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Old 10-19-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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Midwest CAP 232 Engine??

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Hello i have just purchced a midwest cap 232 and was just wondering what motor you should use in it for good power?? I would like it to be a gas motor please?
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Old 10-19-2003, 04:37 PM   #2
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I would go with a 52cc class, like Brison/Fox/First Place 3.2 cubic inch, that are based on the Makita/Dolmar jug, or a DA 50, or a ZDZ 50, etc.

A 40cc (2.4 cubic inch) is at the lower end of the recommened gasoline engine size, but would probably fly it OK but not unlimited vertical.
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All good advice, Andrew!

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I powered mine with a ST 3250 and then with a with a 38cc Quadra.Today I would go with one of the lightweight designed for purpose engines like ZDZ, 3W or DA..........50cc would be maximum IMO,and I think a ZDZ 40cc might be a little less violent especially if the dreaded hover and unlimited vertical are not high on your menu.
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Taurus engines

Take a look at Taurus engines 2.6 or 3.2. these are just about the smoothest gassers available in this size range. Also very easy to install as they come with a beautifully machined radial mount and are the same length as the Moki that the Midwest Cap was designed around.

They aren't cheap but, nothing good ever is. The 3.2 with pitts muffler sells for $659 USD

I have a 3.2 and it weighs about 3.25lbs and turns a menz S 22x10 at 6700rpms. That will put the Midwest Cap in orbit

http://www.taurus-engines.net. Unfortunately the web site is temp down as of Oct. 20 should be up soon. Here's a pic of the 3.2 shown with side muffler (ie. not pitts)


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