|Mar 18, 2005, 10:09 AM|
My first Gas Build-TopFlite C182 Gold
Well heres how it happened. The old roommate moved out, and bigger planes moved in. Well there about to move in.
I have always wanted to build Scale. All my electrics, all be it fun, are nothing close to compitition level scale realism. I have joined my local flying club. (something for some reason I never did earlier with my 20 some e-fliers).
Being my first gas plane, but far from my first full kit build, I expect to be picking the more educated brains to be found here, for probably more silly and obvious questions.
That being stated, first question... 2 or 4 stroke engine??? I know the workings of both 2 anf 4 stroke engines, by question is what is the valuable difference in power, torque, mantinance, weight ect.
|Mar 18, 2005, 10:57 AM|
For the Cessna I would definitely go with the 4 stroke. Much more scale sound and can swing a more scale prop. Four strokes are perhaps a little more expensive and may have a lower power to weight ratio but they are easy to maintain and run. And, that "thumpa-thumpa" Harley Davidson sound at idle is somthing you will just love.
|Mar 18, 2005, 11:47 AM|
I would love the more throaty sound from the 4 stroke, but I also want to be able to run the correct scale prop for appearance.
Is the 4 stroke the way to go when seaking scale looks. Scale sound would be great if there is a 4 stroke out there that could spin a scale prop. Im not looking to tear up the skies in my C182. I want a comfortable pattern plane that has ample power to "Save my Proverbial Bacon" if needed. Im not a lead foot, so 1/3-1/2 throttle for level flight is preffered.
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