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Old 02-03-2004, 04:33 PM
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Default CHEAPEST 50cc

Hi, lookin to get started in gas planes, and i think i chose the plane form www.wildharerc.com the extra 300 Special.

I am lookin for a small engine to put in it, I think it takes a 50cc, and am lookin for a cheap one,

I would like it to be under 500, pretty far down, but i don't think there are that many, so just post ALL the 50cc's you can find.

I can't wait to start hehe



Thanks,
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:40 PM
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Default RE: CHEAPEST 50cc

http://www.bmeengine.com/

http://www.brisonaircraft.com/

http://www.desertaircraft.com/

http://www.rcshowcase.com/html/engines.html
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:54 PM
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Default RE: CHEAPEST 50cc

Two other fine 50cc engines are from Fox, and Sachs Dolmar. I've seen both run very strongly with no problems. But of course they aren't a "name" brand engine.

3W also makes one but I can't really recommend it because I've seen quite a few examples of them foul up for various reasons (but if I saw one cheap I'd pick it up).

If you're going for super cheap you could always pick up a conversion of some sort. Most of these are on the heavy side but are reliable and good running, especially with electronic ignition (I'd recommend CH ignitions).
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:03 PM
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Sachs Dolmar does not make airplane engines..Some of the 50cc, 3.2 engines sold use the Sachs cylinder and piston, came from a model 115 chainsaw....Any engine with this cylinder and piston and a Walbro WT76A carb will run very well..Only difference is the shape of the crankcase and the design of the crank.. Some use the Sachs crank and some make their own...Bme uses Echo chainsaw parts, 3W and DA are their own design..there is also the Mustang 50 and the Fuji 50, made from Tanaka parts...Some conversions use the Poulan chainsaw, and there were a few made years ago from a Homelite 50cc chainsaw...There are many more out there, my memory is not what it was
Sachs also sold a 3.1 chainsaw..The engine converter companies used the 3.2 because it was lighter...
Forgot J&A and Taurus...
Most of the high $$$ is advertising hype.....Price an engine high enough and it's perceived to better...The quality of a Zenoah 45 is every bit as good as ANYTHING else sold, but it's cheaper and therefore can't be as good...Ain't advertising wonderful ?
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:07 PM
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Default RE: CHEAPEST 50cc

ORIGINAL: Silvanskii

Two other fine 50cc engines are from Fox, and Sachs Dolmar. I've seen both run very strongly with no problems. But of course they aren't a "name" brand engine.

by "Sachs Dolmar" do you mean AirHobbies?? you've seen one of these actually run???


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Old 02-03-2004, 05:13 PM
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Default RE: CHEAPEST 50cc

I like the Brison 3.2...in my opinion the best "bang for the buck".
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:18 PM
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The Brison 3.2 (50cc) gasser is $449. Pick up a B&B muffler for $29 and you are under your $500 price limit.
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Zag Nut...Air Hobbies uses the same Sachs cylinders, pistons, and carbs. as the rest, they just didn't get the crank and case design right....OR the ignition..
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:41 PM
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Zag Nut...Air Hobbies uses the same Sachs cylinders, pistons, and carbs. as the rest, they just didn't get the crank and case design right....OR the ignition..
yeah nothing at all wrong with the sachs-makita-dolmar parts....they all work great and make for a nice engine. what is wrong is the way airhobbies uses the sachs dolmar name in their tliterature as if the boat anchors they make are somehow endorsed by sachs.

the red paint is cool though

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Old 02-03-2004, 06:31 PM
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If you want an engine under $500 get the Brison 3.2 and the BCM muffler. $520 shipped.
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:36 PM
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that's 20 bucks over 500----
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Old 02-04-2004, 04:58 AM
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I use the Zenoah G-62. (3.8cu. in) I paid $374.95 in November for my last one, and put a J&A pitts style muffler ($100.00) on it. That works well for me...........[8D]
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:06 PM
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Dito the G-62. Nothing fancy about `em. Super reliable. Choke, Flip, Fly. It really is just that easy!
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:51 PM
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Default RE: CHEAPEST 50cc

Scotty,
Maybe Ralph at RCIGN will make you a nice G62 from his parts. I understand he can make one with electronic ignition weighing about 3.5 lbs and costing a good deal under $500. I guess Ralph is just to modest to advertise his own stuff when responding here he he.
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I like Brison 3.2 pretty much!!!
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