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12-30-2010 09:57 PM  7 years agoPost 41
FLYINFOOL

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My best guess is that that is a Cox TeeDee .020 in that heli.
The .020 ran at around 25,000 and made a whopping 45 watts of power on 30% nitro.


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12-30-2010 10:46 PM  7 years agoPost 42
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lol +1 for pissing off people trying to work on it

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12-30-2010 10:57 PM  7 years agoPost 43
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The Cox line of engines died out a few years ago when Estes gave up on them after buying them from Leisure Dynamics who bought Cox originally.

I seriously doubt that Align would design a "new" model around a power plant that can no longer be readily purchased by the masses. I would strongly suggest that the power plant in this bird is either of Align design and origin, or perhaps a prototype from yet another manufacturer. That would be the wise path to choose if this project were destined for the mainstream.

Someone went to an awful lot of trouble to crank out not only this bird, but the starter in the picture. I doubt they would have gone to all that trouble for a motor that you really can't buy anywhere for a reasonable price.

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12-30-2010 11:36 PM  7 years agoPost 44
rchelichop

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Do you have any idea how easily they could make their own mini motor? They have everything but a kitchen sink in their machine shop from what I've heard.

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12-30-2010 11:52 PM  7 years agoPost 45
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It also looks like its torque tube version.The throttle servo would be mounted under the tail. The frames similare to 450 pro style. OMG this would be some much fun to fly. Align just make one PLEASE!!! I will buy one for my wife too.

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12-31-2010 01:05 AM  7 years agoPost 46
elmobad

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put me on the list Ill take one

GOT FBL?

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12-31-2010 05:42 AM  7 years agoPost 47
Michaelm0268

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I would think they would be under powered with the nitro?

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12-31-2010 06:09 AM  7 years agoPost 48
knightofcarnage

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the 450 size nitro does not seem bad. It might just work out.

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12-31-2010 06:24 AM  7 years agoPost 49
Michaelm0268

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What motor was in the 450?

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12-31-2010 06:30 AM  7 years agoPost 50
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Heck, I'd fly a 250 nitro. It would sound like an angry, angry hornet for sure.

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12-31-2010 06:32 AM  7 years agoPost 51
Michaelm0268

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It would be a big bumblebee

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12-31-2010 07:14 AM  7 years agoPost 52
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walkera #83 has a PRO 15 NITRO ENGINE, So i'm assuming they mean .15

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12-31-2010 08:52 AM  7 years agoPost 53
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An OS10 or 15 would give in it would be much better than a cox engine, like the Hirobo MH10 or kyosho concept 10 but smaller and lighter.

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12-31-2010 09:44 AM  7 years agoPost 54
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Outhouse
Why would a 450 nitro be squirrly and a 450 e would not? Sounds like a shovel full to me. Not to mention you replace all the same parts with either if you crash. Well anyway the Bull ain't constipated anymore. LOL

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12-31-2010 09:48 AM  7 years agoPost 55
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Leo Engines
Leo Engines makes two really cool little heli's one with a .15,and another with an .18 all metal head and tail. I do not know if they are available in the States, but they fly very well, and are very cheap, but well made.

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12-31-2010 12:12 PM  7 years agoPost 56
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Align 250 nitro
It looks like a medalion 049,or maybe 051. I have two LiteMachines that run a Norvel O61 That fly well with that engine, and are about a 250 size. However if you think an .010 would power it you must also believe in the tooth fairy. It also looks like they put heat shrink tubing around the Exaust throttle to get a tube out the back. I have personally flown more small r/c planes with Cox engines than I care to remember. They flew great and had lots of speed in some, and the exhaust throttle was very effective with no hesitation.

So it looks like someone did some kind of prototype and used a Cox engine, because the are the best in that class and produce really good power on 15% to 25% nitro. Who knows, maybe Align is toying with the idea of purchasing the rights to Cox engines. Personally I think it would be great. In the mean time I will be purchasing a .15, and a .18 size Leo heli. It would be a great money saver fuel wise and they fly quite well. In addition, they are not expensive and would be a really great way to get into heli's.

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12-31-2010 02:54 PM  7 years agoPost 57
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The lmh-110's were about 400 sized. They were no way near 250 sized.

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12-31-2010 02:56 PM  7 years agoPost 58
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That is definitely not the .049 or .051, TeeDee or Medallion.
The .049/.051 have beam mounts on the crankcase.
That is defiantly the .010 or the .020 TeeDee, My bet is on the .020.

I sure wish I still had my .010, With modern micro radio gear I would love to make a tiny nitro 4 channel plank.


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12-31-2010 03:24 PM  7 years agoPost 59
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I've flown many .020, .049 and .051 planks. They can be finicky sometimes and are NASTY!!! I mean slime everywhere since there was no exaust deflectors/mufflers on mine. I think the coolness factor would wear off fairly quickly and it would be a PITA compared to it's electric counterpart. But hey, if you like tinkering (and many do) this would be a good project.

I've seen that walkera .15 on youtube and one guy was spanking the crap out of it. Very good heli in the right hands and a gallon of nitro would bring many hours of fun.

High Voltage just works better

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12-31-2010 07:30 PM  7 years agoPost 60
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LightMachine I hated that heil. It made me quit for 5+ years. It was almost impossible to get the mechanical gyro on the tail right. Only thing cool about it was it size and durability for it size. Personally i think the 250 N might be more stable then the 250E, but less nibble. Only thing i'm worry about is how long will the small engine last before you have to rebuild it.

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