HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Dec 19, 2010, 08:38 AM
Registered User
texas
Joined Jul 2009
199 Posts
Discussion
Leo engine

I'm building a LA 40 racer[the plane is a world models not a Hobbyking] and from Hobbyking a LEO 46 engine does anyone know anything about this engine.It has good reviews on there web page but I would like to know if anyone here has used one and how you like it.
luker737 is offline Find More Posts by luker737
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 23, 2010, 07:01 AM
Registered User
texas
Joined Jul 2009
199 Posts
Well I guess no one know anything about a Leo engine .I guess i'll findout when i get it on the plane thanks anyway.
luker737 is offline Find More Posts by luker737
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2010, 07:56 PM
Gary James
gsjames's Avatar
Weatherford, TX
Joined Feb 2006
261 Posts
Just FYI, if you are building your LA Racer with the intent of racing it in Club 40, you might be out of luck. Although it is not an official AMA event, the RCPRO rules specify that the required engine is a Thunder Tiger 40 Pro. Of course if you are not intending to race it, then anything goes. I LOVE my LA Racer, powered with a OS 46FX. It's my primary sport plane. Have fun!
gsjames is offline Find More Posts by gsjames
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2010, 05:45 PM
Registered User
texas
Joined Jul 2009
199 Posts
I'm not going to race it just have a lot of fun with it. No pylon raceing a around here in east texas.One question what makes the differants of name engine a 46 pro is a 46 pro No matter what name is on it. Is a clone engine faster or slower then a name brand engine.{ NOT try to start trouble just don't understand.}
luker737 is offline Find More Posts by luker737
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 19, 2011, 05:24 PM
Registered User
Joined Dec 2008
1,448 Posts
I'd pass on the Leo and just put a .50 in there.The Leo is ok but the carb is kinda crap.A friend used to have one.
pencon is offline Find More Posts by pencon
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 03, 2011, 07:54 PM
Registered User
texas
Joined Jul 2009
199 Posts
Well i flew the racer today with the Leo engine on it . The plane is vary fast a little more then i like I'm still in the beginners stage but i did love the plane and as for the engine had no trouble getting it set ran just fine .One of the club members flew the plane and said that i had a great setup here and if this fly like it it good. so give the Leo engine a try.
luker737 is offline Find More Posts by luker737
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2011, 02:32 PM
Registered User
The Netherlands
Joined Mar 2010
4 Posts
I use the LEO .46 on my trainer and it gives plenty of power. The only thing I did is wrapping some thin thread besides the rubber gasket of the stationary needle (this pushes the rubber ring outward), because the needle would not hold it's idle setting (too little friction of the rubber gasket ring). Only after that tweak I was able to get a smooth pickup from idle and a better mid-range performance.
hmeijdam is offline Find More Posts by hmeijdam
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 06, 2011, 09:01 AM
Registered User
texas
Joined Jul 2009
199 Posts
Thanks hmeijdam so far i haven't had that problem but if it starts looseing it's setting then i'll give that a try.
luker737 is offline Find More Posts by luker737
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question Leo pathfinder Engines 2 Sep 29, 2010 09:34 PM
Discussion LEO Engine rocketrichard Engines 3 Sep 07, 2007 09:36 AM
Discussion LEO .46 Engine Replacement Parts OrlandoP Engines 3 Jun 14, 2007 06:18 PM
ic t-rex with .15 leo engine wardenet Fuel Heli Talk 6 Aug 23, 2005 10:35 AM