RunRyder RC
 12  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 4 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2      3     NEXT    >> ] 4698 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterMain Discussion › Turbine Helis, Fad or here to stay?
03-10-2003 07:21 AM  14 years agoPost 1
Ken B

rrElite Veteran

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I have seen a couple turbine Helis and they sound and look cool. However I have not been able to see a practical use for them. These things need way to much field equipment. The cost is sky high!

Where is the practical side of turbine usage?

I can see some scale machines benifiting from one but I just can't see them doing much else.

In my humble opinion. I think this is one place where a Plank gadget might be best staying in a plankers world.

What do you guys think?

Ken B

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 07:30 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Naomi

rrElite Veteran

Ontario, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

It's not an average John/Jane can afford.. but..
Where is the practical side of turbine usage?
Great for scale application..
In my humble opinion. I think this is one place where a Plank gadget might be best staying in a plankers world.
Turbine Heli are for the most demanding and discrimating rotary pilots who demands the prestige money can buy and great a status symbol.

Don't crashed it!!!

Naomi

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 07:40 AM  14 years agoPost 3
KC

rrElite Veteran

WA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

----

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 07:48 AM  14 years agoPost 4
FinnDave

rrElite Veteran

Kouvola, Finland

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

What's 'practical' about any of our model heli applications (some serious camera platform cases excepted)?

Unless you count relaxation, enjoyment, time spent in the open air, relief from everyday worries, etc. as practical.

My helis are my toys, I would hate to give them up, but their only real purpose is to give me pleasure. I am quite certain that if I had the money, I would enjoy a turbine heli even more. Doubt that I'll have the chance to even see one, though.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 08:51 AM  14 years agoPost 5
mrNoodles

rrProfessor

Borlänge, Sweden

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Agree with both r60fan and FinnDave!!

Its all about fun and relaxation, building, dreaming, flying etc.

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 09:00 AM  14 years agoPost 6
Ken B

rrElite Veteran

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

OK, Maybe the word "practical" wasn't the best.

I just can't see a need for Turbine in RC Heli's. I gain nothing by using one. When I buy something for my Heli I want to gain something. If I get a 601 Gyro I am trying to do better than my 401. If I buy a YS 91 I am trying to out due my OS61.

What is to be gained by using a Turbine?

I know it sounds like I am trying to downplay turbines but I want to honestly hear what I can gain by using it. Where are the benifits?

The only thing I have heard of is slightly cheaper fuel costs.

If your getting one for the prestige then that's up to you. I just want to see what I can gain. I'm not looking for prestige.

Ken B

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 09:08 AM  14 years agoPost 7
mrNoodles

rrProfessor

Borlänge, Sweden

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

From what I seen you can leave both your starter and glowniter at home

No to be honest, I cant come up with anything..

But it sure would be blast to push the "on" button, or "ignition"

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 09:38 AM  14 years agoPost 8
Luxor

rrNovice

Olympia, Wa, USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

It is for the simple fact that it is a TURBINE HELICOPTER. Isn't that enough to justify it? It is for me. Any step up in tech. is always welcome with me. Cost isn't an issue, who cares how much, it's a freakin' TURBINE. Sure, I can't afford one yet, but I will eventually.
I remember the same thing being said of electrics just a few years ago, now look at them. Just like anything else, the more they sell, the easier it will be to get.
I can just hear the guys at the field 25 years ago,"R/C helicopters? who would want one of those?"

Eric S.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 10:10 AM  14 years agoPost 9
FinnDave

rrElite Veteran

Kouvola, Finland

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hard to quantify the gain, but I bet there's not one of us who doesn't dream of one! We're all techno junkies, really, and it doesn't get more hi tech than a GT heli in this game.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 12:30 PM  14 years agoPost 10
James Cistola

rrElite Veteran

Orlando FL.!!!

