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05-05-2005 09:42 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Chopperz

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I am researching the Davis Diesel conversion for my O.S. 32 SX engine for my Raptor V2. Initially it sounds pretty good with the 50% increase in power and better duration of flight time.
Has anybody tried this conversion? Were you happy with the performance? Can you run regular diesel fuel or does it have to be their "brand" of diesel ($20.00) per gallon. I suppose it would be worth the extra couple of dollars per gallon if it ment twice the flight time per tank. All the info I can get on this conversion-good and negative-would be appreciated.

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05-05-2005 09:53 AM  12 years agoPost 2
nivlek

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Diesel engines produce their power at lower rpm and also run hotter than glow engines . I did once read about a PAW diesel powered Shuttle , so it can be done . If you decide to proceed , buy a cooling fan with more blades and look into changing to the Raptor 50 gear ratio .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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05-05-2005 10:07 AM  12 years agoPost 3
ShempHoward

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You will need to use Model Diesel Fuel which is expensive and very stinky and messy as well. Don't believe everything Davis prints in their ads. If it was truly better they would be selling them like hot cakes but they're not. BTW - Engines designed as Diesels run better and last longer.

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05-05-2005 05:12 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Chopperz

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Thanks for the input. I was wondering about the extra power and it may be better suited for the 50 size Raptor.

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05-05-2005 05:15 PM  12 years agoPost 5
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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Trust me, there is a reason NO ONE flys diesels.



Wildcat Fuels

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