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    Curtiss P6E rebuild

    Hi for many years I have wanted to rebuild my Scratch built P6E, it was converted to CL and when it was flown the CG wasnt checked, so it Stalled on takeoff, my friend gave it to me to rebuild and I want to put it back to RC. It has a 60"+ wingspan and is 2"=1'-0" scale. The damage is mostly in the engine mount landing gear area. he had a 60 size two stroke nitro engine on it, My question is if you were getting a new motor for it I was told go with a 60 size four stroke for torque and sound, plus a larger prop.
    I will post pictures of it as i want it to be a winter project. The other question i have is this plane was covered in silt with dope, probably aerogloss, I have to cut panels out were the servos will go, then recover those areas and try to match the color with available dope of today.
    A challenge to be sure, I do have plans for this plane and I know where the CG is, so I'm looking forward to this rebuild.

    John

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    RE: Curtiss P6E rebuild

    Count me in to lurk on this. An alternative engine might also be a OS 55AX 2-stroke...

    Just my $.02

    Bob
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    RE: Curtiss P6E rebuild

    Go 4 stroke, better punch from slow speed and better sound for sure, you may need a .80 - .91 and up to match full output of a good .60 2 stroker. I have no CL experience.
    If going RC make it fly true and fun, it does not need lots of power to fly without lines, Enjoy!

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    RE: Curtiss P6E rebuild


    ORIGINAL: nitro wing

    Go 4 stroke, better punch from slow speed and better sound for sure, you may need a .80 - .91 and up to match full output of a good .60 2 stroker. I have no CL experience.
    If going RC make it fly true and fun, it does not need lots of power to fly without lines, Enjoy!
    I agree with Nitro a 4-stroke sounds like a winner! A Curtis P6E a real beauty!

    Up-Out-& Gone!


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