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Old 12-23-2013, 07:56 PM
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FTL 52cc Turnigy engine to powerful for this plane?

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Old 12-24-2013, 01:21 AM
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In a word, YES!! (not too mention odds on too heavy).
At only 70" in wingspan, a DLE30 or 35RA (or equivalent), or even something like a CRRC 26cc should drag it around with authority (the 3.15 hp one - there are two to chose from CRRC). This vid shows a 73" Sbach being flown on a 26cc RCGF motor (I followed his build blog as mine is the exact same airframe - but only green) and it looks more than up to it for sport flying - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP8LZPGBLP0
That said, at an advertised weight of up to 13 pounds, the Extra does look to be somewhat 'portly' for it's size, so perhaps the 30-35cc option might suit best.
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I have read a few threads lately and 26 cc doesn't cut it for sports and people have put the Dle 30cc in and are happy with it's performance but I have herd that its still not quiet enough for 3Din I am not sure what way to go sell the motor and buy a smaller motor I only paid $120.00 Aud for the Ftl 52cc new
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The DLE30 will drag it around without hesitation, but of your worried still, just get the DLE35cc. As for the 26cc not being enough for sport, that video I posted of a 73" Sbach being flown with a (low power) RCGF 26cc kinda proves it can.
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What about a OS FS 200 P ?
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