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Weston Magnum Noise Levels and Fuel?

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Old 08-28-2002, 04:48 AM
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Default Weston Magnum Noise Levels and Fuel?

Does anybody have any noise readings for the Weston Magnum with the new 50 size engine and pipe?

My primary field has a 98db noise limit and I want to make sure I can fly the thing before I buy it.

Also what fuel are people using in the 50 engine?

I will be running Powermaster YS 20/20. Is this going to be OK?
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ummm dosnt seam any loulder than MVVS 40's the prop is the main noise, i think most old timers will moan anyway just cos its fast and therefore sounds loulder, putting the exhaust on the canopy should help, also baffle if for the test then sneak it out .
we use the recomended fuel Prosynth 5 or 10% fully synth and 8x9 APC
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Default Weston Magnum Noise Levels and Fuel?

Thanks for the response. Anybody flying the Magnum with the 50 engine using more than 10% nitro? Also what do you mean by putting the exhaust on the canopy?
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Anybody flying the Magnum with the 50 engine using more than 10% nitro?
Yes, I try 15% Byron Fuel Castor/Synthetic blend 16% oil and in my case I dont get more RPM maybe is was because I add some 4 ounces of Klotz synthetic oil to the fuel gallon and this lower the Nitro ratio.

I am using right now, Morgan Omega 10% Nitro 17%oil and this thing is scremin and flying ballistic.

About the noise, I dont know the db because I fly in a no controled noise club
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sorry hit O not I, IN the canopy. i did talk to the designer about that, he said its easier for the people that play with pipe lenght all day, to not have it hidden away. but, much less drag, and quieter as well i guess
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Default i did talk to the designer

A phillybaby, do this designer has a new model in mind??? Do Weston is thinking on releasing other type of bullet plane?

I am very happy with my Magnum and with th e West 50

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have a look at the RC mags reports on the trade shows ( German one i think ) about two years ago for a supposed Weston project.. nudge nudge
dont expect it to happen tho, the design wasnt striclty Weston ( at least not any more ) and was only on show coz the factory owner that makes the current ARTF's saw a one off made by the Magnum designer and copied for the trand stand.
am i gonna tell you more???? nope, but if you like Magnum, you'll love this.
The name 2 years ago was Blade
Maybe i can find out more later this week about other stuff. isnt the info i have on the new Wests enough i did tell you about a planned bigger one right? lol i want him to do me a small 20ish size for DF
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Default Weston Magnum Noise Levels and Fuel?

Originally posted by phillybaby
sorry hit O not I, IN the canopy. i did talk to the designer about that, he said its easier for the people that play with pipe lenght all day, to not have it hidden away. but, much less drag, and quieter as well i guess
OK. That makes more sense!
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