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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    What are you going to use for exhaust? I think they are both rectangular ports with nearly the same bolt spacing, but the ports are taller on the GP.
  2. Not sure just yet which way I'll go stock or cans. If I use the stock I think I will have to split the cowl, don't know as I haven't checked it yet for that. The header and cans for the DLE 111 fit, with slight elongating of the bolt hole and filing one side of the inlet but not sure about the performance of the cans as they were made for 111cc not 123. What is your opinion on this?
  3. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1


    Long time no see, Buddy. How in the world have you been?

    That ductwork looks cool. No pun intended. . . . :laughing:.
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  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

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  5. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    Sounds like every new radio I have ever played with. I'm pretty sure getting used to the navigational menus is the hardest part of any radio. I went from a Futaba 72Mz to a 7C, 8FG, and not the 18SZ each one programed differently. Before I purchased the 18SZ, I held a 18MZ at a LHS, it was surprisingly heavy for all the plastic. I have played with an Aurora 9 which was very intuitive and ergonomic, and plenty of spectrum radios for club members. I always thought the spectrum platform was easier than Futaba to be honest... although they both have their quirks just like any brand. I own a Dx6 for my BNF planes but rarely use it. I don't think I'll ever buy an upper class Spectrum radio just personal preference. I've heard the start up took a while on the Xi12.
    Out of all the new radios on the market, I'm more excited with the MZ-32. I really like Graupners involvement online in the RC community and they seem to listen and adapt to the modern radio capabilities and user needs. I think that is a big plus.
    With that said, the more I use my 18SZ, the more I like it. Learning cure is tricky with all the features and can be a kill joy. I have so much money wrapped up in Futaba gear, and am more than pleased with the rock solid link I get with the radio, and it all makes it hard to switch if I ever wanted too. I'm just happy Futaba USA kicked into gear for US sales and service when Hobbico went under, I think so many people were scared they switched and thus created a surplus of used gear on FG classifieds. Been able to pick up some stuff for a reasonable price which is nice.
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  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    I am very keen on the Graupner 32 was ready to put my money down but nobody in my area or even in the country carry or sell Graupner. So that has slowed me down my LHS use to handle Futaba but not anymore. So I am still looking it looks like I am being driven towards Spectrum.
  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    The cans should be fine. I made aluminum adapter plates for my GP.

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  8. Got an extra set? lol
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  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Nicely done that radius on the inside took some effort to do. So the radius is towards the engine.
  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yes, the GP port is taller so the bevel goes towards the engine. I just used the plate to port match them and add contact surface for sealing. Comparing the performance of mine in RPM with others I read on the web I don't think it hurt the performance at all.
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