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Old 04-27-2004, 05:19 PM
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Default Gas or Glow??

Hello… i am posting this message so I can find an answer to my problem…


I have a flair's spitfire wingspan 1,80 and I don’t know what engine to use..
The manufactor says 4-stroke 91-120..Iwas thinking to use a Zenoah 26cc,,Do you think this is to much?
Thanks in advance guys.
Old 04-27-2004, 05:31 PM
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Default RE: Gas or Glow??

I think it's too big. A 26cc engine translates to about 1.5 cu.in., but I'm sure many will tell you to do it.
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Default RE: Gas or Glow??

Weight would be the issue. A Saito 1.20 weighs about 29 ounces, a G-26 weighs 53 ounces.
Old 04-27-2004, 10:01 PM
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Default RE: Gas or Glow??

If you are looking for light powerful engine, with little fuss, I suggest the Super Tigre G2300. It is a 1.40 engine that swings an 18x8 prop approximately 8000 rpm. I have mounted it to an Gee Bee Model Z and a Sukhoi, both weighing in at 13 plus pounds. Both plane fly unlimited vertically.

If you break it in and rotate the needle jet 10 deg., and lean the low end needle all the way in and back it out to your disered idle and midrange setting, the engine runs like a dream.
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Default RE: Gas or Glow??

I am a gas fanatic and have put gas engines in just about anything... but I'd stick to glow on that plane, it just wasn't built for gas. Also its already nose heavy - more weight would make it a real hog to fly... better to use a good glow and keep it light. Even the MVVS gassers would be too much weight and they are the lightest gas engines around...

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Old 04-28-2004, 03:55 PM
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Default RE: Gas or Glow??

First of all thanks for you interest...
So you all think tha a gas engine will be too much for this plane...??
Some people told me that it would fly ok...And for sure more economical..

Any ideas for retracks?
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So you all think tha a gas engine will be too much for this plane...??
I could have sworn from reading the posts that it's what everyone has said.
Some people told me that it would fly ok...And for sure more economical..
Sounds like it's what you want to do, so try it.
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Go Glow to begin with. it costs more to buy and also fuel is a Heck of a lot more expensive.. but its right for your model.. get experience with it and then swap out on the next bigger model. dick
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Thank you all for the information and your interest...
I will go for glow to this one and later on i'll see. I think a Saito 150 is a good choice.
Old 04-29-2004, 12:30 PM
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Default What about the manufacturers recomendations?

The manufacturer recommended a 91 or 120. If you think a 150 is a good choice, go ahead. I don't fly any warbirds, but I would be concerned about being too heavy. Extra power is nice for aerobats, but of little value in a scale plane.

Tom

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