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Hey all ! Just ordered a Burrito from Paul today ( Cant wait! ) :D and I was just sittin here going over what gear to use in my head ( theres alot of space to fly in there ya know!) anyway I have 2 Magnums collecting dust, a .40A and a .46 A. I am thinking of using the 46. Has anyone else used these engines? I need the good/bad etc. I had the 40 on a TT extra profile and it just didn't seem to have the ass to pull the plane.

By the way my name is Steve. I have been a probro for a few months now, just havn't posted 'cause if I read enough post most my questions get answered. I'm a newbie to 3D but plan to burn lotsa fuel this summer ( read: go thru many,many,many planes LOL) Also checking the membership list where are all the south central Ohio bros at?!?!?! or am I the only one?

Thanks y'all
 

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I'm not a fan of Magnum motors personally,

But, I'd use nothing less than the 46.
 

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I have TT PRO 46 Brandnew maybe I can seell it to you. I do have a Saito 72 and an )S 46 fx and thye are all equivalent IMO...the 46fx with the $13 tower muffler is sweet and highly reccomended

Dan
 

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BillyHell said:
I'm pretty sure the official motor of the Pro Bros is the Irvine .53.
For what when we go fishing? Damn I am out of sinkers, oh here is a pretty red one! :lol:
 

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What's your favorite Cap? I'm running TT Pros these days because I can get them through Hobby Lobby. The low end needle is a little tricky but lots of power and runs right out of the box. I've been thinking about putting a new card on one and seeing what kind of difference it makes.
 

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OK last night I did some checking and thinking ( also called balancing the checkbook ) and have decided to stick with the Magnum .46 for now. what do most of y'all run as far as mufflers? Stock, tuned, mousse can? I looked in the pic gallary and it seems 50/50'ish
 

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I was just funnin ya! I seriously don't have a favorite. I did have a irvine 53, that I picked up used. It ran terrible. But than on new years I flew Key Key Kimbal's irvine powered sledge and it did really well. So I just must have had a bad or wore out one. I am really liking my magnum 52's but had to take care of a few issues to get them to run like I wanted. Mostly airleaks. I am really digging my saito 72 on my omp. Boy will that baby torque roll with that 4-stroke. But the OS 50 on my sledge has been a really good one too. About the only engine I haven't tried is the rossi, and the webra. But if I were to find a good deal on one I would have to at least get a webra. Most all of the quality engine will run good, if properly tuned.
 

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OK last night I did some checking and thinking ( also called balancing the checkbook ) and have decided to stick with the Magnum .46 for now. what do most of y'all run as far as mufflers? Stock, tuned, mousse can? I looked in the pic gallary and it seems 50/50'ish
Mousse Can is my personal favorite, got one on a QHOR w/a TT36, Goobs of power!! :shock:

But if you can't get that, then see if one of the Tower Mufflers will bolt on. If it will, it's the cheapest upgrade at about $15.
 

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Here is a little secret. Hobby Lobby will price match any price in US dollars and beat it by 10%. So you can get a TT Pro pretty cheap that way.
 

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I've owned one Thunder Tiger .40; got it used with my first trainer. I had it on a couple of planes, and was never really impressed with the power output.

Granted: It was a used .40, I had it on a trainer and a stick early in my career. Maybe it's not fair to judge a whole product line by one engine.

I've seen the video of Jess trimming trees with your TT.46 powered- 540. But it's going to take an exceptional deal for me to buy one.

I've heard you mention the low end takes some tweaking on these engines as well. I've tinkered with my share of Super Tigres', and just managed to sell off my last two this winter. Good Riddance!

To be honest; I just can't decide between the OS .50 SX, and the new .46 AX. I wouldn't mind trying an Irvine either, if the price is right.
 

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The os .50 sx is a horse of a motor. Very user freindly, and transitions?idles well! You couldn't go wrong buying one. I have the 50 on my sledge, and have really enjoyed running it.
 

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MY TTPRO 46 is unbelievable...on my sevond one. I got oen from hobby lobby to do a review but unbelievable...PM me or email me at [email protected]...if you wan tit. I can actually do any price that seems appropraite to you...its NIB new glow plug...some guy said 80.00 was a lil too much but i payed 90 and im paying for shipping nut i may go for 70.00

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planeplanter said:
OK last night I did some checking and thinking ( also called balancing the checkbook ) and have decided to stick with the Magnum .46 for now. what do most of y'all run as far as mufflers? Stock, tuned, mousse can? I looked in the pic gallary and it seems 50/50'ish
On that magnum I beleive you can use a tower muffler on it. You would be hard pressed to beat it for power and cost. You can also use it on many engines in the future.
 

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I'm not trying to sell you a TT but the TT series is a lot different form a TT Pro. There isn't an engine that is much cheaper than one either. I would never put a Super Tiger and a TT Pro in the same class. I'd put the TT Pro just a notch (or half a notch) below an OS.
 

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Hey Planeplanter just wanted to let you know you have some company in ohio. I am in Cinci now but just moved from columbus.
 
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