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Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF - engine?

Old 03-19-2007, 05:48 PM
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Default Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF - engine?

I am buying this plane but am unsure as to which engine to purchase for it. I would like to use a 2 stroke for it, was thinking of OS .61 or .91 FX. I was also looking at the OS FS-70 4 stroke.

I definately don't want it to be underpowered but I also don't need more power than I could use. I am not looking for 3D aerobatics or anything like that but I want it to be a fun flier.

This will be my first bipe, and I don't have any experience with 4 strokes. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Old 03-19-2007, 10:36 PM
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OS .91 Suprass and a topflight 15x6 propeller.
It was designed around them you won't be disapointed, there is nothing to be scared off!

This was my first plane with a 4-stroke, and now I am selling all my 2-strokes engines, and converting big time to the 4-stroke era
The plane is a jewel, take good care of it, it is just amazing!!
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Default RE: Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF - engine?

Yeah putting in the Surpass .91 is almost trivial since the template makes it so easy.

A very good match.

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Default RE: Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF - engine?

Looks like the Surpass .91 it is. I looked in the manual and that is the engine installed in the directions. Also saw some good reviews of the engine as well.

I was looking at the higher cost of the 4 stroke but when you you get a comparable 2 stroke and include the price of pitts style muffler there isn't much difference.

Thanks for your help.
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Default RE: Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF - engine?

Not to mention that whatever extra you spend on a 4-stroke you will save in fuel costs your first season. 4-strokes are much more fuel-efficient.

Like fadi, you'll soon find yourself selling off all of your 2-strokes

BTW, here's my review of the Skybolt with an OS 91 (Note* In the video, the engine was still not completely broken in and as such it was still not running up to peak)

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=750
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Thanks MinnFlyer. I already saw your review and it greatly helped in my decision. This will be my first bipe and I think it will be just what I need.

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