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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Stubbsy on 2012-01-30, 11:51

Anyone know anything about JEN engines? Anyone flown one? They any good? scratch
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2012-01-30, 13:20

Only had one experiance with J'en engines. was a 91 2 stroke and a complete fecking nightmare.

However I know Alan P has used one most of last year in the old timer falcon and it worked perfectly.

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2012-01-30, 13:31

I think John Barrows had/has one which worked OK but generally they seem to attract mixed reviews to be honest Ben, I think the ASP is a better buy among the budget motors. Wink

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Post by Allan Patrick on 2012-01-30, 14:28

As Mark observed I had one most of last year. It was/is fine. No problems what-so-ever. It started and ran very well. I would have no concerns if I wanted to buy another. It is a long stroke engine however so more suited to models that want a larger but slower reving prop - i.e. larger and slower models generally. Its a twin bearing engine and seems quite well built
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Post by Stubbsy on 2012-01-30, 16:01

Cheers Gang - I have read mixed reviews - you seem to either get a good or a bad one!
10% off all JEN engines at just engines at the moment, and need a couple for various airframes! Just wanted people opinions! JEN Engines T2009
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Post by Brian Colclough on 2012-01-30, 16:31

Ben I suspect Allan's reference to the fact that they are long stroke engines could cause some malfunctions if people are underpropping them and trying to get too many rpm's out of them.

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Post by Rich on 2012-01-30, 16:34

I personally don't rate them, they overheat which is evident when the otherwise puple cylinder head turns a light pink

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Post by Allan Patrick on 2012-01-30, 16:51

The instructions do specifically say not to under prop. So it is reasonable to think that problems would ensue if they were

Mine was quite 'out in the breeze' but didn't show any signs of overheating at all
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Post by Rich on 2012-01-30, 17:00

Allan,

I think the earlier versions were more prone to overheating compared to the later versions.

Is yours a brand new engine or recently accquired S/H engine

Not wanting to hi-jack Ben's thread, but I'm going to anyway. Very Happy

I've been looking at this baby for my 1/2 scale Wilga, that's scale for you, the Wilga has a 14 cylinder but that's a bit extreme.

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2012-01-30, 17:10

OOoooohhhhh baggsy being your "pit bitch" if you get that Wink

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Post by Guest on 2012-01-30, 17:26

That is porn tastic for something plane related.
I want that stand as well.Love the dials on the back.

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Post by Allan Patrick on 2012-01-30, 21:19

Mmmm! Love that. Looks like it was all home brewed?

My J'en engine is less than two years. So must be the later version



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Post by Stubbsy on 2012-01-31, 09:31

One hell of a prop on that thing! Sounds the dogs dooberries though Very Happy
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Post by Guest on 2012-01-31, 18:27

The Jen engines are popular with the fun fly brigade at the Nats.
Particularly the 37 and 47
Users said :-
Low cost
Powerful and responsive
Light
Reliable
Do the job

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