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Old 03-04-2007, 04:40 AM
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Default SELECTING A .15 GAS/NITRO ENGINE

I bought a p-38 lightning kit from nitro models that can use either electric or gas motors/engines. it states that .15 engines can be used. Where can I find these and which brand is the best? The plane has a 51 in wing span and is 38 in in length. thanks. Eric
Old 03-04-2007, 12:44 PM
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Default RE: SELECTING A .15 GAS/NITRO ENGINE

Unless you have experience flying "engine out" multi engined gas powered airplanes, I would stay away from the 15 size engines.
Electric motors reduce the "engine out" problems.

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Old 03-04-2007, 01:04 PM
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THANKS FOR THE ADVICE. ERIC
Old 03-04-2007, 02:53 PM
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Whats your price range?

I have no complants about the LA motors from OS, for the price that is.

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it is obvious from your question that you are a novice.This plane is not for the novice flyer even with both engines running.It has a high wing loading due to it's small size and will land real hot.losing an engine will make things even worse.raidentech is calling for .12 size engines and looking at the specs I would say even 10's would work.you should look for an engine that uses a two needle carb so that the idle mixture can be adjusted properly.you shouls also read about twin p-38's in the twin forum.the worse thing a rookie can do is overpower their first twin.good luck
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Magnum 15 is a screamer and preaty cheap.
Old 03-05-2007, 08:33 AM
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Yes i'm a rookie with several crashes to prove it and i do apprecieate everyone's advice. electric may be the way to go with this.
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if you go electric you should consider going brushles and li=po cells.brushless motors perform about the same as glow and the li-po cels will save you weight.drawback may be the cost but worth it if you don't have an engine go out.

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