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10-14-2005 10:25 AM  12 years agoPost 1
richie1967_uk

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Ok i feel a littel bit dizzy, (and alot poorer!!) I have just ordered a wren MK3 gas generator!! Going to build it and get used to its operation then get the 2nd stage, gearbox and predator.... Ok now for the first of many questions!! Where do you guys get your fuel from? Man, I cant wait for this beauty to arrive!!

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10-14-2005 01:44 PM  12 years agoPost 2
1275mini

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B+Q !

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10-14-2005 01:45 PM  12 years agoPost 3
1275mini

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and the starting gas !

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10-14-2005 02:10 PM  12 years agoPost 4
PETER ROB

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Fuel
Richie HobbyParts will supply you mail order if you are stuck

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10-14-2005 02:42 PM  12 years agoPost 5
richie1967_uk

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Thanks peter....cant wait till it arrives!! i have bought the gas turbine with auto-start ECU, pump and starter.FOD screen. I will need a fuel tank to run it on the bench, any recomendations? Also have i missed anything else i might need (apart from batteries)

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10-14-2005 04:01 PM  12 years agoPost 6
rspblake

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richie1967_uk

Where in London are you?

Rob

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10-14-2005 04:24 PM  12 years agoPost 7
richie1967_uk

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Muswell Hill

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10-14-2005 04:49 PM  12 years agoPost 8
rspblake

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Not a million miles away from me then!

Only in the Croydon area

Just do a search on Heating Oil or go to a garden center, smaller containers.

I know that Linton Fuel Oils Ltd you can buy a 280 lt drum.

Which is what i am thinking about doing at the moment.

You have to buy the drum £16 ok its a exchange everytime so only once.

Fuel is about 40/50p maybe less depends on time of year you buy plus 5% to the gov

so £150 should cover your own filling station lol

If you need any help PM me, i have a few people to get some up grades for the predator from if you would like to know.

Or just have a read on RR been some good posts

Tank get a Dubro 1200ml tank and the correct fuel line as you have to get in the end so buy only once.

Rob

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10-14-2005 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 9
richie1967_uk

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Thanks for the advice....I am sure the wren instructions will enlighten me on the subject, but what fuel line do you recomend? Did you build the engine yourself? Anything i should be warned about? Where abouts do you fly?

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10-14-2005 05:26 PM  12 years agoPost 10
wolfdad

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Yeah, you need to be warned in advance of how addictive the smell of burning Jet A!/kerosene is and how expensive that addiction can become....

Tygon for your larger fuel lines and Festo line for your 4mm and 3mm requirements...just my recommendations...there may be others that perform just as well available to you. The Dubro tanks, if you look closely at the technical description will ususally tell you that they are either compatible or non-compatible with gasoline or kerosene...this is an issue with fittings (stoppers and clunk line).

My two 54's were both bought ready-built, however I did have the chance to work with Greg Alderman when he built his first one for his Zealous and it is very straight-forward and, if you should get in a jam, call the good folks at Wren. My third Wren (already making plans) will be a "home-built," however, that will be down the road a bit.

wolfdad sends...

"There are those who have...and, those who will" IRCHA #2117, AMA #70068, Turbine Waiver #105

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10-14-2005 05:53 PM  12 years agoPost 11
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Well done Lad, you know it makes sense!
Don't think about the money, just think about all the fun your gonna have. And how hot your Bird's gonna get when you come home stinking of jet burnt fuel.

I get my fuel from B+Q but it's £5 for 4lts so not a clever way to buy. The oil you mix with the fuel is Castrol TTS two stroke oil. Mix 4oz to the gallon.

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10-14-2005 06:03 PM  12 years agoPost 12
richie1967_uk

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My bird is gonna kill me when i tell her what i have done.....

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10-15-2005 09:30 PM  12 years agoPost 13
Skeeter Pilot

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Richie,
Bin the Brut and splash that JetA1 all over, she'll just loose control

Bell Bloke, you have not told Richie to make sure that he gets the 'Gas Conversion Stopper' for his Dubro tank. The standard one is ok for glo gunge but melts when it comes into contact with Faberge A1.

SP
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If there is soil going over the canopy, you're too low!

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10-16-2005 12:41 AM  12 years agoPost 14
hayabusa

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Richie 1967-uk well congratulations the wren mw54 is a superb engine you will not be disappointed the wren team are very supportive to there customers and I have never looked back my engine,2nd stage and gearbox have run faultless in the 23 flights I have done I wish you the best of luck cheer’s Steve.

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10-16-2005 07:48 AM  12 years agoPost 15
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10-17-2005 08:01 PM  12 years agoPost 16
Richard

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If you reside near an airport you can go and speak to someone at any of the aircraft fuelling companys or go see any of the small executive airlines and ask if you can buy A1 from them. I am at my local Airport at least every second day and got to know a lot of airport staff resulting in finding a source of A1 for 42 p per litre. I am also able to get Turbine oil from them.

Richard.

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