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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:37 pm 
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You're exactly right Chris!

I got the electronics tray glued in and canards mounted Sunday Afternoon.
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Now back to real life for a week. Maybe I can get some odds and ends done this week during the evening. Lows are going to be in the 30s this weekend with the highs in the mid 50s. I hope I'm not too late!

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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:23 am 
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Hey Rob, its been a while since you posted, any updates for us?

Is it flying yet?

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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:27 pm 
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Dang school took over my life. I forgot how much time it takes. I started to question my decision to get another degree, but the semester is finally over.

I ordered some parts last week that I have been needing to finish the build. Simply things for the fuel system, a longer data cable to run from the turbine to the ECU, 16 gauge wire to extend the power cable for the turbine, 3S 3000maH packs for the ECU, and some turbine oil. I received all these parts last week. Unfortunately I haven't touched it since I just finished my finals. And now we are leaving for Texas tomorrow, so unfortunately I'm not bringing the jet to maiden as I originally planned.

Miss you guys.
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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
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That's huge plane. Thanks for images and videos.


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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:56 pm 
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Okay guys here is the update.

Maiden the J10 in December just after Christmas after a few long, windy, rainy days at the field in Bryan, Tx with some major help provided by David Moore, Terry Hix, Al Romig, and honorable mentions to Martin England to get the J10 ready to fly. Thanks guys! The wind was blowing about 20 mph but it wasn't going to stop the maiden. Maiden flight below courtesy of Al.




Unfortunately the turbine flamed out on me after a low pass and I put the J10 on its head at the end of the runway. Good news is that only the vertical was seriously damaged and I have already put on the replacement vertical. Turns out the turbine flamed out because in sucked in some black foam that had somehow found its way into the fuselage. No doubt due to us working on the jet at the field in the nasty weather conditions. The turbine is on its way back from Germany now, I had it checked out and kudos to Hammer turbines, they pulled it apart and checked it out for free. They found pieces of the foam in the compressor wheel. The turbine should be back any day now. I'm investing in a $30 FOD screen as well... pretty cheap insurance if you asked me.

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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:38 pm 
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Nice save and glad you can fix it good as new!

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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:33 am 
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Man, that's a bummer. But it looks like you did a good job keeping it in one piece! It looks and sounds fantastic. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Got the J-10 back together and re-accomplished the maiden flight! This thing flies like a dream. Super smooth, very confidence inspiring. I'm very much looking forward to getting some serious stick time on this plane. It's going to take some getting use to. It can get small very quickly!

This is the video of the maiden flight (take 2). I never got over 60% throttle. That IQ-Hammer 200 pushing this big jet around with ease. The vertical seemed unlimited at 50% throttle. I also learned how thirsty this turbine is. I burned just under a gallon of kerosene per flight.

Maybe videos in the future will include some actual acrobatics... This "re" maiden was basically some touch and go's, then a full stop to check the jet over.



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 Post subject: Re: CARF J-10 Turbine Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:55 am 
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Man, that sounds so GOOD! Looks like it took some practice getting it slowed down for landings, eh? That last one was perfect.

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