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09-28-2003, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Tongie

RE: Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

In the Uk the price difference is only £20 so I went for the more powerful 50. I was running a Webra 35 competition which is supposed to pump out close to 1.5hp so I did not want to spend all that...
09-24-2003, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Tongie

RE: Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

I have put some more pictures of the finished conversion kit on my website if anyone is interested it's www.modelhelis.com .

It's my first attempt at a site and I know it's crap but it's got...
09-10-2003, 01:36 AM
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Posted By Tongie

RE: Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Hi Mike,

I should have ground the engine shaft shorter like Vortexgen did but I did not do it in the end as I appeared to have a good thread on them. The reality was that I did have a good...
08-30-2003, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Never seen one fly but heard that they are ballistic also. If you have not got a caliber already the R50 is a cheaper option and the parts will be more readily available.
08-30-2003, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Update:

I have now installed my conversion kit with an OS 50 and Hatori tuned pipe and header. It went together well, the only problems are what Vortexgen reported (fan screws and exhaust outlet)...
08-29-2003, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Hi Mike

From www.rc-champ.co.jp the site is in japanese but they respond in English to emails. It cost :

Upgrade kit 5880 YEN
Spare boom 630YEN
Spare belt ...
08-27-2003, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Should receive my conversion kit any day now, can't wait. Thanks for your help on this.

Cheers
08-27-2003, 06:15 AM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Vortexgen,

What head speeds are you using on your Governor now and did you need to change your pitch ranges on the main blades?

Cheers
08-18-2003, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,416
Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Yes, I have the new Quick UK silver blade grips, mixer arms, swashplate and cooling fan. I share Vortexgen's concerns over the strength of some of the stock parts so would recommend these upgrades...
08-18-2003, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

65 including postage and taxes for the kit which is as Vortexgen purchased, (engine mounts, boom, belt, clutch shaft).
08-18-2003, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Tongie

Caliber 30. 46-50 Engine conversion review.

Vortexgen, many thanks for putting in the effort to share your 50 conversion kit experiences.

Don't know about anyone else but I know I am convinced and in fact have a conversion kit on its way...
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