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04-18-2011 10:34 PM  7 years agoPost 1
mustang67ford

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I have been considering a turbine build for a little while now and am to the point where I have some general questions. I guess initally, how do you go about obtaining a turbine? I have visited the wren website, but it looks like they are custom built. Next, what is the average build cost and how much does the wren turbine itself run? I need to dio much more reading before I make the leap, but what am I getting into if I get a turbine? my current fleet consists of 4 helis, all flight ready.

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04-18-2011 11:13 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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About 4-12 thousand.

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04-18-2011 11:53 PM  7 years agoPost 3
NOLONGERFLYING

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First one with electronics etc and basic pod/boom around 6500-7k range, nothing real special. 4k is on the real low side imo.

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04-18-2011 11:56 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Heli 770

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I'm talking Turbine Engines.

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04-19-2011 12:04 AM  7 years agoPost 5
NOLONGERFLYING

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Ah just the engine? Ok I would agree then

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04-19-2011 12:36 AM  7 years agoPost 6
mustang67ford

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Well..... More then I thought. Thanks

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04-19-2011 12:45 PM  7 years agoPost 7
aussieheliguy

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My Trex744 cost about $6500 to setup

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04-22-2011 01:32 PM  7 years agoPost 8
doorman

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Possible Turbine Heli....
YOU NEED to get with someone to teach you the set up, fueling, starting, and flying procedures... you will need someone close to you, maybe in a nearby club, to work with you on getting all of this info and training together.... luckily, I have been into both planes (1969) and helis (1990) and have flown about most of the things out there!!!! Also I have friends that were able to give me a one day course in all of the above (still a LOT TO LEARN, but did get the basics) and I even was able to get my waiver the same day while test flying one of the machines I was looking to purchase....
So, you are not looking at a real easy entry into turbines, but I will tell you this... they do have a COOL factor that cannot be topped... the power is amazing and the satifaction of not only owning one, but also being able to fly one safely is nothing short of awesome... Keep asking questions and gathering knowledge... it is all important in understanding the way that these work, but worth every bit of time that you will put into them....
Good Luck, Stan

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04-23-2011 03:13 AM  7 years agoPost 9
Rappy 60

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The turbine Heli is just part of the cost. You'll need fuel station, CO2 fire extinguisher, festo fittings, butane (unless kero start), butane trigger, ect...

Just to get you an idea, all of the above will set you back 800 to $1000. Fire extinguisher alone is $200+

Not to discourage you but there are additional costs besides the turbine Heli.

Dale

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05-02-2011 01:52 AM  7 years agoPost 10
Jeff polisena

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I have a jetcopter sx and a t744 (trex 700) if you have 8000.00 to put into it also think about how you want to fly . My jetcopter is tame and scale where my t744 will fly 3d like my nitro 700 .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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05-02-2011 01:55 AM  7 years agoPost 11
Wingman77

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my t744 will fly 3d like my nitro 700 .
video please

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05-02-2011 02:10 AM  7 years agoPost 12
Jeff polisena

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I posted already, look at bottom of this thread or serch my posts . Also rcmedx on YouTube

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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05-03-2011 09:15 AM  7 years agoPost 13
rchelinz

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So what do you prefer?? When it comes to the cool factor and the glorious sound of that turbine spooling up which does it for you. wren 44 in the Trex or the bigger Wren 54 or jetcat equivalent in the jetcopter SX.??

Stephan

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05-03-2011 10:38 AM  7 years agoPost 14
Jeff polisena

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The Jet cat is a deeper more real turbine sound and thruout flight you know it a turbine , the trex 700 with wren 44 could sound like an electric at times . This is the only way I can explain it . I like the flight style of both depending what moode I'm in

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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