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Old 04-22-2014, 05:15 AM
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Default Finally..pics of new RCGF 10cc gasser

I'm not sure if I have successfully attached the pics, but I finally got some of the new RCGF 10cc. I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about this new engine as IMO it's bigger news than the DLE 20cc engine. It looks like they've engineered a sort of 7/8 scale walbro carb. I would also bet it has a ringed piston but who knows yet. Glad I didn't buy that evolution 10cc as this looks like the real deal.
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pics didn't attach...here they are
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:43 AM
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Hmmmm, no ignition sensor? Is this a Glow-Gas fuel hybrid that uses a glow plug?
Old 04-22-2014, 09:17 AM
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It concerns me the fuel fitting goes straight up towards the rear exhaust.
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Originally Posted by Truckracer View Post
It concerns me the fuel fitting goes straight up towards the rear exhaust.

I was thinking the same thing. As RCGF seems to have it's sh** together I suspect that either it is a pre-production issue that will be fixed when it's finally ready and/or the carb is supposed to be rotated 180. Either way I can't see them making such an obvious mistake and then letting it go to production like that. . We'll see.
Old 04-22-2014, 08:11 PM
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Looks like it is a rear exhaust engine. 10cc is .60 size, right? With the weight of ignition wouldn't 15cc be a better compromise? Does RCGF already have a good 15cc?
Old 04-23-2014, 03:43 AM
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It's about weight Ernie.... The 15's weigh can weigh as much or more than a DLE 20.
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Originally Posted by Ernie Misner View Post
Looks like it is a rear exhaust engine. 10cc is .60 size, right? With the weight of ignition wouldn't 15cc be a better compromise? Does RCGF already have a good 15cc?
yes, 10cc = .60~.61. A 15cc would be more practical as yes, the battery/ignition weigh the same whether the engine is 10cc, 100cc, or 0.01cc.. Therefore, while there's no absolute limit on how small these gasers can get, at some point the battery-ignition pack weight becomes an issue. Until we see some breakthrough in batter and/or ignition pack technology I think this size about the practical limit as to how small these engines can get and still be functional in an rc airplane.
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An RCGF distributor indicated to me that the engines wouldn't be ready until around August ...so if you live in the midwest it's probably out of the picture for this flying season. If anyone has ANY other info regarding this sucker, PLEASE post. I'm stoked about this engine
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It certainly is a fascinating engine design. Did they copy it from someone or come up with it on their own? It sort of has a Fox .60 engine look to it even though the cylinder head casting is different.
I do hope they have a decent carburetor on the engine and if it doesn't use Walbro or Zama or Tillitson parts that they have plenty of the diaphragms and such available for it. For various reasons our USA gasoline is hard on the rubber like parts.
I do not see a problem using a special extra hot glow plug in a gas engine. I am doing it already with a NV-Engines GX40 and it isn't a problem.

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Old 04-24-2014, 03:37 AM
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That is awesome! i have a .40 size trainer that will be perfect for that engine. Converted it to electric to get away from glow but a gasser would be even better!
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Originally Posted by earlwb View Post
It certainly is a fascinating engine design. Did they copy it from someone or come up with it on their own? It sort of has a Fox .60 engine look to it even though the cylinder head casting is different.
I do hope they have a decent carburetor on the engine and if it doesn't use Walbro or Zama or Tillitson parts that they have plenty of the diaphragms and such available for it. For various reasons our USA gasoline is hard on the rubber like parts.
I do not see a problem using a special extra hot glow plug in a gas engine. I am doing it already with a NV-Engines GX40 and it isn't a problem.
yes.....I think it's the ethanol. I use ethanol-free gas in my gas engines. It's pricey to buy at a mower place and hard to find at the pump, but I googled "ethanol free gas" and found a station by me.

PS: how's your gx40 doing? I had one that I sold...it was hit or miss, sometimes it ran great, other times I had to fiddle and fiddle with it. What finally made me sell it was the fact that the plane was getting just as dirty as my glow powered models
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Any new updates on this engine? Is it still coming out in August?
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Supposed to be August in Oz.

Will be great to fit those models that I've ignored because still can't find my glow- stick..........
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I'm the RCGF dealer in Australia, latest news / delay is because the carby is designed and developed in house and the factory are working on moulds to make the carby components. once they are in production they will be ready for sale, im still hoping August...


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Thanks for the update Mario
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Its October already and no new info on this engine. Anybody have any news on when it will be ready to purchase in the States?
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Chris971,

I just asked the factory for an update, will post as soon as i get an answer. last info was it will be available in November, can't wait...
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Thanks for the update, looking forward to getting one!
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Reply from RCGF below; Hopefully be available November...

Thanks for your mail.
Our 10cc engine will be available in around November. For some spare parts are still under producing. I will keep you informed as soon as it's ready.

Any question,please feel free to contact us.
Best Regards,
Catherine
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As anxious as I am to get my hands on one of these, it's probably better they have it right than have something about them "rough around the edges". Thanks for the update. -Al
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I agree with ahicks on this one. 3 out of 4 RCGF engines I have bought have had problems ranging from minor to self-destruct. I'll wait too.
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Speck's new RCGF 10cc
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Originally Posted by Truckracer View Post
It concerns me the fuel fitting goes straight up towards the rear exhaust.
The carb looks interesting.
BCCHI
Old 01-22-2015, 07:21 AM
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Upside - 50g lighter than 10cc Evo

Downside (IMHO) - We seem to have migrated to the side exhaust from the much more desirable rear exhaust config. the pictures up above show.

Be interesting to find out if it uses a variety of glow mufflers like the Evo does as well. -Al

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