I bought a OS .61 FX, then bought a Saito .91 4 stroke. The Saito is not
any more harder to operate than the OS. I uses about the same amount of
fuel. I like the Saito better. It is the most reliable engine that we have
on the field. I has NEVER quit unless out of fuel or or prop striking the
ground. I liked it well enough to go buy a Saito 1.50.
The only thing that I see that might cause a beginner trouble is that the
Saito have the lifter rods in the front of the engine and may be more
fragile than some 2 strokes. . . . but not harder to run or adjust as long
as you have a tach
my 2 cents . . .
> I highly recommend getting the cheap solution. You may well have good
> success with whatever you buy, but your taste may change after you've been
> in the hobby a little while or you may well bust the thing up during
> I'd get a Thunder Tiger Pro .46 for that plane. You can't beat the price
> the user friendliness with any other engine available 2-cycle or 4-cycle.
> > I'm building my first airplane, Great Planes Trainer 40. I am looking
> > for suggestions on an engine. Considering the Tower Hobbies .46 but
> > would like input on using a 4-stroke. What 4-stroke size would be
> > equivalent to a .46? Would you recommend a 4-stroke for someone new to
> > the hobby?
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> > Before you buy.