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Freewing Avanti S EDF Converted to Turbine

Old 04-03-2022, 05:07 PM
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My brakes started to pull to the left too. Before they were perfect.
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I should change ports on controller(switch brake connector positions) to see if brakes themself are the cause or maybe it starts from DC brake signal itself if power is not same...

or if we were closer, we switch 1 wheel each, between 2 models so in the end both brake same,
but since we are so far I have to get secong AG63 in my hangar LOL

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Today while shopping for Easter groceries, found cheap (thin plastic) 4$ toolbox next to car/tool stuff...
Planned to put pump and charger inside not to carry them in nylon bags, but somehow I went overboard





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turbo lag test
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Mig21 in your rearview camera is rarely a good thing...









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89 flights so far from January.
foam just does not want to quit

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89 flights so far from January.
foam just does not want to quit
Great conversion!
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Thanks,
your mig29/f22 thread had a lot of valuanle info that helped me do it.

2 more till 100 flights and then turbine will be transferet to T45 FW
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Originally Posted by dr.tom View Post
Thanks,
your mig29/f22 thread had a lot of valuanle info that helped me do it.
2 more till 100 flights and then turbine will be transferet to T45 FW
Welcome, glad it was helpful. Working on an A-10 single turbine conversion now.
Still in progress:
Turbine Conversion Of 80mm Freewing A-10 To Single X-45 Turbine

Post pics of the T45!
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Originally Posted by Viper1GJ View Post
Welcome, glad it was helpful. Working on an A-10 single turbine conversion now.
Post pics of the T45!
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upper video had some phone ringtone that messed up copyrights... removed it


later I did some more flights at real airport, and stopped at flight #102.
video will be avail this week I hope...
avanti is still like new, no dents, amazing quality!


transfered to T45


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I'm starting on my own FW Avanti S X45 conversion and have a few questions after researching...

1) Does anyone know if Paul A. is still making the pipe/tank for this? His last post on the subject was more than a year ago, and I haven't had an email response in several days. I know others aren't online as much...so it's probably just my lack of patience.
2) ...if not, is this a good alternative pipe? https://www.grumania.com/xtcommerce/...45G3::833.html
3)Has everyone that has done this conversion removed the stock servo/connection hub? It looks a little suspect to me.

Thank you!
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Hi,
I've routed the servo wires around the blue box on a couple Avanti's. Then you can have aileron differential and crow. However, my latest build I didn't bother and its working okay.

I use the HAB kit with great success. It makes mounting the pipe and turbine so easy. Paul's pipe and Grumania pipes weigh 2x as much, but work well.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
Hi,
I've routed the servo wires around the blue box on a couple Avanti's. Then you can have aileron differential and crow. However, my latest build I didn't bother and its working okay.

I use the HAB kit with great success. It makes mounting the pipe and turbine so easy. Paul's pipe and Grumania pipes weigh 2x as much, but work well.
Thanks. I'm not familiar with "HAB kit". Can you elaborate?

Edit: I think I found it on hab.se. IMO it's worth the weight to have a double wall pipe....plus it doesn't look like they ship to US.

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Old 07-30-2022, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dr.tom View Post
upper video had some phone ringtone that messed up copyrights... removed it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC-E...mislavReskovic

later I did some more flights at real airport, and stopped at flight #102.
video will be avail this week I hope...
avanti is still like new, no dents, amazing quality!


transfered to T45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DnB...mislavReskovic
It was nice flight... solid.
I would like to try on my Avanti too, but never try the aerobatic stuffs
I'm a fixed wing (3D) flyer, in turbine, when you do those loops and aerobatics, did you put the throttle stick to low?

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