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Old 06-03-2002, 03:17 AM
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Default G-38 for Lanier Edge 1/4

Is the G-38 a good reliable engine for a Lanier Edge. I have never had a 1/4 scale plane and never had a gas engine. I would like to get these both because of fuel cost. If I get the edge with a glow engine it will be costly on fuel. Is the G-38 enough for all the 3d stuff and how is this engine compared to a brison or fox 2.4. Its cheaper and seems to be almost as powerful. PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS PLANE AND THIS ENGINE....
Old 06-03-2002, 12:20 PM
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Default G-38 for Lanier Edge 1/4

The G38 is heavy for power it produces. Its better suited for big Cubs, Artic Terns and the like. The Brison or Fox 2.4 would be a better choice. I went through the same decision process when I bought my Brison a few years back. The G38 is also physically larger.
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Default G-38 for Lanier Edge 1/4

Stay away from Zenoah for aerobatic models they're heavy an lack of power.

Consider any good 40cc for that aircraft.

zdz 40
bme 50
3w 42
The new da 50!!
taurus 2.6

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With a 3W 42 it will hover at about 1/4 throttle. It put mine over 13 lbs, which is really too heavy. If you really want a gas motor on it go with the lightest thing you can find - probably a ZDZ 40 (does a 3W 24 weigh less?) 50cc's are definatley too much for this plane. If I had to do it again I wouldn't put a gas motor on this plane at all, I'd probably use a YS 140 or Saito 150/180. In any case, DEFINATELY take the red covering off the bottom of the fuse and go over all the joints with CA - when you see them it's really scary how little (almost no) glue they use! Reinforce the firewall in some way too (tri-stock, glass, etc.) I've heard of several of these planes coming apart, including mine! It's a great flying plane, just not built well.
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Default Edge 540 with 3W-24

I have an Edge 540 with a 3w-24 in it. I got the idea for mounting the engine from matlok last year based on the way he mounted his 42.

I have been happy with the way the 24 pulls the plane, but as of right now, It is not as powerfull as the Saito 180. It has limited veritcal and will probably not 3d very well. All depends on what you want. According to Cactus Aviation, source for the 3w, it will take about 3 gallons of fuel and a Bolly 18x10 prop for the engine to come alive. Bobby, from Cactus, claims he can hove a 13+ pound ultra stick with the 24...I imagine he can.

Good luck,

Eric
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Default Re: Edge 540 with 3W-24

Originally posted by Eohlin
I have an Edge 540 with a 3w-24 in it. I got the idea for mounting the engine from matlok last year based on the way he mounted his 42.

I have been happy with the way the 24 pulls the plane, but as of right now, It is not as powerfull as the Saito 180. It has limited veritcal and will probably not 3d very well. All depends on what you want. According to Cactus Aviation, source for the 3w, it will take about 3 gallons of fuel and a Bolly 18x10 prop for the engine to come alive. Bobby, from Cactus, claims he can hove a 13+ pound ultra stick with the 24...I imagine he can.

Good luck,

Eric
I have hover my Ultra Stick with a G23 on a cold day (50 degres or so)... If it's hot (70+ degres, I can't hover).

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Default G-38 for Lanier Edge 1/4

G38 is too big and heavy for this plane.
You may want to try it in a plane with over 1100 sqin of wing.
Not everyone wants or needs to hover.
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Default G-38 for Lanier Edge 1/4

How would you mount a zdz 40 on the edge???????????
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Default G-38 for Lanier Edge 1/4

Jimmy,Dick hanson has an extensive review of how he set up his H-9 Edge and ZDZ 40.I don't know his web address,but I bet someone can give it to you.If not,I have the pics saved and will show themto you next time you come by.
Mike

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