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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Do we know for sure this is a Chinese or Indian turbine? I found a manufaturer in china of turbines that just showed up in the past month. They have three: 6KG, 10KG, and 12KG.... No prices yet...
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Do we know for sure this is a Chinese or Indian turbine? I found a manufaturer in china of turbines that just showed up in the past month. They have three: 6KG, 10KG, and 12KG.... No prices yet...
Can you post the link or some pictures?

Almighty Bruce has just announced that he will be releasing his final video of the engine running and more tomorrow(maybe someone flew it)
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Is this it?... Ive never seen these guys before http://hkluckyfly.com/products.php

Oh Dear! Looking familiar?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:28 AM
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Chinese turbines.. it would be interesting to know their pricing. but i can imagine how much of a headach they will be to get right. only a few chinse companies managed to make the simple 2 stroke IC engines(DLE) but the others failed.

now lets see the quality of their turbines which has a smaller fault tolerance plus blade rotating at 240,000 RPM would be really dangerous if not balanced right.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:31 AM
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real dangerous.. are those jetjoes btw?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:14 AM
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None of the four shown look like Jetjoes but they also do a 20kg one which is identical to the external appearance of a jetjoe.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Yep, those are the ones I saw. I only saw three of them though. Interesting. 2kg. I guess that's for your foamie! lol


BTW, are JetJoe turbines junk, or were you just pointing out that they looked like JetJoe's?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Jetjoes do have a bad reputation but they can now be made to run reliably if you know what you are doing
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Almighty Bruce has just announced that he will be releasing his final video of the engine running and more tomorrow(maybe someone flew it)
Bruce's "tommorrow" = a month from now apparently. Still no video...
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Bruce's "tommorrow" = a month from now apparently. Still no video...
Not one bit suprised But know that he has spread the rumor.. Ill bet thousands are checking his site again. His plan is working beautifully.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:31 PM
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The latest quote from Anthony Hand(owner of HK)

We can't release the turbine until we have people to service them and we don't have a service network set up yet. The turbines are ready to roll.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Did he post that somewhere? On HK forums?


Edit: nevermind. Found the post in HK forums. Thanks.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 12:51 AM
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did he give us any idea on what size they will be. I hope they will be 45N turbines to fit our 90mm EDF planes from hobbyking
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:00 AM
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Yes a small turbine would suit the already big range of EDF jets HK sell, but I would'nt expect them to start with a small one as more difficult to get right.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:15 AM
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Yep... I agree... a 35~45n engine would be very nice... but they are harder to make.

As far as the comment about the service network... I have a hard time believing that. There are plenty of shops that could service them. The problem is... they want to be paid for real if they are a service center who is doing "Warranty" work... and HK probably don't want to pay the prices.
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