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Old 01-21-2007, 10:33 AM
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Hey guys,
I too am waiting for some numbers on cans, I have my taurus installed on my bme 330l now, I haven't run it yet but the install went very well. I took a different approach to the stand offs, I needed 1/2" so I added it in between the mount and the engine, allowing the radial mount to contact the firewall all the way around, here is some pics of the install.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:11 AM
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newflyguy: That is a real nice job you done on your Taurus instalation. Capt,n
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:43 PM
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Thanks captinjohn,

I can't wait to run it,maybe this week.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:53 PM
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Newflyguy: If it is really cold there, it may not be the best time to run your engine if its brand new. They do not break-in as well. If you do run it wrap cylinder with cloth rag of some sort...untill it warms up good. Very cold weather is hard on engines and all RC equipment. Best Regards Capt,n
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:36 PM
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captinjohn, thanks I didn't realize that, it is going to be about +50 degrees here this week is that too cold?
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:21 PM
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Ran one tank through today,statrted good and idle is smooth.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:12 PM
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Wow 50 degrees....That is not bad at all. It is about 27degrees here in Mich. North of here and up into Canada its got to be a lot colder than 27. Are you in the west part of Canada? Is it that warm there every January or is it above normal temps out there now? Sounds like your engine is running good. Take Care Capt,n You are right.... http://wwwa.accuweather.com/canada-f...metric=0&set=1
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:52 PM
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Hi Captinjohn,

Yes we are a little above average right now, but this is not unusual for our area we recieve allot of chinook winds here that bring warm pacific air over the rockies and down onto us. We can be up in the 60 dergrees but we can also go down to the -40 degrees, and it can happen in a matter of hours. Yes the taurus seems to be runinng alright I am going to richen both the low and the high just a bit as I think they were both a little lean for my alttitude 3300 ft asl. Hope it warms up a little for you guys out that way.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:12 PM
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I did finally find the right bolt for the spinner.

This has to be one the best combinations I have flown. A 29% at 14.9 Lbs. it will hover at under 1/3 throttle, and the engine, well, it’s smooth, reliable, easy starting and swings the xoar 23x8 with ease, so its got to be a Taurus.

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Old 01-27-2007, 07:56 PM
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WOW....Thats one nice airplane and engine. Take good care of it! Capt,n
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:17 AM
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just got my taurus 52 running saturday,it's on a ultra rc yak at 15-1/2 lbs.ran only one tank of gas it was only 40 degree's outside,and windy i would have flown it if it wasn't for the wind,no number's yet on the 52 to early to winde it tight,it did start very easy and it is the smoooothest gas engine i have,and NO engine noise! i have a xora 22-8 on now and a 23-8 for later,hope to get 7000 on the 23-8 maybe?
ENJOY!
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:48 PM
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Here's a pic of my bme/pau extra with the taurus, [img][/img]
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:10 PM
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It looks like my next trusty steed soon to be flying will be the new W/H 28% Edge with the Taurus 52 hauling it around. Got the engine, got the plane, now all I have to do is make them one!
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:36 PM
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Silversurfer
let's hear a report on the engine and plane when you get it ready.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:56 PM
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Hi everybody, been awhile since being here. Been busy getting things ready for Toledo. Just a few comments, thanks for all the kind words about Taurus and the purchases of our product.
Most of the IMAC/3D guys seem to prefer the 23x8 props in the lower altitudes. They like the braking affect on the down lines.
Another point, it isn't necessary to wrap a cylinder head with anything for warm up. Just let the engine warm up on its own and then you can play with the throttle. One more thing is to be sure you use the fuel mixes recommended, keep an eye on the plug occaisionally to check if too rich or lean. Preferred color would be a khaki color. No need for prolonged break-in periods,a gallon or two at he most. The engine was made to have fun with,so enjoy it.
fly safely and have fun. contact us thru our website, quickest way.
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:23 AM
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Hi Guys,
Yesterday was a long awaited day for me, I finally got to fly my scratch built Rearwin Skyranger on floats. It is a 1/4 scale model weighing in at about 26# with a 9' wing span. I powered it with a Taurus 42CC engine. I was extremely happy with the engine's power and throttle response. I flew it at or below 1/2 throttle most of the time. This is my first 1/4 scale and my first gasser.

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:59 AM
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Great looking airplane, and great engine, can't go wrong!

Do you have any other pics of the airplane? What prop are you using?
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:59 AM
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Sorry I never got back with a performance review on the W/H Edge and Taurus combination. This thread moved back a ways and I was too busy to look for it. Bottom line is that they are a perfect match.

Weight came in a bit over 16 pounds with the Edge and engine. Concerning performance, all I can say is wow! I had to adjust the timing on the engine a little. This one slipped out with the timing hub set in the wrong place. Funny, but the engine even pulled good with an incorrect timing setting. Took about 30 minutes to fix but after that it was as good as it gets.

The Taurus spins a Menz 22-8 at a consistent 7,500 rpm. Beautiful throttle response and perfect mid range and transitions. Tuning was super easy and I have not had to touch the needles since the original tune. RPM with the Xoar 23-8 was in the high 69's and low 7's and very loud. Once again the best 3D performance was with a MSC 22-8. The plane is literally a rocket out of a hover and low speed performance is just great.

It's a great combo and one I would do again. I don't believe there's a stronger 50cc engine available, or one that is as easy to tune or as dependable in all rpm ranges.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:24 PM
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how do you guys think the taurus would run with a biela 20x12 im puting it in myreno racer and want to go fast
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Shoot an email to Bill and ask him, you will probably have your answer tonight.
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It will run like a raped ape!
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:32 AM
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hi SS
zippi on june 10(gas engine forum) posted his finding on TF pp 22x6-10 same prop as mine
he said his g62 on xoar 22x8 gave him 7000rpm whilst TF 22x6-10 -- 6400rpm
my ts52 with TF22x6-10 also gave me 6400
had i used xoar22x8 i would have hit 7000 also??? too bad i cant get xoar here
just whats ur opinion on this weird scenerio
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To Dougtx ---
Sorry about not answering your questions. I am turning a 20x10 prop. It is a good match for the engine/plane combo.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:26 PM
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I have a question for all you Taurus owners. How much air flow do you need for a gasser that is inside a cowling? I know there is a rule of thumb : the opening for thr out flow should be 4 times the opening/s for the in flow. But, how big should the in flow openings be? Does anyone have pics of their cowling showing the openings for air flow? How hot can a gas engine get without doing any harm? How do you know if it is getting too hot?
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated .
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Here are a couple pics of mine, all I have for intake is what you see in the pic, the head just barely sticks out the bottom of the plane.

I don't have any baffles or anything it's just open around the engine. I have not had any overheating problems in a year and a half of flying.

I have over 1:2, in to out ratio going, mostly to clear the muffler when taking the cowl off or putting it on.

From what I've seen these are pretty easy engines to keep happy.

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