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Old 09-18-2002, 02:04 AM
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These planes fly different but are they about the same speed??
I am trying to decide between these two I like em both
who know maybe i will get both
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Hobdean,

The Magnum is faster, the Predator is easier to see. Magnum is more responsive at slower speeds, Predator is legal to race and has rudder control. I have one of each, you can't beat the price.

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Whats your set up on your magnum? engine, servoes how many and what kind?
I wanted to use and os 50 or jett50
I only use engines i am use to. What you think about the engine they have as a package for the magnum?
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lots of talk on the West 50 on the Magnum threads, but everyone that has one knows how good it is.
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Old 09-18-2002, 07:10 PM
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I have a Weston Magnum with the West 50V2 engine and I am very happy. I am pretty sure that the firts time you will use a West 50 engine you will not want to go back to use a OS.
The West 50V2 that comes in the Magnum Combo is a Webra 50 engine modified to Weston Specs. Its comes with a bigguer carburator and I think they has make some biguer ports and rise the exaust time. BOTTON LINE this engine screem the hell out of it.

Get the Magnum Combo, you can't beat the price and you will no regret it.

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Isaac

PD: Just rurious, were can I see a picture of the predator???
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I have both versions of Magnum engines. I've only flown the plane with the WXL and it is powerful and easy to tune. I've test run the new 50 and I think it needs a shorter pipe than stock. Still the performance is good. If I were given the choice for ANY engine I would go with a Jett .40 or .46. RPM is key for this plane and speed.

I am using a Hitec digital servo in the tail and a Multiplex digital on the wing. Mini servo for throttle.

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take one inch off the headder for best performance on 8x9 APC's
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