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Old 04-15-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: nose length?

Without getting into scale theory, smaller engines tend to have better power to weight ratios than larger engines. In the early days, when almost all model engines were lightweight two strokes, it was given that weight would have to be added to the nose of a scale plane. This produced a tendency for a lot of designers of non-scale models to use similar moments out of habit. One of my first R/C models, and Midwest Little Stick, required nose weight. As I got more experienced, I would extend the noses on kits I got so that they would need little to no added weight. They flew fine as far as I could tell.
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