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What kind of pipe for a TT46 pro?

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Old 02-20-2006, 07:44 PM
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Default What kind of pipe for a TT46 pro?

I just recently bought a Patriot 40 with a Thunder Tiger 46 Pro in it and wanted to put a nice tuned pipe on it for more speed but at the same time i don't want to spend an incredibly large amount of money on the pipe. SO, what kind of tuned pipe do you recommend for the most speed and the best price??

Little background on the plane - The Patriot is already built by a expert builder i'd say, and it came with the Thunder Tiger in it, so i figured i would run this engine to see what it's like. Never run a thunder tiger before and hoping it will be fast with a nice tuned pipe!

Thanks ahead of time!!

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Old 02-20-2006, 07:46 PM
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One option is the Performance Specialties tuned muffler. Works well but around $60.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:52 PM
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I'm kinda new to the whole prop jet web pages so any web pages would be greatly appreciated too!!

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Default RE: What kind of pipe for a TT46 pro?

To be honest here, if this is your first prop jet. leave it as is and fly it before you spend any extra money. If you like it, great. If you really like it, invest in a Jett 50. It comes with a pipe and you will see night/day difference.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:28 PM
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I've seen the Jett engines and yeah i know there extremly fast and beautiful,espically the 50L but i plan to build either a ak models SU-27 Flanker or a F-20 thats 40 sized and that one will definetly have a Jett engine. Fo this one i just planned on starting out with the tuned pipes so i'd get more used to them sooner. And so i'd be starting two things new,speed planes and tuned pipes at the same time.

But if you think i should wait till later then what tuned pipe for later?
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You can get a decent boost with the Tower tuned muffler for little money'

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJB16&P=Z

Or you can go all the way with a pre-tuned full pipe set up.

http://www.macspro.com/pretunedsystem.asp

I think I'd try it stock first and get the hang of it before I started throwing money at
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That sounds great i was actually thinking about the Tower tuned but i heard that the muffler fell apart alot. Could this be easily solved by just adding another nut to the end of the muffler screw or is there really a problem there??

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ORIGINAL: Crash-D

That sounds great i was actually thinking about the Tower tuned but i heard that the muffler fell apart alot. Could this be easily solved by just adding another nut to the end of the muffler screw or is there really a problem there??

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Tower is not the only two piece muffler that comes apart. I suspect the mufflers expansion from heat may break the bolt rather then the nut backing off. Do not over tighten. They are cheap but a better solution is Jett or Ultrathrust tuned mufflers. A little more money but durable and more performance.
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It is wise to "service" a Tower muffler when it is still new, so you won't have
trouble with it. Take it apart and use Permatex Ultra Copper #101BR silicon
on the seams....this will keep them from turning as well as leaking. Use some red
Lock-tite on the threads of the center bolt, and on the nut.

There is enough room on the end to "double nut it" if you like.

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The Jett mufflers are nice but this is my first prop jet plane and plan to keep this one cheap. Besides i won't have the money to get a really big nice tuned muffler till summer starts. You see i'm 15 and i don't plan on working till this summer, when i'm 16, then i will have plenty of money to get a real beautiful prop jet like the SU-27 Flanker i mentioned earlier from AK and will definitely have a Jett engine set up in that.

Jobs just interfere with school and Where i will work i know a guy there and he only hires 16 and older so i'm short on money right now thats why I'm looking for a good, cheap tuned muffler for a little extra kick, no need for boat loads!!

I'm definitely considering the tower but had some questions on how much RPM difference the Tower muffler has compared to the Macs black tuned muffler.

Heres the links to make it easier!
Macs--http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZ652&P=0
Tower--http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJB16&P=0

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Default RE: What kind of pipe for a TT46 pro?

Sorry my links didn't work you'll have to highlight them then copy paste you know the
usual.
How do you get web page links to work on these forums???[]

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Default RE: What kind of pipe for a TT46 pro?

ORIGINAL: Crash-D

I'm definitely considering the tower but had some questions on how much RPM difference the Tower muffler has compared to the Macs black tuned muffler.

Heres the links to make it easier!
Macs-- http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZ652&P=0
Tower-- http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJB16&P=0

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I do not think that Macs muffler is tuned. I never owned one but know several people that do and they did not claim a rpm increase. The tower is cheaper and will give you around 1000 rpm increase vs about 1500 rpm on the Jett and UltraThrust. You need to leave a space before and after your links for them to work. I fixed them in the quote box above.
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Default RE: What kind of pipe for a TT46 pro?

Thnx for the links and the RPM ratings, some numbers i was looking for!
The tower muffler really puts that much huh? Pretty close to the Jett!

Thanks again i think i'll go with the Tower muffler it's cheap and it seams to have a pretty decent RPM increase!

THANKS ALL!!

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By the way i heard the macs gives about 700-800 RPM boost, so maybe not tuned but a little boost i guess. Was wondering about that too!
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The MACS mufflers are just "exhaust diverters"... don't expect much from it. If they muffle, they will rob power... and if they don't rob power, they will be loud...
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Really??? That sucks!!!
They do make tuned pipes that i heard were nice, right???
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I have a MACS tuned pipe and header for a TT46 pro that I'm not using, email me if your interested.
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Crash-D, I sent you an email, still interested in the header and pipe?
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