Old 09-11-2008, 12:31 PM
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Default RE: What to put a gasoline motor on my Extra 300 1.60 airplane. NEED HELP!!

I have a 27% Great Planes Extra 330S ARF and a 27% GP Edge 540 ARF - both powered by DL 50 engines. They both fly extremely well with this engine, but at 1088 squares on the Edge I feel I'm probably a little bit near the "outside of the envelope" for this plane with a 50cc gas engine. I haven't broken in the engine yet (on the Edge), so I haven't really "cranked and banked" it yet, but I will be careful when it comes time.

Therefore, about the possibility of using a 50cc engine in the "Soucy," it is simply too small for an engine that size. I don't know enough about the gas market to have a good recommendation for what gas engine you SHOULD use (Fuji 43 EI MAYBE, Fuji 34 EI probably better???), but I definitely WOULD NOT put a 50cc engine in that plane. [sm=regular_smile.gif]