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Old 04-01-2021, 06:54 AM   #1
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Pylon racing has always intrigued me, but I’ve never been to a race, nor do I live near enough to where any are (6+hr drive likely).
I’ve found a bit of info about the various classes and some rules. We don’t have space or interest to make a course here.
One thing I couldn’t find was anything about any .25 sized engine classes in Canada? What are guys running? Kits available?
I have a Jett 25 that needs a home to scream on!!!
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Pylon racing

I am not into pylon racing, but I think pylon racing planes look cool.

I think I have a racing plane you might be interested in. Its a fibreglass fuse, the rest you have to make. If you have a wire-cutter, you can make your own wings. The tail is built from 1/4" (guessing) balsa sheet using the plans provided as a template.

I have no idea of the engine size needed, the plans might show it, but I recall looking at the fuse, and to me it looks to be about the same size as my Sportster 20 and that has a .25 engine in it. Let me know if you are interested and I will dig it out.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: Pylon racing

Nathan
We now race electric formula one airplanes at the Orangeville R/C Flyers. I have flown pylon racing airplanes for over 35 years. You are looking for Quickie 500 airplane to put a Jett 25 on, I have something here you might be interested in, it is a arf built, with some assembly and has to be covered.
Here is some pictures of the Quickie 500 kit and some E F 1's.
You can send me a PM any time for information.
Also check out the NMPRA web site, lots of info on there.

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Old 04-01-2021, 09:16 AM   #4
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I bought a Great Planes proud bird to convert to nitro but I wish I would have bought the Eflight Shoestring. It looks like an easier bird to convert with no plastic fairings. Wholesale hobbies has 1 in stock. They are great to deal with and free shipping over $100 with probably a $20 oversized fee.
Just another option I thought I would share.
Good luck with the hunt.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:25 AM   #5
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I bought a Great Planes proud bird to convert to nitro but I wish I would have bought the Eflight Shoestring. It looks like an easier bird to convert with no plastic fairings. Wholesale hobbies has 1 in stock. They are great to deal with and free shipping over $100 with probably a $20 oversized fee.
Just another option I thought I would share.
Good luck with the hunt.
Proud Birds have been converted,not sure about the Shoestring though. You'd have to bugger around with the engine mount/battery holder assembly a fair bit.
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:00 AM   #6
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Re: Pylon racing

I think the classes were using 40 and 15 size motors but that was many years ago . The 40’s had three classes starting with Quickie 500 , FAI and Formula One , all with their own set of motor-airframe rules .
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:51 PM   #7
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Re: Pylon racing

OH yeah I love Dub Jett engines, have ran a few in the past.
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Re: Pylon racing

Still have your .56LX I hope?

There just aren't more powerful or more ruggedly built sport engines. They don't come at import prices but they are a great example of "you get what you pay for".

My 15 year old SJ .50 tached 17,390 on an MA 10-6 on the stand in February. I acquired a well-used SJ40 recently, it was bolted to the nose of a well-used Q500 racer. It turns the same MA 10-6 about 16,300, which is faster than they are supposed to when new, and is BTW faster than a Webra Speed .60 turns the same prop. Can't kill 'em. Well, if you can, you should buy cheaper engines.
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Still have your .56LX I hope?

There just aren't more powerful or more ruggedly built sport engines. They don't come at import prices but they are a great example of "you get what you pay for".

My 15 year old SJ .50 tached 17,390 on an MA 10-6 on the stand in February. I acquired a well-used SJ40 recently, it was bolted to the nose of a well-used Q500 racer. It turns the same MA 10-6 about 16,300, which is faster than they are supposed to when new, and is BTW faster than a Webra Speed .60 turns the same prop. Can't kill 'em. Well, if you can, you should buy cheaper engines.
Oh yes I run it in Screamin Demon delta still. Its actually a 60LX, the
predecessor to the 56LX. I run a clipped 9x9 on the 60, makes for a handful of a launch but doable for sure! clipped 9x9 runs about 16500 rpm but pulls it!!
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:30 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info so far! I’m more on the research phase for now, suffering from the pandemic blues and looking for ways to have even more fun than I ought to, and certinally more than the wife thinks I should have! But that Jett has been sitting for too long, if nothing else it’ll have to run on the test stand this summer just to hear it 🙂
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