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Old Dec 20, 2007, 07:00 PM
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hanger 9 sundowner 50

Has anyone seen this airplane? I ordered one the other day from my LHS. As this aircraft looks like a fast racer plane, I plan to fly it this way. I am not sure if a 2 stroke or four stroke would make for great high speed passes across the flight line. Any thoughts on this? Also the manual calls for upto a .52 two stroke or .82 four stroke. Realistically how big of an engine can I use. Remember this is intended mainly for speed!
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Old Dec 20, 2007, 07:03 PM
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Put a E-flite 160 in it !!!
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Old Dec 20, 2007, 08:04 PM
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Put a E-flite 160 in it !!!
sorry, nothing beats the sound and smell of glow fuel in the morning. If you could reproduce that and get rid of the mess I'd be on board. Until then burn baby burn!
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Old Dec 21, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Put a E-flite 160 in it !!!
I guess you realize the OP is talking about the 50-size version, not the 1.60.

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Old Dec 21, 2007, 04:55 PM
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Jett .90 or at least a good, hot .61 (2 stroke).
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 06:43 AM
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Have you decided what motor yet? I have a os 55 ax lying around and was thinking of getting this plane for it>
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:07 PM
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Have you decided what motor yet? I have a os 55 ax lying around and was thinking of getting this plane for it>
I bought a Saito .82 for it. I plan on using a 13X8 prop to start with. I will probably experiment with prop size to get the best speed. Unfortunately, the plane is still on back order.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:17 PM
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Just got off the phone with Horizon Hobby and the say that the back order is pushed back to the end of February.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Just picked up mine at the LHS. Going to put a OS 55 on it.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 10:15 AM
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I got mine last night. I want to go with a hot brushless setup. Any ideas other than the recomended 46 or the E-Flte 60?
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 10:40 PM
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Here are some photos. I broke the engine mount when I was drilling it. Oh well, Ill run by the Hobby Shop tomorrow. I like this plane.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 11:10 AM
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If a Saito .82 fits and is OK to fly this, how about a YS 110? You can never have too much firepower sarge
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 07:08 PM
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I picked mine up on Thursday and have started to put it together. I spent most of today running and breaking in the new Saito .82 engine. Ran about a half gallon through it. I will finish putting it together tomorrow.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 11:47 PM
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This is by FAR the easiest ARF that I have ever assembled. Everything fits great. All the little things that are already done for you saves a ton of time! I think they said to themselve's, "what do most hate about building an ARF?" The cowl blocks are already glued on, the horns are already mounted on the ailerons/ele/rud. the blind nuts are already in place in the firewall ( I hate doing all of this!) Good stuff
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 08:55 PM
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I just finished putting the Sundowner 50 together. Now I just have to wait for this spring to get to fly it.
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