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Old 08-08-2004, 09:30 AM   #21
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Exactly my opinons as well! I have even gone as far as to help someone (who I saw fiddling for 1/2 hour trying to get an engine to run) set up an engine, put a new plug and one of my own props (for free) and then test fly the plane for them proving the engine was running well.

Not 1/2 hour later they had their old prop back on, and started playing with the NV's again. I asked what- the? the guy said he thought the prop I put on wasnt right for the engine.

Frustrating... Yup! And then that same guy will claim that brand is garbage...

Fox engines are a whole different game. I have run some that were excellent, but many are known for their particular problems, and their is actually a website two fellows have run for a while dedicated to helping fox owners get their engines running great. Some of the fixes involve some machine work unfortunately so its not something everyone can do.

In the end, we have a great and varied selection of engines to choose from. Its unreal, really, how many brands are out there that do run so well and how few dont.

But also remember every company will let a lemon slip by one time or the other... that just life.
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:31 AM   #22
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So let's all say good bye to the old and hello MVVS so we can all do some flying for a change
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Old 08-08-2004, 11:09 PM   #23
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Great to meet you at the S.L.A.M. event today. Hope that reverse crank works out for you - when you're ready to go with the twin pop me a note and I'll come up and join you. I'm really happy with the way my MVVS .77 is running now - what a difference when you drop the nitro content. I was amazed by the quality, power, and quietness of the MVVS 25cc gassers the guys were running in their UltraSticks too, and I'm going to get me one for my Decathlon.

For the rest of you fellows on RCC, try out one of these engines when you get the chance - they are very well made, well priced and powerful.
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:52 AM   #24
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I'm an OS man at heart.

I am an OS man. Not because I have had many bad experiences with other brands but because I haven't had a bad one with OS. I just took out an old OS 35 2 days ago. This engine was mounted on a plane my father bought off a guy at his work 30 years ago. I don't know how long the guy at my dads work had the plane or the engine but it had definitely been run before my dad bought it. My dad ran this engine and then when I was old enough gave it to me and I ran it some. I had not used it for years and just recently pulled it out and mounted it on a plane. I kept it lubricated and freed up over the years with WD40 but I hadn't started using after run until 3 or 4 years ago. This engine fired right up on the first touch of the starter. It runs strong still and I only had to adjust the low end screw to achieve a reliable idle. By reliable I mean I can idle this ingine for over 2 minutes and it will not die. I have had nothing but good experiences with OS engines and until I do I probably won't bother with any other brands. I presently own several OS engines some 2 stroke and some 4 stroke. No problems at all. I also have 2 Saitos waiting for the plane to be finished. One is a 56 for a Tiger Moth and the other is a 120 for my Beaver with floats. Both engines were given to me and I am hoping I will not be disappointed. Judging from Saito's reputation I don't think I will.

Glad to hear that there are other manufactures that are giving the popular northamerican brands a for their money. Keeps everyone on their toes.
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Old 08-09-2004, 02:54 AM   #25
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Excellent comments Andrew!

Just my 2 cents worth of plug for TT engines. I have had several TT46 Pros and they are excellent engines. Easy to set up and relyable and easy to start. Prime it properly, and one flip back against compression and they start first flip every time. I have proven it at the field time and again.

I have also been impressed lately with the Revolution engines that come in the Hobbico Nexstar ARF complete trainer Package. I have test flown two brand new planes for their first flights and both engines started right up and ran perfectly right out of the box. Minor tweeking after a few runs and they are a sweet running and relyable engine!

As far as four strokes go, I am definitely a Saito man. Good price, excellent running engines, easy to start and very relyable! Maintenance is very easy and parts if needed are readily available.

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:56 AM   #26
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Hi Gary,

the Nextstar comes with the OS .46FXi. I remember the revolution engine that came out that was pre-setup, broken in, etc about 1-2 years ago. Is it the same engine?

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:02 PM   #27
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Hi Brian,
It was a great day, 4*60, Dave Moen and the guys really know how to host a fun fly. It will however be the last event I go to without a plane
A real pleasure to meet all of you guys!
Very impressed with thos gassers for sure, half the size of my 3.2 running almost the same prop. Working hard on the Twin hoping for Monday!
Come on up!
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:39 PM   #28
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So where can I order one of these fine MVVS engines?
I've tried many odd balls including MDS,RCV,and others I can't even remember. I like trying something new that the guys at the field haven't got.

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Old 08-10-2004, 10:59 PM   #29
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Well, I tell ya, I just broke the second one in and it equals the first. Set carb as per instructions, opened the carb and primed it, flipped it once and it fired right up. I am extremely impressed!
Give Dave Moen a PM or an email and he can inform you for sales, he is on this forum, this thread actually
I just installed my new Crank. I'll have counter rotating engines on my Twin, Too kewl
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:31 PM   #30
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Hey Guys I am new to this board as of tonight.
Great place!

I have read it from time to time, but just registered finally.

Anyways, a friend of mine has an MVVS and it is flawless, he has ran in season in and season out. hour after hour and never never does maintenance or fiddling.
Hey yanks it out of his car fuels it and goes, year in year out.
I believe they are a czech engine and from what I have seen flawless.

I have almost the same set up as he does and I run an O.S, we spend alot more time tinkering if you will on the O.S.
Its not a bad engine but we spend much more time playing with it, as it tends to be finicky depending on the weather or whatever else comes up.

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