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Old 09-09-2009, 08:14 PM
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Default Your favourite diesel

Seeing things have been a bit quiet around here lately, I thought I would start this thread as I am sure that despite loving all our diesels, we each have our one special favourite.

So, I would like all esteemed members of the honourable "Oily hand and stinky rag Society" to post here and advise what their favourite diesel engine is, and why.

It could be it's engineering, it's sales success, its performance, or it's sentimental value.
Or ... just its aesthetics or uniqueness. Any reason is a good one.

To lead off ...

I will say that mine is my Irvine .20D R/C.

It's small for its displacement, light, and suprisingly powerful. It throttles really well, as good as it's gl*w sibling.

So, which is yours and why?
Old 09-09-2009, 08:29 PM
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Irvine 53 (UK) davis diesel head Irvine 40 diesel (UK) 2nd reasons??? simple top notch quality no issues think I have 5 of each
This is a tough call depends on use (size of aircraft)
In my return to RC after many years my first was the Irvine 40 diesel at least 10 years ago and they are still going , then looking for variety of sizes I bought many glow engines from 10 thr 61 and they became diesel with the installation of davis heads in the smaller size the MVVS 15D wins as a factory issue martin
most of you guys have been flying the classics for years I was absent from the hobby during that time frame
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Default RE: Your favourite diesel

I think my favorite is the MVVS 1.5D. It was my first engine after a Cox. They run well and make a reasonable amount of power. I sold the first one I had after I decided electric was the only way to go. I picked up another a few years ago at Toledo. Bench running it brought back memories.
Old 09-10-2009, 02:34 AM
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Default RE: Your favourite diesel

Definately my B38 Barbini 1cc , easy/reliable starter and makes good power.
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Default RE: Your favourite diesel

Has to be a sideport for me. Either of my Irvine Mills Mk1 or Mk2 .75s, or maybe the MP Jet .06 Classic.
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My favorite is the Super-Tigre G20-15D, whether 1965 or 1970 versions with or without R/C carb.
I've run them on 8x4 props at 14000 rpm (control-line) down to 12x6 at 6000 rpm (vintage R/C).
Next on the list would be the Taifun Zyklon 2.5cc.
Then the Webra Mach 2 R/C.
Incidentally, all are ball-bearinged.
Old 09-10-2009, 07:08 AM
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Default RE: Your favourite diesel

This is like my wife asking me to choose one among her and all of my girlfriends[:@]


some you love just because they are easy.....
some you just love to look at........
some you love just to fondle........
some you love just because they are good companions.......
some you just can't get along with but they have great performance.......

so many diesels....so little time......
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Default RE: Your favourite diesel

G'day Oily hand people.

My 1st favorite is the Super Tigre G20-15D. I used several in Goodyear racing back in the 1970s. They were relatively cheap, went well and were tough and reliable. If you really knew your stuff (and I didn't), you could make these things really scream. I still have one which I made from scrap parts from other engines. Still runs too.

Second favourite is anything with a T on the side (Taipan) but in particular the final 2.5cc Series 13 black head. Tough, reliable, powerful enough and beautifully built. I used one in a Dominator control line combat model to teach myself to fly inverted. The plane and the engine survived several very tough prangs thanks to superb engineering and soft soil.

These days my favorite is my Irvine 40D. It hauls my Big Stick around as well as any glow motor and uses far less fuel doing it and with less noise. It turns a lot of heads (and noses).

The prettiest diesel I ever had was the Super Tigre G15 RVD. These could also be made to go like the clappers though the crank pin was a known weakness. Very pretty engine though.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:09 AM
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Mine would have to be this old SuperTigre .51, it is by far my most flown and run, 2nd would be my Fox .74 ABC also much run and flown, the 3rd would be my Fox .50 and Irvine .53, the Irvine is newer and does not have near the hours on it as the SuperTigre.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:41 AM
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Mine is the ST G20-15 diesel. As said, 14,000 on 8 x 4. I also have a Rustler Cheetah which I really like. It is a one flip starter, steady, consistant run. I just haven't figured how to prop it to get the best power out of it for control line. So far a 9 x 8 APC is best. I think an 8 x 8 might be better.
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My favourite is Peter Burford's 0.33 diesel - a labour of love to build, well thought out and well made. I am saving my pennies and hopefully will get one one day.

