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Old 04-16-2016, 05:16 PM
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Does anyone know who repairs and carries parts for the Magnum 52 4 banger? I'm buying one from a flying buddy and should it ever need repair or parts, I need the source. I plan to put it on my Hobbico J-3 Cub ARF, the one with the 81" span.
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Bill
Old 04-16-2016, 07:00 PM
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I've had a couple of these. They were sold by Hobby People in CA. Nice engines.
Old 04-16-2016, 07:26 PM
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Not sure, but I think Tower is now selling the Magnum line of engines. They may also have parts available. I wouldn't let a potential need for parts sometime in the future be a deal breaker in going with the Magnum 52 in Tower Cub. There is a good chance that you might never need parts. Cross that bridge later, if your ever come to it at all.
Old 04-17-2016, 06:14 AM
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About the only thing you may need is bearings and those are easy to obtain from any larger bearing dealer, most RC engines have standard bearing sizes....
I do suspect that engine is a little small for an 81 in. plane? I have had six of these engines over the years, two in a twin. They are good engines and do take
a little running to break-in.
Old 04-17-2016, 12:42 PM
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Bill, I also have a 52 4 stroke that I bought used from here. Great engine. For parts, look at Global Hobbies, they have all the parts.


Tom
Old 04-17-2016, 06:45 PM
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You'll be way underpowered with that combination. I put one in a Hangar 9 Cub (80 inch) and had to stay at full throttle nearly all the time. It couldn't even do a loop or fly in any kind of wind. The engine was unreliable even after the recommended break in procedure and 1/2 a gallon of fuel through it afterwards. I changed it to a Saito .72 and am much happier with it now. The Saito is a powerhouse, hauling the plane around like you'd expect from a Super Cub. I'd say if your plane is stock you shouldn't consider any 4 stroke smaller than a .65 unless you want the authentic original 45 hp J3 prototype experience on very calm days.
Old 04-19-2016, 04:49 PM
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Jester is right! 1+
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another place for parts
http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...nufacturer=317

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