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Old 01-04-2003, 05:36 PM
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I have a GP Pete n' Pokewith a Saito 56 on it. I've never flown a parasol type winged airplane before and this one is really giving me fits. It acts like it is under powered with the 56. Like it's hanging just ready to stall, with no spare power for emergencies. Does any one fly this plane and if so with what motor? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 01-04-2003, 10:18 PM
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I'm in the process of building mine, same engine. (I bought it when it first came out end of 2001 because my buddies hated it )

Some of the basic things I've seen with it;
How heavy did you make it? Where did you balance it? What prop? Is the engine new? What rpm's are you seeing? Is your incidence correct?

I put a .56 in my Sportster bipe. Took almost a gallon to break it in enough so I could lean it out a bit for more power. They run sweet but you can't rush the break in.

I use a 12x6 APC prop with that and planned to use the same with the Pete N Poke.

All my research showed engines from a .40 LA to a .46 FX to a Saito .56. The LA was sluggish but it rocked with a .46FX. The .56 should have ample power for the task.

Do a search on the Pete N Poke on these forums as there was loads of discussion on it.

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Old 01-07-2003, 02:28 AM
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I fly mine with the Blue LA46 with an 11/7 prop, flys nice and kinda slow. This wasn't meant to be a a hot airplane. I like it because it is a great lazy day flier.
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:59 PM
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Thanks guys. I checked the wing incidence, the cg, the valve settings. Everything was fine. What made a difference was going to an 11x6 prop instead of 12x4. I also went the YS 20/20 fuel, although I,m not sure of the impact of that. I was flying at approx. 3500 feet elevation instead of the usual 500 feet, but the plane flew great. Very similar to a Slow Poke. Definitely a keeper now. I will expand my reading as to props for sure. I thought I had the basics, but not really.
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:40 AM
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OS 46FX Super and powerful for PeteN Poke
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I flew my old Pete N Poke with a O.S. 46 FX it was plenty of
power. It flies like a trainer.
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I would try a 12 X 8 prop on the .56. It's got more than enough power to swing it. Also give it time to break in.
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