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Old 05-04-2011, 01:01 PM
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hello


I'm looking for a cheaper replacmanet 30 cc motor for a decathlion

the aircraft's motor lost compression and I can't find replacment parts or pull the dang fly wheel hub off the crank so i thought there might be a entry lvl
priced replacment motor in the 30 cc range I'm not worryed about ultra performacen or ultra light weight I'd like to stick to mangintio style


please link your idea's for replacement power plants


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You can buy used Zenoah G38's for $200-$250 every day. Often even cheaper. There are also still a lot of Quadra 35's around that folks often let go of for under $150. Look in the market and you shouldn't have any trouble finding something.

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Used Ryobi weedwackers go for $15~20, makes 7200 rpm with a 16x8.
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Both Fireman7875 and soarich have given you pretty spot on advice.

Seeing as you are having proplems removing parts or repairing the exisitin engine (you never said what it is but it could be sent to a reputable repairer such as badazzmax or antique) I will base the next sentence on the assumption you don't have the equipment available to make conversion parts.

As you are happy to go the Magneto ignition route (there is nothing wrong with magneto ignitions) - follow firemans advice. There may even be some already converted "other engines" (such as ryobis) on the marketplace.


Otherwise - consider Hobbyking, they have some low cost offerings that run.
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I have an Evra 1.60 which I think = 30cc. I had it since 1985 and never used it. Interested? You can have it for $75.
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Fireman, I will be heading to Top Sail Island over Memorial Day are there any flying sites around there that u know of? It would just make my stay there more interesting, playing in the sand and wtching seagulls all daybe boreing after a while.

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Try contaacting Frank Bowman. He will make custom rings for your engine for a reasonable price and install them too. That's seems to be his full-time business. Here's a link to his web page http://stunthanger.com/smf/index.php?topic=3109.0
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yeah an you don't even need to pull the flywheel to replace a ring
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ORIGINAL: rafeeki

Fireman, I will be heading to Top Sail Island over Memorial Day [img][/img]are there any flying sites around there that u know of? It would just make my stay there more interesting, playing in the sand and wtching seagulls all day be boreing after a while.

Thanks

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I'm sure there is something there but I am nowhere near Topsail so I have no idea what is around there. I'm sure a search on the AMA website would turn up a club or two. It tends to be a bit breezy at the coast, though. Good luck.

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