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Old 07-02-2009, 07:38 AM
Join Date: May 2002
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Default RE: spe-26 in big stick

Though not known for it's power the fairly light SPE engine should do quite well in the Big Stick. Relocate the elevator and rudder servos to the rear, position the fuel tank, Tx and battery under the wing, locate the ignition module and battery in the original tank compartment and of course use the tail dragger arrangement and it should balance okay. I had to use a taller alum l/gear for additional ground clearance to accomodate the 16-17 " dia props. As Togatoga suggested beef up the front end and make sure the horiz. stab is well secured to the body as it can vibrate like crazy at idle.