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Mar 15, 2012, 09:32 AM
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make it 3.....the comical looks up front....
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Mar 15, 2012, 12:11 PM
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I know it's just in my head but I grew up on two strokes, both RC planes and motocross bikes, so I can only be fully satisfied with a 2-stroke. I enjoy electric too but it's just not the same for me. 4-strokes I probably like even less than electric... unless it's a V8.

I still remember the smells of going to the race track as a kid. Natural oil and leather. Oh my...
Mar 15, 2012, 02:46 PM
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DreamAncient you ain't rite !!

2 strokes sound like p---ed off bumble bees !!

Mar 15, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Just for grins I've come up with a formula to justify my madness. Feel free to tweak the numbers but you'll find a 2C is still closer than a 4C.

WWII Radial engine: 18 cylinder radial, 1500 RPM, 1 exhaust note per cylinder ever other rotation
18 * 1500 * 1/2 = 13,500 exhaust notes per minute

2-Stroke, single cylinder: 15,000 RPM. Same math
15,000 exhaust notes per minute

4-Stroke, single cylinder: 10,000 RPM, Same math
5,000 exhaust notes per minute

So students, we have learned a 2-stroke is better for your typical warbird. Class is over.
Mar 15, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Lol! You won't win that battle, DM :-) People will have their preferences. But, the smart ones will choose IC... JUST KIDDING!
Mar 15, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Radials sound best, 4 strokes are next, 3rd is the electric quiet.......
THEN Worst is the Mad Bumble Bee!
Mar 15, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Where can I find a 2-stroke to put in my Jeep?

PS, I'm currently building a Great Planes P-51D 40 and it's getting an OS 55AX.... 2-STROKE!!! I know it will make me more hated at the field. I can live with that.

On a serious note, the P-51D kit is pretty awesome.
Last edited by DreamArcher; Mar 15, 2012 at 04:27 PM.
Mar 15, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Pleeeeeeeeze don't put no 2 stroke in that beautiful plane !!! At least go for the deeper sound of the 4 stroke....less people will hate you
Mar 15, 2012, 05:17 PM
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I can't use an engine that sounds like a long fart. At least the scale guys at the field will hate me less than if I made it electric. hehe. Just kidding.

I'm already planning next winter's build. Top Flight Sea Fury with an OS 75AX. Sorry.

Honestly I have the highest respect for 4-strokes and electrics. They're just not for me.
Mar 15, 2012, 05:26 PM
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"Honestly I have the highest respect for 4-strokes and electrics. They're just not for me."

That's Ok.....I've got faith in you......You'll wise up sooner or later....
Mar 15, 2012, 07:11 PM
A man with too many toys
After owning an EP version with the nice cowl I had forgotten how ugly the nitro version is. That’s another reason that I don’t fly nitro any more.

If they (Tower Hobbies) would show the EP version in their advertisements I think that they would sell more of them.

Jul 23, 2012, 10:04 PM
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You're right RC..
That is a beautiful plane with a motor and the cowling on !!
....And it doesn't sound like a mad bee that irritates the neighbors 2 miles away
....Just stirring the Escapade pot a little. No posts for too long.

Jul 23, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Where are the nice sleek wheel pants?
And who cut up that beautiful cowl?

....Someone in your neighborhood must be messin' widchu....
Jul 24, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Chappy110
Eat your hearts out.
She ain't sexy.

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