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Old 03-21-2014, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OS just released a 600 class version of their nitro inspired gasoline helicopter engine. It's selling for 30,400 yen or around $300 right now. I wonder what would be involved in fitting this into a P6?
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I'm interested in this too......would love a gas powered Pantera.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=221870
Don't know if you've seen this or not, but some guys were making progress. Not sure where it stands though. I'm curious to find out as well.
Check out grwarlock's photo album. He documented his work.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, since John offers a .91 upgrade for the P6 and the GT15HZ is "the same size as most .91's", won't that GT15HZ work? Is there a need for the 600 class one that is reference in this post?

John, how about it, will the GT15HZ work in your P6? Have you done any work/analysis to evaluate and confirm that?

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I put a Zenoah 23 in one anything is possible lol
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I put a Zenoah 23 in one anything is possible lol
wow u sure stuffed one in there. did it fly
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, This is a pretty old thread that I stumbled upon while I was looking for information on whether or not anyone has used a O.S. Max GT15HZ in the Pantera. Has anyone successfully done this yet? Or are there issues that are a show stopper? heat? size? vibration? etc?. Thanks in advance for any replies.

My guess is the short anwer is: Stick with the O.S. 50SX-H 2cycle.

Also, I saw in RC Heli Pilot magazine that Audacity is holding a holiday sale. Bundling the kit with the eletronics and pipe for $500. Haven't managed to find it on the website yet. Anyone planning to take advantage of this sale?

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Old 11-28-2016, 02:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, This is a pretty old thread that I stumbled upon while I was looking for information on whether or not anyone has used a O.S. Max GT15HZ in the Pantera. Has anyone successfully done this yet? Or are there issues that are a show stopper? heat? size? vibration? etc?. Thanks in advance for any replies.

My guess is the short anwer is: Stick with the O.S. 50SX-H 2cycle.

Also, I saw in RC Heli Pilot magazine that Audacity is holding a holiday sale. Bundling the kit with the eletronics and pipe for $500. Haven't managed to find it on the website yet. Anyone planning to take advantage of this sale?

Thanks,
Mark
I would avoid that motor like the plague it is fundamentally flawed and from what I have read it will blow up if you so much as give it a dirty look. If you want a gasoline engine in a nitro heli form factor take a look at the Go Engine GH56, apparently it does work. I'm not sure if you'd need the Raptor fan or the Trex 600 fan (you need a modified fan to fit the engine and Go Engine sells fans for the Trex 600 and Raptor 30/50) or if either would fit the Pantera cooling shroud though the Pantera P6 has a lot more leeway with motor height than most other nitros.. Other than the fan no modifications are needed to fit it into a .50 nitro heli airframe, it is basicly just their .56 nitro heli engine modified to run on gasoline (it needs a lot more oil in the mix than a Zenoah though something like 10/1 similar to a nitro engine).

I eventually gave up on the idea of using a nitro form factor engine, when I get around to building my gasser I'm just going to use a conversion kit and a Zenoah engine. There is a reason why everyone uses an RC270 in gasser helis, they just work.
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Hi Guys, This is a pretty old thread that I stumbled upon while I was looking for information on whether or not anyone has used a O.S. Max GT15HZ in the Pantera. Has anyone successfully done this yet? Or are there issues that are a show stopper? heat? size? vibration? etc?. Thanks in advance for any replies.

My guess is the short anwer is: Stick with the O.S. 50SX-H 2cycle.

Also, I saw in RC Heli Pilot magazine that Audacity is holding a holiday sale. Bundling the kit with the eletronics and pipe for $500. Haven't managed to find it on the website yet. Anyone planning to take advantage of this sale?


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Thats an awesome deal! Ill be keeping my eyes out for that...
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Hi Guys, This is a pretty old thread that I stumbled upon while I was looking for information on whether or not anyone has used a O.S. Max GT15HZ in the Pantera. Has anyone successfully done this yet? Or are there issues that are a show stopper? heat? size? vibration? etc?. Thanks in advance for any replies.
The Pantera cooling system is really difficult to modify and doesn't move enough air for the GT15. I flew a Pantera with an NGH GT9 for a short period of time, it doesn't really move enough air to deal with the higher heat from gasoline
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply Carey. I went ahead and got the kit and motor that John Beech recommended. Looking forward to the build once the holidays are over!
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Audacity is holding a holiday sale. Bundling the kit with the eletronics and pipe for $500. Haven't managed to find it on the website yet. Anyone planning to take advantage of this sale?

Although the sale is past (but still visible online) I found it on promodeler.com . I didn't see it on the audacity site.

What would it take for me to have jumped on the sale? Make a fbl friendly option. Nix the tail gyro and maybe the muffler , and upgrade the cyclic servos to the coreless model. Let me add my FBL unit of choice. Price would be almost the same (potentially cheaper for FBL friendly setup)
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