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Old 08-09-2011, 01:25 AM
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Default New MINTOR 33

I've just received the call: the new mintor 33 was shipped yesterday and should arrive home between today and tomorrow....
Stay tuned for updates; I don't know this machine...yet.

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""""""""Mintor srl, was born as a workshop of high precision mechanics working.
Our decades-long activity in high level working in many different industrial sectors and especially our great passion for engines and model aircraft construction, hasdriven us, in these last few years, to dedicate part of our activity to the design of engines specific for model aircraft. It has always been our firm belief that, anyone who dedicate time and resources for the model aircraft, must have the chance to find high quality and reliable products on the market.
Following this inspiration, our products are designed and manufactured with the main aim of high performances and reliability.
Actually, we are the only firm, all over the world, to design, produce and assemble all the mechanical components of the enigne here in our premises with manufacture engineering inspired to the best italian motor design and engineering traditions.
The search of the best structural stiffness and weight reduction, has given reason for the realization from a solid block of each particular of the engine using the best alloys, no details are made from fusion!
This technique, surely much more expensive than the traditional ones used by any other manufacturer, added to the use of the most sophisticated CNC machinery, allow to optimize to the highest levels the weight and functionality of any single component in order to obtain a very high level whole.
Anyone who choose a Mintor engine, owns a product made with the attention and meticulousness dedicated to competitions, and above all is sure to have always at his disposal the support of a serious, motivate and competent firm."""""""
Old 08-09-2011, 01:32 AM
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From the site:

The first of a new line of powerful and reliable engines... At the right price!!
Engine 33cc, barrill, spacers, ignition, NGK plug
Price 220 euro
VAT excluded

Engine weight = 910 grams
Ignition weigth = 105 grams
Barrill weight = 58 grams
With barrill, prop Mejzlik 19x8 = 7.700 rpm
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:11 AM
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Hmmm looks to be a race to get the Mintor first. ETA for mine is 8am Wednesday, 10th August 2011

Old 08-09-2011, 07:06 AM
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Looks to be quite a motor for 220Euros. Today that is $312 plus shipping...
Old 08-09-2011, 10:04 AM
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Wow! If it runs and lasts as good as it looks move over DLE. I bet a 60 twin is not far off.
Old 08-09-2011, 11:04 AM
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a couple more pics to drool over ........
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:29 AM
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Well it's a nice looking engine that's for sure. It will be interesting to see how it works out.

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:49 AM
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So it comes with that sweet looking exhaust thing for 220 euros? I see the stub bolts on so maybe an angled pipe could be made and installed to fit better in scale cowls.
Old 08-09-2011, 12:34 PM
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Wow! If it runs and lasts as good as it looks move over DLE. I bet a 60 twin is not far off.
in Europe the DLE 30 goes from €.240 to €.280 and Mintor 33 is €.230 to €.275 with VAT so would you bet again for a china made engine ?
if the Mintor 33 beats the DLE30 power/ reliability that means DLE will have to lower their prices if they want to stay in the competition.
Do not ask me why does the Mintor 33 have a very low price, because its brother Mintor 37 does cost almost twice in the States,
the question is: are DLE and MVVS engines overpriced ? YES!
Will DLE lower their prices or will they just make a 40cc twin ? I dont really know but they will lose many customers at least in Europe.. Woww!!




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DLE has never been in a race to the bottom of the pack. They have never been the least expensive engine in their class nor do they wish to be. The Mintor still has to perform and prove itself over time, not saying it won't but it still needs to be done. Like all other manufacturers Mintor has had their problems. I'm not dissin the engine, I think their stuff is artwork but I'm a realist, it's a bummer I won't fly a plane unless the cowl is installed.

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Well; wait ended... the engine is at home now. Watch some photos of it... tomorrow you'll watch a video.
THE MACHINE IS JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S UNVELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers; G.


PS: clivemc; I HATE YOU!!!! I was supposed to post the first photos of the engine!!!!!!!!

PS 2: clivemc just kiddin...

PS 3: clivemc; I dare you; POST A VIDEO!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:23 PM
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PS 3: clivemc; I dare you; POST A VIDEO!!!!!!!!
He got pics from here www.cmchobbies.co.za/Mintor%20Engines.htm

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This engine looks very nice it will interesting to how well it runs. Is there a US dealer?
Old 08-09-2011, 03:19 PM
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I think Top Dog Aviation is the US dealer.

http://www.dietrichaircraft.com/Engines/mintor.php
Old 08-09-2011, 04:04 PM
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DLE has never been in a race to the bottom of the pack. They have never been the least expensive engine in their class nor do they wish to be. The Mintor still has to perform and prove itself over time, not saying it won't but it still needs to be done. Like all other manufacturers Mintor has had their problems. I'm not dissin the engine, I think their stuff is artwork but I'm a realist, it's a bummer I won't fly a plane unless the cowl is installed.


lol put one on a Big Stik!


sure is a nice motor, how much would one cost to my door here in the usa?
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I think Top Dog Aviation is the US dealer.

http://www.dietrichaircraft.com/Engines/mintor.php
Top Dawg has not returned emails or phone calls. May have died before living. Dietrich went belly up a couple years ago.

