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Old 11-17-2010, 08:40 PM
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Default Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

I am building a 120 size Stinger, not going to be used for any type of 3D flying (not that it could anyway), and I'm flummoxed on what to hang on this thing for power. I have a couple 26cc engines on hand, but, at 11+ lbs weight, it wouldn't be enough oomph. I recall that a lot of guys used to use the Zenoah G38, but those are rather heavy. I've heard enough bad news about the CCRC Pro 40 crankshaft problems to steer clear of those. Perhaps a DLE 30 would be a good choice, I just don't know...
Old 11-17-2010, 08:50 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

A DLE 30 woulod be very nice on one
Old 11-17-2010, 09:11 PM
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GOOD CHOICE DLE30
Old 11-18-2010, 10:03 AM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

My Stinger 120 has the fuselage sides reinforced with 1/16th in. plywood, from the firewall to the wing trailing edge. I use it primarily for aero tow.

It has been flown with a Zenoah G38, a G45, and a G62. It flies the best with the G45.

I think it would be a great flyer with a lighter and more powerful Brisson 3.2 or Da50.

Keep it light and a DLE30 would probably make it an excellent Sunday flyer.

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:19 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

The stinger is a short nose moment airplane. The Dle30 would be a good choice power wise, but I think that nose weight would be needed. I flew mine with a G26, and it worked out perfect.
Old 11-18-2010, 02:46 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

Yep....DLE 30 would be great but you will need to add nose weight I am sure. It would prob. offer the greatest flexibility in the future if you are going to be buying an engine for this plane. Those stingers (1.20 especially) have been powered by everything from big glow engines to converted weedeater/saw engines and pricey 40+cc types.

If built right, you could prob. get away without adding too much nose weight if you went with the DLE 30. Good luck!
Old 11-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

Well if you going to use a DLE 30 and add nose weight, think about the DLE 55 its 4oz more. Just think about props first.
Old 11-18-2010, 10:01 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

if the 120 is the 80 incher Stinger I know 2 guys with G62s in them. and they both fly very well..

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:08 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

The Big Stinger that requires a G62 is only 84" span
Old 11-19-2010, 12:30 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

Yes...I have the "Giant" 84" Stinger but don't be fooled, there is a big difference in the two in overall size and weight. Looking at only 4" difference in span is very misleading to those who have not seen both in person.
Old 11-19-2010, 01:42 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

The Giant Stinger has 30% more wing area than the 80" 120 Stinger
Old 11-28-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default RE: Gas engine choice for Lanier Stinger 120

Hi I bough 120 Stinger a while back and have a US 41, and it fly great and great vertical too!!!!

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