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Old 09-29-2009, 11:08 AM
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Getting ready to make an offer on a Picco 60 FIRE, and was wondering are they any good? What's a good prop? I plan on installing it in my Laser Arrow Delta which Is running a YS 45?
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:46 AM
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Yes they are good. Picco engines are no slouches. As to heritage, remember the "P" in Picco is the same "P" as in OPS.

That's a thick delta, hmmm. 10-8 my first guess.. if this is a pattern type engine in terms of timing which I think it is.

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be careful with the runup, the picco's had more advanced timing than the ops or rossi ones, cut down a larger wood prop down to a a 10x8, keep the tach close by[:-][X(]
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Are their sites that have parts or information?
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I have a Picco 60 FIRE with Rossi pipe in a Zen 50 from airborne-models.com, great match. Fast. Gets on the pipe nicely.
It's stronger than my Rossi, as noted in a comment above, but it's been discontinued for over 10 years, impossible to get parts for,
so if you wear it out, run it lean, break it in a crash, you're stuck. I have one new in box, going on a Cosmic Wind Minnow soon.
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um , just get hold of some ops parts most of them will work as is or with very minor tweaks
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I have a Picco 60 FIRE as well....I have no header for it , nor pipe.

If you'd like a parts motor, send me a PM. I'll send you photos, or whatever description you're looking for.
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How does it compare to the YS FIRE 60's? Would this be a good engine in my laser arrow, right now I am running it with a YS 45 FIRE. Would their be a big jump in performance or should I cram the picco into my Mk Arrow 40?
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Well I personally think the YS 60 would eat the Picco up for breakfast. I like Picco for conventional starting and fuels. YS 20/20 is pricey these days.
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my money is on the picco, i have had both, and loved them both
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I will need a header, you guys know were I can get a Picco header or know what I can use as a subsitute? Also what is a good exhaust system length
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macspro.com has them, they are a true bolt on type, not a o'ring slip fit with spring retainer
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Default RE: Picco 60

Actually, the rear exhaust Piccos are a pain to find headers for.

I had a long discussion with Dave over at Macs about trying to find a header for my rear exhaust Picco. He told me that the issue with Picco was they were always changing the outer diameter of the exhaust port. Every year it was different so he didn't bother making headers for the round, knub type rear exhaust. Side exhausts are a different story...


Someone mentioned a Rossi header would work....I have no idea. I do know the OD for the exhaust on the Picco is .901 inches. About 23 MM. I used a mic for this measure.

I would also love to have a header for it....MACs said they'd make me one...but it would cost me.
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post a OD diameter here so i can look thru my header collection, pic would be useful as well
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