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Old 04-20-2010, 07:15 AM
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Default RE: How big a problem is to much engine

Yea that’s not a bad Idea, I have a 6V 1700 mAH nicad @ 10 ounces for the servos and a 4.8 4000 mah nimh for the ignition @ 9.2 ounces which both packs together are between 19-20 ounces that I can use to counter weight the back. Don’t know how much difference it will be to make up for the CG as Ive just started the plane. Its a quick build arf so it shouldn’t take long to figure out if that will work. It is a giant scale Avenger though so it would also require some long connections to run all the way up front, especially the ignition. My major concern was that it will turn the intended flying weight of a 16 pound plane into a 19 - 20 pound plane. Ive done YS 110's in 40 and 50 scale planes but never anything this big before. The Avenger does have more wing area than most scale warbirds but will it create enough lift after all the extra weight is the question.