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#1 mazjag Sep 04, 2012 05:30 PM

First pattern plane
 
Guys, I`m really a 3d guy most of the time, but want to get a pattern plane to hone my skills plus they are just cool. I`m looking at Kaos ARF...Do I need a OS .55 to make it scoot or can I use my OS 46ax with a pipe? I have the .46 and the pipe is cheaper than the .55..I also have a Evolution .60 that has a mind of its own...any help would be great...thx..Jason

#2 EscapeFlyer Sep 04, 2012 07:49 PM

Just curious....

What would you prefer... the pipe of the OS .55?

It will scream with either option!

Brian

#3 mazjag Sep 04, 2012 07:55 PM

I want to make sure a .46 with a pipe won`t be a slug..I`ll get a .55 if needed...as you know a lot planes recommended engines are too small.. I want a 90-100 mph plane..thx...Jason

#4 cannondale1974 Sep 04, 2012 10:29 PM

I'd go with the OS 55, AND a pipe. :)

#5 jpurcha Sep 04, 2012 10:35 PM

If you have the 46AX try it first, why put out extra money. If you don't like it, then change to the 55 if required. The bolt hole pattern is identical which doesn't matter bacause the Kaos arf uses a clamp mount.

I have the Tower Kaos setup with the OS 46La. (Not flown yet).

Jim

#6 edh13 Sep 04, 2012 11:51 PM

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I have a Kaos ARF and have had three engines on it:

Evo .40 with a pipe – Okay, not a rocket but fast. (The pipe killed the Evo bearings pretty quickly)

Chinese Super Tigre .45 with a Macs 1 piece muffler – Hauled ass. Faster than I wanted it to go. Fat wing, slab control surfaces I was waiting for the flutter.

OS .40FSR on a pipe – Lightest of the bunch almost as quick as the previous setup. Best match
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I think the 55ax would be faster than I want it to go…
Chris ??
(stuntflyr)

#7 mazjag Sep 05, 2012 04:25 AM

thx guys...
 
Thanks, I`m gonna pony up a get a OS .55 and use my one piece pipe..That Evo .60 is junk and needed bearing as well like yours...Always dead sticken and has been back to Horizon...never again...Jason

#8 Generic Member Sep 05, 2012 06:22 AM

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I have the Kaos ARF with a NovaRossi .57. I dont think its "too much power". The 55 AX will be a good match. Prop selection is key.

Here's a picture with a Jett .46 prior to the NovaRossi .57 upgrade.

#9 shooboy Sep 05, 2012 09:53 AM

I can give you a nice deal on a new in box Tower's Kaos, and, I can throw in any one of 4 excellent OS 40FSR's or a good OS 45FSR. Gotta clear some things out of my shop......Shoo
P.S. The Kaos with either FSR's is possibly the best combination in model aviation history.....

#10 shooboy Sep 05, 2012 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by jpurcha (Post 22643874)
If you have the 46AX try it first, why put out extra money. If you don't like it, then change to the 55 if required. The bolt hole pattern is identical which doesn't matter bacause the Kaos arf uses a clamp mount.

I have the Tower Kaos setup with the OS 46La. (Not flown yet).

Jim

Jim, That 46LA isn't going to do it for you. Send me a PM if you'd like, I have several OS40FSR's, a 45FSR, and a couple of 46FX's that will make that Kaos scream, Shoo

#11 stuntflyr Sep 05, 2012 12:56 PM

Jason,
A friend Dick J has a 46 on a pipe and he is afraid to go wide open in a dive as the tail might fall off of the Arf Kaos!
Chris...

#12 Fatherof4 Sep 05, 2012 01:39 PM

Here is a video of Dick's Kaos:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=kao

#13 mazjag Sep 05, 2012 06:06 PM

Thanks Shoo, but I have a coupon at Tower and want to use that...Anybody know what size spinner goes on a Kaos? 2 "2 1/4??

#14 shooboy Sep 05, 2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by mazjag (Post 22651633)
Thanks Shoo, but I have a coupon at Tower and want to use that...Anybody know what size spinner goes on a Kaos? 2 "2 1/4??

No problem, just thought I'd make the offer. Take care, Shoo :)

#15 jpurcha Sep 05, 2012 08:11 PM

The Tower Kaos kit comes with a spinner.

Jim


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