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Old 05-23-2018, 02:20 PM
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I'm using the Bundle one and it works fine....
Old 11-20-2020, 04:40 AM
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Finally got my turbine, King Tec T-100. How did you guys mount the aluminum tabs for the main wings? Any pics would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
Old 11-20-2020, 04:55 AM
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Finally got my turbine, King Tec T-100. How did you guys mount the aluminum tabs for the main wings? Any pics would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
I didn't used the aluminium pieces.....I cut the fiberglass that was in the kit and hysol them.....for the stabs I used a 2mm Carbon Fiber piece that I made...the fin & rudder were hysol in place.

Stab CF Piece

Wing Using the Fiberglass servo thingy that was included....shape to fit.
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Thanks Dansy! I have some G10 that might work
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Dansy, do you mind posting a pic of you "guts"? Lol, Your radio set up? Position of the UAT, pump etc...? Thanks
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Will do later today on my tablet it's easier....
Old 11-20-2020, 08:47 AM
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I’ve got a spare 160 that I plan on eventually putting on mine.

Do you guys think I should add some washers to increase the down incidence?
Old 11-20-2020, 09:30 AM
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160?? Holy moly!! Don't forget this thing is wood.
Old 11-20-2020, 11:23 AM
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LOL! Just for vertical space shuttle take offs!
Old 11-20-2020, 02:44 PM
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And I taught a 120 was a little much for mine

dont have many photos of the interior....I no longer have that plane...anyway here what I have...







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Old 11-23-2020, 06:23 AM
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Thanks Dansy!
Old 01-20-2021, 06:29 AM
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99% ready. Just need batteries, and balancing. Think spring!



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I can't seem to keep the covering tight on mine, any suggestions short of stripping and redoing it? I can tighten it with the iron/gun but it just starts to sag again. This thing reminds me of my ex wife (except I still like the Ventrix).
Old 01-21-2021, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by AAbdu View Post
I can't seem to keep the covering tight on mine, any suggestions short of stripping and redoing it? I can tighten it with the iron/gun but it just starts to sag again. This thing reminds me of my ex wife (except I still like the Ventrix).
Mine's was the same......
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Did anyone have to add lead to balance anywhere? I’m about to start all the install and want to know if I have to stuff anything one way or the other.
Old 02-26-2021, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
Did anyone have to add lead to balance anywhere? Im about to start all the install and want to know if I have to stuff anything one way or the other.
mine only needs batteries and balancing and shes ready. We have so much snow here in the Northeast, Im not buying my batts for another month or two.
Old 02-26-2021, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Fili View Post
mine only needs batteries and balancing and shes ready. We have so much snow here in the Northeast, Im not buying my batts for another month or two.

Do you think it will need a lot of nose weight or tail weight?

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Just batteries on the 2 I flew...with the uat further forward....
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
Did anyone have to add lead to balance anywhere? Im about to start all the install and want to know if I have to stuff anything one way or the other.
if you're going to use the 160, you may need some nose weight. With a 100 in mine I think I have an oz or two right at the nose
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
Do you think it will need a lot of nose weight or tail weight?
I had a 120 G2 in mine...
Old 02-28-2021, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MikePS View Post
if you're going to use the 160, you may need some nose weight. With a 100 in mine I think I have an oz or two right at the nose

Just the info I was looking for! Thank you!
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An old trick to use on Ultracote or Oracover type film.....is to set everything out in sunlight for hours (weather permitting this time of year)......hopefully to let it wrinkle on the loose spots. Then bring it in and use heat gun carefully, along w/ a T-shirt to press down on it, and most of the time, it will stay shrunk. I live in Texas and we have some very hot summers and this has worked for years on film covered models for me.
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Originally Posted by jetjon View Post
An old trick to use on Ultracote or Oracover type film.....is to set everything out in sunlight for hours (weather permitting this time of year)......hopefully to let it wrinkle on the loose spots. Then bring it in and use heat gun carefully, along w/ a T-shirt to press down on it, and most of the time, it will stay shrunk. I live in Texas and we have some very hot summers and this has worked for years on film covered models for me.
Not sure what covering is used on the ventrix.....but it will loosen again and again....
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160 shoehorned in.
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160 shoehorned in.
Ouch, not sure the airframe can take that

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