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Old 06-28-2020, 09:10 AM   #1
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So, my last flight of the year in 2019 with my reaction, I noticed my Behotec J55HP was making a squeal I hadn’t heard before.

After landing the jet went away for the winter.

When I swapped it out yesterday for the Wren, I discovered the compressor wheel had been damaged. Two of the blades/fins had damage to the tips. I’m sure after 10 years I finally picked up a small stone. Unfortunately I did not have a FOD screen mounted.

So where is the place to get engines repaired these days? I’m assuming I need a new compressor wheel, Bearings and a balancing, and hopefully nothing else.

The turbine wheel looks fine.

I was considering doing it myself. But I’d need to source a compressor wheel.
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www.crxturbines.com

Lots of good reports.....

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Thanks, I sent an email.
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Did you contact Peter Ayache at Altacare RC? He originally sold and serviced the engines.

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Did you contact Peter Ayache at Altacare RC? He originally sold and serviced the engines.

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First person I tried. Left a phone message and an email. Nothing yet, but itís been less than a day.

Iíd rather not send it overseas if possible.
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Dean, I sent my engine to Andy recently, after speaking to him on the phone. He seems very nice. I am hoping he can replace them wheel and bearings at the same time. I shook the two small pieces of aluminum that broke off the fins out of the engine. It still spins well and obviously ran the last flight I flew with it. Hope it gets fixed up and I canít use it in another project. Thanks for the contact information.
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