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Old 04-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure if you guys have seen these before or not. Looks like it could be a heli saver.... At least part of it....

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/RESFLAMEOUT.html

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Interesting... could save a plane or heli! But a fire extinguisher is better! Did you see that video, the fire extinguisher was right under the table!
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely not a replacement for a fire extinguisher, but if you can get your smoking turbine on the ground and discharge that while your buddy is running to it with the extinguisher it could save some serious $ in damages...

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Interesting... could save a plane or heli! But a fire extinguisher is better! Did you see that video, the fire extinguisher was right under the table!
Yeah, there was a fire extinguisher under the table, but based on the hose attached it may have been water, not CO2 or powder, not that I'd want powder anywhere around the turbine.

That's why the AMA requires a CO2 fire extinguisher available whenever you fire up a turbine.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually it's a B/C rated, not specifically stating CO2.

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16. A “B/C”-rated or equivalent fire extinguisher shall be present for all engine starts. Water based fire
fighting equipment shall be present on the field.
http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/510-a.pdf

As turbine owners, we DO recommend CO2 fire extinguishers.

I do like the idea of that onboard system, but it's probably better utilized in scale fuselaged models. Not sure how much good it would do in our pod and booms. Would be neat to test it out.
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As turbine owners, we DO recommend CO2 fire extinguishers.
The others will put out your turbine, permanently. I hate to see the mess a power extinguisher would make of the inside of a turbine, even water would be bad.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have pics if you would like to see...
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I have pics if you would like to see...
Better mark them, wouldn't want to scare the kids...
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually Chris, I would like to see.
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+1... I am also curious to see some pictures!
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's not Bill's is it?

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Old 04-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No. Bill's Fire Extinguisher was empty...
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here is a Wren 54 case that has been hit with a Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher. The yellow stuff is hard as a rock....

I chipped the large pieces out, then took a scotchbrite pad to the rest.
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