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    Four stroke engine

    Hi Steve,

    The Kohler 30 hp would be good if it didn't weigh 53 kg & that's just the bare engine! So no good.
    The Vanguard appears to need a load of work from standard & is heavy, just doesn't...
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    Four stroke engine

    Hi Adrian,
    The Wankel engine is very thirsty & has some very high temperatures around the exhaust, too much like the two stroke I want to get away from. You are right about the power to weight...
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    Four stroke engine

    Hi Guys,

    Not posted on the forum for a loooong time!
    I fly a Dragonfly with a Polini 200 but never liked two strokes. I am a keen engineer and would love to fit a four stroke with around 30 hp....
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    Polini, Briggs and 447

    Hi Guys,
    The Polini can come with two carb types, the conventional PKW carb or a Walbro, Iím not sure what carb goes with what engine capacity, but my Thor 200 has the PKW carb.
    Paul, you are...
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    Polini, Briggs and 447

    peter.finlay@nov.com[/U]

    Cheers,

    Pete
  6. Any thoughts on Micrlighting And An Independant Scotland.

    Hi Guys,

    An interesting question, as a proud Scot one I have asked myself! But I donít fancy flying my Dragonfly in a kilt, think of the facial bruising as things get caught in the wind!!...
  7. A Dragonfly and a Quik flying together.

    Hi Colin,

    Well done getting the nationals so far north, I'll be over for that if work & weather allow.

    Pete
  8. A Dragonfly and a Quik flying together.

    Hi Wayne,

    I know what you mean!!

    Where do you fly from?
    I think we should pester Ben & Paul to start a UK Dragonfly fly-in. Idealy central to the country, say Manchester ish?

    Pete
  9. A Dragonfly and a Quik flying together.

    Last Friday I rigged my Dragonfly at Balado & waited for Paul, my mate who flies a Quik to arrive.



    I took off from the grass in front of the hanger instead of the ľ mile taxi to the concrete...
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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    Hi Paul,

    Just flown with the Polini once. Work, weather and moving house is getting in the way slightly!
    Compared with the Simonini Mini 3, it was as powerful and smoother, but it does have a...
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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    Hi all,

    The Simonini engine is now sold.

    regards,

    Pete
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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    Hi Andy,
    Be careful with engine weight. The Radne engine balances well with the weight of your average pilot but a heavier engine will make the Bug tail sit down. I remember having such a...
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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    Hi Andy,

    My wing was a Airborne Sting2 175. Fantastic wing, no vices, great ground handling on take-off run, a real essential atribute for FLPA!
    I have a pal who flies the latest model and loves...
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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    Hi Mike,

    I would have bought the Bailey engine as it is a superb piece of engineering, sips fuel and is a four stroke, always my preference over a two stroke.
    Your Fox wing, I imagine should...
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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    I tried to edit my last post to show this utube clip of me flying my Dragonfly, but I couldn't figure out how to edit my last post! Anyway, here it is!

    Pete

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    Dragonfly engine for sale

    Hi All,

    I have a Simonini Mini 3 engine for sale.

    If you have a Dragonfly/Motorfloater with a Bailey engine and would like a shorter take off and better climb rate (700 fpm+), it might be the...
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