Old 05-09-2016, 02:33 AM
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I am not an expert in this field, but what I can say is that the new engines are pretty damn powerful!!. You could be overpowering it with the larger sized engine. With that said I LOVE!! to overpower my planes. So I am a little biased. In my opinion with a larger engine you can always power back. Also, since this is a kit you can reinforce in the areas of the firewall and the surrounding areas to accommodate the larger engine. I say put the bigger engine in to play it safe. You will also need to make sure you will have adequate prop clearance as well. But, from the looks of it you probably have already thought of that!