CRRC GP26R Gas 2
stroke engine Review
purchased the CRRC GP26R second hand. I will comment that the engine
you will more likely see is the V2 engine (GF26I or GF26iV2) Like in
the photo above. This is an improved model with better bearings I
have been told. The carb is also on the rear unlike mine (right photo).
The engine only took about 5 tanks to be ready to
put in the air. I've had no deadsticks after that point.I currently
have about 20-25 flights on it. We ran the engine first with a 18x8 APC
prop and kept it that way. I have it in a Katana Profile funfly plane
(the kind shown above). We ran the engine with a mix of 25:1
for break in on the ground for about 3 tanks. Being gas, you
ALOT of time in the air on little gas. The version I have has
Nitro type mount with side rails. So does the GF26iV2. You then use a
nitro type mount which my Profile pane had. The GF26i has a more
traditional firewall mount. Before buying one, I invite you to look at
the versions at the CRRCPRO website so you get the right one.
This engine is suitable for 90-1.20 type planes. I have yet
deadstick this plane in the air once I had help getting the mixture
settings correct (Look up some different methods at RCuniverse on
setting walboro carb mixture). A couple comments on the engine:
choke is spring loaded, you set the choke then after the engine starts
up, the choke flips off. This is a really convenient feature. You just
need to plan for it if you put it in a cowl so you can activate the
- With the included ignition, you need a seperate battery.
You will need a switch to turn the battery on that is
for a few amps of current. Since mine was on a profile, I just
- The throttle connection provides LITTLE linear
movement. I had to put my servo hole CLOSE in on the servo arm and
still had to turn down the Travel adjust. There is NOT alot
throttle range on this Engine.
- They have different recommended props for each engine
- Some people have reported bearing failures in the GF26i. I
have not, but read through the threads before buying one.
26i V2 Pro Manual
CRRC 26 is available at Hobbypartz , Rons
Hangar, and Maxford
is good for spare parts also.
CRRC Website (manuals
available for download as .RAR files on each product page)
GF26R Help thread on RcUniverse.com
Pro 26i V2 Help thread on RcUniverse.com
is a budget gas plane. It is NOT a high end engine. But it has good
value. You need to properly break it in and take it easy at first
flying high enough in case you dead stick it. But I've been
pleased with it so far. CRRC makes other sized engines and I've seen
one of the CRRC 55cc engines in action and it did well.
Some places to buy CRRC engines.
CRRC Pro engines at
Ravenrc.com (good selection)
50 at Hobbypartz (search for CRRC)