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

YOU STILL DON'T GET IT ???
(((IT'S A ADDICTION))) And i need a FIXEX
James

If it's worth doing, then it's worth over doing

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 01:40 PM  14 years agoPost 11
Airman98

rrKey Veteran

Southern Illinois

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Whens the last time you here a full scale heli sound like a 2 stroke engine and smoking like a fogging machine. Turbine has changed the world of jets and will change the world of scale helis for the better.
Tim

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 02:10 PM  14 years agoPost 12
Doug

rrElite Veteran

Port Saint Luice Florida....

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

A fad... that's here to stay... The cost will drop like anything else and there is a "need" for them

First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 02:13 PM  14 years agoPost 13
Waldo

rrVeteran

Middle of the corn patch (Iowa)

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

50 years ago people were perfectly happy hanging onto a plastic handle with two strings attached to a small airplane made of wood and paper, spinning around as the plane flew in a small circle. I sure am glad some of them weren't satisfied with that little circle and limited control! I agree right now turbines are really just a cool gadget, but in 10 years they could be smaller than a 50 sized engine and develop the power of a 90 and cost nearly the same.

[b]Bill[/b]

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 02:15 PM  14 years agoPost 14
Peter Wales

rrElite Veteran

Orlando Fl

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

This sounds like the post of a man who who knows he will never be able to afford one.

I am getting out of all of my piston engine helis and going to all turbines. When you have flown one, you will understand why.

One reason, is they need less field equipment than a glow heli, just fuel and gas and thats it. No glow igniter, no starter, no field box, no battery.

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 02:42 PM  14 years agoPost 15
Naomi

rrElite Veteran

Ontario, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

just fuel and gas and thats it.
Well, it's not entire true.... unless you planned to fly whole day.. you still need a battery and a Charger to charge your radio system as well

Naomi

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 03:11 PM  14 years agoPost 16
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I can't afford........

NOT to get one. Having been with Rick (gassersrule) and being there for the setup, flying, mods.........and after hearing Peter and Bill and the rest of the guys that DO have them..........it is just something I must do. True, I may sell it later down the road, and there are hurdles to owning/maintaining.......but to follow the thought of the original post is almost to question why go from a .30 up to a .60 or a P&B to a funscale.....it is part of the evolution of the hobby, and there will be some that sacrifice heavily to make that move (I know I am) but in the final analysis: The pleasure one gets from the experience surely outweighs the costs involved. If not, there IS a secondary market for used machines........and I wouldn't expect anyone to keep one if they were not fulfilled.
I ride the fastest production motorcycle in the world....yes, it costs 12 thousand to get one.....not 1399.99 for a moped. Both ride on 2 wheels, and both are capable of breaking limits and laws. I pull up to a light.....other crotch rocket jockeys will nod their head in appreciation......a few will challenge.....but even folks in cars and trucks look and express their appreciation at the beauty of it. Maybe this analogy will help you to understand why turbine heli's are no fad, and why they will continue to be a part of our hobby.

James

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 04:16 PM  14 years agoPost 17
TeleHeli

rrNovice

Jacksonville Fl

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yep, it's all about money! The turbines are nice, but for that amount of jack, I'd rather be building an ultralight in the garage. I love r/c helis, but when the cost approaches that of full scale, r/c loses out to something I can climb into and putt around the neihborhood with. With that said, can anyone recommend the safest ultralight on the market today? Motorized parachutes excluded please!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 08:10 PM  14 years agoPost 18
inventory

rrApprentice

CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Turbine helicopters are just plain cool!

Agrav8

You could always step up to a turbine GSXR or Ninja.
Dragstrip weapon from hell...

Just think what that sounds like going down the street.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 09:30 PM  14 years agoPost 19
smiler

rrNovice

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

FinnDave
Surely anything that produces huge amounts of heat is the way to go in your neck of the woods!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
03-10-2003 10:58 PM  14 years agoPost 20
Naomi

rrElite Veteran

Ontario, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Two words "Rolls Royce" amongs of all RC Helis..

Naomi

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR
WATCH
 4 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2      3     NEXT    >> ] 4698 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterMain Discussion › Turbine Helis, Fad or here to stay?
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 12  Topic Subscribe

Friday, September 22 - 10:56 am - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online