On Tuesday, June 2, 2009, the Sanderson Field RC Fliers'(SFRCF) Top Gun Charles Kentfield showed up to fly his REACTION 54 fly. How much room in his truck did the fly and backing gear take up? Pretty much every last bit of it!
The main thing to be unloaded from the truck was a home-made get together comprising of a piece of flue mounted on a wood support. This gathering, I was to learn later, is set straightforwardly behind the fly turbine's fumes to contain any fire brought about by a "hot beginning." A "hot beginning" happens when exorbitant fuel or fluid propane enters the 308 amo motor preceding startup (the motor is overflowed).
Other gear followed, including the fly body and wing. Everybody present was entranced as Charles made sense of the business end of the stream, the J600 turbine. The turbine is produced by PST JETS. Subsequent to emptying the truck, the wing was joined to the airplane body.
Preparing the fly for flight started with a battery check. There are two battery packs in the airplane. One pack drives the Turbine Engine Management System (TEMS) and another powers the radio gear. The TEMS controls the running of the turbine. Energizing the fly started by adding the propane from a compressed outside canister.
During the turbine startup, the propane consumes when the gleam plug lights - - and the turbine starts to turn up. Whenever the turbine arrives at the right RPM and temperature, the TEMS begins the turbine fuel siphon and the turbine starts consuming the lamp oil fuel. Above all, the airplane should be powered with the lamp fuel.
During powering, Charles took incredible consideration to safeguard that no air bubbles stayed in the fuel framework: an air pocket can stop the motor. Lamp fuel was siphoned into the framework until it ran bubble free into an outer flood tank.
A significant thing during preflight checks was to confirm the air-tank tension for the withdraws. Before the startup, Charles associated the Ground Display Terminal (GDT). The GDT is utilized to program, work, or screen the TEMS. After the preflight readiness was finished, Charles started the startup technique.
The turbine was a piece overwhelmed causing a marvelous "hot beginning," with flaring exhaust. I presently valued the worth of the smokestack "fire regulation unit." Such occasions show the significance of having an associate remaining by with a fire quencher. For this situation, the quencher was not required and the airplane experienced no harm.