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Old 04-15-2008, 05:30 PM
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Default OS AX on corn

Has any one had a chance to get the OS 46 AX ET, Runs on Ethenol. Supposed to be a all new engine. I wounder what they had to do to the compresson and crank shaft for corn juice no nitro Next will be Rice Whoops I for got New carb with slant needle, and different Head. Other than that looks like an OS
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:38 PM
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Haven t run one but if you want to be ncie to the environments cause you beleive in global warming you could just run some fia fuel with castor oil...

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:01 PM
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Yeah, with all this Global Warming going on it's about time the Hobby gets involved..... I think O.S. has done this more for the laws being considered in California about our hobby engines. [&:]
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Default RE: OS AX on corn

Humorous idea, this going green with model airplane engines.

After all, the original glow fuel was alcohol and castor oil. Alcohol made from wood is about as green as made from corn. And oil made from beans.........

They''re flying engines in most countries outside the US on simple fuel. Just alcohol and oil. And been doing it forever, since they''ve never had cheap nitro available, and some can''t get nitro legally anyway.

It would be interesting to see if any changes are needed at all to get the ethanol to work.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:31 AM
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Not just an Idea they have them in Japan . They are in a great looking new box, take their own special glow plug that are not interchangeable I think it has E3 on the package. not for export YET!!!! Talk about cheep fuel if all you add is oil And some you can even drink[sm=spinnyeyes.gif][sm=spinnyeyes.gif][sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
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Ethonal at the pump you DON''T want to drink its mixed with 5% gasoline so that the gas station doesn''t have to pay tax on it as drinking alcohol.

If you dont mind a small loss of power and want cheap fuel increase the compression of your engines go to a bike shop and get some methonal and castor that they sell and mix it yourself you can get it done pretty cheap ...

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Old 04-16-2008, 05:33 PM
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What they make here is some thing else, Before they mix it
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Hey livewire,

It's Tony here. The ethanol engine of topic here is actually the 55 ax-be, the be standing for bio-ethanol. Yes the glow plug is different, it has a course thread instead of the standard thread. How would I know?.................. well, you know!
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:45 PM
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[)] I new it was some thing like that!!!!!!
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The new ethanol engine has been "ran in" on the test stand and seems to run very well. It likes my simple "home brew" very well-80% undenatured 200 proof and 20% cool power oil. Having a tuff time deciding on what plane to put it in.
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The new ethanol engine has been "ran in" on the test stand and seems to run very well. It likes my simple "home brew" very well-80% undenatured 200 proof and 20% cool power oil. Having a tuff time deciding on what plane to put it in.

What kidna flying you looking into getting?

if you want something thats decently aerobatic and some what fast/agile i have an 0s 55ax (normal version) on a super sportster and it runs very very well...
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:18 PM
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Hey Freak,

I also have a super sporster, only I'm running a os 46 on it. I really like the looks of the revolver. Other 40 size planes in my hanger are the twist and the u-can-do. Also flying the 120 size sundowner with a 180 saito, and a hangar 9 29% 260 with a da 50. Has anyone had any experience with the revolver?
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OK I have to ask.. will it run on E85?
It would be great if we could use that BE3 plug in gasser with E85 and some castor.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:55 AM
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Need to lower the compression a little, and see if your carburator will work withe E85. Some rubber used in the walbro and such carbs come apart with alcohol.

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I am still here just goofing of getting ready to go to the big city for the week end[:@] Have some mix haven't tried it yet maybe today[)]
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Have fun Larry. Let me know how your "mix" works out. BTW we just came off of a two day shut down at the ethanol plant, with some upgrades and changes, we went from making 147000 gallons a day to 180000 a day......... thats alot of "hooch". Still waiting for a reply from someone who is flying the revolver.
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I can not get the castor to stay mixed with the hooch so going to try something else when I get back . Have a good week end
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:50 PM
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My question is, do you sometimes get whole corn kernels coming out the tailpipe?
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:36 PM
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You drink alcohol and fly on gasoline[)]
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:16 AM
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Jeff, yes, sometimes you do get whole kernels coming out of the muffler, so....... if you prefer, use ethanol made from popcorn that way when they fall from
the sky, you can eat them!LOL



Pat, Both my airplane and I burn alcohol, that way I only need to carry one fuel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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