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02/12/2009 at 9:28 pm #41064
Does anyone have any experience with the small Fora .020 engine? Fuel, expected performance, reliability?02/14/2009 at 4:47 am #47008RICHARD IVERS JRParticipant
Hank, I also looked at this. Look at a thread at rcuniverse.com and video at putfile.com stock Fora 020. Rich.02/14/2009 at 5:00 pm #47009AnonymousInactive
I have been inquiring about the Fora 020 engines, and will order some to see how they work out.
This week I received two new FORA 1cc engines. It is a new design, and no longer is a Cyclon clone. It is heavier than the old Fora, and heavier than the Cyclon, by 1/2 ounce. So it better have some more power too. Comes with a spinner and flood off fitting, and still fits on a Cyclon mount.02/14/2009 at 5:27 pm #47010
I was not able to get anything out of RC Universe. But, the video was interesting. Seems about equal to a TD. Prices seem darn high for something like this. I wonder what it will do on some more serious fuel? Lke Aerodynamite 65.
Is there anything worth looking at on RC Universe and how do I find it? I am not a member.02/14/2009 at 5:52 pm #47011DAN BERRYParticipant
Hank, I watched the video of the Fora.
It doesn’t mention a prop, but 13k rpm won’t haul the freight if its a regular 020 prop. A PeeWee should beat that. Searches turned up no sources for Fora 020.
I have a VA 020. Never ran it.
The current state of the art 020 TD is expected to turn 27k.02/14/2009 at 7:11 pm #47012
We must have watched two different videos. On mine, the prop was an APC 4.2×2 , fuel 25%. The tach showed in the 23-24,000 range. Might do better with some hotter juice.
The engine looks heavier than a TD, so it needs to run better to haul the added weight.
Hank02/14/2009 at 7:14 pm #47013
FWIW, there is a guy in Canada selling these on Ebay for $195, but the postage is paid so it must be a real steal.
PT Barnum is correct.02/14/2009 at 7:16 pm #47014
This is the video I watched.
http://media.putfile.com/Fora-Stock02/14/2009 at 8:41 pm #47015DAN BERRYParticipant
That’s different than the one I saw. those rpm would work.
And guys are griped that I bought a Nelson engine?02/14/2009 at 9:31 pm #47016RICHARD IVERS JRParticipant
Hank, I can;t seem to re-stumble to the rcuniverse forum thread.I remember that it was listed under’ “1/2 A and 1/8A engines”.They were pessimistic about it and I lost interest. Rich.02/15/2009 at 1:22 am #47017
Thanks, Rich. I did this query for a friend who bought the Fora and it did not come with any instructions. He got a much better deal than $195. Under $100. He said it weighs idential to the TD, so my guess was wrong. He is going to fire it up soon to see what it will do.02/15/2009 at 3:00 am #47018AnonymousInactive
The price that isn’t the gouge is about $80. But the story from the horses mouth is that they have only built a few, and may build some more. I am waiting to get better information. My contact met with the Fora guys:
” FORA guys did not have any FORA 020 in stock, they
just showed to me one sample and I was impressed how small
The only events that it might be good for are 020 payload and clipper cargo. Would not be legal in NOS or replica.02/15/2009 at 4:22 am #47019
Oh, I think it would be legal in both 1/4 A NOS and SAM Replica. If the technical rules do not specifically allow it today, I am positive it would be changed to allow it if the engine becomes a viable alternative. I have yet to have any solid input that it exceeds the TD in power and the NFFS NOS rules people are reasonable folks. Look how they bent the rules to allow the new Nelson plugs. Just takes a champion to lead it.
Get an engine and submit it to the committee for approval. I bet it can be fast tracked to an approval.
It is not like we have tens of thousands of contestants and we are turning people away from flying events. Stick a Texas Timer on the plane and I will join the fight to OK the engine.02/15/2009 at 11:53 pm #47020Dean McGinnesParticipant
A friend of mine was working on two of them. Very disappointed. It is not schneurle (sp?) ported. Internally no improvment on the Tee Dee, and of less performance according to him. Even with Aerodynamite fuel it turned 2000 less than the Tee Dee’s he has set up for me. He dumped one on eBay, and retained one for his collection.02/16/2009 at 1:55 am #47021
That is too bad, Dean. For the big bucks they want for one, it sure should be a good running engine. Now if your friend was comparing a stock Fora to a hopped up TD, that may not be a fair comparison. Many of us mortals only have stock engines to play with.
It is too bad the Ruskies did not take into account a glow head for it. They seem to assume we have a good supply of Cox heads to use with their engine. Wrong!
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