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Old Dec 13, 2008, 02:47 PM
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I was suprised to see the guy start it in the back of his car I'd prefer to put that motor in slightly larger, more forgiving platform...........at least until I got used to it. More wing would require less running on the launch too
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 03:36 PM
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Yes that is. That's the first Funjet turbine I've seen, but I did see some pretty cool video on a Twinjet with a mini turbine on it. Sweet, but those are so expensive.

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Is that really a FJ with a turbine ?
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Personally I think this parkjet is even cooler!
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Oh man that was sweet. I'm surprised that didn't turn into a weenie roast on launch. Sweet flyer. Hopefully one day these will come down in price so I can get into turbines, even the mini ones. They sound fantastic. Thanks for the video, I hadn't seen that one before.

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Old Dec 14, 2008, 03:22 PM
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what kind of motor & prop?
It was on flight #3...the first 2 flights were the same...plane rolled to the left every time...motor is a Mega 16/15/3 with a 4.79X4.79 prop with a 3S 2200 25C lipo. When you guys launch your plane are you at WOT?
Old Dec 14, 2008, 03:29 PM
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I launch at 3/4 throttle and throw at about a 60 degree angle up.
Old Dec 14, 2008, 03:31 PM
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I was told by a friend to try half throttle on launch on my Stryker and man it is nice to launch it that way or just a little above half. Slowdragon
Old Dec 14, 2008, 03:33 PM
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That's torque roll, normal, mine does it. I do full throttle and a hard slightly up throw. I'm using a 6x4 prop so it bites better/quicker. It's more of a challenge with the smaller props.

I have learned not to freak out as it looses altitude and rolls. Quick jerky pokes of the stick bring it down. Small easy corrections with some expo and it's off.

Don't make the mistake my buddy is good at - he doesn't pay attention to the wind and sometimes launches with it, not too helpful.
Old Dec 14, 2008, 05:26 PM
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Evolution of addiction.......


Wow first slowflyers, then pusher props, then EDF's and now I can easily see moving forward into the small turbine$! There is something about that sound that can just catalyze one's need for speed!

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"The compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance, characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawl"
Old Dec 14, 2008, 07:29 PM
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What prop should I use?
Old Dec 14, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean. If it wasn't so expensive I'd already be flying a turbine. Maybe one day they'll drop enough for the average joe to run. I doubt it, but one can alway hope.

Jim

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Wow first slowflyers, then pusher props, then EDF's and now I can easily see moving forward into the small turbine$! There is something about that sound that can just catalyze one's need for speed!

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Old Dec 14, 2008, 09:30 PM
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HXT 2835 (380S) 2700kv Brushless Inrunner


Has anyone tried one of these on a 4S? If so how did it work out?
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...hless_Inrunner

Motor Size: 2835 (380S)
Speed: 2700kv
ESC Required: 25A
Voltage Range: 6~12v
No Load Curr: 1.2A
Max Load: 35A

Diameter: 28.2mm
Length: 37mm
Front Mounting Hole Distance: 19mm
Front Mount Thread Size: M3
Shaft Diameter: 3.2mm
Shaft Length: 12mm
Weight: 102grams
Old Dec 14, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Thats a good 3s motor but on 4s your prop size will be too small to go fast. they run hot.
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Thats a good 3s motor but on 4s your prop size will be too small to go fast. they run hot.
thanks for the info. Any help is most appreciated. I'll primarily be running a 4S 2200-2350 batt.
Old Dec 14, 2008, 10:43 PM
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From experience using a 4s lipo

this motor with a 4.7 x 4.2

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...hless_Inrunner

This motor on a 6 x 5.5: 105 mph 450 watts 6 x 6 graupner 470 watts and 108 mph
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...hless_Inrunner
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