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 Post subject: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:10 pm 
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K&B has a .61C/L in their ad. Said its the Veco .61 that Clarence Lee designed. Has anyone used this engine?


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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:07 am 
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This is newes to me. Could you post a link to the ad Dave?

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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Heres where I found it at. http://www.mecoa.com/kb/index.htm


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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:36 am 
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I see K&B offers two versions of the .61. Both are 14 plus ounces in weight. I wonder how that compares with other .60 size engines.
Are you thinking about getting one Dave?

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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:00 pm 
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I was looking at the Fox .60 Its $40 more and weighs 19 oz. Im buildind a RingMaster 1000 and the K&B caught my attention


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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:31 am 
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Run in properly the K&B should work good for you. Although if you have a .60 engine that's been reliable for you - you may want to consider using that one.

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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:33 pm 
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The biggest plane Ive been flying is .40 sized. Nothing in the .60 s yet. Its something Ive wanted to try but I dont want to spend a large amout of money on this. Look like I'll give the K&B a try. I'll let you know how it works in the spring.


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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:35 am 
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Dave, you're going bigger and I'm going smaller.
I built a few Legacy's with ST .51s. I think that qualifies for .60 size planes.
I have a Vector .40 kit I'm ready to paint. I have an AeroTiger .36 for it.
After the bigger planes the .40 size models look really good to me.
The K&B will definitely put you into the larger plane category. They're impressive and fun to fly. Good luck with yours. :D

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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:39 am 
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Dave,
I have seen an older K&B 60 run and it did pretty well. They are heavy though. I was surprised to see that the Fox was 19 ozs. I would guess that this is the weight with the muffler. Personally I would go for the Ceramic 60 stunt version, but is does cost a bit more. Rumor on the street is that there will be an EVO 60 available in the near future in the $150 range. Look for a review done by Allen Brickhaus in FM. You might be able to find some news on one of the other sites as well.
John


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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:34 pm 
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John Paris wrote:
Dave,
I have seen an older K&B 60 run and it did pretty well. They are heavy though. I was surprised to see that the Fox was 19 ozs. I would guess that this is the weight with the muffler. Personally I would go for the Ceramic 60 stunt version, but is does cost a bit more. Rumor on the street is that there will be an EVO 60 available in the near future in the $150 range. Look for a review done by Allen Brickhaus in FM. You might be able to find some news on one of the other sites as well.
John



The old style k&B 60 is still a good choice for an engine. It's available from MECOA in a C/L version. The venturi on mine was .316. I felt it was too big and had Lee machine shop do one at 290 . I threw in a picture of the Sportster 65 which is what i'm going to use on my Ring 1000. It's been a lot of fun swaping jibes with Bill Gruby on the merits of each others choice of engine. The Sportster is also a porky 19 oz which is not a handicap for that sized model.
Dennis


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 Post subject: Re: K&B .61C/L ????
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:17 pm 
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Felt that i should update some info that i posted on the K&B Sportster 65 and it's intended use on a Ringmaster 1000.
Got a chance to run it on Monday the 27th and I can report that it is definitely a winner.
Shame that it is so heavy as it has almost impeccable manners. Started on the first or 2nd flip from new and it never seems to falter while running. I'm running it in on Powermaster 10/29 and while I'm keeping the bug population under control while using it, it really isn't necessary to use that much oil. About 23% would be plenty.Prop is a 12/4 and it isn't working much to turn it. Pinching the line on this seems to make me wonder if I'm going to have to get Dan Banjock to fly it.
Next will be the Sportster 45. I know that Mike garmon was running them about the time of his passing and from what i heard he was somewhat imnpressed with them. Got to get a model built for it if it is that good.
Now I know why i never fly in contest.I get too tied up having this kind of fun.
Dennis


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