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Old 02-07-2011, 07:59 PM
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3W-55Xi on 11" header with ES55G Composite tuned pipe..

Sea level
50*F low Humidity
Motor has fresh piston and ring, Has maybe 30 oz. premium 32:1 Stihl Ultra through it so far..
Xoar 23 X 10 PJX EagleNose prop

7500 rpm on the ground set slightly off max.

Instant throttle response with good midrange..

Going to try Menz 24X8 next..

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:27 PM
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got any video, i would love to hear your motor with that pipe?
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:52 PM
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Got 4 flights on a Menz 24X8 S on the 3W-55Xi with ES55G Composite pipe @ 11" header..

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77*F with low humidity

Pulls this prop 7300 rpm on the ground.. Seemed to clean up the midrange with some added prop load..

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:29 PM
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Tried a Xoar 23 X 8 Laminate prop ..

Pulls this one 7800rpm on the ground..
Super fast throttle response and rocket out of hover performance.. My favorite so far..

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:32 PM
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have u tried a CF Xoar 23x8 i hear they rock
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:45 PM
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Everyone tells me that the Laminate loads the engine a little more than the CF version.. That would put me at or over 8000 on the ground.. I will still probably get one to try though...

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:19 AM
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nevermind then ....i wouldnt want to your to redline your engine..... maybe a 24x10 cf would be good? what RPM range would you be happy with
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I am happy with the 23X8 Laminate on it.. I do not fly level flight at WOT any times. The only WOT is on vertical lines so I am not worried about the high static rpm.. The engine is very responsive and the pullout from hover is instantaneous.. I do not like the 10" Props on this Pitts Bulldog, they are too fast of a prop airspeed wise... I will probably try a CF 23X8 to see how it does.. I rearely believe anything I am told on the internet...

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you must be an IMAC pilot if you only do WOT on uplines . I've been trying to practice throttle management but i find it hard...lol ive already snapped 4 sets of wings in 3 years. thankfully none were gassers
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You have to remember , this combo at 1/2 throttle is pulling what most 50cc class engines do at WOT!!!![X(]

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u have one sweet setup!!
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