Hi, first post here at RCU.
I recently decided to get back into RC flying after not havingflown an RC plane in over 10 years.Iwent aheadand ordered an Escapade last night to brush the dust off the thumbs(hopefullyit's docile enoughfor meon low rates, or I may regret my decision). I have gone thgrough this entire thread and picked up a lot of great information along the way from you guys. I dug up an old OS .40 FX and FS .52 Surpass out of the attic, and tore them down to clean things up. Sure enough they both run absolutely great. Some things Inoticedwere thatthe FX producesmuchlessthrust at idle and a lot less vibration (especially at lower RPM). They both run smooth and have great throttle response. I'm not sure which one would give the Escapade more pep in it's step, nor am I sure thats what I need seeing as I'm just getting back into the hobby.
So, with the experience many of you have with this (and other) planes, and all things considered, which engine would you go with? As a side note, I think my Escapade will be a bit on the heavy side with dual aileron servos (standard Futabas), a big old Futaba 7ch. Rx, and a new 5-Cell NiMh Rx battery pack.