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What should i expect from this setup ??

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Old 10-11-2006, 01:46 PM
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Hi Guys,

Ok after a bit of a long lay up, ive got back into things again............. i own a few fastish planes, such as the Magnum althou with a slow engine , and SAS Delta with a 46 FX

The question is i have this Weston Uk Tigershark as pictured below, and ive put a Rossi 53 Engine upfront with a full length tuned pipe, as can be seen in the pics............ i flew the tigershark before with a 46 2 stroke in and wasnt too impressed with the speed hence the change in engine.

What should i expect from this ? ie : Speed, how it should fly etc......... so anyone ideas will be welcome before i venture out to the field .......... It looks fast, althou ive never run a Rossi before, so im not sure how they perform compared to other 2 strokes............

Thx in advance for any advice guys..

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Old 10-11-2006, 04:37 PM
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A lot will depend on the prop, what size APC you got there?
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Its a 10x7 Apc
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Probably not much of an increase in speed from an average .46. Change to a 9x7 or 8x8 or 8x9 and you'll be on the pipe and you'll get more speed. Remember with speed the controls are more sensitive....
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make sure you run 5% nitro or less. Rossi's do not like alot of nitro.
They are high compression european motors.
If you run any higher nitro, add head shims or you will have a tuning nightmare!!!
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