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Aug 09, 2021, 06:14 AM
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I'm mulling over my engine options on this plane. The Evo 15cc is no longer available and I won't use a glow engine, The Evo full up weighed 890 grams. A DLE 20 RA weighs 870 grams. I have a RCGF 15cc in my Ultra Stick 10cc plane that weighs 770 grams. I haven't opened my Meridian box yet but I have a feeling all of these gas engines are going put very large holes in the cowling and take away from the looks of it. I've had bad luck in the past with a NGH 15cc with the pumper carb. I never got it to run right. So I'm staying away from that type of engine.



Edit: I had this wrong. I thought the recommended engine was the 15cc Evo engine but it's the 10cc. Which also unavailable. I'm thinking maybe the RCGF 10cc engine might be a good fit. The RCGF 15cc Stinger I have is a good engine.

Evo 10cc HP = 1.7, weight = 627 gms
OS .65AX ci (10cc) glow HP = 1.75, weight = 653 gms
RCGF 10cc HP = 1.9, weight = 623 gms
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Sep 16, 2021, 12:38 PM
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I've just maidened my new Meridian plane yesterday. I have it powered with an eflite 60 motor and a 15x8 prop. The esc is a talon 90. This is a very nice plane to fly, its heavy , but that is a good thing as it cuts through the breeze smoothly like a knife through butter. The only thing I don't like is the weak nose gear which I plan to upgrade to a higher quality unit which will hopefully be a lot stronger. I also changed the stock wheels to dubro low bounce 3.25 inch for ground clearance purposes. I really love this plane in the solid way that it flys and it looks very attractive both in the air and on the ground. I've no regrets buying it at all and the Meridian will be in my Hangar for a very long time to come , fingers crossed.
Sep 16, 2021, 07:06 PM
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I love mine. I wish I could find something like the old Fults two-legged nose gear. They come up from time to time but I am always late seeing them in the classifieds.
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Sep 20, 2021, 08:44 AM
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Yes I agree totally. I've searched long and hard for the Fults nose gear and will keep searching. It's a shame they stopped making them.
Sep 20, 2021, 08:53 AM
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Yes I agree totally. I've searched long and hard for the Fults nose gear and will keep searching. It's a shame they stopped making them.
The maiden flight photos of The Meridian.
Sep 27, 2021, 09:27 PM
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Isn't this a gasser plane?
Sep 27, 2021, 10:31 PM
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Either, or. Easy to set up either way. I fly mine with a Power 60 on 6S 6200 packs. Performance is very good.
Sep 28, 2021, 06:57 AM
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Saito 91 in mine
Sep 28, 2021, 10:25 AM
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Isn't this a gasser plane?
Mine is flying with an Eflite Power 52, swinging a 15x10 prop, on a 5S5000 pack. Plenty of power.
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Sep 28, 2021, 08:31 PM
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Ordered mine going electric with a 60 /6s.should be here soon.
Sep 28, 2021, 09:05 PM
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I bought mine to gassify.
Sep 29, 2021, 01:00 AM
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I bought mine to gassify.
Post here what you end up getting. I'm going gas too and can't settle on an engine.
Sep 29, 2021, 06:22 PM
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Post here what you end up getting. I'm going gas too and can't settle on an engine.
I have an os 22GT in mine. Flies it awesome.
Sep 29, 2021, 10:48 PM
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Thanks. I will check it out.
Oct 01, 2021, 08:29 PM
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That 22GT is a beautiful(and expensive) engine. I didn't know a engine that large would work on this plane. Being a 10cc is originally called for. I was thinking a 15cc but now that I know a 22cc works, I'll probably give a DLE20 a try in mine. I already have one I can use. Thanks


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