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Old 02-28-2003, 02:20 AM
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Default Rc Nitro Car Engine In Planes Is This True??????

OMG TODAY I WAS SURFING THE NET LIKE 10MIN AGO AND CAME ACROSS LIK 20 DIFFERENT PLANES WITH RC NITRO ENGINES ON THEM MOST OF THEM WERE SPAD PLANES.

AND I WAS ASKING BEACUSE THIS DID NOT SEEM RIGHT AND I KNOW THAT WHEN YOU PUT A RC NITRO CAR ENGINE IN A PLANE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PULL THE PULLSTARTER AND NO MESSINA ROUND WITH BUYING ALL THAT MOTOR STUFF TO START IT.

HOW DO YOU CONVERT A RC NITRO CAR ENGINE INTO A RC NITRO AIRPLANE ENGINE TO BE ABLE TO PULL A PROPELLER ON IT???
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Old 02-28-2003, 02:55 AM
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ASK THE GUYS WHO WERE USING THEM MAYBE THEY COULD TELL YOU I DONT KNOW I NEVER TRIED IT BUT IT SOUNDS REEL GUD BEING ABEL TO PULL START ONE INSTEAD OF ALL THAT STARTER STUFF GUD LUCK AND LET US KNOW HOW IT WORKS OK
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Old 02-28-2003, 03:06 AM
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Default Rc Nitro Car Engine In Planes Is This True??????

AN RC CAR ENGINE IS MADE TO HIT HIGHER RPM'S THEN AN AIRPLANE ENGINE. PICK A PROP THAT WILL LET IT HIT HIGHER RPM'S. ASLO, THEY WILL NOT LAST AS LONG AS A PLANE ENGINE.
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Old 02-28-2003, 03:09 AM
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OK SO WILL IT WORK IS IT SAFE??

AND HOW DO YOU CONVERT IT?

DO THEY MAKE RC NITRO ENGINE WITH PULL STARTER'S?
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Old 02-28-2003, 03:13 AM
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Default Rc Nitro Car Engine In Planes Is This True??????

MY NOVAROSSI CAR ENGINE CAME WITH A PROP HUB INSTALLED. I REMOVED IT FOR USE IN MY CAR. YOU WOULD NEED A PROP HUB, AND A MUFFLER MADE FOR AN AIRPLANE. WHAT DO YOU HAVE, OR ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A REALLY HOT COMBINATION?
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Default Rc Nitro Car Engine In Planes Is This True??????

HEY I HAVE A OS 15 ENGINE I WAS GOING TO USE HOW MUCH IS A PROP HUB AND DO I NEED A SPICIFIC TYPE???

AND HEY BUZ BUZ OFF MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
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Considering the RPM ranges involved, you're probably better off just getting an engine built for planes.
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Old 02-28-2003, 04:48 AM
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OK IF I GET A RC PLANE ENGINE CAN I INSTALL A PULL START IT
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:57 PM
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first off all... see that little button next to the "a" key? yeah the one that says Caps Lock. yeah... press that once. there you go... I am sure you dont have a 3270 IBM terminal that is capitol letters only, so how about a little netiquette .

thank you.


now I think it would be easier to convert a airplane engine by adding a pull start than it would be converting a car engine to airplane use. car engines are made for a higher RPM than airplane so their powerband is usually outside of the range of most flying. the exception is ducted fan engines that run at a high RPM range, and sometimes do use car engines in them.

granted converting would only be practical with smaller engines (up to about .25) but I think it is possible.


I am in the early planning stages of building a twin engine plane.. for .25 size engines.. I was thinking of useing built in glow drivers and pull starts so simplify the starting.
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I have heard that adding a pull-start to an engine drops the power as much as 10 percent. That's why some of the guys were taking the pull start off the Kyosho F-86 ducted fan engines. Something to think about.

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ok so when i get a airplane engine how would i go about putting a pullstart on it.is there anything speacial i would have to buy for it besides a pullstart
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you mean to tell me you actually went on the internet to find that picture haha
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pull starts generally shouldn't reduce power at all, but they do add additional weight.
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Old 03-01-2003, 02:24 PM
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Default Rc Nitro Car Engine In Planes Is This True??????

Originally posted by DIBERVILLE2006
ok so when i get a airplane engine how would i go about putting a pullstart on it.is there anything speacial i would have to buy for it besides a pullstart
I believe that adding a pullstart to an engine isn't so simple. You'll need a different crankshaft that has a peg on it to catch the pullstart mechanism. It would be cheaper just to get a battery and electric starter for most applications. Plus, pullstarters just unneeded weight in the air anyway. The only time a pullstart is a good idea on a plane is when it would be difficult or impossible to use an electric starter like in certain ducted fan setups. Up until the Kyosho F-86 came out, even ducted fans were all started with electric starters with a starter probe or belt. Here is a car engine preconverted for airplane use http://www.rtmodels.com/products/toki.htm I don't think you could buy this engine without the ducted fan unit though, but mabe if you ask. You'll also have to know about tuning a tuned pipe to get the most power out of this and other car engines. FWIW, I think this is the car/side exhaust version of the Toki ducted fan engine. http://www.neweramodels.com/cgi-bin/...gi?part_id=233
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To effectively use a car engine in a plane you would have to run a minimum 20,000 RPM. Any less than that and the the engine would be way over loaded and not nearly to the max power which is usually at 22k-27k RPM on a pipe.
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Unstable, you had to go and mention IBM 3270 on here . I still have a full set of 8 inch, 128k floppy diskettes for 3274's, and could probably still customize one now (even though I havent touched one in 10 years LOLOL). I may put them on Ebay as collectors items or something rediculous. Scary thing about those 3270's was when they were made, I was 13 and in middle school, yet I was working on them when I started college.

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There are a few people using car engine in ducted fan jets.

I have plans for an A-10 Warthog. It's going to get two 21 size car engines. I'm looking for fans for them. I thought about trying to adapt electric fans to them, but worried about the forces-- might disentigrate the fans.

Some day,,----------some day.
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Default Rc Nitro Car Engine In Planes Is This True??????

HOW CAN I HOOK A DUCTED FAN ON MY RC NITRO CAR ENGINE WHAT ALL PARTS OR KITS THAT ARE CHEP WOULD I NEED TO DO THIS...
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Turn off the caps lock!!! look down at your keyboard, if you see any lights, don't type!!!

anyway, if you haven't flown before, don't bother building a ducted fan. They are not the cheapest planes to build, and by far are not the easiest. as others have suggested, .40's are fairly cheap, much cheaper than the cost of retrofitting any car engine to work in a plane decently.
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is this better but were can i get a rtf ducted electrric plane at for cheap that has servos and stuff in it and ready to fly
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