I hope Valley View picks up the line. We know they exist and their support is terrific.

The 33 looks like a winner. The carb is tucked away nicely where it belongs. BUT the proof of the pudding is always in the eating.......I had a 37 in my hands a couple years ago and it was nicely machined, but the odd carb location killed that project. Really liked the 37's header and pipe tho...very light weight and the price was reasonable at around 150
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Looks like they put the good RC EXL ignition on it, no creative curve, unless they don't put the number on the front of the case..
Old 08-09-2011, 08:35 PM
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As I promissed; here is the video with my first impressions...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6w3taPnhmQ

I have to remark the extremely HIGH quelity of the entire engine. It's full CNC alluminium made; very compact and light (weigths just a few grams more than my OS 120 III). Next week I'll start mounting it on the Jamara Extra; I hope soon is running too!!!!
Bad side: There in NO manual nor dedicated box/packaging (should be a problem? Not really, it's just a fact of presentation). But the lack of a manual is a problem for me; I've 20 year of modelling but always glow... I'm completely new to Gas. My first issue: where to plug all those wires not the plug one, the other three)? I just can guess now... Another; how to install the servo to the carb. arm? And the choke (my guess the choke is hand operated) So far i don't see it clearly... help welcome!!!!!
Hope you enjoy the video!!!
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PS: don't send me to ask question to my club; the club here is just me!!
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The 33 looks like a winner. The carb is tucked away nicely where it belongs. BUT the proof of the pudding is always in the eating.......I had a 37 in my hands a couple years ago and it was nicely machined, but the odd carb location killed that project. Really liked the 37's header and pipe tho...very light weight and the price was reasonable at around 150
Agreed, I have never seen properly running Mintor engine. No idle, lack of middle range and not so reliable. Only good thing was power on full throttle. Price is right but is it working, we will see.
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sure is a nice motor, how much would one cost to my door here in the usa?
Euro 220 + 44 VAT + S&H;
U$S316 + 64 VAT + S&H (About 40)
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As I promissed; here is the video with my first impressions...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6w3taPnhmQ

I have to remark the extremely HIGH quelity of the entire engine. It's full CNC alluminium made; very compact and light (weigths just a few grams more than my OS 120 III). Next week I'll start mounting it on the Jamara Extra; I hope soon is running too!!!!
Bad side: There in NO manual nor dedicated box/packaging (should be a problem? Not really, it's just a fact of presentation). But the lack of a manual is a problem for me; I've 20 year of modelling but always glow... I'm completely new to Gas. My first issue: where to plug all those wires not the plug one, the other three)? I just can guess now... Another; how to install the servo to the carb. arm? And the choke (my guess the choke is hand operated) So far i don't see it clearly... help welcome!!!!!
Hope you enjoy the video!!!
CHeers
Guille

PS: don't send me to ask question to my club; the club here is just me!!


The door bell rang a few minutes ago. Outside was the FedEx man with a cardboard box.
Inside the cardboard box was a WOW Mintor33 with muffler and ignition unit, Honda / NGK CM6 spark plug. warranty card from CMCHobbies and an instruction manual.
Clivemc is the SAdistributor for the engines and he has included every bit of paper that a rank beginner could find useful to get the engine up and running and tuning it.

Awesome Clive!!
Iknow SA is a long way from the rest of the world but I have to let y'all know that CMC Hobbies has gone an extra mile on this one.

Now to decide whether the EG Aircraft YAK55SP-Mor wait for the Goldwing RC Racer Edge 540. The GW Sback 300 (the one thats not 4 2) also looks yummy
Anyone have experience of the RedAero MSX-R?
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Hey Timble and Clivemc; can you send a copy of that manual? I mostly need the wiring diagram for the ignition system... The rest seems to be in the mintor web site; again, except for the electrical winring diagram. THanks on advance...

PS; a scan or pdf should be enough
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Hi Guille,
The instruction manual does not have a wiring diagram but perhaps Clive has one. The connections look pretty generic. Its the RcExel ignition so a detailed diagram should be available on the web>

http://www.cncengines.com/rcexelcdi.pdf
try this one.
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Where is the engine manufactured? One thing about aluminum, depending on the alloy if it's not anodized it won't look too pretty if it gets wet. Look umder the hood of your car.
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Where is the engine manufactured?

Bergamo; north italy.

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