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Forum: RC Jets
06-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

This is exactly what I used for all of my...

This is exactly what I used for all of my Turbinators for linkages. Works great!
Forum: RC Jets
02-06-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

You'll be happy you beefed it up like you did. I...

You'll be happy you beefed it up like you did. I had both of mine fail as per the plans on my std sized one on the first couple of landings and all were greasers. I then beefed mine up with better...
Forum: RC Jets
01-27-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

A trick I used was to sheet the fin after I...

A trick I used was to sheet the fin after I preformed the skins by getting them very wet and soft and pinning them on until the dried overnight. Use as soft as you have of your balsa sheeting and its...
Forum: RC Jets
08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

Dont worry about the dowel. Use a small width of...

Dont worry about the dowel. Use a small width of fiberglass on the top and bottom of the stab joint. I built my 125% one with foam cores and that's how I joined them.
Forum: RC Jets
07-21-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

What you are see ones the vent working once you...

What you are see ones the vent working once you pull the overflow tank line off. The fuel line is full of fuel and working as a syphon until the fuel level goes below the inlet level of your vent...
Forum: RC Jets
10-20-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

I built one of the first Turbinators other than...

I built one of the first Turbinators other than Nicks personal one from the kit Ziroli models sells. I used a P-120 dialed down to 20 lbs in it which it still has installed until my big one is...
Forum: RC Jets
11-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Spent the past week with Nick Ziroli at his Florida retirement home. He gave me his prototype std size Turbinator with a two piece plug in wing and stab when I left this morning. We went flying at...
Forum: RC Jets
02-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

The stretch version just adds one rib per panel and the rib is shown on the plans so all of the kit cutters should include it or be able too. I built mine with the stretch version and use 1/4" of...
Forum: RC Jets
06-10-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Mine has a P-120 and it is way over powered. I never fly it over 2/3 power including takeoff. The prototype was flown with a 12-14 lbs thrust engine according to Nick so a p-70 would be perfect....
Forum: RC Jets
06-04-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

I have about 50 flights on mine. I installed a P-120 and it is way overpowered. The plane flies greatand many people at rallies have comented that it's shame its not a scale plane otherwise they...
Forum: RC Jets
03-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Randy;That will be great then. Nick just left town on Thursday to go back to Fla. for a while. He and I have talked about scaling up his edf one to 60 inches and I have the plans blown up. Who cut...
Forum: RC Jets
03-08-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Don't think you'll have enough power with the Wren 44. How much thrust do you have? It needs the thrust of at least a P-60 for power. I have flown mine with a P-120 turned down to 18 lbs of thrust...
Forum: RC Jets
09-18-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Two piece wing will have a new fuse mod as well as the wing plugs in to the sides
Forum: RC Jets
09-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Spent the evening flying with Nick Ziroli after work; he is cutting out parts after work everyday for the two piece wing option that will be out soon.
Forum: RC Jets
08-27-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Nick is working for me right now and he has the plans almost finished for a two piece wing option.
Forum: RC Jets
08-10-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

I had to cut a 1/4 inch of off each motor mount rail to fit the P-120 in the engine bay. I also removed the rear tank bulkhead to fit in the 100 oz Kangaroo tank from Jet -Tech and about 1/8 from the...
Forum: RC Jets
03-16-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

John they are listed on page 1658 of the McMaster Carr catalog under Wide-Mouth Rectangular and Square Plastic Bottles type (D) Translucent High-Density Polyethylene— Rectangular I used the 64...
Forum: RC Jets
03-16-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Yes, they are short kits. You get all of the balsa and plywood curved parts like ribs and bulkheads, but you will need to buy the canopy as a seperate item. You do get the fuse sides but not the...
Forum: RC Jets
02-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Jim you were correct aboput Robart. I just got back from the WRAM Show. Nothing for sale at Robart they just had a Zap display with free handouts. However as I hoped Nick had 2 sets of complete...
Forum: RC Jets
02-21-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Gehard, The wing tanks are old BVM Maverick tip tanks. I built the extended wing version with a plywood end rib with blind nuts installed so that the tanks would bolt on. They are cut out to fit over...
Forum: RC Jets
02-21-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

My first one is ready to paint and ready to start the second one for my buddy. I'm going to the WRAM Show this weekend to pick up the retracts from Robart. i tried to post a picture her but can't...
Forum: RC Jets
01-06-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

Well I started my first kit of the two yesterday afternoon at 3 PM. I have the wings and stabs framed out and ready to sheet. The fuse is well on the way and I can probablly put the sides on...
Forum: RC Jets
01-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 the year of the Turbinator

I spoke to Nick Sr. yesterday about larger fuel tanks I found that fit than the Dubro 50 oz he shows on the plans. Nick Jr. and I have the Nalgene 64 oz retangle tank available from McMaster Carr in...
Forum: RC Jets
12-28-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 119,693
Posted By Ron Stahl

RE: 2008 Turbinator

I have two in the works right now. One will have a P-70 the other P-80 for power. Nick is a great guy and sells a laser kit for it it just probally isn't listed in the ad. I picked up the two I have...
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