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Aug 17, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by xairflyer
The canopy dos'nt sit at all, you have to make your own base and attachment for it, as to just screw it in place like a prop plane is not practical for turbine use.

Check out the Falcon 120 thread on RCU for loads of info and ideas on converting the Falcon/tornado/navycat to turbine use.
Not in my personal interest atm but general knowledge never hurts
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Aug 19, 2012, 09:32 AM
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I think many if not all turbine flyers are sensible enough to seek out waivers etc if required...or if not...to at least take steps to fly in areas that are safe. They are not machines for the foolish, thats for sure.

For any that have doubts about being good enough to operate a turbine? youd be suprised at how easy they are to operate and maintain. Helis are dangerous enough with piston engines..those blades can slice and dice easily enough. As for planes? I would get a nice trainer with a large stable wing design
Aug 19, 2012, 08:42 PM
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HK Admin.. has just announced that the engine is in production and should hit the shelf's in 40 days.
Aug 19, 2012, 11:18 PM
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vettster... is your SU37 going to be ready by then
Aug 20, 2012, 04:59 AM
carbon fibre is your friend
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i have a dillema i need assistance with . i can get my kero for free and now i have just found out i have access to turbine oil from the power station at work but they have 3 different grades . they have shell t46 , t68 or t100 . i am pretty certain other guys have been using t68 . just wondering what you guys are using
Aug 20, 2012, 05:40 AM
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i have a dillema i need assistance with . i can get my kero for free and now i have just found out i have access to turbine oil from the power station at work but they have 3 different grades . they have shell t46 , t68 or t100 . i am pretty certain other guys have been using t68 . just wondering what you guys are using
I don't even know what these are.. I just used mobil1 Jet-oil
Aug 20, 2012, 06:18 AM
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no worries pavcon thank you for the quick response just trying to be a tight arse if i can get my oil for free i will have more money to spend on toys
Aug 22, 2012, 08:59 AM
I can 3 point
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Aeroshell 500
Aug 24, 2012, 06:42 AM
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its ok i found out shell t46 is the oil i needed . i now have 10 litres and am good to go . still waiting for the falcon to arrive from hk aussie w/house
Aug 24, 2012, 08:13 AM
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TCW3 spec oil for 2 cycle motors is fine for turbines, used it loads of times and never a problem. Aeroshell is ok if you can get it cheap enough, but its not essential
Aug 24, 2012, 05:33 PM
You made that out of trees?
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i have access to turbine oil from the power station at work but they have 3 different grades . they have shell t46 , t68 or t100 .
Lots of guys are using Mobil DTE Light industrial turbine oil in model turbines with great results & it's recommended by at least a couple of engine manufacturers.

Shell t46is probably just the Shell equivalent of the DTE Light. - John.
Aug 25, 2012, 09:07 AM
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All most of us use now is DTE lite, safer for a start, and much cleaner.
Aug 25, 2012, 09:17 AM
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DTE Lite all the way for years now. No problems.
Aug 25, 2012, 09:50 AM
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DTE Lite all the way for years now. No problems.
Ive been meaning to change over to DTE once my aeroshell500 is used up.

How much does it cost in US $.. What size containers does it come in.

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Aug 26, 2012, 12:06 AM
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When I bought two 5 gallon pails a few years ago it was about $4/qt. The price has gone up since.
I got it here: http://www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/NNSRIT...-SearchResults
You can also get it from McMaster Carr, Grainger, etc. and Dreamworks also sells it by the gallon.

There are many threads about it on RCU. Here is one: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10..._1/key_/tm.htm


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