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Old 01-17-2006, 10:30 PM   #11
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I think the zdz 80 is the ultimate engine,,
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:53 AM   #12
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Very tough to beat displacement
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In the MVVS 58 class is there another engine I should consider or is this one the best bang for your buck. I have 2 planes I need to outfit with gas engines, one is a Great Lakes biplane and I am going to put the ZDZ 80 in it for sure. The other is an 11' Pilatus Poter, which is a plane with a similar task as a Beaver. It is not intended to be aerobatic, so I just need an engine to give me scale like flight. I was thinking the MVVS 58 seemed suitable for the job, just not sure if I should consider another engine. What do you guys think?
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:51 PM   #14
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mvvs 58 alternative

Hi Ted,

the zdz 60 is a good alternative but, I'm going to recomend u take a look at one of my favorite engine manufacturers- Taurus engines. This is a little known company out of Southgate Michigan. If u search RCU , you will find rave reviews and I can vouch that my Taurus 52 has been awesome.

They produce a 62cc and a 69cc that would suite your needs

Here are some Taurus advantages:

Machined,lightened bell mount ( spreads loads and vibration) far superior to stand-offs

Double web crankshaft with 3 bearings for support ( arguably stronger and less flexible than a cantelever crankshaft. Makes for an extremely smooth engine. I've had many comments, guys can't believe how smooth my engine is compared to a DA 50 and it's just as powerful.

Single bolt prop hub. - no jig necessary.

Simple , effective piston porting.- starts easy, no leaking reeds, no reed pooling.etc.

A1 service , should you need it.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:09 AM   #15
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Can you show us a picture of your Taurus 52 installed in an airframe?

Just wondering how much sticks out of the cowl with that huge spark plug and where the carb is mounted.

What kind of numbers are you getting and what is the weight?
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:05 AM   #16
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Hi Jim,

It's not in an airframe right now, It was in my EF yak last season until I ran the engine dry torque rolling low, flopped the the plane on the runnway and punched the gear up through the fuse.

It's now destined for my new QQ yak that I just picked up from Jim Bisson

I will snap a photo and stick it on the digital scale when I get a minute.

It all fit in the cowl of the EF yak, except the spark plug cap.

Over the 3 years that I've had it it's been in my Byron Pitts, Kangke Hurricane and the Yak.

It's been in for service twice, once when I drilled the Hurricane through a tree at Mach 5 and sent it in for a check up when I wacked the EF Yak.

Turn around was about 3 weeks ( two of which was shipping time). I got the engine back, with the carb cleaned and re-adjusted, the engine had been dis-assembled, all iternals cleaned, piston polished, all new gaskets, new front bearing(Bill felt there was too much play) and new ignition pickup. All for $50 bucks!

A few quick #'s on props I've run over the years:

Menz S 22x10= 6700rpm
MSC 22x8 = 6900 rpm
Mejzlik 22x8= 7200rpm

These #'s are on a pitts muffler.

Jim, I know you're a DA fan, I own the DA 100 but, I chose this engine over the DA 50 for a # of reasons. I bought it right when the DA 50 was just launched, I had a conversation with Bill O. of Taurus in Toledo that year.

Told him I was looking at the new DA 50, and he said to me " Mike, there are alot of good 50cc engines you can buy, mine included, and I would never knock a competitors product but, I've examined the DA 50 and they are going to have alot of problems with that engine". How right he was! Bill is an expert engine builder with alot of racing experiance.

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