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Old 11-05-2006, 10:19 AM
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Hi
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Thor 45 CDI Gas engine. Price sounds way too good to be true. Thanks.
Old 11-05-2006, 12:42 PM
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Same Zenaoh G45 clone Chinese engine as the CRRC Pro..The Arizona importers fix the problems most people have found with the engines...You can buy a Thor and go through the repair hassles or pay more and get the CRRC, what is your time worth ?
Old 11-05-2006, 01:31 PM
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THOR- --reminds me of the Thor, Genie , ect- wretched engines from the late 40's. Slag engines --
No thanks --
Old 11-05-2006, 04:40 PM
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Or the Deezil and GHQ
Old 11-05-2006, 05:40 PM
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its a crrc pro gf45i just blue for europeen sales read up on it
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3186031/tm.htm
Old 11-05-2006, 09:15 PM
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Thanks for the timely info guys. It sounded too good to be true (like it usually is, isnt it). I'll stay with DA50.
Old 11-09-2006, 02:20 AM
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Thor of the 40's by the brokers of the famous GHQ engine.
Old 11-10-2006, 05:44 PM
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Hey,

I think I was one of the few guys to get a GHQ to run! It would fast taxi my Bucaneer all over the field, maybe even take a short hop when it hit a bump! Finally replaced it with a Brown D - flew the Buc great! Ah, the good old days!

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Had one about 60 years ago, cranked on it for days, not even a pop..Found out about 50 years later they were made to run clockwise
Old 11-10-2006, 07:26 PM
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same -even had the cast aluminium propeller -SOB was really a collector's item -- it collected dust.in 1950
Old 11-11-2006, 12:07 AM
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Thor.....

Reminds me of the story about a bunch of Greek gods waking one morning after a rousing night of debauchery. One god, while rising, scratching and snorting, spied a lovely damsel arising too. While stretching he boomed out, "hi, I'm Thor!". To which she replied, "you're thore! I'm tho thore I can hardly pith!"
Old 12-11-2006, 05:22 PM
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I think if someone is going to say something about the THOR 45, they should have at least seen it first and/or asked someone about it who has owned/operated one. Yes, CRRC is the oem supplier for the THOR 45, but there was a lot of development on the part of Ripmax and Global Hobby that mades this engine better, more refined, and a good and reliable product.


Included in many of those changes/developments are:

1) New crankcases with better main bearing retention. The original cases had huge problems with
bearing retention and some problems with vibration. Also, that's why the cylinder is the other way around compared to the CRRC Pro engine. This corrects a lot of the vibration that occurred in the CRRC pro engine as the
bearings shook loose. Also included in the new setup is a slightly changed compression ratio.
2) Different prop driver with 4 radial bolts instead of three to avoid prop
strengthening webs. The face has 'gripping' grooves so that a single bolt
fixing can be used if required.
3) Carburettor insulator for improved hot starting.
4) Improved ignition unit and new sensor mount.
5) Different muffler for easier/compact installation and lower noise.
6) Mounting system supplied that actually works.
7) Good instructions to suit the first time gas engine user.
8) Better pricing.

Mike Greenshields
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Global Hobby
Old 12-11-2006, 11:33 PM
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Mike,
Your website suggests 98 octane fuel. The highest pump gas in my area is 92 octane. Does this motor require purchasing a special racing fuel? Seems kind of odd.
Old 12-11-2006, 11:59 PM
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Definately a transposition typo. The correct recommendation is 89.
Thanks for the catch.
Old 12-12-2006, 01:05 AM
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Looks like the manufacturer is right here with the support! Mike stands behind his stuff that is for sure. How about a global special? The thor and a P47?
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/123745.asp
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/210246.asp#More

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Hi
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Thor 45 CDI Gas engine. Price sounds way too good to be true. Thanks.
Old 12-12-2006, 02:35 AM
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On and off over the next few months look for both of those involved with some type of promotion through Hobby People. Next year is the 35th anniv. of Hobby People/Hobby Shack and there's all kinds of promos and specials going on...

