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Old 07-27-2018, 09:47 AM
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I just received my new Sonic Hi Wing, curious about powerplants. I have a couple of very good running Thunder Tiger 25s (bushed engines, run very well) and a Magnum 52 4 cycle. I'd like to go glow and maybe some day convert if to electric. Anyone know how it would match with the 4 cycle? Thanks. Bill
Old 08-03-2018, 11:54 AM
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I have flown the low wing Phoenix Sonic and it was more than enough with a TT .42 two stroke.

The Magnum .52 four cycle will be way too much engine for that little plane. HK sells the ASP .32 two stroke, and has way more power than a OS .40 LA.

I installed a .40 LA and the airplane was struggling all the time, had to keep it 3/4 to full throttle to prevent it from falling from the sky.

The TT .25 will be underpowered, possibly go with a .46 LA (blue engine), do stay away from the .40 LA, I was terribly disappointed.
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I have The low wing and the high wing Sonic. Use the ASP .32 2-stroke. You won't be disappointed. The engine manual specifies only the 10x6 prop. I'm using the Xoar PJA 10x6. Excellent throttle response after 3 tanks and fine tuning. No issues with CG on either plane.

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