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Old 02-12-2014, 11:33 PM   #4291
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my two cents: the 55ra prop hub sticks out about 3/8 inch when using the stock stand offs - a good size gap. I would want to know the depths of the other engines before going much further in the decision process. the firewall isn't very thick and I would not want to have to cut a large breather hole, nor would I want the prop sticking out any further.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:31 AM   #4292
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If you don't have sound restrictions (since you flew stock muffs I assume not), buy a Jtec Pitts. Will last forever if installed correctly, more power, cooler sound......less weight, less $$ and less RPM loss than most cans.

It's not how you fly, it's the crappy muffs

If you do a can, highly recommend Pro-Flow.....anything else and your cheating yourself.
J tech mufflers cracked too and also have nothing but issues keeping it tight. I put a can on mine and have not had a single issue since. .......but I really don't like the weight difference
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #4293
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Instead of a canister how about a tuned pipe? When I had my 88" I used a carbon fiber pipe. It adds about 300rpms and is super quiet and add almost no weight. I'm pretty sure in the manual it describes how to mount it using a Dave brown mount? If you're going to use a can,DA,TBM and Chief aircraft sell mounts for them.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:59 AM   #4294
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J tech mufflers cracked too and also have nothing but issues keeping it tight. I put a can on mine and have not had a single issue since. .......but I really don't like the weight difference
Probably cracked because they came loose, use nordlocks on all muffler bolts and they don't come loose.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:01 AM   #4295
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terry, what is a "nordlock?"

thanks....
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #4296
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If you get this particular one in SS they fit inside the muffler bolt hole (almost same O.D. size as 4mm capscrews), or with Jetc's Pitts muffler they are external mounted so no problem. Never had a muffler come loose myself. Also use them on prop bolts and never ever have one of those get loose as well:

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #4297
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What carbon fiber landing gear is a direct replacement for the aluminum gear? Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:16 PM   #4298
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I got mine from GraphTech but they are always out of stock. Small operation with only a couple employees....
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:40 PM   #4299
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I got mine from GraphTech but they are always out of stock. Small operation with only a couple employees....
Thanks! That's what I thought. They are currently backordered.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #4300
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Guys,
I shot some video of my edge and DA70 combo yesterday.

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:00 AM   #4301
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Nice flying Roger! I finally got a Vess 24B Stealth to try out after your recommendation. It's drilled and balance and will be on there before I go out again with my 88. Looks like it performs nicely as compared to the Mejz 24x10.
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Yes it does.

The 24x10TH gave me around 6700rpm peak. The Vess 24B carbon around 7100-7200rpm depending on the day and air temp.

Certainly responsive.

I think I need to clean up my flying a bit now with all that power.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #4303
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Yes it does.

The 24x10TH gave me around 6700rpm peak. The Vess 24B carbon around 7100-7200rpm depending on the day and air temp.

Certainly responsive.

I think I need to clean up my flying a bit now with all that power.
So which prop do you prefer?
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:29 PM   #4304
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Roger stated earlier that the Vess 24B Stealth really woke the combo up over the Mejz. I run the normal hub 24 x 10 as opposed to the thin hub version. I will post my impressions as soon as the weather gives me a chance to compare them.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #4305
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I do prefer the carbon vess for 3D hucking, it is super responsive but quite loud.

Both the mej TH and falcon 24x10 are quieter but not as punchy.
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