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