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The unusual rotation feature of the S/R type engines allows
either side or rear exhaust configuration. Choose side or rear exhaust
configuration according to your preference, before you run the engine
for the first time.
Since 2001, the engines are produced on modern CNC machines and hand-assembled to
obtain best fits. Pride of ownership is not a stranger at MVVS.
The piston fit may be quite tight, so give the engines the running in
that is needed. You will be rewarded for your patience by above average power and excellent longevity.
Last updated: Nov. 2011
Unless otherwise stated in the engine description, the
fuel for these engines, as advised by MVVS, consists of 80% methanol (at
least 98%pure), and 20% castor oil. Up to 5% nitromethane max. can be added
to the standard fuel.
For the large ringed 1.60 glow engine, use at least 15% high
quality glow fuel oil, and 5-10% nitromethane.
The small sizes of 2cc up to 4.6cc will not run well using synthetic oil.
Use at least 50% castor oil in the mix. If you insist on using synthetic
oil without adding Castor oil, be prepared for a long running in period. Sometimes the engine even will not perform at all, until you switch back to Castor oil.
As noted before, the fuel can be made up with up to 5% Nitromethane. If
you want to use more nitromethane, the head should be shimmed with an
extra gasket in order to lower the compression ratio, or better still,
use a lowered compression combustion button or reworked head.
As a glow plug for general use I recommend the types Novarossi #5, Enya
#3, OS#8 or OS-F. These are all available at the better model airplane
suppliers worldwide. The engines are supplied with a Novarossi plug fitted.
For the combat competition engines the Novarossi #5 and #6 plugs are best.
For running glow engines, download my one page flier here
(based on MVVS instructions).
This is the MVVS documentation as supplied with each engine 3.5cc - 15cc
For use of a Walbro
carbs with glow fuel, read the Walbro technical report first. PRME does not stock engines equipped with a Walbro carb. They will be
ordered on demand.
running in glow engines, read this!
A word about the MVVS tuned mufflers: These are very much like the normal
single chamber mufflers, except their volume is tuned to the engine. Back
pressure is increased, and power output is about equal to open exhaust
running. It is possible to modify these mufflers with added second muffler chamber
(like the A-types) for ultra-quiet operation to as low as 74 dB(A) at
7 meters. (84dB at 9 ft) The added muffler should only slightly increase backpressure, and then improves power by about 200
rpm. The added muffler removes the high pitched note from the exhaust sound using the low-pass filter technique.
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Unless otherwise stated, all engines are supplied
without mufflers. Suitable mufflers are suggested with
MVVS 2,0 GFS - RC cat.# 3013
0.37 kW @19000 rpm
; muffler 3241
props: 7x4, 8x3
This engine is the smallest MVVS glow engine and has a tremendous power
output. The cylinder cannot be rotated.
MVVS 2,5 GFS/R - ABC cat.#
0,515 kW @ 26 000 rpm
muffler 3241 (GFS), power range 17,000-22,000
3242 (GFR), power range 17,000-22,000
Props: 7x3 to 8x4
MVVS 2,5 GFS/R - ABC - RC cat.# 3029RC
0,515 kW @ 26 000 rpm
tuned muffler 3241 (GFS) , for 17,000-22,000
3242 (GFR), for 17,000-22,000 rpm
Props: 7x3 to 8x4
Using the 3241 muffler, a MA 7x5 tachs at 17500+ rpm
Reverse Running crankshafts are available.
To special order:
.25 combat (ACES)
8x6; 8x7; 8x8
9x4; 9x5; 9x6
for ACES competition:
4,0 GFS/R ABC RC combat
0,75 kW @ 20,000 rpm
tuned muffler 3243(GFS) and 3244(GFR)
for 13000-18000 rpm
Based on the .28 and .21 engine, This ACES legal short stroke engine was originally
built by PRME for RC aircombat's largest planes under ACES regulations,
using a .21 crankshaft. A 9x5 prop gives excellent results, and turns
right up to the allowed limits.
The timing is quite moderate for low end grunt, whilst the rpm range is
still adaptable between 12,000 and 20,000 rpm using the appropriate muffler
system.This engine makes light work with planes of up to 1500 grams (3
lbs), where the original warbird had in excess of 25 square meters wing
The ACES-legal .25 engine is still produced to order by MVVS.
MVVS 4,6 GFS/R -ABC- RC (.28) cat.# 3047
0,8 kW@ 17000 rpm
muffler: 3243(GFS), 3244(GFR)
props 9x5 up to 10x6
MVVS 6,5 GFS/R - ABC - RC #3066
0,92kW @ 15000 rpm
tuned muffler 3248 (GFS) for 10,000-14,000
3249 (GFR) for 10,000-14,000 rpm
9x6, 9x7, 10x5, 10x6
This engine is famous for it's crisp throttle response and low idle.
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MVVS 10 GFS/R - ABC - RC
cat #: 3090
1.30 kW @ 15000 rpm
3255N, keep rpm higher than 9500
tuned pipe: 3250
for 9,000-12,000 rpm
props: 15x6, 14x6, 14x7, 14x8, 13x7, 13x9
MVVS 12,7 GFS/R - ABC - RC #3092
1.66 kW @ 13 000
See .61 engine.
16x6, 15x7, 15x6, 14x6 - 14x8, 13x7 - 13x9
As the old saying goes – "there is no substitute for cubic inches." This
is exactly what MVVS had done with their MVVS .77, i.e., increase the
bore of their existing .61 from 23mm to 26mm, with both engines sharing
the same crankcase and cylinder castings. The results in the .77 having
the same physical size as the .61 with the same mounting bolt pattern,
etc., but actually weighing a fraction less.
MVVS 15 GFS/R - ABC - RC #3089
1.8 kW @11000rpm
Mufflers: See .61 engine
props: 14x7 to 15x10
A stump-pulling beauty, this engine is designed to fit
in the space of a standard 10cc (.61), and drops right in. It is lighter
than the MVVS .61, #3090 and may well help you comply with those ever
increasing imposed noise limits, because it makes light work with pulling
large props at around 9500 rpm.
MVVS 26 GFS - RC cat. # 3094G
2,9 kW @ 9000 rpm, max rpm 10000
Mufflers: 3266 (tuned
pipe) and 3270, (side muffler)
props: 16x12, 17x10, 17x11, 18x8, 18x10, 20x6
Ringed piston in steel liner. This is the glow version of the petrol engine.
and replaces the previous 1.50. The connecting rod is bronze bushed.
The fuel for the bronze bushed engines needs at least 15% high quality
See the instruction leaflet.