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Old 10-10-2007, 08:12 PM
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Would like some input. Finishing a Midwest AT-6 kit and wondering what engine would be good for it. I have thought of the common choices such as OS 160FX and SAito 180 for example but I kinda was thinking of Gas as well but have little experience with them. Would a G-26 be a good choice? What other brands might be good.

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Old 10-10-2007, 08:20 PM
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Terry, Thanks for the Thread. It sounds like it will do no good to put a light weight engine up front because of balance issues. Maybe I should consider gas due to its extra weight. I guess its better to have engine weight rather than dead (lead) weight.
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Hi, WMN....I ended up with a G38 in the nose because I needed the weight and the power came in handy, too. As I remenber, I STILL had to add a few ounces inside the cowl to make it balance. I've got many happy flights with it so far. Mine has the Robart 620 retact systen which makes the plane even more fun to fly. G38....go for it!!!
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Outacontrol;

I think you are right on target. We did a balance check with the plane in bare bones and it will require 3.5 lbs of engine weight to balance and be right at an overall weight of 14 lbs. Was thinking of a SPE 40cc or I have an extra Webra Bully 2.2 Glow (51oz) that is even smaller than the SPE motor. I agree its better to have extra power than to add dead weight.

Thanks for the input.

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