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Old 12-24-2007, 07:52 AM
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Season's greetings to all
I have a GP super skybolt kit that I plan to go rounds with soon. The question is, does this plane typically need nose weight to balance? I also have a brand new Zenoah 20 ei that I want to power this plane with. I don't think it will over power the airframe since I live at approx 6100' altitude and a little more power is usually the norm here. The zenoah weighs 45.5 oz. with all the trimmings. I also have an old Saito 120 that weighs 40.0 oz. with an aluminum motor mount and 1/2 of a prop on it. since the kit says you can power it with a 120 I think I can get away with the Zenoah and sidestep the price of glow fuel. What do you all think. I appreciate any and all help.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:17 AM
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I used a Satio 1.00 on mine, and was able to balance it with the battery placement. Mines an ARF and it weighs over a pound lighter than the kit.

I have seen one fly with a 1.25 Satio , it was awesome.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:21 AM
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You go dude!!!!!! I got to see this !!!!!!! Slap an evolution 26 in it. It weighs a little bit less that the zenny from the web specks. pluse all the power you want.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:01 PM
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the EI on that zenoah 20 eats batteries like crazy, even with 2500 mah you are lucky to get three flights. You can go to the CH EI for about 90 bucks, and it is a fine eng.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:11 PM
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Got one of those, but it currently lives on my Eaa bipe frome Balsa U.S.A. a tidy insall. I love it! As a matter of fact, that is where the Saito 120 came from. I bought the entire set up with the 120 from the Jeffco auction in Denver 2 years ago for little $ but failed to check the construction of it good enough, the 120 fell off in flight, it was mounted to the fire wall with wood screws. I modified the firewall a great deal to use the Evo with the Evo pitts style muffler rather then use stand offs so I would not have to add tail weight, I actually got away with putting the radio battery back close to the tail feathers and as I stated before, it fly's quite well.
Does anyone know how much the Saito 100 weighs. Saito's web sight says 550 grams and I am not good enough at math to convert that to oz. so as to get a good comparison?
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550 grams = 19.4 oz
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:19 PM
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Your quite welcome. Happy Holidays.
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