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  • #61
    Originally posted by T-CAT View Post
    I'm very impressed with the size and weight (and of course, the power) of this Xicoy X45 Turbine. For weight reference, the Wemotec Midifan Evo 90mm EDF power system is considered to be relatively light, yet the X45 turbine still weighs less. If using a heavier metal EDF shroud, larger motor, etc, a 90mm EDF could easily surpass 460+g. The X45 is an amazing piece of engineering by Gaspar at Xicoy. Very well done.
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    I put my project on hold for now but this is a awesome turbine. Sebart BAE Hawk. this was my trail fitting and you can see how small the turbine is as compared to the 90mm EDF fan mounting. turbine pipes is another area that will need to be provided in any turbine version upgrade. The key will be dual walled and super light.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by RichJ53 View Post

      I put my project on hold for now but this is a awesome turbine. Sebart BAE Hawk. this was my trail fitting and you can see how small the turbine is as compared to the 90mm EDF fan mounting. turbine pipes is another area that will need to be provided in any turbine version upgrade. The key will be dual walled and super light.

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      Looks great, Rich. These really are tiny and great motors.
      Instagram: @tcat.rc.creations

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      • #63
        Love it, man this turbine stuff is getting smaller and smaller, I have never tried a turbine jet, this will have to be my next adventure one day.

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        • #64
          DCORSAIR I’m seeing turbine driven helicopters in near future.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by DCORSAIR View Post
            Love it, man this turbine stuff is getting smaller and smaller, I have never tried a turbine jet, this will have to be my next adventure one day.
            The power to weight (and size for that matter) is mind boggling good.
            Instagram: @tcat.rc.creations

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Gravythe clown View Post
              DCORSAIR I’m seeing turbine driven helicopters in near future.

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              Oh boy, I don't know if I will ever go that route with helis, way to much.........$$$$

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              • #67
                Originally posted by T-CAT View Post

                Looks great, Rich. These really are tiny and great motors.
                Thanks TCat
                I started on a larger jet project and have not been able to get back to my mini Hawk. I will eventually get back into it. I ended up getting the Grumania pipe from Germany….. awesome made to order, custom sizes. $$ but worth it.
                http://www.grumania.com/xtcommerce/J...:5_44_261.html


                Rich

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                • #68
                  Agreed, Grumania makes some nice pipes. Sometimes it seems like the bell mouth in certain applications are too large though, but that's fixable.
                  Instagram: @tcat.rc.creations

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                  • #69
                    I highly recommend Grumania pipes. They use the right materials, the right construction techniques, well made welds and correct intervals. They're pricey, but worth it. They tend to standardize around their own aircraft or regionally popular aircraft, so it's always worth the effort to provide them specific instructions to consider if/when your model deviates from their patterns.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Alpha View Post
                      I highly recommend Grumania pipes. They use the right materials, the right construction techniques, well made welds and correct intervals. They're pricey, but worth it. They tend to standardize around their own aircraft or regionally popular aircraft, so it's always worth the effort to provide them specific instructions to consider if/when your model deviates from their patterns.
                      I have three Grummania pipes and totally agree with you on your comment! I also make my own pipes using thin SS sheet and a McDonalds Coke cup cut down to a appropriate size. 50mm is the ideal size for a 30-50 Newton size engine and the X45 is now the X48, so now almost 11lbs from this amazing engine!! Some comparison pictures with a K30 and a P20. The X45 is the smallest in the group.
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