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Old 10-12-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default How come no one runs 'laydown' engines?

Like this one:
http://inkpothobbies.tripod.com/Catalog/os15ld.htm

It seems to me that it would be quite beneficial to have the lower C.G. With this, you could probably make a nitro have as low of a CG as an electric. Plus it looks cool :P So how come no one uses them?
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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Like this one:
http://inkpothobbies.tripod.com/Catalog/os15ld.htm

It seems to me that it would be quite beneficial to have the lower C.G. With this, you could probably make a nitro have as low of a CG as an electric. Plus it looks cool :P So how come no one uses them?
Tough to fit into chassis. A lot less cooling.
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:30 PM   #3
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Cooling is a big problem.So you will need a fan for cooling.
You can't lay down the existing STD engine,because the fuel will drop from carburettor.(The carburettor need to be higher than tank or you need a one-way valve)...

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Old 10-12-2003, 05:48 PM   #4
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looks like stand up engines can make more HP with less weight
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:50 PM   #5
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Default How come no one runs 'laydown' engines?

Ward;

I was of the understanding that O.S. has Discontinued the LD block Engine series.
Low in power, poor cooling, high original price.

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Old 10-12-2003, 11:53 PM   #6
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The .15 LD was an ABN and had no more power than a CV-15. about .56hp, lmao.
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I would be willing to bet that in the near future everybody will be running laid down engines. Everyone is pushing for lower CG and about the only thing left to lower is the engine.
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I believe the guy in US who converted his Tamiya F201 chassis to nitro has a 4 stroke OS engine that is laid down sideways.
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I would be willing to bet that in the near future everybody will be running laid down engines. Everyone is pushing for lower CG and about the only thing left to lower is the engine.
Agreed.
. . . . and suddenly, side exhausts will be back in fashion.
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Agreed.
. . . . and suddenly, side exhausts will be back in fashion.
And Sheep will fly !
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:44 AM   #11
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Monty Python - "Flying Sheep"
(A tourist approaches a shepherd. The sounds of sheep and the outdoors are heard.)

Tourist: Good afternoon.
Shepherd: Eh, 'tis that.
Tourist: You here on holiday?
Shepherd: Nope, I live 'ere.
Tourist: Oh, good for you. Uh...those ARE sheep aren't they?
Shepherd: Yeah.
Tourist: Hmm, thought they were. Only, what are they doing up in the trees?
Shepherd: A fair question and one that in recent weeks 'as been much on my mind. It's my considered opinion that they're nestin'.
Tourist: Nesting?
Shepherd: Aye.
Tourist: Like birds?
Shepherd: Exactly. It's my belief that these sheep are laborin' under the misapprehension that they're birds. Observe their be'avior.
Take for a start the sheeps' tendency to 'op about the field on their 'ind legs.
Now witness their attempts to fly from tree to tree. Notice that they do not so much fly as...plummet.


(Baaa baaa... flap flap flap ... whoosh ... thud.)

Tourist: Yes, but why do they think they're birds?
Shepherd: Another fair question. One thing is for sure, the sheep is not a creature of the air. They have enormous difficulty in the comparatively simple act of perchin'.


(Baaa baaa... flap flap flap ... whoosh ... thud.)

Trouble is, sheep are very dim. Once they get an idea in their 'eads, there's no shiftin' it.
Tourist: But where did they get the idea?
Shepherd: From Harold. He's that most dangerous of creatures, a clever sheep. 'e's realized that a sheep's life consists of standin' around for a few months and then bein' eaten. And that's a depressing prospect for an ambitious sheep.
Tourist: Well why don't just remove Harold?
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Old 10-15-2003, 05:13 PM   #12
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The Moral of the story is:

Having a lay-down Engine in theory should be great, but in actuality, it was a commercial flop.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:44 PM   #13
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The LD engines were made specially for the FW04. I'm still thinking of getting one for my FW04 but too expensive now...
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