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Turbinator Sport Jet Plan

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60 $60.00

Product ID: ZIR:TURB1

  • Scale: 2" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 72"
  • Length: 80"
  • Wing Area: 1130 sq/in
  • Weight: 20-22lbs
  • Power: 12-16lb Turbine

The Turbinator is an all wood construction sport jet with styling hints from the formative years of jet fighter production in the U.S. It was designed to be a realist turbine trainer. The Turbinator is a great entry level R/C jet, with a large flight performance envelope, it will fly out and back into short fields that many other jets won't attempt. The design allows the engine to be hidden with no expensive tail pipe required. The detailed plan set consists of four large sheets which clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing flap, retract and turbine installation.


The giant scale Turbinator plan set is IMAA  legal size and consists of four large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps and retracts. The Turbinator plan shows the installation of  Robart retracts, servos and Fun-Sonic 12lb turbine engine and features one piece wing.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you would like to purchase a wood kit see KIT CUTTER'S on selection bar at the top of each page. The plans have a separate instruction guide and building notes on the plans. If you choose gear or an engine not shown on the plans you should have them on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with 1 oz fiberglass cloth and ZAP Z-poxy finishing resin. Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the Turbinator. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: Turbinator Plan
  • Length: 81""
  • Weight: 20-22lbs
  • Wing loading: 44-48oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1050 sq.in
  • Wing span: 72"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +3/4 degree
  • Dihedral: 1 3/4" under W11
  • Power: 12-18lb thrust turbine
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: 7/8" up and 5/8" down
  • Elevator throws: 1" up and 1" down
  • Rudder throws: 1.5" to right & 1.5" to left
  • Flap degrees down: 45-50
  • Engine offset degrees: 0 right 2 up
  • CG Location: 7" back from leading edge of wing at the fuselage
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli canopy
  • Ziroli plastic wheel wells
  • Engine: 12-18lb thrust turbine
  • Fuel tank:: main 64oz rectangle, header 4oz rectangle
  • Control Horns: (2) 1/2", (5) 1"
  • Hinges: (6) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges, (15) Robart LG hinge points
  • Covering: film or 1oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main
  • Retracts nose
  • Retract Air Kit
  • Wheels Main: 3"
  • Wheel nose: 2.5"
  • Wheels tail: 2.25"
  • Radio channels: 6 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (2) 150+oz MGBB, Ailerons (2)90+oz BB, Elevators (2)90+oz BB, Rudder (1)90+oz BB, nose wheel (1)60+oz BB, Gear (1)50oz, 
            MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing