Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > ARF or RTF
Reload this Page >

Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

Notices
ARF or RTF Discuss ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) radio control airplanes here.

Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

Old 02-24-2013, 10:39 AM
  #1  
Warbird40
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (24)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Posts: 373
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

I have been looking at the TF and H9 P-47 ARF planes for a while and finally decided to get the TF due to the great deal at Tower ($369-$40 off-$50 member discount=$279 shipped) making it the same price as the H9. I need your advise on a powerplant from the following:

NIB Magnum XL 91 FS
OS 120FS (from 90's)
FTL26 26cc gas engine from HK (it will be my 1st gas engine and I would have to buy it @$129)

Thanks
Old 02-24-2013, 11:12 AM
  #2  
Never
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Siena, ITALY
Posts: 17
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

OS 120 is too heavy.
I do not know the other two engines.
I'm flying for two years now, and it is fabulous.
Initially had mounted an OS 110, flight hour with a SAITO 125 ​​which has the same size as an OS 91/110.
The sound is fabulous!!
Old 02-24-2013, 12:10 PM
  #3  
seagull extra
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Elmira, ON, CANADA
Posts: 280
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

If you already own the .91 and 1.20 four strokes I would use the one that balances best. I own a Magnum .91 and it is a good engine but if the plane can be made to balance with the 1.20 without adding more tail weight, I would be inclined to go with the 1.20. Either of the four strokes will sound way better than the two stroke gasser and that would be important to me for that type of plane.
Old 02-24-2013, 12:43 PM
  #4  
Warbird40
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (24)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Posts: 373
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

I will stick with either 4 stroke

Thanks
Old 02-26-2013, 11:57 AM
  #5  
raptureboy
 
raptureboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kempton PA
Posts: 2,620
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

Go gas! No mess to clean up and still sounds good. I havethe DLE20 in all my TF warbirds P-40, P-47 and P-51, and they fly 15 min on 10oz of gas. But if you must go glow I would opt for more power and use the 1.20
Old 02-26-2013, 01:56 PM
  #6  
Granpooba
Senior Member
My Feedback: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Queensbury, NY
Posts: 1,357
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

Gasser .......... OS GT 22
Old 02-26-2013, 02:35 PM
  #7  
SkyPilot101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Freedom, PA
Posts: 574
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

Saito 115 not too heavy and will haul the mail in 60 size TF Warbird
Old 02-26-2013, 05:43 PM
  #8  
Warbird40
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (24)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Posts: 373
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Help me choose engine for TF P-47 ARF

My budget only allows me to use what I have (the OS120 or Magnum 91fs). For what I have read, if I use the 91 I would have to add a few ounces on the nose, so I am inclined to use the 1.20
On the review done here at RCU, a OS 91 was used but they added somewhere around 4 to 7oz of lead to the nose (the 1.20 is 8 oz heavier than the 91).
Anyone that owns this plane with either engine please advise on balancing tips (especially where weight has to be added with your current four stroke)

Thank you all for your advise.
Best regards
Ed

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.