Are they interchangeable?

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Are they interchangeable?

Postby siang » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:51 am

What is the difference between plane and heli glow engine? Are they interchangeable?
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Re: Are they interchangeable?

Postby RCModelReviews » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:15 am

Heli engines have a larger head that acts as a better heat-sink than an airplane engine and they usually have different carbs that are designed for more constant RPMs over a wide range of loading.

You can interchange them but it's really a whole lot better to use a heli-engine for a heli and a plane engine for a plane.

The heli-engine probably won't throttle or transition as well as the plane engine when hooked up to a prop and the plane engine may tend to run too hot when in a heli.
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Re: Are they interchangeable?

Postby siang » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:42 am

:), thanks Bruce, now I understand :)
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