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Old 02-11-2007, 09:48 PM
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I was wondering if I could get some engine recomendations for my tiger 2 that Im building ( Im leaning towards a 4 stroke )

I have done a few mods and Im thinking that its gonna be tail heavy ....Sheeted the fin and stab with 1/32 balsa and also going with dual aleron servos

The guy at the hobby shop recomended the Saito 72 .... what do yall think?

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Old 02-11-2007, 10:39 PM
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I could live with a Saito 72. it'll be fine. I had a Magnum 53xl 2-stroke in mine and flew just fine. In fact once in a while i regret selling it.

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Default RE: engine recomendation for tiger 2

Saito 72 or 82 would be my pick. The 82 is only $10 more. If your worried about weight why not go with the 82. Both are easy to tune and very reliable.

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Default RE: engine recomendation for tiger 2

the kit reccomends a 40-50 4 stroke and I dont want to go to far overboard..... Is the 82 the same size as the 72 ?
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I ran an OS .46 AX in mine and it flies it great. Not unlimited vertical but it hauls the plane around very fast. Very reliable engine as well.
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I have a OS 46 fxi in my trainer and a 46ax in my Ultra Sport ..... but I want to try out a 4 stroke for the Tiger
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A Saito 56 pulls it nicely. A Saito 72 would be excellent, but an 82 would rock.
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I flew my T-2 with a Thunder Tiger .46 PRO and it was very adequate. I have a Saito .72 on a SIg SOmethin' Extra and it is very well powered. I think the .72 would be an ideal match for the T-2. I'm also currently building a Tiger 60 with the .82
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The 82 is the same size and weight as the 72. When I buy an engine I am always looking to the future. I know the engine will out last the plane 90% of the time. So if you have the 82 not the 72 you have more planes to pick from in the future.

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Default RE: engine recomendation for tiger 2

thats a good point


Thanks for the input guys
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Mine has an OS surpass 48. Pulls the plane around just fine. Not a rocket but the plane is not supposed to be one. I think it has been replaced with a 52. I tried it with a Supertiger G51 once. It worked but I prefer the 4 stroke.
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Default RE: engine recomendation for tiger 2

To me this is a no-brainer...

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well ...... I went out and picked up the Saito 72

Im looking at this thing ...... wow its huge

Does anyone have this motor in a Tiger 2 ...... if so do you have any pictures of how its mounted and what motor mount would be good

also this thing is heavy .....I was worried about the plane being tail heavy but now Im not

If this thing ends up being too big I might just go and get a different plane for it and pick up a OS 55 ax for the Tiger

any pictures, tips , suggestions , and or comments wellcome
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The OS with muffler is as heavy if not more so than the Saito with muffler. The Saito is taller being a 4C but the width is the same. You can use the stock mount no problem. I would mount the engine last. Put all you radio gear in and slide the engine back and forth on the mount to find the CG. The throttle linkage will take a little more work with the Saito. Once done you will be glad you went with it. Another Saito tip. Wrap both ends of the header about 4 times with teflon tape. This will keep the muffler tight.

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I fly my Tiger 2 kit with an O.S. 46 FXi. There is an elegant simplicity to the Tiger 2 and I kind of like the fact that it has a 2-stroke on it. I was actually thinking of the Saito .62 as possibly being a good fit for you, but the Saito .72 is a terrific engine and you'll certainly not be lacking for power. A good .46 ABC 2-stroke provides all the power you'll probably ever want on the Tiger 2.
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The very best mount that you can buy for any airplane is the hyde soft mount, i have it on all of my planes, the cap 232 sport with ys-160dz where is the vebration, there is none to very little and it is worth the extra money if you want your parts to last for a much longer time, thats what the pro;s use, i am just a sport pilot and i even put one onto my lt-25 i like it that well, when a plane flies by you can here the vibration at certain speeds, i promise you that you will not be sorry it cost me 55 dollars for my ys-110, i put two of them onto my new phoenix, Rollie
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Thanks for the input guys
I have been told that I am a person that cant make up their mind about anythng ........ well I guess thats true ....... what did I do ..... I ordered the OS 55ax for the Tiger because the Saito just looks too huge for that plane
Ill pick up another plane for the Saito later
The wife is foaming at the mouth and I fear for the saftey of my planes [X(]
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ORIGINAL: bigugly
well ...... I went out and picked up the Saito 72
Im looking at this thing ...... wow its huge
Does anyone have this motor in a Tiger 2 ...... if so do you have any pictures of how its mounted and what motor mount would be good
also this thing is heavy .....I was worried about the plane being tail heavy but now Im not
If this thing ends up being too big I might just go and get a different plane for it and pick up a OS 55 ax for the Tiger
any pictures, tips , suggestions , and or comments wellcome
I never actually flew it, but for a short time I had one bolted on my T2. I found that it was a direct bolt-in replacement for the TT .46 PRO that I normally flew. The stock mount will work fine. And the weight difference between the TT .46 and .72 is less than .5 oz. I think you may find it a great match for the plane.
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Im curios now ..... is there more than one Saito 72 because It looks like it will be a pain to get the throttle hooked up because of the location of the throttle arm
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Your going to like that 55ax it is a nice engine, rollie
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ORIGINAL: bigugly
Im curios now ..... is there more than one Saito 72 because It looks like it will be a pain to get the throttle hooked up because of the location of the throttle arm
No, there's only one Saito .72 - and the throttle can be considerably more tricky than your typical .46 2 stroke. However, the carburator on the Saito can be rotated to whichever side is easier to connect the linkage. Typically, a 4 stroke requires a bit more effort to get the throttle working smoothly. The easiest method is to run the control rod out past the engine and then incorporate a bend back toward the rear so the car arm is operated from the front. There is also a 4 stroke throttle linkage assembly available from Du-Bro that uses a lever arm to accomplish the same thing.

For a more complex approach, since I mounted it sideways and wanted the needle valve accessible from the top I created a complete linkage assembly on my SSE that seems to work reasonably well, although the response is not quite as linear as I would have liked...
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thanks for the info and picture .... that looks like it might help
allthough I did allready order the 55ax ... so worst case Ill just end up with another plane
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ORIGINAL: bigugly
... so worst case Ill just end up with another plane
Oh, what a terrible predicament![sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]
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Let us know how you work out the throttle arrangement, if you do use the 4-stroke. I have an old oil soaked Tiger 2 and am thinking of putting a 4-stroke in it. I have had it for years, first with an OS 40FX, then a TT Pro 46 and now a Magnum XLS46, which is a disappointment. I have my mind on the Saito 56 because of its size and weight.
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I really think I am just going to stick the 55 in there
but if I do end up with the saito in the Tiger Ill post some pics

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