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...
> I'm considering the Legato over a 30 series for a couple of reasons (that
> be in fact be bogus to begin with):
> 1. A four stroke is easier to deal with in terms on adjustments, starting,
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
> 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.
> 3. A larger size airframe is somewhat easier to learn on since it's
> more "stable".
Same airframe as a Nexus 30. Slightly longer blades and boom, that's
> Any opinions on the above and especially the merits of the Nexus vs. other
> 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.