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Oct 14, 2012, 01:38 PM
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DeBolt Live Wire Champion


I have this old kit and was considering using an OS Max .26 Surpass four stroke in it. Any thoughts on the suitability of this combo appreciated.

John
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Oct 15, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Champ/OS .26


An excellent choice! The Champ flew well with a .15 so you will have a little more power. May take an extra degree of downthrust. I would use Rudder, Elevator and Throttle. Try flying it with the stock downthrust first. These airplanes were designed to climb when you turned in to the wind because most flew rudder only. The OS .26 is such a sweet engine.
Oct 17, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Hurd
An excellent choice! The Champ flew well with a .15 so you will have a little more power. May take an extra degree of downthrust. I would use Rudder, Elevator and Throttle. Try flying it with the stock downthrust first. These airplanes were designed to climb when you turned in to the wind because most flew rudder only. The OS .26 is such a sweet engine.
Thanks! I will use rudder, elevator, throttle. The OS is my first 4-stroke, a pretty little motor. This one came all the way from England! I even have a NIP pair of Banner wheels for the project.

JK
Oct 19, 2012, 10:34 PM
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I learned to fly on that plan.. I had a OS .20 2 stroke... what a great airplane... you will love it


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