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Old 02-02-2007, 10:00 PM
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This plane

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXKH28&P=ML

This motor

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUR77&P=7

i like this motor cuz ( sorry to say ) its the cheapest darn thing in its power range for the plane.. even though they recomend max of .55
the only .55 i can find at best is $150 this motor is bearly $90

what doyou guys think?
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:06 PM
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I fall into the camp that power is a good thing and a lot of power is a really good thing. (to a point) Seriously, I'm sure it'll work as long as you can get it to fit, and get it to balance and get the prop to clear the ground. I really don't know that much about this aircraft to tell you specifically if it'll work.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:28 PM
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The GMS .61 is the exact same engine for 10 bucks cheaper.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:30 PM
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This particular airframe gets mixed reviews here at RC Universe:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/product_gu...cfm?kit_id=231

The engine you're considering also has some mixed reviews:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/product_gu...?engine_id=445

Why not consider:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLGM8&P=0

combined with:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFV72&P=0

The Super Tigre G-51 is powerful, it is also much lighter than the Tower Hobbies .61. It will balance better in either airframe, be almost as powerful, has a better warranty, and is higher rated. The money you save ($20) offsets the cost of the slightly more expensive Phoenix Dolphin airframe, which will fly better and be easier to assemble than the U.S. Aircore Colt kit that you're considering.

If you want a really good combination and don't mind shopping somewhere besides Tower Hobbies (which is an excellent company), you could also consider the $59.99 SK KE50 2-stroke motor and the $69.99 World Models Sky Raider Mach II .40 ARF:

http://www.kangkeusa.com/skengines.htm

http://ecsvr.com/abm/shopexd.asp?id=1958

For about $129.98 plus shipping and handling, you'd have a very highly rated low wing sport plane and a powerful, reliable engine.

That's what's fun about this hobby, so many choices!
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:01 PM
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ah ha.. hmm good show looks like i have some thinking to do thanks man that was a super speedy reply too....

i wonder if i could change out that muffler on that supertiger .. it looks ugly haha
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:04 PM
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GMS .61 exact same? according to those reviews on the towerbranded one..im begining to wonder if thats a good thing at all though.. dangit choices grrr
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:32 PM
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I won't start a debate over the engine- I was just pointing out that you can buy the same engine for 10 dollars less.
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I was just pointing out that you can buy the same engine for 10 dollars less.
Same engine yes, same muffler no. The muffler on the Tower engine gives much higher performance than the one on the GMS.

(FYI, GMS used to be distributed, with the high performance muffler, by K&B. At that point, the Tower and GMS engines were exactly the same, but when Tower took over the distribution of the GMS engines, they detuned them with a more restrictive muffler so that the Tower engine would be the better performer.)

If you are planning on using a pitts muffler, go with the GMS. If you are going to stay with the stock muffler, go with the Tower.

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Old 02-03-2007, 09:22 PM
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That's funny, I bought a GMS .47 from Tower and it came with the "tower" muffler.
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Well, I'll be darned. They changed them. They don't look like the same engine as the Tower engines anymore either.

Forget what I said. That is ancient history. I guess someone will have to try the new GMSs and see if they are any good.

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Old 02-04-2007, 06:05 PM
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wow so much information and help thanks guys.... i have since decided to go ahead and try picking out a balsa plane i was worried about the crashing bit.. but ill just jump on my sim and learn as much as i can from there in the mean time...

i have noticed that my mistakes are mostly made by my impatience.. ill fix that right quickly

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