Starr Aircraft Engines
Introducing the Black Flame 280 Deluxe… Simply Untouchable!
The New Black Flame 280 Deluxe for 2008, is an all Billet stock material CNCd engine. All but the cylinders and pistons are CNCd from the highest grade steel and Aluminum Alloys this country has to offer. No overseas cheaper grade metals are used. The pistons and cylinders are made by "Mahle" because they are the best money can buy period.
We now offer 3 different configurations of the 280 Deluxe. The sport and 3D version now have the exhaust and the intake manifold on the same side so it will fit the Extras, Edges ect. The UAV and PPG version is the same 280 Deluxe with the crank extended 2 inches out the back of the engine for Alternaters, starters, PTOs ect. Then we have the Racing Version which is the " Black Flame 280 Titanium Plus". This bad boy is 280 ccs of pure muscle. This version of the 280 Deluxe features " American made" 6ALV4 Titanium connecting rods, which reduces the weight of the rotating mass allowing the 280 to turn even faster RPMs without fancy porting higher compression, or large doses of Nitro. All of which renders a good engine unreliable at best.
The exhaust ports are enlarged to allow the mega amount of burnt exhaust to exit faster. This does not alter the reliability of the 280. The New "Delta 3" V-Force Reed setup is 30% larger than the Delta 2s. The 280 Deluxe is designed by Starr Air Craft, manufactured by Starr Air Craft, Blue printed, Balanced and hand fitted one by one by Starr Air Craft.
This is the Rolex of Model airplane engines. That’s why we warranty the 280 Deluxe for the lifetime of the engine. If the 280 breaks, we repair or replace it no charge, If it does not perform as stated, You can return it for a full refund. Planting this engine or burning it up with lean runs will void the full warranty. Many options are available. Glo or Gas, Ignitions are CDI Twin Syncro Spark, from CH Electronics and are installed as standard equipment with the Gas version. Because the 280 is in its 3rd production run, and the numbers are increasing we are able to bring the price down.
- Ignition (your choice)
- Powder coating of any color – Matches your racing colors and does not add extra weight!
- Custom EC Alcohol Carbs designed for 280 Deluxe
- Racing Version – Alcohol heads, ported, polished
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- Horse Power: 35 on Pump Gas / 40 on Alcohal
- Weight: 13.5 / Displacement: 280cc
- Width: 11.5 inches / Height: 8.75 inches
- Induction: V Force Case Reed Induction
- Carbs: Moto Tassinari 8 Pedal Carbon Fiber Delta 2s. Dual WB39. Alcohol or Gas Safe
- RPM Range: 900-9600
- No pumps, no pressure, no hassle, no lean runs
- Guaranteed perfect idol, middle and highs
Black Flame 280 Deluxe
Black Flame 280 Titanium Plus
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