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    RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

    Yep. From the very beginning there was always some guy who wanted or did overpower the 40 Escapade. If you really want to do it, go ahead. For me, I think trying to get enough power without being crazy is where I would want to be. But that's just my opinion and I haven't put mine together yet. I plan on using a Magnum XLS 46. Should be plenty of power.

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    RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

    Tom, I have been flying my Escapade 40 with a Magnum XLS 46 for four years and it is plenty of power.

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    RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

    How fast would you consider 'high speed' for the Escapade? I've clocked mine at 98mph (running electric) and it's rock solid.


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    The Epade is known for having difficulties with high speed flutter so pushing the speed is done with caution.

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    RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

    Perhaps yours has had the mods to prevent flutter? Or maybe you got one of the better ones. Mine fluttered with an Irvine 53 using an 11X7 prop. No damage but it did get my attention. And I had made mods to stop flutter.
    I am not being critical of the Epade it is one of my favorite planes but it has its limitations.
    In fact I am leaving just now to go fly it.
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    So, what happened to this thread? I am happy to report that I have literally nearly flown the wheels off my Epade and it is still fantastic. I have tried several engines and so far my favorite is the four stroke 52. It currently has an old Super Tigre 40 which does a good job too.
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    I've powered mine with Super tiger 40 and 45 engines, and an OS 70 surpass. The Super Tiger 45 was my favorite, and fastest, clocked on radar 105.
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    What's with the bolt holding the fuse sides together? Is that needed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffie8696 View Post
    So, what happened to this thread? I am happy to report that I have literally nearly flown the wheels off my Epade and it is still fantastic. I have tried several engines and so far my favorite is the four stroke 52. It currently has an old Super Tigre 40 which does a good job too.
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    I needed a little nose weight and at the same time it strengthens the cheeks so they don't vibrate. 2 birds
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    Thanks for the tip! Just finishing one up now for my buddy.....gee, that thing went together fast!
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    They certainly are a fast building plane and fly well too. Top value for my money.
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