fuzzybabybunny Posted September 10, 2016 Share Posted September 10, 2016 I've been doing a lot of research on engines lately and I've decided that the Moster 185 seems to be the only clutched engine with the best weight / power ratio (Nitro 200 doesn't have a clutch and isn't available for separate purchase). There are four levels of Moster 185: Classic - 13.4kg, no clutch, standard materials Silent - 13.6kg, no clutch, standard materials, quieter exhaust Plus - 14.5kg, clutch, standard materials, quieter exhaust Factory - 12.5kg, clutch, light materials, smaller exhaust - probably loudest? Apparently it's basically a completely different engine because they have to make the entire engine out of different materials to get to the light weight. It seems that the Plus is the most popular model because it's got everything except for the light weight and it's only about ~$150 USD more than the Classic. The Factory, on the other hand, is *$1,500* USD more than the Classic. Now, a 2kg weight saving is significant to me, especially because I plan to be traveling with this engine, so it could save on airline baggage fees and definitely if I need to ever *ship* the engine via FedEx or something. I'm looking at the SkyMax Expedition and I really want a clutched model: http://skymaxavia.ru/en/product/skymax-expedition-moster/ With the Moster 185 Factory it would only weigh 20kg ready to fly with harness and prop and everything. That's exciting. With the Moster 185 Plus it would weigh 22kg ready to fly. Still not too shabby but my current Backbone with ROS 125 is 25kg and it feels like a hog. My friend's 20kg Miniplane is just beautiful in its light weight. So has anyone flown the Moster 185 Plus vs Factory? Do you think it would be worth the extra money for the Factory? Are there are "gotchas" to this, like shorter life, lower durability, greater maintenance, etc? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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