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Old 06-13-2003, 02:11 AM
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What do you guys think of an OS48 four stroke in this plane? I dont need it to be unlimited vertical but I dont want it to be underpowered either. Thanx for the info.
Old 06-13-2003, 10:43 AM
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I think it would be fine for the fazer. There was a guy last year at our field and he flew his Fazer with a 32 two stoke. It really ripped up the sky. JT
Old 06-13-2003, 01:42 PM
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Thanx JT! Do you think this combo will make for a good fun fly plane?
Old 06-13-2003, 02:24 PM
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Default Sig Fazer

If you want that motor to work, you're going to need to keep the planes weight under 3 1/2 lbs..... Mini servo's... foam wheels, small RX battery...

I'm refitting my Fazer with an OS 32. I'm replaceing the rubber wheels for foam ones... standard servo's for HS 225's... Standard battery pack for 720 mAh 6 volt.... From my calculations... I'm going to save 11 oz from the original weight of 4lbs 5 oz.
Old 06-13-2003, 03:07 PM
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I put a new GMS-47 from Meccoa for 60 bucks in mine and it would balance just right and go to the moon! Lost it last week in a big gust of wind at 6 ft over the runway and it broke in half. I just gave it to friend who has fixed it already.
Old 07-07-2003, 05:17 PM
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Maiden flight on my new Fazer Sunday, July 6 2003.... all I can say is WOW!!

I am using an old Fox 45 BB with a Macs Header and Mousse Can Muffler...all the RPMS I could get before with a stock muffler and a 10x6 Master Airscrew (15% Nitro with castor) were in the 16's and low 17's.... now with the MCM... a whopping 21,500

The airplane flies like a dream, roll rate 720 deg/sec high rate, snaps are mind blowing fast.

I havent tried hovering, but that is next
Old 07-08-2003, 02:35 AM
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Wow... 21,500... I'm thinking you might want to try another prop.. Maybe a 11.5 x 4 apc.. I'm suprised that engine didn't blow up pulling all those R's...
Old 07-08-2003, 01:03 PM
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I forgot to mention that I am currently turning a MA 11x4, but I am contemplating a 12x3.75 There certainly is enough power
Old 07-09-2003, 02:10 AM
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my dad has the OS 48 on his, is wont have unlimited veridical but it dose rip up the sky.
Old 07-09-2003, 02:21 AM
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A 48?? and it doesn't have unlimited vertical? I have a OS 32 on mine and I have unlimited vertical...
Old 07-10-2003, 06:36 PM
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Fastdyno, Was that a 4 stroke or 2?

Paul, Did you use the metal or plastic gears?

Did anyone enlarge the control surfaces?
Old 07-10-2003, 06:39 PM
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Plastic gears.
Old 07-11-2003, 03:22 AM
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I enlarged the control surfaces on my sig fazers (2). I moved the hinge line foreward on the elevator by an inch, widened the elevator V for 45 deg. throw. I also enlarged and added a counterbalance to the rudder. It doesn't matter what you do to a fazer because it will NEVER 3d like a morris plane.
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Thanks Paul,

I have read many people saying to use the metal gears and wondered if the plastic would work.
Old 07-12-2003, 06:46 PM
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My OS 48 is a 4-stroke. Flys fine
Old 07-18-2003, 05:32 PM
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OK....new stuff
Ran my Sig Fazer with Fox45BB / MCM rich for about 4 flights; ring must have stuck in piston after overhaul....now it is freed up, lower RPM's (thank god)... also am using APC 11.5x4 which seems to be a good combo. Anyone have hints on how a beginner can start practicing hovering? The Fazer will try to climb out of my hand when checking for lean so I think I have plenty power/weight ratio.
Old 07-19-2003, 02:39 AM
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iv'e got a enya 50 cx on mine and it comes off the grouund at 1\4 throttle but once yoy get it off the ground it is a bullet and it flies great
Old 05-02-2004, 02:56 PM
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4 stroke
Old 05-03-2004, 04:32 AM
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Joeflyer=i found when i was learning to hover, i was overcontrolling the plane( my fun fly), didnt use enough power and i was to high.
When i used to check for leaness i thogt that i would have enough power(mini fun fly) but when i flew it the power was marginal to what i thought it would be.

Also a aft CG will help hovering, but what you need is patience and a strong reliable motor, my .46 quit when i was in a TR about one metre of the ground and is not the most reliable motor (Royal .46) but until i save some more moey as i am in Grade 10 i will be stuck with it.

Alot of control throw is good but with that you can overcontrol the plane


one more thing PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
Old 05-07-2004, 05:27 PM
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I have a Saito FA-50 on my sig fazer and it has unlimited vertical
Old 05-27-2004, 09:42 AM
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i just flew my sig for the first time tuesday evening. i've got a .42 in it and the thing is just brilliant! it's my first plane after my trainer so i'll be starting to learn new tricks with each flight, but man, with high rates on, it rolls like a brett favre spiral! taking off and landing is such a breeze.

i too would love to hear suggestions on learning to hover and some other tricks like snap rolls and the like. i haven't tested it completely to see just how much vertical i have, but i would think it's unlimited or pretty close to it.

here's what she looks like:
Old 05-27-2004, 12:07 PM
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Very nice bird werd.... I've heard good things about those TT 42s.... If you need a little more power, you can add a mousse can.
Old 05-29-2004, 10:38 AM
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IM looking for sig fazer to buy and put togeather if any one knows wear one is send me offline. [email protected]
Old 05-29-2004, 11:56 AM
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they still sell them http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFG12&P=0 got to order me a new one to
Old 05-31-2004, 11:45 AM
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Very nice bird werd....
well... it WAS a nice bird. i took it out this morning in 20mph gusts. i was rolling out of an inverted harrier and the wind just took it away and lodged it into a nearby tree. the wings are toast, but suprisingly the rest of it is still pretty decent.

i bought the plane prebuilt, does anyone have the plans available?

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