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Old 11-17-2006, 12:59 PM
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I have a Balsa USA Enforcer kit which I am currently considering to build over the winter. I am also considerring using a Jett 60 LX . To your knowledge has anyone built this kit with the engine up front as opposed to a pusher?
I would think it could be done by extending the nose a few inches and installing the engine on it's side.
Two things would be of concern would be the added weight to the aft end to balance and the plans show the thrust line of the pusher is higher than the center line of the plane.
Should I dump the idea and go with the plans or go for it?
It's just an idea at this stage.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:24 PM
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I've got one and to me if would be too much hassle. Just buy a BTE delta or the new Modeltech delta ARF. Unless you just want to convert the Enforcer for something to do. My two cents only; have at it if you feel like it .
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:26 AM
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I'd go with the plans... the enforcer makes a wicked sound with the prop running through the wing...
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:16 PM
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Rudeboy:
That is another concern of mine since we have a noise restriction at our field. I'm not sure if it would be less noisey with the prop up front than through the wing. I am assuming it would be quieter with the engine/prop up front . Perhaps this is another question entirely.
At the RPM the Jett 60lx is capable of turning it may not matter where it is located.

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Old 11-18-2006, 01:55 PM
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At the rpm levels these engines run at... it is never going to be "quiet"... that's for sure.

But I'm pretty sure it will be at least a little more quiet if you omit the "siren"... Because that's what it really is. I think it sounds awesome when making one of those 500 foot vertical terminal velocity dives... people living in the neighbourhood may have different opinions about that [:'(]

The plane really deserves a .90
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