They are good, solid, reliable engines. They are not considered by many to
be in the group of "power elite" engines, such as the Webra .32, but then
again, they do not cost the extra $30 of a Webra either. I just bought two
of the new Chinese versions for a twin I am assembling.
I have three of them. I was looking to buy a couple for a Wing Mfg. A-26
kit I bought. I found one on sale at a shop and bought it. I found another
on eBay at a good price and bought it too. Then, I saw that one was marked
"Hely" and found there are (were) two versions of the Italian-made G34,
"Aero" and Hely."
They are both ringed, but the Hely is also ABC construction. So now I had
to buy ANOTHER one so I'd have two that matched! :-) I bought another
Hely version as the ST documentation shows it is more powerful than the Aero
and approximates the output of some .40's while weighing about four ounces
It appears the new ST G34 does not have the ABC construction.
What are you planning on putting it in? I'm thinking of a small aerobat I
can transport fully assembled.... World Models Ultimate 30 maybe; sort of a
full-figured version of my departed and much-loved SIG Ultimate Fun Fly.
desmobob (which my spell-checker suggests I change to "disrobe")