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Anyone flying a Patriot or speed plane with an Irvine?

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Anyone flying a Patriot or speed plane with an Irvine?

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Old 01-22-2003, 03:03 AM
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Default Anyone flying a Patriot or speed plane with an Irvine?

Just wondering if there are any Patriots/F-20s/Kougars out there with the Irvine engine (.46 or .53)?

I have the Irvine .53 and am getting 15,200 RPM with 10% nitro, 10x7 prop, and Ultrathrust muffler...

Wondering if the Patriot will be reasonably speedy with the above numbers?
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Default This sounds familiar...?

I flew a Patriot ARF with an Irivne 53, stock exhaust-

Flew great, would be noticeably faster with the UT muffler..

Most folks talk about the stump-pulling power of the Irvine 53 but it will revv pretty well with your set-up I see!

Is that just the motor you had lying around?

Any pics?

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Default Irvine

I had the Irvine .53 on a Morris Knife with a UT muffler.
With an 11x4 or 11.5 prop, it was insane powerful!

So I put a lighter weight engine on the Knife and will transfer the monster to the Patriot when it comes off the building boards.

From the threads I've read, I believe I'll put B & D retracts on it. Any idea where to shop for them?
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