Old 10-31-2007, 09:16 PM
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Default RE: Need User's Advice on Sig Mini Plane Bipe

I flew my Smith Miniplane for about a year until I lost it to a mid-air with a profile (grumble, grumble). I had a Magnum .45 2-stroke in it and it had plenty of power. I don't have much experience with 4-strokes so I won't comment there.

Mine flew great but did balloon on exit of a turn and wanted to climb even with a little throttle. I kept it nose heavy so I don't think that was the issue. I'd suggest a bit of down thrust. Maybe others will disagree. I had several old-timers at the field suggest I add some washers to the top two engine mount screws but I just learned to fly it as is and added a liiiiiiiittle down elevator when necessary.

I loved that model and I would recommend it to anyone that loves biplanes.