implanecrazy

« Reply #643 on: Feb 17, 2013, 4:38 pm »
 
A cutting from a local paper
 

Kip

« Reply #642 on: Feb 17, 2013, 4:22 pm »
 
And all these last few posts are "Nowt to do with Out"
Can we please have at least on area where we all play nicely.
Ta Very Much,
 
Grandad Kip.  :-* :-*

« Reply #641 on: Feb 17, 2013, 10:48 am »
 

Surely it's only a matter of time before two strokes are banned or totally out of production anyway (except in the third world maybe).


2 strokes have even been dropped from the MotoGP classes for a couple of years now

gavinparson

« Reply #640 on: Feb 17, 2013, 10:12 am »
 
I agree, but development could have evolved the ideal racing engine, but nooooooo, let's go back to using an obsolete 503.


Tony Goldney proved that four strokes could win championships. Imagine if tuned Briggs 35s could have been made reliable.
Maybe the FF Rampage engine could be allowed into F50 one day (NOT F503). It would be amazing to see an affordable 50hp four stroke out there.


Surely it's only a matter of time before two strokes are banned or totally out of production anyway (except in the third world maybe).

Kip

« Reply #639 on: Feb 17, 2013, 9:46 am »
 
2 strokes = Power to weight mate.
 
Kip

gavinparson

« Reply #638 on: Feb 17, 2013, 8:05 am »
 
Two strokes have no place in hovercraft in the 21st century. It's surprising the racers are still using them with the high fuel consumption costs. But then they're still stuck in the 80s, using the same engines.

I'm glad two strokes are non virtually non-existant in cruisers. The only person I know who has one is swapping to a Briggs at the moment.

« Reply #637 on: Feb 17, 2013, 4:51 am »
 
I've seen some videos of a Polish fella with a 2-stroke Vanguard that just goes like a bat outta hell!  With the new Kohler 40s, there's no need at all for 2-cycle power on a Vanguard/Surveyor.  I'm not sure what was going through Barry's mind when showing the alternate 2-cycle twin-engine version of Prospector...maybe some builder was really pestering him about it, like the British Columbia crowd that pushed for the twin-engine Vanguards.

But a 2-stroke on an Explorer is just plain...WTF....when it's capable of so much better!  The 2-blade Warp Drive isn't doing him much good, either.  Ahh, the joys and frustrations of homebuilding!!  ;)

John Carter
www.hovernut.com
Hoverclub of America, Amphibious Marine & SEVTEC Kits

« Reply #636 on: Feb 16, 2013, 11:50 pm »
 
Yes and your comments to Al may as well stop as well ..it works both ways if you cant take it dont give it  ???

« Reply #635 on: Feb 16, 2013, 11:21 pm »
 
Perhaps in the future you will think twice before making defamatory comments. Hangon, what am I talking about, during the last 24 hours, it would appear you true colours have been shown.

« Reply #634 on: Feb 16, 2013, 11:14 pm »
 
to be honest Jon I could not remember who had built that craft ..thanks for reminding us

« Reply #633 on: Feb 16, 2013, 10:48 pm »
 
Hilarious!

« Reply #632 on: Feb 16, 2013, 10:16 pm »
 
 :D :D :D

« Reply #631 on: Feb 16, 2013, 9:39 pm »
 
I remember someone fitted a 503 in a sev craft here a few years back  .it did not go well as the engine developed twice the power the craft was designed for , to much lift air , the partition skirt brake didn't work so it was sold to some unsuspecting person and It was never heard of again .. shame really as the proper engine would have sorted it out then it would have been fit for purpose
Once again U are talking total rubish, the craft flew extremly well. It developed a problem with the condensors im surprised the guy didn't fix it. It had a seperate lift engine. It had no issues flying, intact for a sev it was quick. It also sold for very reasonable money in full working orde, which less than can be said for some craft sold recently

implanecrazy

« Reply #630 on: Feb 16, 2013, 6:38 pm »
 
I remember someone fitted a 503 in a sev craft here a few years back  .it did not go well as the engine developed twice the power the craft was designed for , to much lift air , the partition skirt brake didn't work so it was sold to some unsuspecting person and It was never heard of again .. shame really as the proper engine would have sorted it out then it would have been fit for purpose

That sev was about 60 miles from me.  The guy took it out a couple of times then got disgruntled with it and bought a boat.  Not sure if he still has the craft or whether he sold it on, or left it to rot

« Reply #629 on: Feb 16, 2013, 6:30 pm »
 
where do hovercafts go to die?
I sold my ff in full working order and I have never heard of it again.