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03-09-2012 03:11 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Jockobadger

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Gentlemen,

I'm looking for some advice here re: the referenced turbine units. I have seen a couple of turbines, not running, and I've seen one mounted and spooled up a bit, but didn't take off (Jet.)

I have wanted to build one for a very long time and that time is finally here. My first inclination was to build a EC-135 or Gazelle because I dig both of their fuselages and I like the fenestron. Then, after consulting with Butch, I thought may be I wwould start wtih a more "known" quantity like a UH1-N. Then I can build the RAH-66 which is my dream bird (well, at the top of the list anyway.) I intend to go with one of the "small" Vario or similar quality fuselages. Vario makes a 2m UH-1 that looks really great and they also make a Lama/Alouette in that same size. Heli-Factory (I think that's it) Makes a lovely EC135 that I would love to build - depends on how much of a hassle it is to get it over here. Please, please, please help me with this.

Anywhooooo, I have been doing a great deal of studying and figure that I'll use either a Jetcat or a Wren 44. I'm kind of leaning toward the Wren simply because I like the way it appears to be put together and I like the looks of the mechs. I know that the Jetcat is a bit more powerful and that they are also very well thought of. I love the notion of the Kero-start vs. Propane or butane or whatever it was.

Question: Which one would you guys buy and why. Please don't hold back!!! heh,heh, I know you won't.

JH lo

Century Bell 47 III, RCA,700 UH-1N, Hirobo Lama, Logo 500, Logo 400, Trex 550e, HC3SX, Kontronic

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03-09-2012 05:00 AM  6 years agoPost 2
WIRLYBIRD

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Well I suppose the usual war will begin soon!! How long is a piece of string?
Dave.

WHAT GOES UP MUST SURELY COME DOWN.

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03-09-2012 06:37 AM  6 years agoPost 3
PETER ROB

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Which turbine
Jockobadger, First you will have to consider the fuselage you are going to build
Most makers specify the turbine/mechanics to use, few give an either or option, Vario give a JetCat/Jokadofsky option on a couple of their models
You asked on another post about a NH90 fuselage, this works well with the JetCat PHT3 mechanics
Try to change from what the makers specify and you get into a lot of unforseen problems
There is no comparison between the Wren 44, and the JetCat PHT3, 2 very different turbines
Maybe you should be looking at the Wen 44 and the JetCat PHT2, for a comparison
Whichever you finally end up with the first turbine experience is well worth the effort
Peter R

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03-09-2012 08:12 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Jockobadger

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Turbine for NH 90
Hi Peter,

Yes, I would love to find the NH90. So far, no joy on that though. I have had an offer for a Bell 230 which is a nice machine, but too small for a turbine and not made for one, in any case. I suppose I could fab it and make it work, esp. with the PH2 with mechs. Guess I'll see. thanks for your post. Much appreciated.

JH

Century Bell 47 III, RCA,700 UH-1N, Hirobo Lama, Logo 500, Logo 400, Trex 550e, HC3SX, Kontronic

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03-09-2012 10:18 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Bhavik

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You simply cannot compare a two stage to a single stage turbine (MW44 vs PHT2). If you are going down the scale path then I would choose the most suitable turbine for the fuse as Peter Rob has already stated.

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