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Old 04-27-2006, 03:27 PM
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Just bought a Mini Funtana and was wondering what 2stroke engine to place on it. I have a OS10 but don't know what type of power I would have. I still want to be able to do 3D but I don't want to rip the wings off either .

Any suggestions??????

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Old 04-27-2006, 03:40 PM
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Bring it down to the funfly next saturday and show it off for us..I dont really think an OS.10 will let you do much in the way of 3-D because of the weight, but I could be wrong...Rog
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:49 PM
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Jamie,
Do you have a link for the place you bought it?
Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:00 PM
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Is it the 37in, 25oz Horizon one?

I'm thinking that anything in the .09 to .15 range will not have the torque to turn a prop needed for 3-D. I don't fly 3-D, but don't you need to turn a relatively big diameter prop at midrange throttle settings to do some of those maneuvers? That's something electric motors excel at, but a little glow needs to rev high to make its power. I'm probably wrong about all this.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Nitro

I did a MF with a AP15 it was realy fun to fly. Wouldn't hover but would really scoot. I think it worked best with a 8x6 that I cut down to 7.5x6.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:17 PM
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I bought this plane at a hobbyshop in Archdale( K/C Hobby). Ace Hardware in Madison has a hobbyshop in it that is going out of business, they have a
OS.20 that I can get for 35.00. I'm going tomarrow to see what all they have left. I believe the 20 will be a better engine.

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Old 04-27-2006, 10:38 PM
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Jamie, I shop at that hobby shop all the time. They have very good prices on some stuff. What club to you belong to?
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:56 AM
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I purchased the Mini Funtana a while back. I made a firewall and mounted an Ofna hand modified .15 motor and used an Associated Nitro TC3 header which needs to be heated and bent a bit to clear the bottom. I never flew the bird as I went electric and ended up selling the model before I epoxied the front end on, but then I was not going for 3D, just aerobatics. You're right that you'll need a very large prop to produce the necessary "torque" to hover which would need gearing if using a two stroke nitro engine. It's possible using car gears but creates more nose weight.
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