Evolution engines are one of the major brands of engines that are available under the Horizon Hobby banner. As part of the Horizon Hobby product line, Evolution Engines can be found as the standard airplane engine in many models. A lower level of engine, the Evolution engine mainly caters to the slower models and even some of the gas airplane brands.
Horizon Hobby is one of the largest manufacturers of radio controlled airplanes in the world and their demand for engines has led to the rise of a fantastic brand of engines. Evolution engines are not only used in the Horizon Hobby planes, but also sold to other manufacturers who swear by it. Created in January 2001, along with a Chinese manufacturing partner, Horizon Hobby launched their Evolution Engine range.
Evolution engines are aimed at supporting the large number of models in the RC glow and gas category of planes and helicopters. Evolution engines are cheaper than most other 2-cycle glow and gas engines while offering better performance by far. A key feature of all Evolution engines is the use of chrome plating on the sleeve of the glow engines.? Although there are other cheaper and less durable plating processes, the company sticks to chrome as a way of staying above the competition in terms of quality.
Every time you buy an Evolution engine, their 3-year warranty ensures that the engine will have a long life and despite wear & tear, there is little loss in the overall engine power and performance standard. All engines are known to have excellent power to weight ratios while you can buy anything between a 26cc low powered engine that offers excellent reliability and a quick release choke or a massive 152cc, twin gas powerhouse that can burn holes in the sky.
Evolution RC engines are manufactured in different sizes to cater to the various models of airplane in the market today. All engines are focused on only radio controlled model airplanes and helicopters and over the years, Horizon Hobby has built up the experience and the expertise to harness the latest technology and always set new standards for the entire industry.
While Evolution engines are also available for nitro fuel setups, they aren't all about speed and high performance engines. Evolution engines have a special type under their trainer engines segment meant specifically for those learning how to fly.
These trainer engines come factory-fitted and just require 2 or 3 flips of the propeller to get going. This 2-stroke engine is perfect for getting an understanding of things easily, while moving on quickly to the more important part of learning how to fly the plane.
So whether you are a beginner or a seasoned hobbyist, you can pick an Evolution engine to suit your flying needs. With high power and performance, there is enough for the competition flyer while as beginners; you get the ease of starting off with a reliable Evolution engine.