This is a cool heli flown by Jaime Mckeen. It is a turbine powered Synergy N9 with OptiSmoke. Continue on to view the vid and get some info on the heli.

Synergy N9 T9 Turbine With Opti-Smoke


Synergy Turbine With OptiSmoke

For the past year or so I’ve had the pleasure and priviledge of building, testing and flying a club mates Synergy N9 powered by a Wren44 turbine. It’s been a steep learning curve both in onstallation, setup, maintenance, and a different smoother flying style.

At Charmouth in October I was chatting with Andy from OptiFuel about various things and the subject of heli smoke systems came up. He was saying he doesn’t think it would work well on a nitro due to the much lower exhaust temperatures, but knowing the owner of the turbine N9, I knew it was a bit of him to try it out on that! One phone call later to him and it was agreed; we would work out how to do it, and we would get it working come what may.

After lot’s of reasearch and phone calls, we settled on a wren turbine fuel pump as the smoke oil pump, powered by a (massively overkill!) 25a brushed speed controller. The physical instalation was a bit of a challenge, but not too bad. The pump was mounted in the middle of the frames underneath the tanks, and the esc hidden under a tank strap. The pump feeds the OptiSmoke in to a stainless steel tube in to each side of the turbine exhaust housing, which just sprays the fluid directly on to the inside walls of the exhaust.

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We tested it under the cover of darkness (as no-one at the club knew we were working on it and wanted to debut it as a surprise at todays bonfire/BBQ/Night flying do) just to test the thoery actually worked, which it did, very very well! Today we flew it, and after a slight bit of fiddling with the pump rate, we had it working a treat Anyway, enough waffle, see the video below which says it all

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Source: Jaime Mckeen

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