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Old 07-23-2013, 08:07 AM
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i dont really know the power class for this airplane. it is a PAC Extra 230 and has a 72 inch wingspan. what would be a good engine to put on this plane?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:45 AM
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120-180 4 stroke Glow to 30cc gas,, I'd go 30cc gas personally, saves a lot of money and paper towels

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:57 PM
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Go gas it cheaper and leads to bigger airplanes.....sorry when it comes to rc planes size DOES matter
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:16 PM
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oh yeah size absolutely does matter. only problem with gas is i keep my airplanes in the extra bed room in my house. so it would be like keepin my chainsaw and weed eater inside. the smell just wont go over to well with the wife lol. personally i'm a 2 stroke fan. so about a 120 2 stroke glow?
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:30 PM
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An AX120 should do the job nicely. I had one in a 72" ESM FW190 (the old all composite one) and it hauled the 17 odd lbs around pretty good!

Mind you, if it was me I'd go for a 30cc gasser too. Got a 73" Giles 202 in a box and an MLD 35 in another, gonna bring them together one day!


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Old 07-25-2013, 04:54 PM
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de fuel the gasser close the choke and put a stopper in the vent line.....now youre all set for house storage
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:18 PM
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What you have is an ACE 1/4 scale Extra 230. They build heavy. I would go with the lightest option, the OS 120 AX. A Bisson Pitts muffler and APC 16X8 prop. It's still going to be heavier then current 72" airplanes.



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