Opinions on Nexus Legato FS-52

Opinions on Nexus Legato FS-52

Post by Michael R. Bevi » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00



I'm considering the Legato over a 30 series for a couple of reasons (that
may
be in fact be bogus to begin with):

1.  A four stroke is easier to deal with in terms on adjustments, starting,
etc.

2. A four stroke is "significantly" quieter.

3. A larger size airframe is somewhat easier to learn on since it's
slightly
more "stable".

Any opinions on the above and especially the merits of the Nexus vs. other
four
strokes would be really welcome.

 
 
 

Opinions on Nexus Legato FS-52

Post by Steve Wel » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00



: I'm considering the Legato over a 30 series for a couple of reasons (that
: may be in fact be bogus to begin with):
<snip>
: 3. A larger size airframe is somewhat easier to learn on since it's
: slightly more "stable".

Some thoughts...

From the tower catalog, it appears that the legato is the *same* airframe
(dimentions) as the regular nexus.  So it would seem that this is probably
the *smallest* four stroker (compared to the Bergen, X-Cell, etc.)

Also, I'm sure you know this, but it bears mentioning that a four stroke has
a significantly lower power to weight ratio than a comperable two stroke.
High power to weight is *very* beneficial in helis :-)

Not to discourage the purchase of this machine though.  IMO, its probably
a pretty good machine.
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Opinions on Nexus Legato FS-52

Post by GeeBe » Sun, 03 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>So it would seem that this is probably
>the *smallest* four stroker (compared to the Bergen, X-Cell, etc.)

 The Kalt Baron .30 four stroke is now available. It has an Enya .53
engine in it...
Greg, N7USR          
55 hours on a Concept 30SRX /O.S. .32SX....
Just completed an Ergo .60  Flies nice.. :)
 
 
 

Opinions on Nexus Legato FS-52

Post by Mark Johns » Mon, 04 Aug 1997 04:00:00



I've had quit a bit of experience with the Legato, helping set it up and
test fly it for a friend first, then getting it installed, tested, and
competing in a scale fuselage...

Quote:

> I'm considering the Legato over a 30 series for a couple of reasons (that
> may
> be in fact be bogus to begin with):

> 1.  A four stroke is easier to deal with in terms on adjustments, starting,
> etc.

Not according to my experience.  If you have problems with 2 strokes, the
4-strokes will most likely cause you more trouble.  Operating speeds are
more critical.

Quote:
> 2. A four stroke is "significantly" quieter.

In the case of the Legato, you are correct.  It comes with a tuned
exhaust system that is pretty quiet.

Quote:
> 3. A larger size airframe is somewhat easier to learn on since it's
> slightly
> more "stable".

Same airframe as a Nexus 30.  Slightly longer blades and boom, that's
all.

Quote:
> Any opinions on the above and especially the merits of the Nexus vs. other
> four
> strokes would be really welcome.

As long as you know what you're getting into, the four strokes can be a
blast.  The Legato is significantly underpowered, and parts such as main
gears are nearly impossible to get, (and something is goofy with those
main gears. Everybody I know is stripping them.  Three people in my area
have birds down waiting for main gears, which might not be available
for some time).

As far as the .91 four strokes, I wouldn't recommend one to a novice.  
The intended market for the .91's is for competition and advanced flying.  
It takes more sophistication to tune up a .91 than a .61.

-Mark Johnson