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08-19-2018 02:49 AM  33 days agoPost 61
KevinChiu123

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I totally agree with you all.

I can not agree with you MORE~~~~~~~~~~

Gee, I am also a turbine beginner.

Thanks a lot of all experienced pilots' contribution.

I really learn a lot from you.

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08-19-2018 02:55 AM  33 days agoPost 62
KevinChiu123

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Hi, Matt:

I think "electric motors"~ cost/price is the only concern.

TURBINE~ threshold is too high>> financial, effort, engine maintenance, ........etc. The requirement is nothing but sweat, blood, and tears.

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08-19-2018 03:31 PM  32 days agoPost 63
helihenry

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MattJen
It seems now though Turbines are dying of death in helicopter configuration, the forums are really quiet it just doesn't have the buzz it had back in the prime day ( 2000 - 2010) my opinion, since electric motors are more powerful and much cheaper and quieter, turbines in helicopter configuration are numbered.
I cannot agree with you there Matt.
Last weekend at the Midland Helicopter Club event there were plenty of scale turbine models. I did a quick calculation of the number of turbine models that the turbine folk owned that were present and it came to over 15 that I know of.
It is always going to be a niche part of the hobby mainly due to the cost but from what I see it is going just as strong as it always was.

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08-19-2018 03:52 PM  32 days agoPost 64
MattJen

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fair enough Simon,
as said my opinion only.. as I don't see anything happening in my neck of woods, all the scale I see are electric, and the only turbines mentioned on the forums these last few years are pod and boom, compared to 20003 2010 they were loads, most of the big flyin events all the scale is electric.. with only a couple of turbines.. if Midland is still going strong awesome.. when I flew at midland a few years back there was only 3 of us with turbines the rest were Electric or Nitro or gasser.

But my personal opinion turbines in scale heli configuration have had their day with electrics more powerful and less maintenance..

All The Best

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08-19-2018 04:16 PM  32 days agoPost 65
helihenry

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You obviously don't come to the right scale flying events then Matt.
There have been at least 6 new scale helis with Wren 44 turbines on the scene in the last couple of years along with the existing Jakas and a few new Jetcats. Turbines are never going to overtake electric but there are a few of us hardcore turbine enthusiasts and I cannot see us going over to electric any time soon, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.
Simon

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08-19-2018 04:20 PM  32 days agoPost 66
MattJen

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You obviously don't come to the right scale flying events then Matt

Yep cant disagree with that, since the loss of my long-ranger I haven't been to any UK event since 2014. I only have my Zealous with WrenMw54 so it is not a scale.Along with a Spare Wren gas Generator and a Jetcat PHT3 in my Hotcat Configuration.
Hopefully some of those 14 turbine owners will visit the Eynsford Scale Fly in..as in the South East Kent Area there is hardly any scale turbine owners, When I belonged to Eynsford Helicopter club up to 2016, there was just two of us regular Turbine Scale Flyers and Fred who made up a third when he flew which was occasionally..
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With the demise of Model Helicopter World Magazine there is no news anymore of what is happening in the RC Helicopter world within the UK, I used to enjoy the Scale event write ups where you could see the regulars flying their scale machines, some of which I wrote myself, you used to get a good idea of what was new and any scale builds on the circuit, if you live in an area where not much happens, in the RC World, the BMFA magazine is as much use as a cat flap in an elephant house, I haven't even seen RotorWorld on the shelves..so unsure if that is still about. So you go by what is on the forums. I only knew of an event in Cambridge and of course near where I Live the Eynsford fly in.. so good to see others, and thanks for the info on Midland.

All The Best

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08-26-2018 12:10 PM  26 days agoPost 67
PETER ROB

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Turbines
Although I do not post a lot now, I still have a large collection of turbine, I had a friend from Ireland visit, the photo is of just a small selection, that I showed him, there is a video of the Oddysey running,on my face book page
I see that Scale helis is now at the top of the page, Mark has had a shake up
Peter R

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08-26-2018 12:42 PM  26 days agoPost 68
keron

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nice photo's peter. i myself have scale heli. including a turbine nh90

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