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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 25, 2016 @ 05:56 AM | 10,159 Views
So I was coerced into buying this engine. No, not really, but after seeing and corresponding with a great fellow and YouTube subscriber in Slovenia I decided to get one. Sure, I had to sell a few engines to offset the cost, but hey they are just things. So after selling about 5-6 engines I felt much better about this purchase.

The amazing thing was I ordered it on a Friday from Hobby King Hong Kong warehouse and it was at my door step on Tuesday the following week!!! I have ordered things from HK before and didn't get them for nearly a month so I was floored when this arrived on Tuesday. Anyway, it is absolutely beautiful! I have run it three times now but only two of those videos are linked here.

I am still tweaking the carb a bit but it is better than in the first video. Tweaking and running it is ALL of the fun as well.

First run
ASP FT160 AR First Run (15 min 19 sec)

Second run same tank of fuel
ASP FT160 AR Completion of the First Tank (10 min 10 sec)
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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 20, 2016 @ 09:28 AM | 10,044 Views
I came upon a very nice Enya R120-4C engine this week. I was quite surpised when a fellow RCG member, Chris, contacted me last weekend asking if I was interested in an engine. He told me what he had, sent me some pictures, then the negotiations began. One week later it is in my possession and I could not be happier with it.

The Enya R120-4C is the more powerful of the 2 Enya 120 sized 4 stroke engines. it was introduced to the market in 1984 is still has considerable parts support and following. I have wanted an Enya 120 for some time, but the R120 was what I really wanted. A big thank you to Chris for contacting me on this!

It arrived and I did an initial external inspection and determined that it was in good enough shape for a run.


Volume 10 Box To The Bench Enya R120 4C (13 min 13 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Nov 11, 2016 @ 04:14 PM | 10,628 Views
I am about to build an airplane that was featured in the December 1987 issue of RCModeler magazine. This airplane, the Super Sportster 90/120, went on to become a kit distributed by Great Planes. Now back in 1988, when I entered the hobby, I built several SS 40 kits. I actually built nearly all of the Great Planes kits offered during that time period. I have never had the 90/120 and I am quite excited to build the version before it was kitted by GP.

I found the plans on http://www.outerzone.co.uk/ and a great friend of mine Rob Reynolds has a laser cutter and offers short kits for many airplanes to include this one. I have received this short kit from Rob and I am now in the engine selection process. I still have to get all remaining wood for the build, but now is a good time to decide on an engine.

Super Sportster 90/120 Part 1 Engine Selection (6 min 2 sec)