ORIGINAL: Steve Campbell
Again... how much do these smaller gassers you guys are using weigh???? I'm talking real world weight; I can read the mfg spec sheets, but I would like to know actual weights.
The reason I ask is because I'm not sure which engine to use on mine (which is enroute). The guy at TBM wasn't exactly helpful when I ordered the model; he was polite, but rather abrupt. Either he didn't know the answers to some of my questions, or he had other fish to fry...
Anyway... I have an OS BGX-1 available. By the time you add up everything, including the metal mount and hardware, that puppy is pushing four pounds; add 24 ounces of glow fuel, and all of that might be too much for this airframe. An OS 1.60 is a bit less grunt, at about three pounds total with a few less ounces of fuel.
Gasoline is NOT an option for me, for a couple of reasons, so I'm left with glow. Apparently, most folks are putting small gassers on these.
Any info would be appreciated.