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Posted by TedTurbine | Aug 13, 2013 @ 01:08 AM | 1,737 Views
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Posted by TedTurbine | Feb 07, 2013 @ 06:53 AM | 1,478 Views
Posted by TedTurbine | Feb 06, 2013 @ 07:30 AM | 1,529 Views
Turbines are a whole new dimension - in a few ways, not the least being expense. I started building and flying jets about 5 years ago having begun in EDFs earlier, so I can report that there's a lot to get a handle on and the learning curve is reasonably long, but interesting. Here are some of my thoughts:

1. Find a jet airframe of a size you can manage. That partly means working out what you can fit in a car, but it also means what your wallet can run to. Bigger jets require more gear, and more expensive gear. I went for a turbine trainer (a JetMach 60 high wing 70 inch built up airframe, and I reckon that it was a pretty good start in retrospect and relatively cheap). Even "trainers" are plenty fast enough and jet-like to test your skills. (I fly fast edf jets but they just aren't the same as turbines unless we're talking 8S+.)

2. Trainers tend to have the turbine mounted "externally", that is, no thrust tube and with the turbine out in the breeze, either partly or wholly. From experience there's a good reason for this. When coming to learn about turbines there is a fair chance you'll experience some sort of wet, and hot start. They can really ruin your year. It's better to be able to get access to the turbine easily and be able to see clearly what's happening until you're comfortable with the operation of turbines. If a fire occurs it's much easier to deal with. For this reason many trainers are the twin boom style airframe with the turbine...Continue Reading
Posted by TedTurbine | Nov 28, 2011 @ 09:03 AM | 2,145 Views
Only real men fly Turbine
Posted by TedTurbine | Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:48 AM | 2,088 Views