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Old 06-05-2013, 11:10 PM
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valleyview 40cc twin

Has anyone had the chance to run the vv 40cc twin. I heard the just got their 2 batch in.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:01 AM
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Hi Kerwin,just received e.mail from Tammy that I am a winner in the 40cc Twin lottery.Not many Twins out flying yet.I have the v v 20cc and its a great running engine.Looking forward to the Twin. Rich
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:02 AM
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I'll chime in as I've played with the prototype and the production models...

I'll have to double check with Tom on the specs, but I the one I flew was nothing short of AWESOME!!! It was on a 30cc Yak swinging a 20x8 Xoar beechwood prop around 7500rpm. Besides packing a ton of punch, it is smoooooooth to say the least. Starts up easy and idles really well. A lot of that is due to the fact that Tom runs and tunes every one that he sells to make sure they're trouble free out of the box.

There is another thread on RCU from another guy battle testing one but he's got it on a Great Planes RV8 swinging a 16x14 APC, let's just say it's a frikkin rocket...
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:32 AM
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Here's a some pics and video from 2 days ago. Kind of took it easy since:

1. it wasn't my plane
2. I'd only flown it once before
3. I've never flown a 72mhz transmitter!!! I don't know how the FOG's do it, those antennas are distracting!!!

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Breaking in the Valley View RC 40cc twin! (4 min 53 sec)
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:34 PM
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Hi supatimhanstine,when I started we had rudder only with a ground based TX with a 9 1/2 foot antenna,you young guys don't how good you have it. Rich
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:58 PM
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Got one of these in my 78 EF Extra. Sweet combo, i'll try and get a video soon. Swinging a Vess 20B to 6950.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:17 PM
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yes please.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:12 PM
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I didn't see the video first but I thought to myself that it was probably
a young whippersnapper making a comment about the beloved chrome
pole obstructing his vision! Well.... He's got pretty good skills for having
his vision impaired! I guess I'll freak him out further.... You could also
hang a length of yarn out on the end and have a wind sock....you could
also put a Walmart timer on the pole and time your flights. And lest
we not forget that the fabulous chrome pole was very useful for testing the
strength of your best prop should your neck strap let the transmitter twist
around and let the old antenna get smacked into bits and pieces! You've
lead a sheltered life..... I'll send you one you can epoxy to the top of
your transmitter and you too can have the total "chrome pole"
experience! Some how I know you'll thank me for it later! LOL
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:14 AM
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I didn't see the video first but I thought to myself that it was probably
a young whippersnapper making a comment about the beloved chrome
pole obstructing his vision! Well.... He's got pretty good skills for having
his vision impaired! I guess I'll freak him out further.... You could also
hang a length of yarn out on the end and have a wind sock....you could
also put a Walmart timer on the pole and time your flights. And lest
we not forget that the fabulous chrome pole was very useful for testing the
strength of your best prop should your neck strap let the transmitter twist
around and let the old antenna get smacked into bits and pieces! You've
lead a sheltered life..... I'll send you one you can epoxy to the top of
your transmitter and you too can have the total "chrome pole"
experience! Some how I know you'll thank me for it later! LOL
WT
Funny, well written.

David
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:27 AM
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I remember the days of racing RC cars, and that metal pole was the "who's nervous" detector. AS in, who ever had the shakiest antenna was the guy!
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:50 AM
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Awwwww damn, guilty as charged...
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:51 PM
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I have 2.5 gallons through mine right now and so far so good. I'm really liking the performance.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:44 AM
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Got one of these in my 78 EF Extra. Sweet combo, i'll try and get a video soon. Swinging a Vess 20B to 6950.
Hi
Wanted to ask you which version if the twin did you get
With regards to spark plug location
And did you have any problems fitting it into the cowl?
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Hi
Wanted to ask you which version if the twin did you get
With regards to spark plug location
And did you have any problems fitting it into the cowl?
I got the angled plug version and it fits the cowl of my 78 Extra perfectly with a little room to spare.
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I got the angled plug version and it fits the cowl of my 78 Extra perfectly with a little room to spare.
thank you so much!!
i will try to purchase that, but looks like they are sold out.
is there any disadvantage to using the angled plugs, looks like they are smaller than the NGK ones.
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