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Oct 26, 2010, 01:59 PM
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I am starting back into rc airplanes. I would like to retrain with a trainer in the .46 size. What is a good engine? How about Evolution engines ? If a plane calls for .46 to .52 motor would you go to the larger size?
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Oct 26, 2010, 02:15 PM
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You'll get a host of opinions about engines. It's a pretty safe bet to go with either a Thunder Tiger, OS, or Evo engine. All types have their pro's and con's. I personally have used both OS and Evo and both have been great.

Engine size selection is up to you, but on a typical trainer, and .46 is more then enough.

If money is a bit tight, check out the classifieds section here to get some great deals on engines (both new and used) from some good people.
Oct 27, 2010, 10:16 PM
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I have a Magnum 46 sitting here that I have no complaints about at all. Been a great engine and best of all they are cheap.
Oct 29, 2010, 08:27 PM
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I wouldn't use an Evo 46 if given to me....Every one I know that has had one has had problems with tuning them and keeping them tuned....Stay with OS
Oct 30, 2010, 07:59 AM
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Other choices:

Super Tigre
Magnum ( I run a bunch of the .15 XLS for RC combat)
ASP (same as Magnum)

I have an Evo CL motor, but have not run it. The Evo RC engines at my field run fine, once you remove the idiot stops (ones designed to prevent you from messing too much with the needle valves).
Oct 30, 2010, 10:49 PM
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My Supre Tigre 45 runs great and I hardly ever have to tune it. Just show up to the field and it cranks right up everytime. The only deadsticks that I have had was when I ran out of fuel because I forgot to set the timer.
Nov 04, 2010, 08:53 PM
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I have experience running all of the previously mentioned engines and have had good luck with all of them. If I had to stay away from one it would be the EVO. They are over priced IMO . For the money you can't beat a Magnum. They're all good engines but the Evo is the worst.
Also if the plane calls for a 46 then I'd run a 46. A bigger engine is not always better. A 46 is more power than a trainer usually needs.
The choice is all yours.

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