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Old 01-08-2011, 02:33 PM
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Wondering if I should stuff an older .20 in it or a little .30 4-stroke. It came as electric and was a dog, besides I'm just not into silent aircraft.
I sold off the 'e' stuff a long while ago, reinforced the firewall then stalled on the conversion. Just looking for suggestions...

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:29 PM
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Hi Jack in Maine

I fly one with a Cox Baby Bee .049. It is under powered, but kind of fun anyway. I would imagine that .20 or .30 4-stroke would be a bit much for the plane, but maybe a .09 to .15 would be suitable. The conversion was fairly simple as I did not need to worry about mounting a tank or a throttle servo. If I were to do it over, I would probably use a Norvel .074 as I suspect it would not weigh much more and would be about the right power for the plane.

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Old 01-23-2011, 01:18 PM
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Thanks dpearson. Is that the SS with the 48" wing?
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Looks nice! My Dad has that plane and its OK electric, but I'm gonna lean on him some to think about the upgrade to real airplane noise.
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