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Old 09-03-2018, 09:41 AM
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I have a new Zenoah G26 which I would like to put into a 1/4 scale ww1 biplane. I was looking at Balsa USA's SE-5a. It calls for a 30-35 cc engine size and I really don't know if the Zenoah is the right fit for it. I'm new to this engine matching and if this isn't a good fit for this kit do you have any suggestions for another biplane that might work for this size engine? The engine is brand new and I would hate to have it gathering dust on a shelf.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:06 PM
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I think if I wanted a 1/4 scale WW1 for that motor, I think I would go with the Neiuport 28.. The Neiuport models are the slightly smaller planes of the WW1 types. However the N11, and N17 have the very small bottom wing. The N28 has more square wing surface inches... I am not certain.. but I THINK the DR1 will work with a 26 if built light?

I do have a friend with a 1/4 BUSA N28. He has a converted 25 cc motor and it flies ok.. The G26 has more power then the converted 25cc motors do.
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I would not recommend the Balsa USA Camel for the G-26. It would probably fly it but very well. I have the Balsa USA 1/4 scale Sopwith Pup and the G-26 flys it very well. The 1/4 scale Pup is fairly easy to build and is a really great flying airplane. It is a great way to get into the WW I Dawn Patrol events. This is my 1/4 scale Pup, it is on it 8th flying season.

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I would reconsider putting a G26 into any biplane unless it's on the smallish side.
Biplanes in general require more power to fly well than their same size counterpart mono-wings.

How about a 1/4 scale PT-19 done up in full military colors?
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The Proctor Eindecker should work. The 26 is on the bottom edge of engines for it but hey, you don't want to do 3D with the things anyway! Do you?

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