RE: Tee Dee 049/051 venturi hole size question
Wow, that was some time ago...!
YES, in 2010/11 I produced a small series ~(24) of what I call Open Mouse Race quality engines for $125ea.
They looked essentially just like a std. Black Widow but ran much faster (of course). Some engines even reached Europe, notably Portugal & England.
It turned out to be an exercise in essentially working for free. I didn't feel a whole lot better knowing that easily 2/3rds of my engines will never see a
contest. It turns out that interest in Mouse Race has declined a great deal & so I quit producing them. I still fly Open Mouse in Eugene, Ore. every May though.
I broke the Open Vintage Class I record in England last year with one of my Cox engines too. I'm thinking of going again to see if I can boost it further perhaps...
BTW, I don't browse this forum very often. A buddy sent me an email with the thread about the Picco P-5 engine, so I found your posting... Strangely enough,
only one P-05 has done well (that I've seen) & it's flown by the AMA National record holder Jerry Rocha.
I hope you're doing well, Jim.
Cheers, Paul ( in Leduc)