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Old 05-14-2021, 05:46 PM
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I finally maidened my second 125% Turbinator.

Old 05-14-2021, 08:06 PM
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Congrats!

Just in time for the flying season.
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:08 PM
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Nice!! Congrats, what size engine?
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:09 AM
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It sure looked good too! Nice job Gary that's a lot of timber.
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Old 05-15-2021, 06:23 AM
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Congrats amigo. Good to see you back at the field.
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Old 05-15-2021, 11:44 AM
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Nice work!! Do you want to sell it
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:52 PM
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Power is a JetMunts M166TS. This one is about 4 pounds lighter than my first one.
Old 05-24-2021, 05:36 PM
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Looks really, really nice. I second the “do you want to sell it” comment above!
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Old 05-24-2021, 06:51 PM
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Good to see you back to flying again!!
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Old 05-29-2021, 04:46 AM
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A couple of 125% Turbinators. I got 2 more flights on mine and feeling a lot more comfortable flying.
David's was under 10 feet of water for 3 days after Hurricane Harvey. It got re-maidened yesterday and flew great.


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Gary,

It was great meeting you last Friday, and really neat to see to two Turbinator XLs togethor. I am looking forward to doing it again!

David
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I am looking forward to doing it again!
May have to put floats on them.
Old 06-05-2021, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by grbaker View Post
May have to put floats on them.
DO IT!
My JayTee flies great off water with floats. Been doing that for 12 years or more. It doesn't like rough water though. Occasionally it will take a mouthful of water early on the T/O run and the fire goes out. Does no harm.
Once it's on the step it is fine, it's just that transition phase as it accelerates and throws some spray.
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The thing I love most about the Turbinator is, ironically, the squared off ungainly looks. Kinda like some dudes who can make being bald look really cool (I couldnít, Iíd look awful), this thingís lines are perfect in their un-slick, semi-awkwardness. There are a hundred slick pointies out there, but this jetís nonconformity to that standard is itís perfection.

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What landing gear and struts are you guys running in the 125% version?
Old 07-19-2021, 10:43 AM
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Gary, Who cut those for you?
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Limey Bob @ LDS
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:05 PM
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I'm finishing up a build on a 125% Turbinator.. Any info on flap settings, control throws and final balance would be much appreciated. I am installing a KT180 and using Havoc gear.
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I got the 100% one, only one suggestion from my experience flying mine, keep the power no less than 1/2 all the way down to the runway, the flaps produce tons of drag and will slow it down if power is not maintained as it descend down to the runway.

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Old 08-28-2021, 10:25 AM
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Found this on the original thread started by Ron Stahl. This was measured on my first one.
Elevator - 1 1/4" up and 1" down
Aileron - 7/8" up and 3/4" down
Rudder - 1 3/4"
Flap - 4 3/4"
Crow - 7/8 up aileron with full flap
My flaps are hinged with Yellow Aircraft hinges.



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Old 08-28-2021, 11:55 AM
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Thanks for the information...any definite CG location??
Old 08-28-2021, 06:12 PM
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I built the 3 piece wing and it balances on the forward wing tube.
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Looks Great. Love the scheme.
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The control throws that Gary posted are really close to mine and I think that is where I had them originally. For the second maiden I just set them for what looked about right. They were close to where Gary's were just by sitting side by side and eyeballing. Flew great. Unfortunately I haven't had time to do any flying since the first outing earlier this summer.

As for landing gear. Mine has dreamworks units but my struts I made myself.

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I have the large Spring Air retracts in mine with JMP T-33 main struts, wheels and brakes. The nose strut was from my 1/5 scale P-39. I don't remember the manufacturer.
I had all of these laying around the shop. All of the gear system was used in my old Turbinator. Only have 5 flights on number 2.

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