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Old Oct 23, 2004, 06:13 PM
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Twist 3D...Gas for the first time. Prop?

I've been flying electric for a couple of years but I am just delving into the world of Glow. I put an OS .46 FX on my new Twist and am wondering what the best prop is. I haven't flown it yet due to my heavy work schedule. Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of flying? I've got a Master Airscrew 10x7 on it now. I'm not into hovering and such yet but want good vertical. Okay, what prop?

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 06:50 PM
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 09:42 PM
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How's your speed with that 12.25x3.75 prop? It seems it would give you awesome power but is it slow?
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 07:00 AM
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I'm running an 11x6 MAS prop on my Twist. Its powered by an OS .46 AX.
It flies really well on this prop.

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 01:28 AM
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11x5 APC, OS 46FX, Tower muffler

I can hover at 1/2 throttle. Pullout isn't all that great but keep it high enough and no problems.
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 05:10 PM
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Sweet.Like I said I'm new to gas and with electric the speed difference between a x3.75 prop and a x6 prop is tremendous. I guess it's an rpm thing huh?
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 09:22 PM
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Thanks Dennis. My local hobby shop is out of those props at the moment but I picked up an 11.5x4. That's as close as I could get for a "Quick Fix". I'll try it this weekend. Thanks again,
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 04:33 AM
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Eddie, I'm also an electric pilot. Just started flying glow this past summer.
I find I fly glow more than electric for the simple fact of power and bigger planes. You can power the Twist electrically but plan on blowin over $400 just
for the power system and batts. BTW, the Twist builds tail heavy so I'd mount that engine all the way at the end of the mount. Then check your CG with rx batt installed.

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Old Nov 01, 2004, 08:08 AM
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Hey Dave,
A friend of mine has a Twist that's electric. He likes it. He has a You-can-do he made electric too. His brushless is as big as a coke can! I finally got to fly it yesterday for the first time. I went with the 11x5 Zinger and it's awesome. It has plenty of power and speed with the OS.46. It will pull straight up out of a hover with the .46 too. The bigger low pitch prop was definitely the way to go. As for the CG thing I ended up making steel motor mounts out of key stock and tigged them together and made them 1/4" longer than factory to get the motor out there. Thanks a lot.
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Old Nov 01, 2004, 09:15 PM
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There was someone else who electrified their Twist with an AXI brushless and lipo batt packs. According to him, he can hover at 1/2 throttle etc. And, his Twist actually weighs less than one equipped with a glow engine. He didn't mention what size prop he was using. In all though, the Twist flies great and floats in on landings.

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Old Nov 02, 2004, 02:50 PM
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I have a 4 stroke Satio .50 laying around and I was woundering if this has enough power for the Twist. Does anyone know for sure?

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Old Nov 02, 2004, 07:39 PM
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Bach, it will probably work okay but I wouldn't expect stellar performance.
Seems most put in around a .72 4 stroker. There is even one guy who has a
90 4 stroker in his....I guess he likes to hover at 1/4 throttle....LOL!!!!
I'd say give it a go. I fly my twist doing your general aerobatics. Have yet to hover the thing. Truthfully, I kinda like scale stuff and warbirds. Its just that the Twist flies so darn good....$99 is cheap for this much fun.

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Old Nov 03, 2004, 09:00 AM
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Thanks Dave for your info. I thought it might be too small. The Satio is on a Corsair a friend gave me to finish. He started to build it some years ago, but lost interest. Along with the plane he gave me this Satio .50. I finished it and it flys great, but I'm not that good of a pilot to land it without doing a nose brakes. I have more fun with my Something Extra and UCD 60 "electric". Therefore, I thought I might take the engine off and put it on something more like the Twist. I'm finding that this engine will not really do the job on 3D and/or aerobatic planes as you suggest. So I think I will sell the Corsair less the receiver at a fair price if you have any interest or know of someone that might be.

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