And right now, there's coupons in the magazines which could be applied to either or both..



Note that the Thor 45 is a "little" big for the Model Tech P47

Mike Greenshields
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:43 AM
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Mike, using the word "RIPMAX" to make something sound better, aint gonna work on anyone from the UK
Old 12-12-2006, 12:34 PM
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Who you callin big!!!! lol! How about a nice 3D/pattern plane with at least 1400sq and AUW of 16lbs for your new engine? Like a large excelleron50 with some personality and light. ?!!!?~)


ok your right about the 47 and 45, I've seen it fly with a Z45 and it was WAY heavy lookin, not underpowered though! hahaha!!!


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Note that the Thor 45 is a "little" big for the Model Tech P47

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Old 12-12-2006, 02:41 PM
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Goekeli: Just cuz it will fit in the cowl doesn't mean it's the right engine
Although......it could be fun...

Crusty: As for the comment about Ripmax. I don't do business in England so I can't comment about what you said. But I can tell you that the project manager for Thor at Ripmax worked very hard on this project. He was diligent, persistent, and very meticulous. And, he and his son both are decent, honest, modelers who enjoy what they do.

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Old 12-12-2006, 02:42 PM
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Goekeli:
Oh, and one other point. We are working on several planes for the big Thor 45 as well as other larger planes. And I appreciate your suggestion .

Mike Greenshields
Old 12-12-2006, 03:28 PM
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All in fun Mike! I had a BME 44 that I put way too many flights on. It would spin a 20-8 mens at 7700RPM and I flew it on the old TBM 80" staudacher with about 1100sq",. The plane for it's time was a very very good flyer and was easy to get around etc. The BME liked to spin up in the 7Ks, that is where IMO it made the 'good power'.
Your Thor45CDI might go very well on the latest offerings, ie QQ 86" yak, UltraRC 87" yak or any of the 50cc offerings that can be built 15lbs or under for extreme flying or 16.5 for sport. If I had an engine like this needing a home and it was for me personally I'd grab one of these,
http://www.composite-arf.com/ar/Product?611000 I'm a comp-arf repeat offender and have and do own many.
Next time I am at hobby people I will look at this engine if it is available or see you at the AMA show.

If you'd like to brain storm, send me a PM.

Joe Kelley


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Goekeli: Just cuz it will fit in the cowl doesn't mean it's the right engine
Although......it could be fun...
Mike Greenshields
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Very interesting! Thank you for your kind words!~).


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Goekeli:
Oh, and one other point. We are working on several planes for the big Thor 45 as well as other larger planes. And I appreciate your suggestion .

Mike Greenshields
Old 12-12-2006, 08:30 PM
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Great! We will be at AMA. Just a simple booth to show the latest stuff and have some show specials, etc...

I can see why you'd have Composite-ARF aircraft. They are indeed very beautiful airplanes.



Mike
Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 AM
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Hmm have a great planes giant stick that needs more power, think i will visit H.P. for an early xmas present
Old 12-13-2006, 11:19 AM
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The DA50 is a cadilac and a wonderful engine. I owned a few. Your thread is called THor 45 CDI, and none of these people seem to have flown one. Contempt prior to investigation?! If this engine is stable if could help someone that does not have the money do a gas plane or someone do a twin that could not shell out $1500 for 2 DA 50s with mufflers. Don't get me wrong, I love the DA engines and hope to always fly them. This 45 is just a totally different animal and might be a good value. As a former engine tester for your engine, I can say that ALL these engine have room for improvement.

rheumatical Lets see what the new guy can bring??!!!

Joe




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Thanks for the timely info guys. It sounded too good to be true (like it usually is, isnt it). I'll stay with DA50.
Old 12-13-2006, 12:07 PM
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Personly, with support from the distributer i dont mind a few bugs, actually bought my THOR last night, have to wait till after xmas to mount it on the stick tho.

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