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gliggsy01/07/2014 15:33:37
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Hi guys, I have been flying leccy for the past four years and although it is very convenient for a quick blast there is something inside me that would like to have a go with something a bit more mechanical and messy!! Problem is I only fly small I.e 38" wing span and preferably with removable wings. So the question is : which way forwards. What fuel types and engine size would I be looking for and coupled to which airframe. I prefer sport flying if this helps, is this something that is viable .g

J D 801/07/2014 16:13:21
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Get yourself an OS LA10/15 glow, great little motors,easy to use, just a glow stick,chicken stick[to flick prop] and fuel will suit your type of model.

fly boy301/07/2014 16:29:08
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Hi Gliggsy, 38 inch span is quite small, is there a special reason for this ? Removable wings, is this a transport or/and storage problem ? I think we all agree bigger models fly better ! (fetches tin hat) Cheers

Martyn K01/07/2014 16:33:26
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Try a Mini Jazz. Flies really well with a SC15 or OS15. Quite a quick build, fun to fly and a few build blogs on the 2014 Mast Build Forum.


Braddock, VC01/07/2014 17:01:27
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Sig wonder, quite expensive as a kit but like a ten bob rocket with a thunder tiger 15. Pegasus models sell them.

servo shop have various ic stuff about a meter wingspan some for more powerful engines, worth a browse there.

Engine Doctor02/07/2014 10:36:24
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Hi Gliggsy. Ask ten people and you will get ten different answers. Why not look at what other members of your club fly and see what excites you. The only drawback I can see is the size you are looking at . Not many I/C models of that size around unless you want to build from a plan. As said earlier the OS la 10 and 15 are very easy to use engines and they are quiet so shouldn't upset any neighbours . Good luck and welcome to the wonderful world of IC.

Jon - Laser Engines02/07/2014 12:15:31
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If you can do it then I would suggest going up a bit on your model size. Small IC engines can be a fiddle and as has been said bigger models fly better. I would look at something like a wot 4 or acrowot as a nice 50-60 4 stroke would work brilliantly. if you cannot live with a model of this size then there are other smaller options. Also are you looking build or get an ARTF?

IanN02/07/2014 12:26:04
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Posted by john davies 8 on 01/07/2014 16:13:21:

Get yourself an OS LA10/15 glow, great little motors,easy to use, just a glow stick,chicken stick[to flick prop] and fuel will suit your type of model.

Seconded. Dead easy to start and set up, and pretty tolerant of settings, tank position etc. Not at all fiddly. Not the most powerful, as not ball raced - but are therefore correspondingly lighter than similar size BB engines - which is an advantage at the size you mention

Plenty of plans in your preferred size range

gliggsy02/07/2014 18:37:01
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Hi fellas, thanks for the response, ATM both transport and storage are both contributing factors of size, all the guys at my club fly big and they are a good bunch with lots of knowledge, it's just a question that I thought I would put among you fella's. Will do a search for a 15 or similar and do a little more research, would love to build but work gets in the way!!!!!! g

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