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10-21-2009 08:27 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Rob43

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Midland, MI USA

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Webra used to be a performance icon in airplanes. Does this engine have any following at all in helis?

[url=http://www.ewtech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=hhi&Product_Code=Web55&Category_Code=Engines]

Rob

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10-21-2009 09:17 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Dr Lodge

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Webra have a following, but it tends to be the few who don't mind experimenting and playing with the setup. I've had a couple of Webras and they are powerful...but a complete pain in the a$$ to setup. I ended up going with OS since it was much easier to setup them up to the point where I could enjoy the flying.

Same could probably be said for tuned pipes...I use to use them too, but now use the common tuned muffler. Just plug and play.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
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10-21-2009 09:21 PM  8 years agoPost 3
lightningrc

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Ive just converted my Trex 600 Super pro , just made a Webra 61 P5 fit in it , fitted an old 90 muscle pipe .

Hoping it going to fly well !!!!!

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10-22-2009 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 4
gorn

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wouldnt using a carbsmart help a lot with these engines?
Once you manage to get a workable setting on a given day, setup the carbsmart.
I personally would like to have a go at the new Webra 100

For the love of the hobby

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10-22-2009 03:00 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Agilefalcon

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I ran a Webra P5 AAR for 2 years with a muscle pipe and 30% nitro (1 added shim).

Never had a problem with it, it ran as powerfully as any of my OS engines. However, it was quite a bit smoother!

I would have another one in a heartbeat if they were available and maintainable here in the US as I don't think anyone is an official distributor.

I also ran the motor on 15% and a Zimmermann tuned exhaust. Also a fabulous set up.

Great motor, just don't have the distribution in the US.

Chris Berardi
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10-22-2009 07:01 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Gearhead

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Agilefalcon,, check out the link,,

scroll down
http://www.ewtech.com/Merchant2/mer...ry_Code=Engines

I would love a Webra 55 with an OS carb on it

Jim
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10-22-2009 06:19 PM  8 years agoPost 7
payne1967

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i'm running a webra 91 p5 with a vario tune pipe on 10%
its very smooth and powerful
and with no tuning issues

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10-22-2009 10:40 PM  8 years agoPost 8
fiordaliso

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Webra is an Austrian Company with a long tradition.

OS and Yamada are now on stage with their "new" stars, HZ and 56SR and the community put their hands together. Sure, both are great engines.
But it is now more than about 2 years ago that I have flown a Webra 55 P5 Competition. So they were early movers in that market but evidently internationally failed due to poor overseas marketing. I don`t know why.

Webra`s engines are great performing when set up properly (as mentioned above)and broken in. The problem with customer reports is that they are often biased due to insufficiency of many users exactly when it comes to that two procedures. Nowadays everyone wants to fire two tanks and then set up the engine for max power. And that should be possible with a maximum of 3 changes of the needles. Therefore many Webras lived a life behind the scene and brought fun only to guys who have fallen in love with engines and their setup in general.
Finally I have to freely admit that it ocurred that some engines altough handeled with love and care did not perform as intended.I argue that to have happened due to tolerances during manufacturing. That of course has done some damage to Webra`s good name, also here in Austria.
I have had much fun with my 55 (in a Raptor 50 SE)and it was easy to tune and had lots of power. So if you want to give it a try do it. Especially when you not wanna be one of the crowd...

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10-22-2009 10:48 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Rob43

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Thanks!

Appreciated everyone's comments. I will think on this a spell while I consider the purchase.

Rob

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12-08-2009 07:48 PM  8 years agoPost 10
dustyattic

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Castle, Oklahoma

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Rather than start another Webra thread, I though I'd just ask here since the topic is Webra in general.

I have a Hawk Pro which is used only for sport flying and mild aerobatics. It's running an OS32 right now. I was thinking of upgrading to the OS37, but I do have a nice Webra 35 on hand. So my questions:

Only regarding power.. how does the Webra 35 compare to the OS32 and OS37?

This Webra is ringed and has a black head. What nitro content is appropriate? What are the starting needle settings?

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12-08-2009 08:26 PM  8 years agoPost 11
jaws

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New Carlisle, Ohio

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I have had all three engines and liked the Webra 35 the best of them all. It definitely felt like the same power as the OS37. It was easier to tune than the Webra 55 I am using now. I ran both 15% and 30% through the Webra 35 and it ran great on both and was pretty easy to tune.

Just my feedback - take it for what it is worth (e.g. couple of pennies 8-).

-jeff

Best Regards,
Jeff

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