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Old 09-02-2019, 08:37 PM
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Tomahawk Futura 2.5 Built/Assembly

Like my other friends, I am making transition from IMAC to Jets.
Anyone interested in a CompArf 330SC with DA200??

I started with a 2M Viper, and now have a Futura in shipment.
It 'should' be at airport in a week waiting for me to pick it up.
Box is 9.5 feet long!!

I will be posting pictures of all the details of assemble. Here is a incomplete list of components.

Tomahawk Futura 2.5 V2.
Kingtech 210
JR servos
PowerBox (Mercury)
Jeti Rxs
Electron retracts and controller with gyro.

Comments and recommendations are welcomed!!

How do I insert PIC inside text and not as attachments.?
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:02 AM
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Cool,

You can use the insert link in the text editor (click on advanced reply)

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Old 09-10-2019, 02:45 PM
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Well, finally after customs and pickup. She is here!!
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:51 PM
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Here are some quick pics of the components.
If you are considering the extra money for the bags, all I can say is DO IT! They are awesome!
Airframe is very nice quality. 2 small and one HUGE issue all on vertical stab. Can you find the big one?

It was NOT completed to level I had expected. Level is like a early Carf (CompArf). Have to locate and install horns, ect.. Not a big deal, but a pain in the butt. I like way Carf does it where they are installed at factory while in the JIG. Everything is straight.

All in all, the airframe is a winner! Can't wait to get started.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:00 PM
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Can you share some light on what made you chose a futura?

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Old 09-10-2019, 07:42 PM
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Because they fly awesome!
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:24 AM
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Because they fly awesome!
You always provide such detailed insight chuck!

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Old 09-11-2019, 06:44 AM
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That is a great looking scheme!

I have a Futura, which I customised with some molded carbon ducting for the turbine. Came out very, very nice - dropped the fuel consumption by about 20% and helps with a slightly faster spool up.

I did find that the incidence on the right wing was out on mine, which I had to fix. After picking up on this during test flights, the problem was easy to spot. The right hand root tip wasn't in line with the fuselage fairing (was sitting a couple of millimeters low). So, perhaps something for you to check, which can be done visually in just a few moments.

Also, when full of fuel, mine sits with the gear fully compressed. Go with the highest tension springs you can to counter this.

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very nice, are you planning on selling your ducts?
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:25 AM
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I love my futura! You will love how it fly’s! I have had a jetcat 220 and now a kingtech 210 in it for power! the 210 is great power! you obviously know with your choice this is not a fast jet... but it is an amazing precision platform
And you are right tomahawk is very much a kit like krill not an arf at all.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:40 AM
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Can you share some light on what made you chose a futura?

Tony
Tony,
there are several good options for sport jets today... it really depends on your budget now... i chose the futura because it was just right... very nice size but at a weight that allows me to fly the F3S sequence very will on a 210 turbine. the mephesto is a fantastic option but requires a 320 turbine and the cost goes up considerably, also unless you short fuel it you can't make weight. the same goes for the full size havoc, great airplane but under powered with a 210, a 260 is nice but then you run into the weight and fuel issue again. the futura just works. as said though the futura is much more work than a havoc or mephesto. at least they come painted now.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:17 PM
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very nice, are you planning on selling your ducts?

I’m honestly not sure. I had these made a couple of years ago, to give a good friend of mine some (paying) work to do during a quiet period. He owns a business making custom cars/hot rods and over the years composite work has become a larger part of his business. He’s also into our hobby and so understood what goes into making a good duct set. For example, he designed the ducts to have a constant cross section and ran a CFD analysis on the design. He also 3D scanned the model to make sure the ducts were a good fit. All in I think I spent about 6k with him....

At the moment I still have the moulds, but these are just the prototype molds and not really intended for production. So, I’d be looking at some further expenses to get a set of production molds made, where the duct halves would clip together nicely and have a gloss rather than Matt finish as appears in my Futura,

What this really needs is half a dozen or so people who’d be interested to make it worth it/get this started. And that would be with me doing this with no plans to make any money from it (at all! Which I'm actually OK with)

So, if anyone sees this and is interested, PM me. Otherwise this is probably going to remain unique to my Futura.

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Old 09-11-2019, 02:38 PM
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Hey Tony, as mentioned above, the Futura is the current sweet-spot. I was hot for the Mephesto, but having to use a 320, and all the fuel it carries I decided no...

I am surprised that no one read the 2nd post and found the 'issue'..
And I thought I was bad at spelling.

I will not have time to do much building. Headed to SanFran next week for CodeOne/OracleOne.

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What this really needs is half a dozen or so people who’d be interested to make it worth it/get this started. And that would be with me doing this with no plans to make any money from it (at all! Which I'm actually OK with)
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I know that I'm interested, and I am pretty sure my buddy who is getting his in a month would be interested too. How many would you need to do a 'run'?
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:07 PM
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Here are a few I took when just looking things over..
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