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Is an O.S. .46-FX too large for a .25 Global Tequila Sunrise? (read on)

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Old 02-12-2003, 01:48 AM
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Default Is an O.S. .46-FX too large for a .25 Global Tequila Sunrise? (read on)

The Tequila Sunrise has a 36" wingspan and weighs 3.25 lbs. It's a low-wing, aerobatic plane that is designed to take up to a .28 engine. Would an O.S. .46-FX be too large for it? If so, why?

Also, what exactly determines "too large"? Mounting issues? Weight issues? Too-much-speed-for-the-airframe-to-handle issues?
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:14 AM
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Default Is an O.S. .46-FX too large for a .25 Global Tequila Sunrise? (read on)

Also, what exactly determines "too large"? Mounting issues? Weight issues? Too-much-speed-for-the-airframe-to-handle issues?


I think all of those apply. But I would go for it and give it a shot. When building your own plane you can make your own rules up to a point. It would be a good experiment to try out and see how it does.

I seen have used .46 size engines before in .25 size planes and it worked out fine. Just keep in mind it does add weight and will change the flight characteristics, landings will be noticeably different than before with the lighter engine.

Sometimes it comes down to having enough room to use a larger engine. That can be a problem and some modifications may be needed.
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Default well..

I would do it to- If I had the 46 already... The OS-32 ($$) would probably be faster if that is what you are shooting for*

If you put a big engine on the nose, you will need weight in the tail (unless you are real creative with the flight pack..) this makes the airframe heavier, higher wing-loading, faster landing speed, etc..

What kind of flyin' do you do?

I have always overpowered my planes but that is just a habit

BTW- I had the Tequila Sunrise and it literally fell apart in the first half dozen flights .... Hope yours was actually glued ogether at the factory-

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I've never heard a good report about the Tequilla....
their kinda "snappy and crappy"....

I tend to over power my planes....(shame, shame),
but adding weight to this one (wing loading) may
not be fruitful.
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Default Is an O.S. .46-FX too large for a .25 Global Tequila Sunrise? (read on)

Originally posted by Flyboy Dave
I've never heard a good report about the Tequilla....
their kinda "snappy and crappy"....

I tend to over power my planes....(shame, shame),
but adding weight to this one (wing loading) may
not be fruitful.
Great advice. This is one plane you DON'T want to add weight to. My Brother had this with a Magnum .36 in the nose, and it flew like a brick. We also had many of the local fliers try to land this, and not one of them could grease it. This has since been "permanently retired" as a display in his bar room/hobby room.

Kepp it as light as possible and you might have a chance.

The .40 Sunrise is a different story, flies great with a .61 and without all the .25 bad tendencies.

Good luck.

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Default heavy metal...

Mine was a brick with an MDS .28 on it. A .46 would be a one-flight disaster.


Personally, I think the plane needed a complete redisgn and lightening, and put only a .15 on it, since it only had about 250 sq in (049 sized) wing on it...

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so what did you decide to do. are you going to keep it stock or use larger engine?
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Default I decided not to get it.

I decided not to get the .25 Tequila Sunrise alltogether. It seems as though most people have found it to be a poor quality airplane.

Basically, I have a 56" GeeBee-Z and an O.S. .46FX engine. I was hoping to fly something smaller than the GeeBee-Z for a while, and was considering the Tequila Sunrise w/ my 46 engine. Obviously, there are better smaller planes out there.
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Default Is an O.S. .46-FX too large for a .25 Global Tequila Sunrise? (read on)

Take a look at the .40 size Kaos ARF at Tower Hobbies,
If you want a sweet....non-trainer type plane....

I think they are $109.,....nothing will out-fly it...
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