andy_downs
still to much for my budget but shows how things are moving.
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Splashballz
For those who want all the fun of crashing with none of the fun of building! I'm sure there's a market for that somewhere
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Sterling101
Yeah I'll take two... now where's that lottery ticket....

Seriously though, although it won't be the premium turbine stuff it looks damn impressive and the start and restart seems incredibly smooth.

I know from experience starting JetCat turbine's they can be really awkward and easy to flood but that just seems to get on with it with no troubles at all.

Can't wait to see a real world review of the set up - it could well be a game changer in the entry turbine world!
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Wildthing
He seems like such a nice polite guy, maybe he will just ship me a couple of them .
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DualDesertEagle
Wouldn't ever wanna try and fly one of those expensive things despite my proven flying skills with much smaller and thus twitchier models. I'll stick to easily repairable foamies.
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whatmovesyou
Some of the other downers:

Is not many clubs have enough area to allow you to use the grass runways (could cause grass fire) or long enough runways.

In the USA, you need to get certified by the AMA in order to fly at a field. Since the range of speed varies from 150mph to 200+, you need to have top flying skills and good reactions.

Turbines need to be overhauled usually after 25hrs of flight time. Very expensive.

Fires are still quite common in startups. Even the best will admit to at least 1 fire were there is loss of plane and/or turbine.

The closest site(a closed airport) near me is over 70 miles and that is not worth it.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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andy_downs
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Some of the other downers:

Is not many clubs have enough area to allow you to use the grass runways (could cause grass fire) or long enough runways.

In the USA, you need to get certified by the AMA in order to fly at a field. Since the range of speed varies from 150mph to 200+, you need to have top flying skills and good reactions.

Turbines need to be overhauled usually after 25hrs of flight time. Very expensive.

Fires are still quite common in startups. Even the best will admit to at least 1 fire were there is loss of plane and/or turbine.

The closest site(a closed airport) near me is over 70 miles and that is not worth it.

I'm lucky as my sites only 8 miles away and we can fly any type of aircraft all beit with lots of rules and regulations.flown lots of planes big and small but never turbines,i think I would get bored of them as I wouldn't take the risks I do with foamies,you don't see many people flat spinning a 5-10 grand turbine jet.
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thunder
I get nervous when I fly my Align trex 550 and that only cost £300 so these beautiful machines will not be added to my models,i was very impressed with the easy engine restarts and the quality of the models but am well happy with what I already have,i do hope that that wing that he compressed with his finger did not get past quality control and shipped out to a customer. Does anybody know the thrust rating of that turbine ?
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andy_downs
i can see a lot of these at flying sites in the near future shame I wont be one of them,great scheme great piece of foam,one day,may be a extra lotto ticket. .
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