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Old Oct 04, 2003, 03:00 AM
Robert Cina
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Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

Hello,

I am just getting introduced to the hobby and received by Sig LT-40
ARF yesterday. I bought a Tower Hobbies .46 ABC engine to go along
with it. After reading several posts, I wonder if this engine was the
right choice. Should I return it for a Thunder Tiger .46, or should I
keep it. Could anyone with experience with this engine offer some
insight. Thanks so much for your help.

Thanks,

Rob
Old Oct 05, 2003, 03:00 AM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

If you get a good one, they are great. If not, they can be very
frustrating.

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Paul McIntosh
Desert Sky Model Aviation
http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
"Robert Cina" <robert@drcina.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I am just getting introduced to the hobby and received by Sig LT-40
> ARF yesterday. I bought a Tower Hobbies .46 ABC engine to go along
> with it. After reading several posts, I wonder if this engine was the
> right choice. Should I return it for a Thunder Tiger .46, or should I
> keep it. Could anyone with experience with this engine offer some
> insight. Thanks so much for your help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob



Old Oct 05, 2003, 03:00 AM
Dr1Driver
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

>Should I return it for a Thunder Tiger .46, or should I
>keep it.


I'd get a TT Pro, OS FX, ST, or Webra.
Dr.1 Driver
"There's a Hun in the sun!"
Old Oct 05, 2003, 03:00 AM
Ted Campanelli
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

On 10/3/2003 10:49 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

I started out with a Tower 46 engine (had been away for 30 years).
I would not suggest it as a first engine. They are a powerful engine,
BUT can be VERY frustrating to someone just starting out. They are
notorious for not shutting off with the transmitter and there are
numerous reports of poor idle (mine idled great - just would not shut off).

My first choice for someone just starting out is the OS 46 FX. This
engine will run "Right Out Of The Box" and is as user friendly as you
can get. It is a powerful engine you can use for other planes as well.
It is a little more expensive than a TT (about $110 against about $90).

My second choice is the TT 46 PRO (make sure you get the Pro - it has
the ball bearings). This engine is equal to the OS in almost every way.
The reason I put it at #2 is because the needle valve is on the carb
and therefore closer to the prop. The TT will also need a longer
break-in period than the OS. The OS will perform great after 2 - 3
tanks of fuel, the TT needs about 1/2 gallon before it comes into it's own.


> Hello,
>
> I am just getting introduced to the hobby and received by Sig LT-40
> ARF yesterday. I bought a Tower Hobbies .46 ABC engine to go along
> with it. After reading several posts, I wonder if this engine was the
> right choice. Should I return it for a Thunder Tiger .46, or should I
> keep it. Could anyone with experience with this engine offer some
> insight. Thanks so much for your help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob


Old Oct 05, 2003, 03:00 AM
James D Jones
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

The newer TT Pro 46 engines come with a needle valve which is angled to
the rear. This keeps your fingers out of the way of the prop without
introducing the adjustment lag often noticed with remote needle valves.
This might make it your first choice.

Jim - AMA 501383

Ted Campanelli wrote:
> On 10/3/2003 10:49 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
> great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:
>
> I started out with a Tower 46 engine (had been away for 30 years). I
> would not suggest it as a first engine. They are a powerful engine,
> BUT can be VERY frustrating to someone just starting out. They are
> notorious for not shutting off with the transmitter and there are
> numerous reports of poor idle (mine idled great - just would not shut
> off).
>
> My first choice for someone just starting out is the OS 46 FX. This
> engine will run "Right Out Of The Box" and is as user friendly as
> you can get. It is a powerful engine you can use for other planes as
> well. It is a little more expensive than a TT (about $110 against
> about $90).
>
> My second choice is the TT 46 PRO (make sure you get the Pro - it has
> the ball bearings). This engine is equal to the OS in almost every
> way. The reason I put it at #2 is because the needle valve is on the
> carb and therefore closer to the prop. The TT will also need a
> longer break-in period than the OS. The OS will perform great after
> 2 - 3 tanks of fuel, the TT needs about 1/2 gallon before it comes
> into it's own.
>


Old Oct 05, 2003, 03:00 AM
Morgans
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine


"James D Jones" <texasrcflyer@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The newer TT Pro 46 engines come with a needle valve which is angled to
> the rear. This keeps your fingers out of the way of the prop without
> introducing the adjustment lag often noticed with remote needle valves.
> This might make it your first choice.
>
> Jim - AMA 501383


Does it have one needle or two?

--
Jim in NC


Old Oct 05, 2003, 03:00 AM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

Two needles. It appears to be the same carb but with the main needle
casting at an angle.

--
Paul McIntosh
Desert Sky Model Aviation
http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
"Morgans" <jjsumnorkgan@charter.net> wrote in message
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>
> "James D Jones" <texasrcflyer@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:TBBfb.1780$gA1.782@newsread3.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
> > The newer TT Pro 46 engines come with a needle valve which is angled to
> > the rear. This keeps your fingers out of the way of the prop without
> > introducing the adjustment lag often noticed with remote needle valves.
> > This might make it your first choice.
> >
> > Jim - AMA 501383

>
> Does it have one needle or two?
>
> --
> Jim in NC
>
>



Old Oct 08, 2003, 03:00 AM
WINZER
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

I bought one. It sucks. It has never run right. I own an OS SF46 that has
been the greatest.
"Robert Cina" <robert@drcina.com> wrote in message
news:3b367ab8.0310031849.26eed524@posting.google.c om...
> Hello,
>
> I am just getting introduced to the hobby and received by Sig LT-40
> ARF yesterday. I bought a Tower Hobbies .46 ABC engine to go along
> with it. After reading several posts, I wonder if this engine was the
> right choice. Should I return it for a Thunder Tiger .46, or should I
> keep it. Could anyone with experience with this engine offer some
> insight. Thanks so much for your help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob



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Old Jul 16, 2007, 11:10 PM
Crabs
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Re: Tower Hobbies .46 ABC Engine

mathew0214 wrote:
> go with os
>
>

check the date of the posting that you replied to...
It's 4 years old.

I've got an OSMax .46 FX, an OSMax LA. 46, a Thunder Tiger .46 Pro, and
a Tower Hobbies .46 ABC.
All are great motors.
No problems at all with any of them.
The Tower Hobbies .46 has more power than all the others, hands down.

Crabs
 


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