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Old 09-07-2009, 09:40 AM
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Default Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I have one of these that I am starting to assemble, and I'm thinking this would be a good plane to run a small gas engine on. I've looked at the Evolution 26GX, but the price tag is a real turn-off. I'm leaning toward a Zenoah G26 with electronic ignition. One of my flying buddies has a Saito 20cc gas four stroke on his, but the engine is such a giant pain in the ***** for him that I won't consider one of those.

Those of you who are running a gas engine on this plane, what are you using?
Old 09-07-2009, 10:27 AM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I bought two of these, runs very smooth, I think you can't beat the price.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...gnition_1.45PS
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

Yeah, the price is very good...But, what about parts availability 5 years from now? The reviews on that engine are good, though...hmmmm.
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Yeah, the price is very good...But, what about parts availability 5 years from now? The reviews on that engine are good, though...hmmmm.
It's a 2 stroke, not much to go wrong except for the electronic ignition, but it's the standard that all are judged by now, and will be available for a long time. If it last 250 hours, which is easy for a 2 stroke gasser, it cost you about $.50 an hour. That's about about 1500 flights, you get that many flights before you stuff it in you doing really good.[sm=thumbup.gif]

I like mine, they probably aren't the most powerful 26cc engines, but from what I've seen they are the smoothest.

Old 09-07-2009, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

Woody218-RCU,

Take a look at the Zenoah G26/EI from Ralph Cunningham at [link=http://www.rcignitions.com/]RC Ignitions[/link]. Comes with a life time warranty on the EI.

Old 09-07-2009, 02:47 PM
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I bought two of these, runs very smooth, I think you can't beat the price.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...gnition_1.45PS
You talked me unto it! I ordered one of these today! Looks like a nice little engine.
Old 09-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I put an RCGF 26cc in mine. I have almost 3 gallons it. Once i get it running it is very smooth. It is a bit underpowered but like I said once its running it doesnt stop until it out of gas. I am running a 17x6 xoar and getting just under 8000 rpm. The plane is pretty heavy once completed.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:57 PM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

How about a Saito FA180? Seems to be plenty of power, but glow....I plan to use a Saito 180 in mine hope it is plenty enough power. Has anyone on here have much time with the 180?
Old 10-13-2009, 07:24 PM
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...Product_Name=26cc_Gas_engine_w/_CD-Ignition_1.45PS
I've seen the PS before, how does the number compare to HP? Just wondering what it should mean to me. Thanks, Jim
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I put an RCGF 26cc in mine. I have almost 3 gallons it. Once i get it running it is very smooth. It is a bit underpowered but like I said once its running it doesnt stop until it out of gas. I am running a 17x6 xoar and getting just under 8000 rpm. The plane is pretty heavy once completed.
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I actually had that same plane and engine combo. I just never put it together, and ended up selling it off. Is your 26 the newest version with the CM6 plug. I had the newest version and kinda miss selling that setup. But I thought it woulkd have a little more power than that. My Zenoah G20 (20 cc) spins the Zoar 17-6 @ 8200+ in my H9 Cub. Have you ever checked the timing?
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I checked the timing and everything else that was suggested a few weeks ago. I havent flown it since then. Elk season got in the way. Now that the freezer is full, I can again attempt to get this thing running good. I'm not sure what version it is but it came with the CM6 plug. I have since replaced it with the real deal from DA and it didnt change much. I will tinker with it this weekend and see if it has gotten any better. I was about to order the new 28cc they sell but, after the last few posts on the forums about them I'm going to hold off.
Old 10-14-2009, 07:24 AM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I ended up putting a crrc 26 on my Spacewalker. The weather's been too crappy to fly, but I'm chompin' at the bit to get it airborne. I have another plane in mind for the FTL 26.
Old 10-14-2009, 05:11 PM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

To Marksz1: I have a saito 1.80 in my spacewalker and love it. Plenty of power. Mostly fly it at half throttle and use full power for first part of loops and vertical rolls.
Old 10-18-2009, 04:58 PM
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I've been flying this plane for a while with a SV 26 18x6 APC prop . Flys scale , I thought it could use a bit more power . I have just put in a DLE 30 . This is much better , it now has great up lines , big loops and it will get off the ground in 15 ft if you are in a hurry . The 26 SV needed 150-175 ft to get up so you could not be in a hurry ..... trimed a little grass on a couple of take offs. tTotal wt without fuel 12 lb. 14 oz. Now using Hawk 18x8 @ 8000 rpm .

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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

What is the width of the fuselage at the firewall on one of these?
Old 10-21-2009, 08:23 AM
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To Jetrichie: 7 1/4" at the fire wall measured from the outside.
Old 10-21-2009, 08:25 AM
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Jetrichie: Sorry, but I think I just gave you the measurement for a different airplane. Please disregard the 7 1/2 " measurement. I will give you the correct measurement in a few minutes.
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Jetrichie: Ok, here we go. The Sig Spacewalker firewall width is .......6 inches. This measurement is outside to outside, so I would guess that the inside is around 5 3/4" or a little more.
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Thanks much appreciated
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

How do you like that Spacewalker 2 from Seagull? What is the quality like. Can I put a Zenoah G26 on it or is that too big of a motor for the size of the motor mount plates and the weight.
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

How is the Seagull Spacewalker 2 model vs. Hangar 9 models. I have a Seagull Yak 54 90 size and I love it high quality. I also have a Seagull Edge 540 I bought 60-75 size and its a piece of crap cheap and junk chincy hardware so I am mixed on Seagull right now. I use mostly H9 planes. I know you get what you pay for but I do like the Yak they did a super job on it for the money I used all the hardware and the Ultracoat covering was splendid.
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

The Spacewalker is as good as the Yak 54!
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I have ordered the Seagull Spacewalker and plan to put my Saito 130 TD into it. Doesn't have gobs of power, but should be enough to drag the SW around and the scale look and sound will be fun. I have a Keleo header for it as well.
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

im gonna try the DLE 30 from tower hobbies when i get mine. looks to be a perfect match.
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Default RE: Seagull Spacewalker 120 - What engine?

I currently have the Saito 1.80 in mine and it pulls it with authority. Most flying is just above half throttle. This plane is a real floater when landing.

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