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Old 01-16-2021, 11:41 AM
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I have just converted a TG33 from kawasaki, done in 3h, very simple, it turn a 15x6 at around 8000, the engine weight is around 2kg, heavy !








It pulls a coroplast 1.80m trainer form my design, 6.4kg, yes even with only 1.2hp @ 6500rpm

Usually it fly with a magnum xl 75 and a 13x7, 4.5kg...

To get a correct cg I move the wing and I have to say it works

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Old 01-17-2021, 10:28 AM
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I see a few ways you could shed some weight!
Looks like a fun flyer on the cheap
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For sure I could

But I should spend money and time with an electronic ignition , and to be honest a rccgf engine will cost just a few more with a better result for at least 1kg less and 1hp more ... with less fun.

I also love to show how well a piece of junk steel modified with a grinder and a drill on my bench can make a nice prop hub.
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Good morning
Very nice work.
Good performance on the plane.
Sharp fingers to flight and modify engine.
I have converted a Mitsubishi 26cc Chinese clone, in this forum I posted the photos.
I am building a Taylorcraft for the 26cc
Show your prop hub in photos please.
If you open the muffler, one hole of 1/4 inch in the muffler help a lot. From chainsaw forum, Arboristsite this advise.
Also a bigger diameter prop to slow rpm?.
Happy landings
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Hello
​​​​​​Compare your exhaust with an exhaust of Rcgf engine.
Diameter of exhaust tube, to breathing properly, cheap mods and big gains, may be need retune needle.
Happy landings
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:35 AM
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Finally enlarged photos and can see your prop hub.
Ingenuity and fine tune in the hub.
My best wishes for this combo.
Happy landings
Jose from Argentina
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Yes that's just a piece of 5mm steel plate, hold by to screws in place of the clutch threads, and a 8mm screw in the middle with a nylon nut.

The only major problem of those kawasaki engines is the tk1 carburetor with only one unique setting screw... I should make an adaptator to put a walbro.

About the silencer, it is even quieter than a saito glow 4st, I prefer to keep my engine under the authorized max 92db in my club
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Noise level, a problem, still we have no limits noise here.
The carb is a site for improvement.
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I finally put the gas tank form the tg33 in the fuse, and finally the engine runs good even better without the red carb cover, I am sure it can turn a bigger prop.

But as it runs good and the plane fly nicelly, I prefer to don't do anything, fair enought
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Very good
If the engine performs well, don't touch, enjoy.
Noise limit is a barrier for performance gain, in cheap elements, but is a good Sunday flier.
Clean fuel, godd oil ratio and enjoy.
Happy landings
Jose from Argentina
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Finally the plane has crashed because of the elevator clevis.

The crankshaft was bent, I was able to fix it with a hammer and my eyes.

The nose plane was easily fixed too, coroplast, pine wood and superglue !

3 flights this morning, with a 14x8 prop, perfect .
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Your engine looks similar to a 30cc John Deere trimmer engine I have.I found out that some of John Deere's trimmer engines were made by Kawasaki.Did yours have a small square module on it ? Also have one that is made into an r/c boat engine with water cooled cylinder ,lightened and balanced flywheel and is modded.




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Yes, the small module si under the crankcase, but I d'ont think that's the same engine, I mean not a TG, maybe a TD or else.

The crankcase, the coil, even the carb mount look different.

What size is your engine ?
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Yes, the small module si under the crankcase, but I d'ont think that's the same engine, I mean not a TG, maybe a TD or else.

The crankcase, the coil, even the carb mount look different.

What size is your engine ?
It's a 30cc. I thought maybe because the cylinder is somewhat the same. The boat engine was run with a Walbro WT 257 on it and the air cooled engine will have a WA 167 if I convert it to an airplane engine.
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Very lucky your crash, ingenuity to repair, very good.
Nice to return to air, enjoy many hours in the field.
Happy landings.
Jose
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On my engine the coil is not hold by the cylinder, but yes the design is very similar may be a subcontractor provides that part to kawasaki or john deere like gilardoni in italy which provides cylinder for motorbikes or chainsaws...

I will be happy to fit a walbro carb, the tk1 is really old school and hard to tune perfectly, but impossible with the kawasaki mount

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