Of the ones I have owned and used it would have to be my PAW 55 or 80 - toss up between them. Not the prettiest nor fastest. Well made, reliable and neither have ever let me down.

cheers, Graham in Ottawa Canada.
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I haven't got many makes of diesels - one DC, several PAWs, MK12, 40LA.

My favorites are without a doubt the PAWs, especially in 09 form. Dependent and reliable, make for great general purpose engines.
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Default RE: Your favourite diesel

My PB .33 is an absolute delight, the Irvine Mills .75 runs very sweetly, the .8cc ED Racer BB replica is the prettiest little engine I've ever seen but my favourite for sheer all round excellence, is my Schlosser 1cc BB
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:29 PM
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Lovely photos Juxy
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Well...I guess my favorite size is 2.5cc (.15ci) and my favorite is the Oliver Tiger Mk-3.

This would be closely followed by the David Anderson twin stack, Webra Mk-1, ST-G20, MVVS, and the Rivers Silver Streak.

Also like the FROG 2.49...aw heck! I like them all.

George

Edit: Oops...forgot the David Andersen
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Cheers Rob, The ED's a bute isn't it. Amazingly small against the Irvine Mills...
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Cheers Rob, The ED's a bute isn't it. Amazingly small against the Irvine Mills...
One of Arne Hinde's jewels?

George
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One of Arne Hinde's jewels?

George
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No, actually George, I don't know all that much about it, but definitely not one of his. I bought it at an auction here in the UK without any paperwork. It's never been run - but I'd love to... I'm not really a 'showcase' collector - I love to run (and fly) my engines when I get the chance. The mini-Racer is one of two or three in my collection that (as yet) haven't been run. Here's another - a JB Atom - quite a rare beast, and another shot of the Mini Racer.







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Well...I guess my favorite size is 2.5cc (.15ci) and my favorite is the Oliver Tiger Mk-3.

This would be closely followed by the David Anderson twin stack, Webra Mk-1, ST-G20, MVVS, and the Rivers Silver Streak.

Also like the FROG 2.49...aw heck! I like them all.

George

Edit: Oops...forgot the David Andersen
I've always wanted a Rivers, they seem to be very rare these days. How does it compare to the Oliver?
Back in the early sixties there was great rivalry between the two in the combat circles over here. Now, I can't afford either...
Al.

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all of them. but my best two are paw .40 & mvvs .60 with a os .40 carb on it.
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Eric, I find it strange that you have an OS carb on your MVVS .61, I run an MVVS 7mm carb on mine and have 7mm MVVS carbs on several others as well. My PAW .60 wears an Irvine carb. Webra .50 with MVVS carb
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Hobbsy my PAW 40 wears an MVVS 40 carb being it had the old style PAW carb. The newer issues (PAW) have the ( improved carbs??) but a MVVS or iIrine they are not martin
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Hey Martin, did you get your extra MVVS carbs from Dar, I've gotten several from him in the past.
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hobbsy-the engine came with the glow fuel carb.it was huge the engine wounldn't run at all on it all. I had was the os 5a. I made a adapter to fit the carb to it. it runs excellant two flips and it runs every time.
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I've always wanted a Rivers, they seem to be very rare these days. How does it compare to the Oliver?
Back in the early sixties there was great rivalry between the two in the combat circles over here. Now, I can't afford either...
Al.
Actually, I never compared the two. The last time I flew the Rivers SS was in 1966, when I was still in the Navy. Here is a pic of my red Jr. Flite Streak with Tornado 8x6 yellow nylon prop. Note the OK diesel fuel.

The other plane is a friend's Ringmaster with a McCoy .35...his first, and perhaps only, plane. Site was the submarine base at Groton, CT.
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