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Old 06-26-2020, 07:01 AM   #161
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The landings were already short without flaps. I mean I could land on a 100í runway.

I have about 30 and sixty degrees flap. In a three way toggle. And I slowed the servo down (as I do on my jets flaps) so the change takes a few seconds and not as abrupt.

It looks like Sunday will be my next opportunity to fly.

Iím almost worried the plane will drop too quickly with flap. Lol.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:34 AM   #162
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Re: What? A Turbo Prop trainer? :)

Since the Turbo takes a little longer to spool up than an IC engine come in with a little power and flap ..... just a little different learning curve than with IC engines. Different flap settings ; different power settings.
That's what will make it more fun !

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Since the Turbo takes a little longer to spool up than an IC engine come in with e little power and flap ..... just a little different learning curve than with IC engines.
That's what will make it more fun !
Iíll play around with the flaps next time.
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Old 06-26-2020, 03:51 PM   #164
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Since the Turbo takes a little longer to spool up than an IC engine come in with e little power and flap ..... just a little different learning curve than with IC engines. Different flap settings ; different power settings.
That's what will make it more fun !
Just a friendly heads up Len. Andrew has been flying turbines for years, if not decades!

Congrats Andrew.. Nice to have a turbine AND a relaxing flyer sometimes.
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Re: What? A Turbo Prop trainer? :)

I approach each new thing with caution and in order to learn the best/safest way to use it....

The turboprop is just another power plant, but like everything else, it is unique and requires adjusting to the characteristics.

Between the advice Ive gotten from Ron, when we spoke via numerous emails - and with the advice ive gained here, I went into this prepared for some success.

It is much different than flying a model jet with a thrust turbine. And a lot different than any large gas model I have flown.

I am sure after a bit of fine tuning the throttle curve, and a few more flights, I will be very comfortable with the plane. It is easy to fly and that is a plus when figuring out a new engine.

Operating the turbine itself is very similar to any turbine, though.

The initial video is a little rough - ill try and get better flight video next time. Also, like most high wing models, this plane flies better with some rudder in the turns. The first few circuits I was flying one handed (just elev/aileron) as my left hand was trimming out the plane.

I do appreciate the advice Iíve gained from this thread. You always learn something...
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Well put ; Andrew .
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Had a few flights today. Played around with the flaps as well. Half flap works well. trimmed out the nose up tendency with elevator mix. Full flap is sloooooow. I like half flap better.

I had a user induced hot start, that melted a small hole in the underside of one wing. I forgot to open the manual shut off, until the start was underway. A bit of flame up when it started up. My bad.... wont do that again.

The plane flies great. Just like a big trainer. Its relaxing and enjoyable to fly.
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Re: What? A Turbo Prop trainer? :)

Looks good, floats in nicely. At first, I really hated the scoop you put on top, but it's sort of growing on me, kind of like a redneck hood scoop. Plane says "I'm a trainer", scoop says "I've got some smack under the hood".
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Looks good, floats in nicely. At first, I really hated the scoop you put on top, but it's sort of growing on me, kind of like a redneck hood scoop. Plane says "I'm a trainer", scoop says "I've got some smack under the hood".
Iím all about practicality. It works well. Turbine receives plenty of air and stays cool.
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