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Old 03-06-2009, 02:23 PM
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has anyone used this engine before?or know someone who has?I picked one up on ebay for cheap.so I figured id take a chance.they claim 20+rpm with a 8.75-7.25hope i did not waste my money
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:49 PM
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They won t compete with a Nelson or a Jett if you plan to Race 428 otherwise its a good sport plane engine


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Old 03-06-2009, 05:06 PM
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so this engine will not compete in any racing class?is it just made for sport?I have a jett ss 40 on a viper.I thought this would perform better.well it was only 140.00.so it will make a cool paper weight
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There has been a couple of threads on this engine on this forum and the NMPRA forum. I never had one myself but a couple of guys that have tried them said they won't make it against Nelson, Jetts or Profis. As I recall the importer concluded that we pylon guys just don't know how to run engines.

20k on a 8.75/7.25 is not going to get anyones heart started either.

It would be nice though for only $250 new

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Its not a bad motor, at $140 you got a good deal, but like said before its not competitive with the Jett or Nelson Q500 motors available. I remember that Denis, I think it may have been on another site, but he did get quite upset with me
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:05 PM
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Even the Jett SS 40 will be faster. I know how to run engines as well as most people. I have the FORA 40 in my shop. It takes a fairly small prop to turn 20K on the ground. The Nelson and Jett will turn a 8.8X8.75 over 20K easily, you do the math.

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