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Ron Gray26/05/2018 08:10:27
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The Laser - tech questions thread has got a bit sidetracked with questions about best engine for a make of ‘plane so it has benn suggested that a new thread is created to cover this topic.

So, if you have a warbird (or any scale type I guess), powered by an IC power plant and you are really happy about the combo, please post on here. Likewise if you are not happy with the combo also post on here too! Weight and size of ‘plane would also be handy.

Edited By Ron Gray on 26/05/2018 08:13:16

Jon - Laser Engines26/05/2018 09:19:27
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nice one Ron.

For those who didn't see the chat on the laser thread it basically started with 'I have X engine, which models can I buy?' and that is essentially the plan here.

Bob Cotsford26/05/2018 09:23:02
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Laser 100 - a nice match for BlackHorse's Percival P56 Provost, though it does need the tank lowering for a neat inverted installation.

Brian Cooper26/05/2018 09:43:28
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I have a few IC-powered warbirds of the WW2 era. Personally, I like to have some "authority" in the power department with these types of aeroplanes.

This one is a Kyosho FW.190 and has 72" wingspan. It has electric retracts, weighs about 12 pounds and has a CRRC 26cc petrol engine up front. It handles superbly and is a joy to fly.

FW.190

Graeme Poke26/05/2018 10:28:55
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Blackhorse Heinkel112-B with a Saito 125. Some would say its over powered. Ii don't. It is so much fun. Superb flyer. The engine is 12 years old, it never stops, as good as ever. I have several Saitos and they just seem so strong. I also have a Laser 155 which is in a YT 72" Spitfire and that is a delightful combination. imgp3758.jpg

Ron Gray26/05/2018 11:18:43
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Not a warbird but Hangar 9 Taylor Craft 80” wingspan, 15lbs weight, originally powered by Zenoah 20 but was underpowered and noisy. Changed to CRRC 26, power was fine but noisy and limited in cowl space for decent sized silencer. Changed to Laser 155, more than enough power (most flights half throttle) and sounds lovely.

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Frank Skilbeck26/05/2018 11:32:41
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Complete A Pac Jungmeister with ASP91, perfect, plan shows a Merco 61, maidened a couple of weeks ago after a 30 year build blush

Brian Cooper26/05/2018 13:35:19
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Hangar 9 Corsair. 64" wingspan. Weighs about 7.5 pounds. The aeroplane is a real sweetie to fly and looks great in the air. Powered with an ASP FS91. This is just about enough power for it but you wouldn't want anything less powerful. . More power would be good, so I have plans to change the engine to a Saito FA-100 at some point in the future...... it has the same mounting dimensions as the ASP.

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Edited By Brian Cooper on 26/05/2018 13:36:29

Rocker26/05/2018 15:20:50
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OK I have a Laser 80 .What war bird would be OK for the Laser 80 ?

Cuban826/05/2018 16:11:09
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My old Hanger 9 P 47 63" span, has an ASP 120fs turning a 15x8 prop. Model weighs 10lbs. Performance is best described as adequate but not exceptional.
Jon - Laser Engines26/05/2018 17:23:35
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Cracking shot of the Corsair Brian!

Rocker, I would say any 60-65 inch 8-10lb warbird would be ideal. My 63'' hurricane is 9.5 lbs and overpowered for scale.

Cuban, was the 120 healthy? it should have been more than enough for the P47 so im surprised you had trouble.

Steve J26/05/2018 19:40:42
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Posted by Rocker on 26/05/2018 15:20:50:

OK I have a Laser 80 .What war bird would be OK for the Laser 80 ?

I have a 60" VQ models Yak-9 with an ASP .61 four stroke up front. I think that it is a bit underpowered with the .61. I would expect that a Laser 80 would pull it or one of the other VQ warbirds of the same size around quite nicely.

Steve

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator26/05/2018 19:44:11
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Love the Jungmeister Frank.....thumbs up

Martin Harris26/05/2018 19:56:55
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Posted by Brian Cooper on 26/05/2018 09:43:28:

I have a few IC-powered warbirds of the WW2 era. Personally, I like to have some "authority" in the power department with these types of aeroplanes.

This one is a Kyosho FW.190 and has 72" wingspan. It has electric retracts, weighs about 12 pounds and has a CRRC 26cc petrol engine up front. It handles superbly and is a joy to fly.

FW.190

That looks identical to a Black Horse version that I'm lucky enough to be asked to fly and buddy lead for a friend on a regular basis - I can wholeheartedly agree with your comments on the handling if it's as similar as it looks. His flies on an SC120 FS which suits it perfectly.

Edited By Martin Harris on 26/05/2018 19:59:39

Richard Wills 226/05/2018 22:32:01
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Hangar 9 60 size P-51 bluenose and BF-109 both running OS 120 Surpass engines on 15x8 props, both verging on being silly overpowered for scale. Mustang is a smidge over 11lbs, and the 109 11.5lbs.

VQ Hurricane 60, 10.5lbs, ASP 91 FS. Escale (Seagull) Seafire 60, 10 lbs, OS 91 Surpass. Both of these have a 14x8 on them, and are more than adequate but not overpowered.

Jon Laughton27/05/2018 10:54:05
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YT Spitfire XIVe flown on an OS 120 Surpass F/S then upgraded to a Weston 180 F/S

Ron Gray27/05/2018 11:17:32
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Why the upgrade Jon, not enough power with the OS?

Jon Laughton27/05/2018 15:08:24
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Ron - It made sense to trade tge significant dead weight up front for greater engine capacity and yes the additional ‘urge’ also made the model better to fly

Ron Gray27/05/2018 15:19:43
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Up the CC, remove the OZ, like it.

Timothy Harris 131/05/2018 11:02:34
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Blackhorse Chipmunk (60 version)great with OS95V a Laser80 would be great too as similar power output. I’m using a 15x7 prop

Seagull P47 Thunderbolt Brilliant( my favourite ARTF so far! ) with Laser 100 using a 15x8 prop. I think the Laser 100 is much more powerful than my OS95V so if you are wanting to use an OS in this plane instead I would use an OS120FS or similar.img_1340.jpg

 

Edited By Timothy Harris 1 on 31/05/2018 11:21:49

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