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04-25-2002 08:47 PM  15 years agoPost 1
deckerv

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Just curious.. is there a big power increase with the pipe vs. the upgrade muffler?? Is it worth the cost?? I'm using a Raptor 30 with OS 32 SX-H by the way

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04-26-2002 04:12 AM  15 years agoPost 2
Remy

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I have been considering the Weston pipe to replace my Ace muffler and after some research, here's what I found. (from comments I gathered from others, I ended up not buying the pipe and have no experience with it).

If you're flying 15% nitro or less, the pipe will help get more power out of the engine. I have been told the power increase is significant.
If you're flying 30%, the engine is already delivering its best, and the pipe will not get much more out of it.

Again, I didn't experience it myself. Hope it helps anyway.

Remy

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04-26-2002 04:15 AM  15 years agoPost 3
deckerv

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Thanks Remy... That's kinda what I was thinking too.. just was not sure. I'm using Wildcat 30% already.. so I guess I'll save my pennies for a 50 sized bird instead

Thanks again!
deck

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04-26-2002 04:45 AM  15 years agoPost 4
JCadwell

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I'm running a weston on my Hawk. I originally had the century tuned muffler. I'm running 15%. The power increase was significant, the volume level decreased a little bit, and the manners of the engine are much better. It doesn't fall of the pipe quite like my Century muffler did, and it idles more smoothly, perhaps due to increased backpressure. The sound from the engine is very very smooth in a hover. No crackling, tinging, or anything. Sewing machine smooth. It runs great, has more power than the muffler, directs the exhaust straight down, and looks better too.

Thanks, John Cadwell

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04-26-2002 05:13 AM  15 years agoPost 5
Rotorhead

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Spokane, WA

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Same story here, and flight times went down quite abit using the Weston. MORE POWER=MORE FUEL. Many have said not to but I run CP30 with mine. It makes more power. If your just starting out, don't buy the Weston until you really need some more power. Buy fuel

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04-26-2002 07:24 AM  15 years agoPost 6
scott3

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Pensacola Florida

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That seems a little odd. I have heard from several people that they increased fuel economy with the Weston pipe. Rotorhead, perhaps you are still running a bit on the rich side. My needle settings wouldn't be much help cause I'm running 15%. With a standard tank I have been getting somewhere between 14 to 16 minutes and thats with the main needle set slightly rich. BTW if your in need of power, the Hatori 3d pipe is incredible with 30%. Some guys at my field fly that combo and I got a feeling they're getting all the power you could possibly squeeze out of a 32.

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