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Old 09-06-2005, 03:34 PM
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welcome to Club Magnum ! these thread was created as a sounding board and a place to post picks of any magnum engines that been modified or not!
Old 09-06-2005, 03:44 PM
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Does that include ASP and SC they are made by the same company, S.Y.Machinery. I would post a link to their site but it seems be a waste of time at the moment.

Here's my 160twin, it sounds awsome.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:50 PM
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yes this includes ASP and SC. go ahead and post any links... thanks
Old 09-06-2005, 04:35 PM
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[b]Anybody still flying one older than this? Not sure exactly how old now, but I think it's at least 25. It's a 25 GP, one of the engies built by TT before the production was taken by SY machinery.

Bill.

EDIT> Added a second picture. wr.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:41 PM
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I made the mistake of buying a Magnum once when I was really really poor, and regretted it[:@]. I had nothing but problems with it. If I couldnt afford a good engine, I would rather just wind up a rubber band and hook it to my prop rather than buy another magnum [X(]
Old 09-06-2005, 09:15 PM
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Well , this engine was modified not leak straight out of the box. No I never sent it in for warranty repair. but maybe I will in the winter. This engine has successfully caused the plane in the pic to crash 5 times. Ok maybe 3 and the other 2 where due to poor dead stick landings but that's the story of my MAG .28 XL engine.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:21 PM
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I'm with Jett, I had a magnum about 12 years ago, entire life of engine 5 minutes, never again.
Old 09-06-2005, 09:26 PM
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[b]About 13 years old.

I call it the C-3/10, it's a bashed Hobbistar 60.

Never crashed.

Two XL 46 Magnum engines with Perry pumps.

Never a problem.

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:42 PM
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I'm with Jett, I had a magnum about 12 years ago, entire life of engine 5 minutes, never again.

Mr. Hobbs with all do respect, never say never. There are many products RC related that can and probably has made a come back after the manufacturers have sat down and decided how to better their products.

All I need is for MAG manufactures to realize there is a number of problems with their engines and state what they are doing to fix the problems and I will be sold. Something like a free new engine if any defects are found with in a certain time frame.
Old 09-06-2005, 10:09 PM
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They could try. the selection is getting smaller, with SuperTigre and Irvine down the tubes, I can still get Fox's, Saitos, Enyas and the occasional OS. I just bought a black Irvine .53 while still available made in the UK. I have a pretty good supply of MDS's too, about 13 I think.
Old 09-06-2005, 10:16 PM
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[b]Hobbsy:

You will find more people condemning the MDS than Magnum. I've not had problems with either brand.

Bill.
Old 09-06-2005, 10:38 PM
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Although I am a saito man, hey good screen name, anyway, my magnum 61 fourstroke runs perfect even with low compression, no complaints... some can make a good engine look bad, and some can make a bad engine look good, JMHO. the mag is more on the good side.
Old 09-06-2005, 11:58 PM
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I got a magnum gpa 40(reasonably powerfully for a 40) and a magnum 1.20 4 stroke, I did have a magnum .52 mk11, but sold it before running it, in favour of a Jett .46, but I have had no problems at all with my Mags.. good power for the price..can't complain

cheers
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:23 AM
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Bill I was given one of those at the field to fix(40 gp) looked very similar to my new tt25gp and of course it said "made in R.O.C" on the backplate, it had ingested some swarf or something and was a mess inside. On the second flight aftet I got it going it hit the ground so hard that it was reduced to bits(I didn't see it happen just heard about it).

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ORIGINAL: hobbsy

They could try. the selection is getting smaller, with SuperTigre and Irvine down the tubes,
What do you mean? Did they go out of business?
Old 09-07-2005, 06:21 AM
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Super Tiger went to China several years ago.

Irvine has ceased English production and is supposed to go Oriental.

Enjoy,

Jim
Old 09-07-2005, 07:59 AM
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some folks just have more bad luck than others i suppose? i have only one magnum, while definetly not the most powerful, it definitely has the most reliable idle and only one deadstick landing this year... i think you get more than what you pay for when you buy a magnum.
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nice pic Rupert!
Old 09-07-2005, 08:08 AM
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Rupert, the one I mentioned above ingested its own piston.
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Hobbsy can you remember if that one was made in R.O.C or "plain" China. I have heard the early ones had QC problems, as did TT because essentially they were the same engine, although that hasn't been the case for a while now(the one I encountered was about 15 years old).

Here is pic of some of the crud.
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:28 AM
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That is about right, I got the engine in 1991 NIB.
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[b]I think Magnum was already in Red China by 1991.

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Six Maagnum 4 strokes here.. 4 .91's and 2 .70's... Well worth the money...
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I have a 10 year old magnum .46 pro that is still running as agood as new and club members constantly applaud the power this thing puts out.It has been in 3 crashes (total losses) with considerable rpm on impact.I run as lean as I can and run it hard.It seems to like it.This particular engine has been very good to me..
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I have several Magnums.
Two Magnum .28's in a Brittan-Norman Islander twin.
Mag .70FS in a Sea Monster flying boat
Mag .91FS in a Nieuport 27 WW I bipe.
Mag 1.20 in a Sig Mayhem

I also have 2 Mag .52XLS's. Individually, they run fine, but one is a really great engine and the other is average. It is not unusual to have nearly 1,000 rpm difference in peak rpm on a twin. I have since converted the twin to a triple with the good one in the nose and 2 .32's in the nacelles. The low ends on the .52's are also very sensitive to adjust which is also not condusive to flying on a twin. As I said, individually that both performed great and they have excellent power. I didn't notice the difference until I ran them together for several months on a Twin-Air.
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