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Old 09-03-2008, 05:03 PM
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Hi Ya'll, I have aquired a Thunder Tiger .46 2cycle engine and I don't know anything about that brand. Plase advise of your knowledge of it. (good,bad,where made, idol/high speed ,etc). Thanks and great winds, >>>-> Bill
Old 09-03-2008, 05:58 PM
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One of the last glow engines I owned was a TT.46. It is a powerful, easy handling engine. It always started right up and ran through the tank. I used APC 10x6 and 11x5 and 11x6 props with it. It was installed in a Tiger .40. The plane was fast and flew beautifully. The carb is easy to adjust as it is a two needle carb. It's on a par with an OS.46, but less expensive.
Old 09-03-2008, 06:07 PM
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The TT line is an outstanding engine, price for price with an OS they are A great deal. Very user friendly. The older ones were made in Italy but I was told the new ones are being made in China. Don't let the word China be A stigma, some really great engines are being made there now days. Don't quote me on where these engine are/were made either, it's been A while sense I fooled with them and I'm taking my brain on A long trip down memory lane!![&o].
Old 09-03-2008, 06:38 PM
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The Super Tigre's were made in Italy. I think the TT's were always and still made in Taiwan. No matter, a great engine.
Old 09-03-2008, 06:43 PM
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I have two of them. Great engine - equivalent to OS. 46 AX. (ball bearing crank support and two-needle carb). I believe they have always been made in Taiwan
Old 09-03-2008, 06:52 PM
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Had mine for a couple of weeks. The engine starts easy with lots of power. Im using it on a Phonex SeaBee sport/pattern plane and it pulls this plane around beatifully.
Old 09-03-2008, 10:35 PM
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I have one that is six years old and beat through year-round flying, crashed HARD, resleeved and pistoned by the warranty center for free (even though I said it was all my fault & I just wanted options & opinions to whether it was worth rebuilding), crashed again, cleaned and it's still a hard-charging engine. The original needle valve housing sheared off in the last crash and I replaced the whole carb with a Perry. Now it's an additional 300 RPM peppier. I think they're a great engine. Mine is in it's third airframe and still a good performer.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:49 PM
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Put up one for sale here and see how long it lasts.
Old 09-04-2008, 12:36 AM
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Bought TT 2300 on an older airframe sukhoi. Wasnt ran for a year. It literally started right up after priming and had no problems throughout the throttle band. Seems like a keeper.
Old 09-04-2008, 01:51 AM
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Your 2300 is probably a Super Tigre, not a Thunder Tiger.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:38 AM
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Best sport 46 out there... period
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El, the 2300 is A Super not A Thunder. I just got one in A trade A week ago, they couldn't get it running, the tank was way below the engine?? I changed that and it fired right up and is the smoothest running engine I have had in that size. I'm going to maiden the plane tomorrow so we will see how it works in the real world. I have given away all my old TT .46 engines A while back,I just haven't used them in several years but they were every bit as good as the OS engines I had.
Old 09-04-2008, 11:16 AM
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Like the rest have stated, every bit as good as an OS .46 AX or FX.
I use mine in higher speed applications and needed to replace the rear bearing with something that can go over 18k (9X6N). If you aren't doing anything like that you will be fine in the stock configuration. I have several TT .40 and .46 and all of them eventually suffer from muffler bolt failure same as OS engines. I fix this with a pc of 6-32 threaded rod and jam nuts.

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you guys are right. [:@] my bad
Old 09-04-2008, 12:14 PM
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Many thanks to all , I'm looking forword to the first flight with it!!!!!!!! >>>-> Bill
Old 09-05-2008, 04:36 PM
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As much as I do NOT like the ST line of engines my new Super Tigre 2300 ran very good, outstanding really. A nice surprise for me!! Now if it just stays running like this it may change my mind.
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Default RE: "Thunder Tiger engine.

OK, but remember there is no relationship between Thunder Tiger engines and Super Tigre engines. They are two different companies and the only thing in common between them is that one word in the name is very similar (but spelled differently)

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