2-stroke v.s. 4-stroke

2-stroke v.s. 4-stroke

Post by j.. » Sun, 18 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

Could you tell me what are the advantages/disadvantages of a 4-stroke
over a 2-stroke, and vice versa?

thanks in advance,

JPB-

 
 
 

2-stroke v.s. 4-stroke

Post by mekoe.. » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00


The greatest disadvantage to a 4 stroke is the cost, and you lose a
little in the power edge for the same displacement, that is why kit
manf. always recommend slightly larger 4's than 2's.  If your willing
to hang the 4 and spend the extra, you'll appreciate how quite they
run. 4's are also develope more torque at lower rpm's and you can
swing the bigger prop at slower speeds.  

For screeming demons I usually go with 2 strokes and for airbatic
airplanes I tend to prefer 4 strokes for the torque.

Quote:

>Hi,

>Could you tell me what are the advantages/disadvantages of a 4-stroke
>over a 2-stroke, and vice versa?

>thanks in advance,

>JPB-


 
 
 

2-stroke v.s. 4-stroke

Post by Dave McDonal » Mon, 19 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi,

> Could you tell me what are the advantages/disadvantages of a 4-stroke
> over a 2-stroke, and vice versa?

For a tounge-in-cheek view, check out:
http://www.usmo.com/~dmcdnld/4cycle.htm

cul8r,
--
Dave McDonald,  Lake of the Ozarks,  Missouri
AMA 40128       Amateur KA0OEI

Visit my webpage at: http://www.usmo.com/~dmcdnld/

 
 
 

2-stroke v.s. 4-stroke

Post by JEFFJENC » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


That's a very good comparison of 2-4 strokes.  I also feel that once set up, a
4 stroke is far more dependable that a 2 stroks (notice I said Properly set up)
 
 
 

2-stroke v.s. 4-stroke

Post by Barry Burke J » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
> That's a very good comparison of 2-4 strokes.  I also feel that once set
up, a
> 4 stroke is far more dependable that a 2 stroks (notice I said Properly

set up)

When properly set up, they're BOTH extremely dependable in my book.  <G>

Barry