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Old 09-22-2011, 07:37 AM
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Default Can a super eagle be converted?

Just curious, I have one and have yet to do anything with it but I really like Kero start and was just wondering if it can be converted to the Cheetah?
I have tried to sale mine to buy a larger turbine like the Mammouth but no luck yet, so I thought about just keeping it and putting it in a nice viper jet.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:55 AM
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Default RE: Can a super eagle be converted?

The Super Eagle is a great work horse, for what you could sell it for you are better off keeping AS IS, the Kero Start is nice; however, when I had my propane start Super Eagle with the ceramic plug it was very reliable starting.

I don't think it can be upgraded to Kero start, your best bet is to get the ceramic plug if you don't have it and fly the heck out of it!

It will push the heck out of the Viper Jet!

My buddy has one in the Boomerang XL that weighs over 40 Lbs wet, it pushes the heck out of that airframe!
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:38 PM
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Okay I just don't want the extra tank to carry, but if it does not sale then I guess it's a perfect match for a viper jet. Who makes the ceramic plug you speak of.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:46 PM
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Default RE: Can a super eagle be converted?

Jet Central makes the plug. Contact Eric. There is no upgrade path to a cheetah from a super eagle - totally different motors and hardware. Rich is spot on - you will have a great reliable turbine if you keep it - if the propane bothers you that much, keep lowering the price, it'll move, you're just gonna take a hit on the gap that most would just keep-n-fly.
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