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Title: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: Dave Andreski on March 05, 2012, 01:08:38 PM
Would anyone happen to know the weight of a MISTRAL CO2 motor, complete with prop?
I think that there was an article about this motor in the June, '94 issue of Aeromodeller.
Thanks,
Dave Andreski


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: hastf1b on March 07, 2012, 01:08:59 PM
Hello Dave, I found this by E-bay:

"Tiny Mistral CO2 engine made in Great Britain by Overlander. I am advertising this as used because I don't know the history on it and I  know absolutely nothing about this type of engine. I doesn't have a mark on it so it may be new. The package was open when I got it. It is very small, (that's a quarter in the first photo). The instruction sheet says that it weighs only 17 grams. I have no idea if it works or not and no way to test it so keep that in mind when bidding. I do know that it is definitely cool to have in a collection of model engines"


Heinz


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: Dave Andreski on March 07, 2012, 06:29:15 PM
Heinz,
Thank you for this info.
I have some plans indicating the Mistral. They will be converted to electric. The weight info will be very helpful.
Also helpful to know that the Mistral was made by Overlander.
Dave Andreski


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: PeeTee on March 08, 2012, 03:08:16 AM
A bit of useless information :D - The Mistral started off as the Humbrol Shark (possibly even earlier by another manufacturer), and the tooling/parts stock was sold on. In its final incarnation it became the Aerographics Tornado 69, which married the Shark/Mistral crankcase & crank with a piston and cylinder made by Stefan Gasparin. This final motor is a lovely bit of kit, and I have one which I use in duration competition models.

Cheers

Peter


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: hastf1b on March 08, 2012, 06:00:39 AM
Pictures of Shark and Mistral.

Heinz


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: Dave Andreski on March 08, 2012, 05:55:19 PM
A bit of useless information :D - The Mistral started off as the Humbrol Shark (possibly even earlier by another manufacturer), and the tooling/parts stock was sold on. In its final incarnation it became the Aerographics Tornado 69, which married the Shark/Mistral crankcase & crank with a piston and cylinder made by Stefan Gasparin. This final motor is a lovely bit of kit, and I have one which I use in duration competition models.

Cheers

Peter

Peter,
Thanks for that interesting bit of history. ALL info is appreciated.
Dave Andreski


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: Dave Andreski on March 08, 2012, 05:57:15 PM
Heinz,
Thanks for the photos. I actually have seen the Sharks before, though never the Mistrals.
Dave Andreski


Title: Re: Mistral CO2 Motor weight
Post by: danmellor on April 28, 2012, 10:46:50 AM
I think it started as the Humbrol PMS1. When Powermax took over production it became the Shark and then the Mistral when Overlander made them.

Such a shame that no one is making CO2 stuff anymore, I still love them!

Dan.