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Old 02-14-2021, 06:50 AM
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Default Most durable 220N turbine brand for 3D aerobatics?

I read through several turbine brand owner manuals, some of them state do not use the turbine for 3D flying. What is the consensus on a reliable brand in the 200 - 260 N thrust range?
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Used a K210G2 in my SAB Havok, its in my Havoc SS now, and I have a K210G4 in my CARF J-10 (not yet flown new model) but many are using them in the J-10 successfully.

I'm sure its bad for any and all turbines model....the sudden gyroscopic movement at max throttle cannot be good.........but it's sure a lot of fun LOL
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I ran my 200xbl in eurosport for 30h. Then some gravel ingested during too low low pass and bearings went..

no problems at all before that. And I have thrust vectoring.
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Look at the Elster team who really got the 3-D thing moving with their J-10. JetCat P-220Rxi.
The vast majority of Mephisto flying in the U.K. are JetCat powered.
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You're probably not going to get a correct answer here, there is not one really. I have seen just about every brand go 50 hours without a bearing change and I have seen ever brand less than one hour bearing change. Just by the post above motor choices tend to be towards whats dominant in that area/personal opinion, not what actually maybe the best option. All turbines will run in this application, that being said its the worst use for a turbine is 3d and typically lowers the life of the bearings significantly based on how aggressive the person is and or quality of bearings used.

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Old 02-19-2021, 11:36 AM
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double post sorry.

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Originally Posted by Desertlakesflying View Post
Same here, have a 320 on a Mephisto and 210 on Eurosport, both with around 20 hrs of flight time since new on those planes, never an issue and lots of power!!

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