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Old 07-01-2012, 12:55 PM
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Default 55 ax enough power?

Ive got a world models FRONTIER SENIOR (made it a tail dragger) Plane weighs 12# ,,, will this 55 OS be enough power to lift off and fly sufficiently?

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:33 PM
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Default RE: 55 ax enough power?

Power is fine .....reliability on the 55AX is not the greatest..... go with the 61 AX or FX.


It is a "temperamental" engine which runs great when properly tuned (You will need to adjust the low & high end adjustments)

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We're not familiar with the airplane. If it has a light wing loading, then the .55 AX will be fine. If it's a warbird-style airplane, or a sport-pattern type, then you may need more power.
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