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Old 03-15-2006, 09:16 PM
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Default Magnum w/ landing gear?

I've been reviewing some old post on the Magnum R and it looks like my kinda speed plane...one a lot faster than my F-20.

I found one post were someone put main landing gear on the magnum and that is really what I would want to do and would really get the plane if I can do this and have normal take off and landings. My question is, do you have to fab something up yourself or can you buy an aftermarket gear or what?
I saw the carbon fiber one from lcsperformance, and it looks pretty good. Any advise from people who know or have this plane would help, thanks.

Oh, does the plane on the far right have the lcsperformance cf gear?
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:06 AM
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I would go with the C/F gear like on the far right

the mains on othe other plane are veery close to CG and tipovers and prop grinding may happen

the wing is very thin and is obichi sheeted foam and was not designed for landing gear, but it has been done!
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:52 AM
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Yea, I like the CF on on the right too. Especially with the wheel pants!

This is a little different question....what about the Eurotech .50V1 that they have with the combo? How reliable is this engine over say a Thunder tiger. I know its a high performance engine with high rpm capable, but what a steap price tag! Is this engine worth the cost and is it reliable?
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:18 AM
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It is a very powerful engine, about the equivalent of a Sport Jett .50 which is no slouch! Strictly timerd for high rpm operaiton, so it is not a versatile motor. Mine runs 20,100 static on a 9-6 APC which is a good break-in and test flight prop, then go smaller diameter and higher pitch for more top speed after trimming the aricraft out. You'd be equally (or more so?) happy with a Jett .50 and it's built like a tank. And, you can run a 10-6 on it in a more "sport" oriented aircraft and it will still run like a bear, unlike the West. Or, if you want to knock the budget down a bit, then look at other options. As to reliability, they seem to hold together fine. Mine had a first run rod failure; when I sent it to Weston UK, they repaired it, ran 2 litres of fuel through it and had it back in the post within two days, so I only have good things to say about that service. Most others have no problems with those engines. Jett runs their engines up before shipping so the chances of a similar failure are about zilch. My Jett .50 is a beaut, love that engine. Several folks are flying Magnums on Jett .50's to my knowledge.

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Old 03-16-2006, 12:27 PM
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i would say you might get a little more speed out of the high end stuff, but i'm not sure its worth it... i had a TT 46 w/macs tuned pipe on mine and it was sweet. A cop clocked it before i installed the tuned pipe at 145 in a dive... it did around 110 in level flight. that was plenty of speed for me... now i'm trying to do retracts in it... if i'm successfull i bet a lot of people will want to do it...
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:12 PM
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Exactly. It will fly like the dickens with a "regular" .46-.50 and there is no reason not to do so if that will supply the "fix" you need. If one is on a budget then the temptation to plunk down the cash for a more exotic engine should probably be avoided. If cash is not a big problem, and you want a versatile and very powerful engine, grab a Jett .50. I don't know if it will supply same top end speed as the piped West .50 or not, but bear in mind many of the top speed claims for that combination are a bit exaggerated. I bet they are pretty close, likely more so with the SS muffler option on the Jett which is tuned for a bit higher rpm. MJD
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Suppose I go with a .46 TT, what would be a good tuned pipe out there for the Thunder Tiger. I have Jett muffler on my .46 TT on my F-20 and it's at least 100-120mph easily on top speed.

I would be happy with simply at or over 150mph. I think that should be obtainable with a Thunder Tiger .46 with a bad ass tuned pipe. What do you think?
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:30 PM
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yep, like i said that was before i had my macs tuned pipe. check em out...
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:54 PM
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Sweet, I'm going to get me one of these soon. And they thought my Tigershark was fast! Wait till they get a load of this.
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:26 PM
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Default RE: Magnum w/ landing gear?

I don't think I would bother with the Thunder Tiger. I say buy once and buy right the first time.

My Magnum has a West .50 and runs in the mid- 140's in level flight. It starts right up like my MVVS .40 (which is probably the most reliable engine I have ever owned).

The low level high speed passes are so much fun with this engine and plane!!! A normal sport .46 (like the Thunder Tiger) simply won't do it for you, you will probably regret it as you seem to have a "need for speed".

I can barely reach 150 MPH with the West .50/tuned pipe combo, so I can guarantee that it is not going to happen with a Thunder Tiger!!! As erikpmort said above 110 MPH is a more realistic speed to be expected in level flight with the Thunder Tiger.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:04 PM
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i did have a cop clock it at 140 in a dive though... stock TT 46.... and i'm going to say 100+ dollars more isn't worth it... just me
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:42 PM
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Default RE: Magnum w/ landing gear?

West-50
Jett-50

Then there is all the rest...

It'lll fly fine with a fast 40-46 but I bet you would quickly be upgrading once you are used to the speed-

It is like alcohol, the more you drink, the more it takes to get you drunk!
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:52 PM
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now that i do agree with... thats why i put a tuned pipe on it.... the question is, will the money make a big difference? i don't know cause i haven't upgraded
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Default RE: Magnum w/ landing gear?

The extra money (~$200) should buy you an extra 30-40 MPH. (from 110 MPH to 140-150 MPH). Thus it's about $5-$6 per extra MPH.


Speed costs, how fast do you wanna go
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Old 03-18-2006, 05:18 AM
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If you buy the combo, then you can look at it this way, you get a really nice engine & basically a free aircraft to go with it.
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Can anyone help me find the new Magnum "R". I had the old one and would have married it but the law wouldn't allow it... I really want to get the upgraded version and the distributor in the states is only offering the old version. In addition, I need a prop shaft for my Weston. can anyone help.

I can not seem to get help from the US distributor and no response from the manufacture.

Help please!!!

One other idea that you should consider for the Magnum is the dolly take off. it is a simple build and works super. + you get a lot of kicks from the peanut gallery.
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Any body got pics of the dollys they built? heres my magnum rebuilt and almost good to go

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Default RE: Magnum w/ landing gear?

This Magnum look alike came with landing gear & rudder.But it's engine mount just for .30engines..I use leo37 & APC9x8 cut down to 8x8(APC8x8 is not available here in Taiwan).20%nitro & 20%castor @ 13900~14000rpm,30%cool power@15000rpm with stock muffer.


ORIGINAL: setxws6

I've been reviewing some old post on the Magnum R and it looks like my kinda speed plane...one a lot faster than my F-20.

I found one post were someone put main landing gear on the magnum and that is really what I would want to do and would really get the plane if I can do this and have normal take off and landings. My question is, do you have to fab something up yourself or can you buy an aftermarket gear or what?
I saw the carbon fiber one from lcsperformance, and it looks pretty good. Any advise from people who know or have this plane would help, thanks.

Oh, does the plane on the far right have the lcsperformance cf gear?
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:45 AM
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Nice plane, but id hate to have to land it.

With the gear that far forward of the CG, it will swap ends the moment it stops bouncing.
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mpreistley,

Did you try the Weston UK phone number: +44 01795 521030

Talk to Alan there, he is notorious for not checking his e-mail, but seems to be a good guy over the phone.

http://www.westonuk.co.uk/home.html

The Magnum R combo is:

255.95 GBP United Kingdom Pounds = $476.193 USD United States Dollars [X(]

Here's a pic of my dolly: that works great with my Diamond Dust, Ulmer Interceptor Delta and my Magnum.
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