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Oct 21, 2003, 06:00 PM
What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN
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Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


Hey all

I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure what
engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my local
hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares and
has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
think.

Marcel


Oct 21, 2003, 06:00 PM
Paul McIntosh
Paul McIntosh
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


Whichever one you want. They will all fly that plane just fine. Look ahead
to the next possible use for the engine and make your decision based on
that.

--
Paul McIntosh
Desert Sky Model Aviation
http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
"What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey all
>
> I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

what
> engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
> common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

local
> hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares

and
> has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> think.
>
> Marcel
>
>



Oct 21, 2003, 06:00 PM
Dr1Driver
Dr1Driver
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


>But the question remaining is wich
>one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ??


The Irvine .40 will be more-than-enough engine for this plane. Run an 11-4
prop.
Dr.1 Driver
"There's a Hun in the sun!"
Oct 21, 2003, 06:00 PM
Normen Strobel
Normen Strobel
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


The OS 46FX is a perfect selection for this airplane, so whatever Irvine's
equivalent engine is.

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Normen Strobel
nstrobel@zoominternet.nospam.net


"What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey all
>
> I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

what
> engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
> common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

local
> hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares

and
> has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> think.
>
> Marcel
>
>





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Oct 21, 2003, 06:00 PM
Ted Campanelli
Ted Campanelli
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


On 10/21/2003 12:47 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

While the 40 is a nice engine its applications for planes other than a
trainer MAY be limited.

The 53 is an excellent engine, however a trainer will be somewhat
overpowered.

I would suggest the 46. It will provide all the power you will want/need
in a trainer, yet still have more than enough power to handle your
second (or more) plane.


> Hey all
>
> I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure what
> engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
> common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my local
> hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares and
> has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> think.
>
> Marcel
>
>


Oct 21, 2003, 06:00 PM
Brad Lorance
Brad Lorance
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


OS46FX or Thunder Tiger 46PRO.

11x6 prop





"What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey all
>
> I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

what
> engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
> common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

local
> hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares

and
> has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> think.
>
> Marcel
>
>



Oct 22, 2003, 03:00 AM
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 17:22:27 +0000 (UTC), "Paul McIntosh"
<paul@mcintoshcentral.com> wrote:

>Whichever one you want. They will all fly that plane just fine. Look ahead
>to the next possible use for the engine and make your decision based on
>that.


Irvine .53.

You won't regret the extra power.

For training, loaf around at half throttle.

Get all you can out of the plane with the big engine
after you learn to fly.

Then move it to a stick-type plane and have a ball.

YMMV.

Marty
Oct 22, 2003, 03:00 AM
Geoff Sanders
Geoff Sanders
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


Since the weight penalty for installing a .53 is zero, I would agree that going
with the biggest engine and limiting the throttle to 1/2 on the trainer is the
most reasonable way to go. However, adjust the carburetor to be properly lean
at half throttle so that it does not run too cool and wear out prematurely.



Oct 24, 2003, 03:00 AM
Penguin254
Penguin254
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


I used a Thunder Tiger 46 on my Kade and it is a beautiful flyer. I'd
suggest the 46.
Mark

"What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey all
>
> I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

what
> engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
> common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

local
> hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares

and
> has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> think.
>
> Marcel
>
>



Oct 24, 2003, 06:00 PM
What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN
What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN
Guest

Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


Thanks for all your replies :-)

It appears that a .46 would be the ideal engine for this plane.

Marcel
"What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey all
>
> I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

what
> engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the most
> common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

local
> hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares

and
> has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> think.
>
> Marcel
>
>



Oct 24, 2003, 06:00 PM
Gord Schindler
Gord Schindler
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


Perfect....preferably an OS .46FX.
Gord Schindler
MAAC6694

"What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
message news:vpin9v2trl2a77@corp.supernews.com...
> Thanks for all your replies :-)
>
> It appears that a .46 would be the ideal engine for this plane.
>
> Marcel
> "What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
> message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> > Hey all
> >
> > I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

> what
> > engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been reading
> > forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> > engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the

most
> > common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

> local
> > hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of spares

> and
> > has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is wich
> > one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so I
> > thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> > think.
> >
> > Marcel
> >
> >

>
>



Oct 24, 2003, 06:00 PM
Paul McIntosh
Paul McIntosh
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Re: Opinion on best size engine for a Sig LT-40?


NOT!

--
Paul McIntosh
Desert Sky Model Aviation
http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
"Gord Schindler" <gords@idirect.com> wrote in message
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> Perfect....preferably an OS .46FX.
> Gord Schindler
> MAAC6694
>
> "What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
> message news:vpin9v2trl2a77@corp.supernews.com...
> > Thanks for all your replies :-)
> >
> > It appears that a .46 would be the ideal engine for this plane.
> >
> > Marcel
> > "What goes up must come dowowowowHOWN" <zero.one@techie.com> wrote in
> > message news:vpaok5rnfrjeb7@corp.supernews.com...
> > > Hey all
> > >
> > > I am building my first plane, a Sig Kadet LT-40 kit, I am not too sure

> > what
> > > engine and propeller would work best for this plane. I have been

reading
> > > forums, newsgroups, reviews and just about everything I can find about
> > > engines, I live in Holland and OS, Irvine and Magnum engines are the

> most
> > > common ones, I decided to settle on an Irvine due to the fact that my

> > local
> > > hobbyshop is an official Irvine dealer in Holland, caries lots of

spares
> > and
> > > has good knowledge of Irvine engines. But the question remaining is

wich
> > > one, a .40, .46, or the .53 ?? I have read many opinions about it so

I
> > > thought I would splash the question one more time and see what you all
> > > think.
> > >
> > > Marcel
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>





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