Engines and Motors
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Electric Power Systems

SAFT 3000 Initial Test Results - a writeup by Doug Ingraham on results of testing the new SAFT 3000 mah batteries

Engine Design Notes and Upgrades

Notes on the DA150 Crankshaft - a review of the construction of the DA150 crank, with recent modifications

new.gif (952 bytes) More HP for your 6.4 - an easy upgrade with a real kick

Weedwacker Engine Conversions

Thought about Giant Scale, but not interested in spending several hundred dollars for a motor?  Here are two pages put together by Marty Hammersmith [baleco "at" worldnet.att.net] about converting Ryobi weedwackers to competent 31cc airplane engines for a fraction of the cost of "the majors".

Conversion of a Ryobi 31cc 2 stroke weed wacker engine using the Paragon Aero conversion kit (with engine tech specs)

Photo-by-photo conversion of a Ryobi 31cc Model 725 (for use in a 1/3 scale Nosen biplane)

Click here for a link to the Paragon Aero site with info on their Ryobi weedwacker conversion kit

 


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