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The Diary of a Turb Re-Build

Old 22nd Sep 2015, 11:39
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Hi to all amigos:

It is a very interesting forum for me about the Druine Turbulent but I would like to know if this forum is still alive or open.

Regards.

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Old 14th May 2016, 19:42
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A friend is rebuilding Turbulent G-AREZ ...
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Old 16th May 2016, 03:54
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Nice to see another Turbulent being rebuilt. I'm pretty sure I saw REZ somewhere in the 60s.

I've always wanted to fly one ever since I saw a Tiger Club display at Ramsgate Airport in the 50s. However, I doubt I'll ever be light enough to try now!
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Old 16th May 2016, 06:36
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Trevs, are those Nipper wings in the background?
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Old 16th May 2016, 11:44
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The aircraft/wings behind is a New Build Design One ..
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Old 16th May 2016, 13:09
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You can never have too many Turbs...!
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Old 17th May 2016, 19:43
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The Tiger Club Turb Team have just completed their first display of the season last weekend at Stow Maries, so you might catch them at one of the airshows during the summer.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 15:21
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Monocock,
Thanks for all your Turbulent posts, although it's be a while since you made them so this is a bit of a shot in the dark. I'm wanting to build a Turbulent, and have the plans from LAA, but they're not as clear as some, and I'm desperate for some photos of the structure of a Turb without covering. I'm sure you've been asked this, and I apologize in advance for possibly annoying, but it looks like you posted exactly the pics I need in these posts through Photobucket, however they are no longer visible. Can you tell me if these pictures are posted anywhere else? It would be so helpful to a Turb builder. Thanks again, and great job bringing a Turb back to life.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 23:13
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Originally Posted by TedZ View Post
Monocock,
Thanks for all your Turbulent posts, although it's be a while since you made them so this is a bit of a shot in the dark. I'm wanting to build a Turbulent, and have the plans from LAA, but they're not as clear as some, and I'm desperate for some photos of the structure of a Turb without covering. I'm sure you've been asked this, and I apologize in advance for possibly annoying, but it looks like you posted exactly the pics I need in these posts through Photobucket, however they are no longer visible. Can you tell me if these pictures are posted anywhere else? It would be so helpful to a Turb builder. Thanks again, and great job bringing a Turb back to life.
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Hi Ted,

Glad to hear that someone is looking at building a Turb!! They are incredible little planes, so much fun, and perfect for summer adventures. The Turbulent Display Team have recently been rebuilding one of their turbs after a mishap, they have posted a load of images on their group: https://www.facebook.com/turbteam/ and if you ask questions, I am sure that they will be more than happy to send more images / give you pointers if you need them.

Good luck with the turb build - and please keep us posted!

Hope this helps,
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Old 1st May 2018, 08:20
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Ted, if you are using Chrome, then use this fix which hopefully will enable you to see the Photobucket images posted b y Monocock:

Photobucket Hotlink fix

Good luck with you project!
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Old 1st May 2018, 10:37
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Send a PM to The Farmer on the Flyer Forum (Google it)
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Old 1st May 2018, 13:03
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Ted, if you are using Chrome, then use this fix which hopefully will enable you to see the Photobucket images posted b y Monocock:

(It wouldn't let me post a URL, but see original post above)

Good luck with you project!
That worked, and I can't thank you enough. I've now downloaded and saved all the pictures, and this should help me immensely. Cheers!
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Old 1st May 2018, 13:09
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Hi Alex,

Thanks for the encouragement. As you see below I am now able to see Monocock's pictures, but I'd really love to see the Display Team's pics (the Tigers?) and hopefully see a lot more details. I tried the facebook link you sent but it doesn't seem to work, returning "Sorry, this content isn't available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in." I'm on FB, of course, but I wasn't able to find anything on this even after searching 'turbteam'. Would you have another lead to this information?
Thanks again!
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Old 1st May 2018, 22:17
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Sent you a PM - perhaps it was a closed group....



Originally Posted by TedZ View Post
Hi Alex,

Thanks for the encouragement. As you see below I am now able to see Monocock's pictures, but I'd really love to see the Display Team's pics (the Tigers?) and hopefully see a lot more details. I tried the facebook link you sent but it doesn't seem to work, returning "Sorry, this content isn't available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in." I'm on FB, of course, but I wasn't able to find anything on this even after searching 'turbteam'. Would you have another lead to this information?
Thanks again!
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Old 1st May 2018, 22:22
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One of the best if not the best ultra light machines that ever flew on a simple VW engine. It is as much fun as an aeronautical motor cycle with SUPERB handling and excellent controls. They never were an easy build, but more than made up for it when the time came to FLY. I would have another one tomorrow, they are simply GREAT.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 02:44
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Thanks also to you, Pobjoy, for the encouragement. I heard nothing but good about the Turb's flying characteristics, especially when compared to something like a VP. The only complaint I hear is that they're small, but as long as I can stay on my diet I'll be good
I do have a lot of questions, so hopefully will be able to get some help by some knowledgeable folks.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 22:45
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Here's a link to the Tiger Club who run the Turb Team https://www.tigerclub.co.uk

I used to fly G-ARNZ (the one that went swimming a while back) they're a blast. You'll love it.
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Old 13th May 2018, 09:05
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Originally Posted by TedZ View Post
especially when compared to something like a VP. .
You're not necessarily wrong there Ted , but as the builder/pilot of VP , G-EVPI , I can tell you that one big complaint about VP's is their bad roll rate . In Bud Evans' plans , the aileron sealing is a little open to interpretation. I used B.747 aileron seals [ don't ask] on mine and have never had any problem with roll rate or adverse yaw .
Mine has an 1834cc VW and I get 750fpm climb rate without a problem. I believe that the majority of problems with basic/traditional types of homebuild are defects that the builder himself puts there .
I'm not trying to turn this into a Turb vs VP type thread because I love them all , especially if they're wood/fabric/plans built & VW powered aeroplanes . Flying any aeroplane of that sort is a privilege indeed.
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