Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

46FX or other?

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Old 12-20-2002, 06:43 PM
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I was going to plan on using a 46FX on my Q500, but I have been thinking i want a "better" engine for it. How the power compare to the Jett series? How bout the MVVS pylon engines?
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Old 12-21-2002, 01:36 AM
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Default 46FX or other?

Well I guess it depends on how fast your looking at. 100,120,140,160mph? The 46fx on a 4ish lb Q500 will get you at least 120 with the right prop. You could go the Kmart route. Buy the TT46pro which to me perform equal. Alot cheaper than a 46fx. Fly it for a while and get use to the plane. Then step up to the pump on a really hot engine? (Jett.50) Just a thought
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yes, i have a 46FX spare that was going to go on it. I think ill go w/ that to start for a while. And then get a hotter engine.
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Default 46FX or other?

I have both engines, One a 46 FX and a .40 GRRT FAI PYLON.

There is a huge difference between the engines. I used one on my Diamond Dust when I first got it to get used to the plane. Then installed the GRRT. The speed difference is HUGE! To be exact scary the very first time.... But a bunch of fun.

the Jett engines, MVVS pylons, and Rossi or any other hot engines are pushing over 2 to almost 3 horse power and swinging about 10,000 more rpms roughly. So you can imagine the difference in speed and power.
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