ORIGINAL: old git
I have the Nosen kit and a new G-38 motor but have not yet been able to source a spring starter, any suggestions?
My motor has the weedeater style mag, weighs a ton, will the model carry the weight without extra ballast?
old git - - - - - - -aka John L.
Hey old git! This is the place to go for all things Zenoah. I had to put some weight in the tail to balance but it wasn't much at all. If I remember correctly it was 4 ounces or less.
Maybe it's my age, I'm sure I looked at the Bennett site before but without luck. I looked 5 minutes ago and found the spring starter and the size reccomendations, my motor has the small dia shaft. I have previously looked at drawings of the G-38 alongside the G-62, the starter seemed to fit only the G-62.
I'll get on to Bennetts and order the parts, guess I will get one of their cast mounts as well. It does seem that I will need to make some mods to the front end of the fus'.
I cannot recall for sure but was it your model that chewed the cowl and front end of the fus' when a prop broke? If so have you fixed the damage yet or can't you face it? It's sad but modellers either get over it or stop modelling. I've only had two models that didn't end in disaster, I sold one and the other was damaged moving it in the house. The covering of my Sr Falcon is crazed from the heat over the airing cuboard. I was in the atic yesterday looking at the unacustomed snow over our urban landscape. I found that a number of models, saved for repair, have now been hung from the roof.
Remember the chap who owned a gorilla and when asked "Where does it sleep?" replied "Anywhere he chooses". My models were like that but my wife could put a gorilla in it's place. My "Transport Library", (box room), suddenly became inacessable, it was full of kit boxes and aircraft moved from where they had been (anywhere they chose) and filled the room. I couldn't even get past the doorway.
I have decided to stick with wood prop's.
old git - - - - - - aka John L.