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Old 06-12-2003, 06:12 PM
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

I just bought 33% extra arf (aeroworks) now I need to decide BME,DA 3W,ZDZ. All good engines I'm sure. But which 100cc class engine is the best match for this plane. I don't want to go with a lighter engine only to have to add nose weight.It would be nice if it fit in the cowl too! Anybody flying this plane, I could use a little help.
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

New 3W 100(106).
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

I built the kit version, not the ARF. Mine balanced just right with a BME-102. I had added nose weight to get it to balance per planes, but after I flew it a couple times, it all came off and was just about perfect. Slightly aft CG, but not too much. The power was good. If I was doing it all over again, I'd probably drop in a DA-100.
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DA was what I was thinking but then I saw the BME extreme 110. Has anyone seen this engine?
Old 06-12-2003, 10:49 PM
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Not available. Not in production. Bunch of guys standing in line waiting. Reminds me of waiting for a CTA bus to come along when it's 20 below zero.
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Does anyone know when the BME 110 will become available?
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3w seems very popular does anyone have this combo(aeroworks 33%arf/3w 100 or 106)
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

We have the AW Extra with a ZDZ 80 single.I know what your're thinking, but believe me it's a great combo,lighter and cheaper.Although it is not as powerful as my DA-100's it does not lack for power at all.Ours came in at 22.6 lbs RTF,less fuel.The plane is awesome.You really should consider this option.We mostly fly 3D,and down low and it is not scary at all.
Have you seen Wayne's video of his Cap with the ZDZ,I think they are at www.rcsites.net/wgeffon
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

I posted comments on your other thread,We put the ZDZ80 single with rudder servos behind the wing tuibe and did not any extra weight.It seems to be a little tail heavy but the plane handles it fine,not scary at all.I don't believe any of the twins will fit without cutting spark plug reliefs.Checkout how I mounted the ZDZ,I did however have to cut a plug relief also.But it came in at 22.6lbs RTf,less fuel.
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

You really can't go wrong with either of the BIG 2....DA or 3W

BME is a VERY strong competitor as well...Keith will soon be shipping out the new 110 XTreme engines. I won't go into what is just hype right now, but I would think it will be a second to none engine
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

Looks like 3W is going to be it, now what to do about mufflers and prop to go on this combo is my next question.I want this to be as quiet as possible. 2 or 3 blade? dia/pitch? Brand?
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Nice install on That ZDZ.Tell me about the standoffs. Why is one servo wire twisted in the rudder setup? RFI? Are you twisting all the servo wires?
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

I have the kit version, 26lbs. 3W 106 with Menz [email protected] puts it into orbit like no tommorow.
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

The 3w 100 fits inside the cowl no need to cut it.

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epc, can you tell me what mufflers you use? Can you tell me more about your extra? This is my first gasser and any and all input is welcome.
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

The standoffs are from www.aerografixs.com he makes them to order and will put the thrust in them if you want.That is what I did,I built the firewall square and had Roger make the standoffs with 2.5 degrees of right thrust.They are taped 1/4-20 on either end so there is no need for long bolts.The reason one servo wire is twisted is because one servo is newer than the other and Hitec now twist the leads for RF purposes.
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I built a 33% 330L and installed the 3W 106 which is a great engine, but I had to cut the cowl for the plugs. The DA 100 won't have this problem since they are angled down which gives more clearance. If you don't have a problem with the plugs sticking out, the 3W is a great motor with a lot power.
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Carroll, do you have pics of your extra?
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Dave:

I'm using Supersonics mufflers.

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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

I used 3w 106 and it fit in the cowl. But check the ind on the stab my was off -1.75 on one side and -1.0 on the other
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

Thanks I'll be sure to check it. Can you tell me how many degrees rt.thrust you have. I see prefab standoffs with 2 or 2.5 degree versions.
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Default Aeroworks 33% extra Arf Which engine?

Dave,we used 21/2 on ours and it works well.I used 2.0 on my Edge with a DA 100 and I think the 2.5 on the Extra is a bit eaiser to TR,uses less rudder input on uplines.Check out www.swbmfg.com they have engine mounts with the degrees built in,it replaces the mount that comes on the engine.They also have probablly the best servo arms around.IMO
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