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Old 01-04-2012, 11:35 AM
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I flew a 42 pound, 100" SB2C Helldiver for 4 years on a G-62. It was an absolute dog, especially on take-off, until I threw out the Zinger 22x10 and replaced it with a Mezjlik 22x10 3-blade. It would turn the Mezjlik at about 6800 RPM. Still took full throtle on take-off but had a solid climb-out and once in the air I could throtle back to between 1/2 and 3/4 and cruise around very scale-like. I could even loop from level flight.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:35 PM
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good mate of mine flies a 1/4 scale P51, about 105 inch span. G62 with converted DA electronic ignition and swinging a Bolly 21x12. Weighs 38lbs.

I have seen it fly many times and it flies with great authority.
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I had a Ron Weis Fokker D-VIII Razor that weighed 40 pounds. Took a lot of runway to get off, but once up, you had to throttle back as it was too fast.
Plane has been around a long time too. PJ Ash was the last guy to own it.

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Old 06-18-2018, 04:50 PM
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I would prefer to use a G62 over DLE 55 any day in a warbird . The people who think the DLE has to be better because it is lighter are mislead . A properly propped G62 will run better ,smoother , longer and faster than a DLE 55 . A G62 with an APC T6 prop is hard to beat for speed . Yes , I have run both and the DLE is good engine but a plane that needs nose weight needs it as far forward as possible and the engine is as forward as it gets . Moki is a great engine , but its not within everyone's financial reach.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Loopman View Post
Hey Guys, I was wondering what the heaviest warbird is that someone has successfully flown with a G62? I have a Vailly Aviation 92 inch P-47 with a G-62, total AUW is 38 lbs. I cannot afford to upgrade the engine but maybe I don't need to. I am not looking for a speed demon, just want to fly the pattern at our warbird meets. Let's hear some of the successes and opinions on propping, desired RPM, fuel, etc...

Thanks and Happy Flying!

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90 inch Vailly Seafury @ 42 lbs. G62 converted to electronic ignition and carb bend. Original 22x10 prob substituted with a 21x12 which made a large improvement. It now has a Zenoah GT-80 twin.
It flew ok but took a long take off roll
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Flown Meister ME 109 @ 45 pounds . Best prop 23x8 or 23x10 . Use good props like Menz , Bolly Falcon. Believe it or not Master Airscrew props are very good for the price. Got some sweet runs with them.
Key is though , it depends on if the engine is broken in. A G62 take gallons to be properly broken in. If the engine is new use 23x8 or 22x10. Let it rev a little , wont hurt it none, around 6800 - 7000.

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