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O.S. Engine’s GT- 33 gas engine.
U Once again, I was not disappointed with my May
2012 issue of Model Airplane News. I have been anxiously awaiting some press on this new giant-scale P- 47
from Hangar 9 and leave it to Model Airplane News to
be the first! I loved the older razorback P- 47 150 that
Hangar 9 came out with years ago, and I knew this new
one would be impressive as well. Thanks for the timely
information—John is a luck guy to get this
Ron Pelletier, Cincinnati, OH
Ron, yes,we agree, senior West Coast
editor John Reid is indeed a lucky guy
to test fly this great new warbird from
Hangar 9. He did, however, have to do a lot of work
in the workshop to meet the deadline, but the end
results were amazing! Also, you can see John’s great
videos on the flying and the building of this P- 47 on
Barry, you’re in luck, we featured a full engine review
of the O.S. GT- 33 in our April 2012 issue of MAN and it
passed reviewer John Reid’s testing with flying colors.
The Xoar 18x8 wood prop topped out at 9,242rpm
with an idle of 1,700. An APC 20x10 loaded it down
to a top speed of 4,338rpm with 1,200
idle but the APC 18x8 produced a promising 8,561rpm with a 2,300 idle. The
rear induction Walbro carburetor setup
and the electronic ignition system really
make this engine user friendly. Just like
its bigger brother from O.S., the GT- 55,
the GT- 33 is becoming a very popular engine choice for giant-scale lovers.
U All I can say is wow! I just discovered your “How to Paint Pilot Figures”
article in your February 2012 issue and I
have to say that your author Lyle Vasser
is an real artist—he should work in a
museum! I am blown away by his work.
Thanks for a very informative and useful article.
Kelvin Rodgers, Pottstown, PA
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O.S. Gas Engines
U I read with interest Clarence Lee’s informative
“Engine Clinic” column in your May 2012 issue and
particularly enjoyed the O.S. GT- 33 engine review.
A friend gave me the issue because he knew I was
looking for a new engine. I generally consider these
“new generation” gas burners superior to the older gas engines that were heavier and generally less
powerful. Would you have any additional information like prop sizes for this engine? I am considering
it for an upcoming giant-scale project I am working
on and am ready for an engine choice.
Barry Moynihan, Detroit, MI
Kelvin, thanks for your kind words. We
do feel very lucky to have Lyle contribute to Model Airplane News. Owner and operator of
Best Pilots ( bestpilots.typepad.com), Lyle not only
paints these pilot figures, but he also sculpts and cast
these amazing mini aviators with all the fine details
molded in. Wait until you see his newest offering, a
¼-scale WW I pilot figure of the Red Baron’s younger
brother, Lothar von Richthofen. Check out his other
posts on ModelAirplaneNews.com. —GY ;