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Old 01-06-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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OK, here's the quest. just got my Extreme Flight 74in. Yak yesterday via fedx. I have several engines in mind, but just out of curiosity I'd like to know which one you guys would chose. no gassers, just glow. These are a few I am considering, OS160fx, Saito180, Super Tiger3250, Super Tiger2300. The one I would really like is the YS160 but at $700 it's just totally out of line. What do you guys think? If there's something totally different you're thinking of lets here about it. Ain't this fun. ken
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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if ya gonna fly big glow and fuel is expensive my choice would be an engine that will give good performance on home brew zero nitro. if its a couple days a summer thats another story . the moki gives good performance on zero its claimed so will an mvvs 160
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:34 AM   #3
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OS 160FX is my choice. Had one in an H9 Cap 232, 73", and it was hot!

Saitos use too much fuel and I thing the STs are too heavy.

When did EF start shipping these 74" Yaks?

ihad the 68" and I am just finishing up one of their 87" - 50cc Yaks.

I thought EF was out of the Yak business for a while.

You will like it, the 68" flew like a bigger plane.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:42 PM   #4
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The OS 160 is a choice but I think I'm leaning towards the Saito180 (to heck with the fuel consumtion) Extreme Flight just got another sipment of Yaks in, I unpacked mine today and I must say this is the best looking ARF I have seen. The fit and finish is just marvelous. I'm working on an electric now(E-flite mini Pulse XT) and I'm waiting for parts from GH, so the Yak will have to wait for a while, maybe spring, donno, got too many things on the go right now. ken
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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Gas !

Sorry , I'm a gasser since 2 years and no more glow engines for me for many reasons (glow plugs, starter,glow ignitor etc...) There is good medium size motors now on the market at good prices ( fujis EI , Zenoah). You just mix 1 gallon and fly hours for couple of box !! Amazing difference, and gas motor has good tork too. Make your choise and have fun friend. Paul B.
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I had a Saito 1.80 in a H9 Cap 232 (73") and I was getting about 10 to 12 flights to a gallon. I don't consider that to be bad. I'm not talking full throttle flying either! The plane was heavy for it's size being an older ARF and was not much of a 3D ship, but I'm sure you won't have that problem with your plane.

My uncle flies the O.S. 1.60 in his Wildhare Edge and he has great performance and reliability. For the price, performance and reliability, I would take a second look at the 1.60. When dealing with that size of engine, even the 2 strokes sound awesome and he consistently starts his with a chicken stick and hasn't had one deadstick to date.

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