On 6/21/2004 6:37 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:
The Tower engine is a GMS engine with a different (read that as not as
good) carb. The Tower engines I have had, have had excellent power
(better than the OS) due to their muffler, good transition and idle.
The ONLY problem I had with them is they would not shut off with the
transmitter. Others who have had the Tower engines have also reported
poor transition and idle.
The GMS engines, due to their carb, are not supposed to have the idle
and transition problems, but still retain the excellent power. I have
not owned a GMS so I do not have first hand experience with them, nor do
I know if they have the shut down problem of the Tower engine.
Reports I have read on the GMS engine do indicate it is a top notch
value for the money.
If you are new to the hobby, I would suggest Thunder Tiger PRO,
Evolution or OS FX/AX series engines for your first engine. These
engines are quite good, dependable and VERY user friendly (read, 99.9%
of them run well right out of the box).
In any case, I would avoid the OS LA series and MDS brand of engines.
Do a search on RC Universe http://www.rcuniverse.com/ and form your
own opinions of them.
If you have experience tuning and setting up the idle on engines, then
you may want to consider the GMS engines also.
Just my opinion.
Post by doug
how good is this engine compared to other brands like OS ? thinking of
putting it in a 40 size trainer.