
Old 03-22-2016, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by lov2flyrc View Post
As George noted, the Ventrix weighs in at 11.5lbs out of the box, with landing gear. YT International will be the UK distribution source and a European distributor has already been established as well. Managed to find a moment today to snap a few shots...
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how many servos does it need also do you know when the manual will be available. that usally tells a lot. also are you going to post any flight vids.?
thanks
Old 03-22-2016, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lov2flyrc View Post
As George noted, the Ventrix weighs in at 11.5lbs out of the box, with landing gear. YT International will be the UK distribution source and a European distributor has already been established as well. Managed to find a moment today to snap a few shots...
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when can I get one??
Old 03-23-2016, 08:21 AM
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Had me going until I found out it's a pile of balsa. Thanks but no thanks.
Old 03-23-2016, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ledd4u View Post
Had me going until I found out it's a pile of balsa. Thanks but no thanks.
"Wood is Good"

Is that aircraft Ply or Lite Ply?
Old 03-23-2016, 11:20 AM
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Finally getting caught up at the shop after a very busy Florida Jets. We have received a huge amount of interest in the Ventrix and thought I would show a bit more of the fabrication detail and quality as we get it assembled and ready to demo. The Ventrix is fabricated from top quality aircraft grade laser cut Plywood, Light Ply and medium density Balsa. All ribs and formers are either Plywood or Light Ply, wings and stabs are sheeted in a medium-hard density Balsa making them stiff and durable with little concern about denting the skin when handling. Parts fitment is superb, quality spars with zero play carbon sockets. Well thought out spacious interior with easy to remove hatches, wings and stabs. Requires 7 flight control servos and one nose steering servo, 120 oz/in servos should be more than adequate all around; we will offer a discounted "Flight Package" which will include everything needed to outfit the Ventrix less TX/RX. Manual is currently being written and we will make it available for download once completed. Feedback at Florida Jets was extremely positive with many stating it was the best quality turbine powered, wood fabricated ARF Jet they have seen yet! Will get some Video posted as soon as we get it flight ready.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:39 PM
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Hello Todd
Is that the factory gear that is mounted?
Can you provide the dimension as shown
What diameter wheels are those?

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:13 PM
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Hi Rich. Yes, this is the factory provided gear set.
The main struts are 5.25" long from trunion to axle center, the nose is 6 7/8". Main wheels are 3.5" and a 3" nose, both with bearings for axle.
Old 03-23-2016, 03:02 PM
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Thanks Todd,
Does your projected price include the factory gear?
Old 03-23-2016, 07:37 PM
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When can I put my name on the list to get one?
Old 03-24-2016, 10:19 AM
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999.00 is the ARF Airframe price. The complete factory gear set in Pneumatic, with valves, airline, fittings and tanks is expected to be around 699.00.

We have a no deposit wait list for the Ventrix building now, simply call the office and tell Linda you wish to be added. List is filling up fast for the first container!
Old 05-09-2016, 03:54 PM
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found 2 videos of the ventrix on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uod58xyZ8j4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfvgdarWosY
Old 05-12-2016, 02:33 AM
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It is ideally suited to a grass field with the trailing link undercarriage. The prototype was only ever flown off grass powered by a Kingtech 100 it coped with a short grass runway with no trouble what so ever.
Old 05-12-2016, 09:19 PM
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I like the looks of it more than the pilot RC Dolphin.

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Old 05-13-2016, 01:46 PM
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Any chance you will be offering a PNP version of this jet? Looks fantastic BTW.
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Had a great day with the Ventrix on Sunday she passed her maiden with flying colours, just a shame about the retract switch ( it did not come with the kit).

A short video, still getting her completely set up, settings not far off


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Can I assume that the fuse and tail area where the hot turbine gasses are expelled have been made more heat resistant in case of a hot start? That was a problem when I helped PST with the Reaction 54 but it had since been fixed.

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I have used the heat reflective aluminium sticky tape.
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Can I assume that the fuse and tail area where the hot turbine gasses are expelled have been made more heat resistant in case of a hot start? That was a problem when I helped PST with the Reaction 54 but it had since been fixed.
That should work, but I wonder what the factory will use to protect the back underside and the stabs?
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Questions

Do the front intakes go through to the turbine? any chances of seein pics of the path to the turbine?

Also

And chance of selling the struts without the retracts?

If so what are the pin sizes... whats the cost of just the struts?

Lander has some really beefy etracts that would be perfect for this bird

Its GREAT these guys thought of shipping by have the fuse be two piece

Thx in advance for any input

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