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11-05-2004 02:52 AM  13 years agoPost 1
thenewguy

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Corvallis, Oregon Where there is liquid sunshine!

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Has anyone recieved one yet. Just want to know how good this bad boy is. Would not mind having one as a camera ship.

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11-05-2004 11:23 PM  13 years agoPost 2
BIGRCR

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I've been flying one for a few months now. The machine is purpose engineered for the gas powerplant. The set up and layout makes the machine much better than previous models. The top "mechanics" unplug from the lower "motor tray" so that working on the motor or making a change only takes about 10 minutes. Alignment of the motor is much simplified from previous models. The frame layout does an incredible job of damping vibrations from the motor (these motors cannot be as smooth as their glow counterparts) so a camera set-up can be made much smoother..

For camera work, you will want a slightly different gear ratio than what will be stock with the G-3-D model of the Spectra. This set-up is geared toward 3-D flying and other ratio's will be shortly offered as well. A ratio change will be as simple as changing two clutch mount plates, changing the gear(s) and move the motor into alignment by sliding it on it's mounting plate and retightening the bolts. In other words, a ratio change will be even simpler than with the Fury line of models.

Hope this helps!!

BIGRCR- John Garst

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11-06-2004 02:53 AM  13 years agoPost 3
thenewguy

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Thank you for the reply. That is exactly what I wanted to hear. Looking for ward to another x-cell.Witch canopy does it use?

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11-06-2004 05:05 AM  13 years agoPost 4
thenewguy

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Where will be the best place to buy one? , also what motor? I was thinking a Hanson 260.

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11-06-2004 10:50 AM  13 years agoPost 5
BIGRCR

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The model uses the Tempest canopy. You can also use the std. Fury canopy as well if you move the canopy stand offs to the Fury locations.

The stock Zenoah G-231 works very well. For a modified motor, Will James and I have been working with Toxic Racing Motors to bring a modified version of the Zenoah to market. The motor has about 20% more HP and has a wider power curve than the stock motor. We are currently working on a G-26 based motor as well. Miniature Aircraft will sell these motors that are built by TRM. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail is very good in these motors- good power, and NO vibes!

Hope this helps!!

BIGRCR- John Garst

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11-06-2004 03:26 PM  13 years agoPost 6
bdphil

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BIGRCR,

Do you think it's gonna be possible to convert a tempest 3D to gas using spectra parts? I would guess that a large number of the drive parts are the same and the conversion would consist of frame plates, channels, clutch stack, maybe a fan and shroud, and of course the engine system?

I'm sure it would be a pricey project, but for me it would be worth it.

Thanks,
Ben

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11-07-2004 02:05 AM  13 years agoPost 7
BIGRCR

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That's correct.
I am quite sure that you can do just that.
Will there be a conversion kit available? possibly,
Anytime soon? I personally kind of doubt it since there is much energy going into getting the model to market now and the back orders will have to be filled before going further. The parts will however be available as soon as the model is out, so if you want to do it that way, it can be done.

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Hope this helps!!

BIGRCR- John Garst

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11-07-2004 03:03 AM  13 years agoPost 8
bdphil

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That does help, thank you.

I'm gonna keep the possibility of converting my tempest in mind over the next few months. When the spectra parts start hitting the shelves, I'll have to figure out what all is required and do a little math. I'm getting ready to convert my SE to gas now and that's gonna put enough strain on my piggy bank.

Thanks again,
Ben

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11-07-2004 08:28 AM  13 years agoPost 9
ddavison

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Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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Spectra G
Converting the SE to gas is easy, lower frames, lower frame angles, front plate, clutch, 90t main gear. Higher skids recomended to clear pull starter but not necessary. Also four longer "dog bone spacers" Any questions let me know I am flying a Gasser SE with all mods. Dave, waiting on the Spectra also.

DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X

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