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Old 04-20-2010, 07:47 AM
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Default RE: How big a problem is to much engine


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Weight. You've already mentioned this as refers to CG but if goes further than that. The extra lead you're going to have to add to the tail to get the plane balanced is really going to add a lot of weight to the plane. This in turn will push up the wing loading (ratio of lift generated by the wings to weight of the plane) quite a bit. You're considering putting it onto a warbird and these planes already have wing loadings that're right up near the edge of the envelope to get good manoeuvrability. I think this would make the plane very prone to tip stalls and be fairly un-flyable.
Ditto, ditto, ditto!

Simply put, regardles of how high your location is, that engine is too big for that airframe.