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Hasssn

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Hello, I am new to turbines so need some advise how can I convert my propane start turbine to full auto start.
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09-22-2016 08:45 PM
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Calil

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Brazil

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What's your turbine? I wouldn't do that upgrade. The gas start is so easy to you change the spark yourself in case of need.

09-22-2016 09:17 PM
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Hasssn

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Its jetcat helicopter gearbox sph5

09-22-2016 09:36 PM
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PETER ROB

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Gas to Kero

Pretty straight forward
Buy a new kero plug, it will come with all the bits and pieces you need
Make sure your version of ECU can swop between gas or kero V6, for sure
Some version 5's could do it
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09-22-2016 11:07 PM
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PETER ROB

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Kerostart

Hasssn, Have received your pm
Dave up at Motors and Rotors stocks the kero plug
Not sure if they come with a manual
If not, easy to download a pdf file from the net
After installation, you may need to adjust the pump values, some thing I have had to do in the past, but not every time
Word of caution, do not over tighten the kero plug, finger tight is enough

Calil, correct about the gas start, very fast
Here in the UK, winter can be cold,cold gas containers do not work well
The Kero is at it's best then
Peter R

09-23-2016 06:48 AM
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Hasssn

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Thanks for the message.
I have the manual with me but it says the old glow plug hole must be 9mm deep for the kero plug to fit in. Currently ECU has v6 so it should be compatible.

09-23-2016 07:31 AM
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PETER ROB

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I think you will find that the kero plug fits all modern Jetcat turbines
The check for clearance came about, because in the early days, all turbines were gas start, when the kero came out they found on some, in my case PHT3 turbines, that the hole was obstructed by a fuel tube sometimes, this could be eased out of the way, if not back to Jetcat where they rotated the inner workings to clear the hole
There is a hidden menu to change from gas to kero, limits and plus when you switch on, if my memory serves me well
Peter R

09-23-2016 08:02 AM
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Calil

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Peter

I always forget about the cold climate. Here in Brazil it's always so hot I forget about it. Sorry!

09-23-2016 01:28 PM
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PETER ROB

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Calil, Don't apologise I have traveled and worked in about a 1/3rd of the world
I would not want to live anywhere else
And we had a frost this morning, I live almost as far South as you can get in the UK
Peter R

09-23-2016 03:10 PM
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