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Old 12-10-2005, 06:45 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Cub builders

ORIGINAL: Troy540p

Winter project, Building a Balsa USA 1/4 scale cub. Torn between which engine Satio 100 or OS 120?

Thanks for all replys in advance,

My BUSA ¼ Scale Cub was set up for an OS 120, but I have two Saito 100's to break in for a twin. I mounted one, canted 18° to the right side, and almost everything fits within the cowl. With a bit of a prop shaft extension, I'd only have to have a cooling hole in the front.

The 100 will lift the plane off fine, in about 50' on a calm day. It flies the plane around fine, in a scale-like manner. No speed demon, and I wouldn't try any aerobatics with the 100 in it, but that doesn't bother me. If you want to do loops & rolls, you might want the 120.

Good luck,
Dave Olson