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Old 03-17-2006, 10:40 AM
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Ok, I know it's been asked before, and I probably should just keep searching. I'm tired of looking through all of the posts researching 3 different engines though. Here's the deal. I want a new .46 to put into a twist that I just got. I have 3 I've boiled it down to.

1. OS 46 ax
2. Evolution 46nt
3. Magnum 46 xls

I really like the evo, I have one in my mustang pts, and it has been flawless, but alot of people say the os is wonderful. Had one guy tell me the magnum was just an os knockoff, and would be the best bang for my buck. I'm really leaning toward the evolution since I've had such good luck with one, and I can get one for ~$85. So gimme the pros/cons please.
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:22 AM
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If you can afford the OS you won't be sorry. Better quality, easier tuning and as good or better power than any stock engine in it's class.

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:42 AM
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Default RE: which engine?

I have experience with all 3 of the motors you listed.
So my choice would be...number 4. The Thunder Tiger 46 Pro.

Its clearly one of the best values in a 46 size motor out there.
I have 3 of them and wouldnt even consider anything else
in that size.

If you simply must have one of the others and dont
mind paying the premuim price then go for the 46AX.
It will be the most trouble free. But seriously...the TT46
is every bit as good as the OS for a lot less money.

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:47 AM
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What about a supertigre? The LHS only has the gs45 and os 46ax in stock. that st sure is alot cheaper.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:41 PM
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well, i got the supertigre. we'll see how it works out.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:43 PM
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go for the evolution. Just don't put on that 3 bladed prop on it that came with your PTS. It's meant to overload the engine to keep speed and RPM's down. put a 10x6 on there and it'll be a strong little motor
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:09 AM
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I can't comment on the Magnum engine (never owned one ), however, the OS and the EVO engines are great. I haven't had one bit of trouble from my EVO NT 46.
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:02 AM
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Supertigres are great engines, I have had 3 and all were fantastic. They are a little on the heavy side bc of the muffler but they are great engines.

I will never buy an OS engine. I know they run great but I just cant justify the price. Why pay over $100 for a 46 when you can get a TT pro 46 for around $80.

Its too late now that you bought the engine but to me the TT pro 46 is unbeatable in price and performance!
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well, i got the supertigre. we'll see how it works out.
The Super Tiger is a good motor. They are supposedly made in the
same factory that makes GMS and the Tower motors.

The only thing I hate about the Super Tigers is the huge butt
ugly muffler. The only good thing about this muffler is it
usually comes loose and falls off.

Put a lighter weight aftermarket muffler on it and you
will have a good combo. The guys in our club with STs
have had good luck with Pitts style mufflers.

Does anyone know if the muffler from the Tower 46
will fit on the gs-45? I imagine it will but I dont know
that for sure. If so that would be a good replacement muffler
for it and probably give it a bit of a boost as well.

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I dont think it will fit. Here is a possible muffler http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LX8671&P=ML

Its a muffler only for the ST and the tower muffler doesnt list the ST as a match so my guess would be no.

I have run all my ST´s with stock muffler and I was happy with them.
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If your engine is not listed, measure the distance between the muffler bolt holes. Then compare this to the distance on other makes. I am certain you will find an engine with the same distance between bolt holes. That make/model muffler will fit.
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I have a carl goldberg extreme 330 airplane. I want to make it faster it recomends a .46 engine. I have a tower hobbies .46 on the plane now, would it be to much to install a tower hobbies .75. I dont think weight will be a problem because I had to add weight to the front to make it more stable. what size prop should I use? If the .75 is to big what should I do to improve the speed with the stock engine?
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Default RE: which engine?

If your looking for more power, go to either a sport Jett 46 or a Rossi 45.
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reality is the Rossi with the stock tuned muffler is a better sport motor. Jett's are better for all out speed. both with a full on tuned pipe are pretty even since jett finally started redoing their carbs for better midrange, course your flying a 330 and these kind of planes are not meant for full on speed, there meant for good speed with full aerobatic capability's
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Default RE: which engine?

Go for the Thunder Tiger & fit it with a Tower muffler. With stock mufflers the AX has a slight edge in power. If all four are fitted with Tower mufflers, you literally can't tell the difference between them.

The TT quality is outstanding, as is the durability history -- something you just can't say about the other three. Additionally, the TT 46 Pro is arguably the most user-friendly engine on the planet.

The one "advantage" that OS has is that there are still a lot of guys out there who will buy it because of the name. You can sell a used one for a silly price. This can be an advantage for others -- I recently traded a used 46 AX for a NIB TT 46 Pro. I laughed all of the way to the bank.
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