SC two-stroke engines (please state size)

Brand: SC engines

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Mick Cayton  |  Aug 25, 2015

Strengths:
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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
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Overall:
0
Ease of assembly:
0
Build quality:
0
Flight performance:
0
Value for money:
0
cymaz  |  Oct 23, 2014

Strengths:
Reliable, no needle twiddling, fuel efficient. . . .
Weaknesses:
Nothing. . . .
Overall:
Run in as per manual. Only touched the main needle a couple of times this year. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Philflyer  |  May 07, 2013

Strengths:
Easy starting. Reliable. Cheap spares (ASP bits from Just Engines). Quiet, especially with an 11x6 or 7.
Weaknesses:
Not as powerful as an Irvine or OS (but well adequate). Needs a good wet prime to start then always runs backwards at first unless using a starter. Loses its looks quicker than the more expensive motors. .
Overall:
Great value. Bought mine second hand for a song and replaced the bearings. Looked like it had stood in a shed for years but is now in DB Sport & Scale Mascot. Its the hack that flies every time I'm at the field and in all weathers.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
mothy  |  Mar 21, 2013

Strengths:
Well priced, powerful. . . .
Weaknesses:
For some reason they don't seem to like being run inverted. After a year or two the O ring seals of the needle valve perish and need replacing. The rear main bearing does give up after about 2 years but its a standard size and much better ones can be bought from bearing specialists. .
Overall:
Good value for the money. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
Ben B  |  May 21, 2011

Strengths:
Good power, very easy starting even just with a chicken stick. . . .
Weaknesses:
Yet to find one!. . . .
Overall:
I was skeptical (they are after all very cheap) but it's a good'un. So far started first time every time with a quick flick of the chicken stick. Very powerful too. Brilliant.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
0
Value for money:
5
Kelly  |  Oct 05, 2010

Strengths:
Low price easy to start. reliable operation in flight. . .
Weaknesses:
Non found. . . .
Overall:
First engine after returning to the hobby after 30+ years gap. Hand start all my engines this is a breeze with the SC. important to run in as per the instuctions. Use after run oil.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Stephen Grigg  |  Oct 01, 2010

Strengths:
Starting,P{ower,tickover,maintains tune. . . .
Weaknesses:
None. . . .
Overall:
SC 53,very good overall. . . .

Overall:
5
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
MikeyC38  |  Jun 02, 2010

Strengths:
Cheap, powerful, reliable running, good throttling. . . .
Weaknesses:
Broke conrod, but my fault. Bit of difficulty getting correct spare. . .
Overall:
First ic engine for 30years. Reliable, never had a problem. Run it on 10% nitro. .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
0
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Flossie  |  Oct 27, 2009

Strengths:
Costs 50% less than comparable OS engine. Easy to install and setup. With the money you save you can buy other model things. .
Weaknesses:
You MUST follow the run in procedure to the letter which is recommended by the vendor or you will damage your engine. Engine bearings seem to be average but are liable to excessive wear and corrode if you do not put after run oil in your engine, if your not flying for a while. Engine casing around the carb where the screws go in could be made from harder alu as it strips thread easily. You hve to use some threadlock on your screws to get the screw to stay screwed into their holes.
Overall:
nice cheap OS clone engine, that does what it says on the tin. It`s a great rocket on 5% Nitro fuel, what more can i say. Great value for money and if you look after it, that will last you a long time. This pulls my Seagull models Pilatus PC9 vertical.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
stuart charlton  |  Oct 03, 2009

Strengths:
very good price for alot of engine ,quality of end product very good ,. . . .
Weaknesses:
use after run oil after flight of the day . jue too quility of bearings . . .
Overall:
you pay your money and you do get a lovly engine in return . look after it and it will look after you. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Dave Bran  |  Aug 04, 2009

Strengths:
Low Cost, a simple but yet adequately made engine with excellent throttle response. Only needs 5% fuel to perform well. . .
Weaknesses:
Not ready for instant use - DON'T be tempted to short circuit the running in process, that ABC liner WILL suffer. Nothing else to mention here, it's been nearly as reliable as an electric motor. . .
Overall:
Nice little power house for sports flying. Mine's in a 40-52 3D/Sports plane and gives it sustained vertical performance at three quarters throttle. Standard silencer is good, too. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
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