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Old 12-29-2005, 06:03 AM   #1
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anyone out there using a Honda gx31 4 stroke ?
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:26 AM   #2
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How much does it weigh compared to a 2 stroke with same output?

That is what my prime consideration would be.
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:33 AM   #3
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I have on that is converted,but never fired up.I have left it with the magneto so it is as heavy as it can get.I have read reports of the Briggs and Stratton in a balsa usa plane worlking well.These are not going to be 3d engines but super quiet and of cporse have the proper sound
We may have to work with them some,it took a while for people to learn how to prop a Quadra and the 4 stroke glow to get the best power from them

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Old 12-29-2005, 01:03 PM   #4
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Carr Precision does work with these, and makes conversion kits. They are at Save you some machining if you can buy hubs etc right off their shelf. Onece in a while someone in he US releases a bunch of new Honda engines onto ebay, but I've lost that link.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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im not using one but i do hear good things about this engine. try this thread i believe there is someone demonstrating a running honda on that site. take a look.
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I picked up one of these about 4-5 years ago with the CH ignition.I think I was getting about 65 to 6800 rpm on a 18x6 Masterairscrew glass prop.I only did a few bench runs so I dont know what it can do with bigger props.I had to use a starter also.The cool thing about this engine is you can run it inverted(although you must store it upright I'm told).I will install this engine in a 1/4 scale Champ I'm sloowly working on...Oh and it weighs about the same as a US41 ,maybe a tad more...
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:05 PM   #7
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Got mine running , just need a prop hub. I'm going to put it in a 1/4 scale cub. I sent "Car" an email, asking what they would charge to machine the cooling fins and hub bolt lugs off the flywheel, and send me a motor mount and prop hub. They haven't got back to me yet. Got a good deal on "ebay" new engine $188 usd, shipped. I may just put a "CH" on it instead.

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I know someone using a Honda 4 stroke, around 31cc, but he doesn't use the net. He is putting it in a 1/4 scale WW I bi-plane. Should be flying this summer. If you want, send me an e-mail, and I will print it, and give it to him next time I see him."
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Re: Honda engine

I've been using a GX-31 for several years...on my wife's bike, . Eventually I'll have one mounted on my Balsa USA Nieuport 17. Should be a perfect (scale) match for that particular plane, using a biggish prop of course.

These engines can be run in any position, are extremely economical on fuel and are amazingly reliable and easy to start and have a nice quiet scale sound. They can be lightened up with an electronic ignition, but I'll leave the magneto system as is. It will still do its job in the "17" and will keep the costs down to a minimum.

A "conversion kit" for R/C flying can be had for around $75 at

I have another GX-31 on my mini-tiller and a GX-25 on my weedwacker. Super little engines!

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