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Old 02-19-2011, 02:34 PM
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I bought this at a recent club auction...span is 80" airframe as pictured weighs 5.2 lbs. horiz stab is airfoiled (flat bottom airfoil) I was thinking around a 90 2-stroke...suggestions?


Old 02-19-2011, 04:13 PM
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You can find a guide here:

http://adamone.rchomepage.com/design.htm
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Looks to me bout a 55 or 61 but then agine I,am color blind
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Nice plane. The weight you gave is as shown? Anything from a good 46 to 60 2stroke or best 4 stroke 81.
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the weight I posted was from when I weighed the airframe (as pictured) this am
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Default RE: bought this at a club auction...what engine?

IMO, if it weighs about 5.2 lbs. now, without covering...then figure about 5.75 to 6 lbs. after. (that's figuring with an iron on film covering...not paint )

Is there any radio equipment installed? (doesn't appear to be )
Figure about 6.5 to 7 lbs. after covering and radio, pushrods, etc.

With an 80" span...hmmm...a 2 stroke .90 would be about what I would use, at minimum...probably more like a 1.20

A 2 stroke .90 / .91 will add at least a pound and a half...so...you're looking at getting close to 9 lbs. all up wt. (maybe a little bit more, with fuel )
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no radio gear is in it, just the bare airframe at the moment. the engine bay is fairly small...I pulled a BME90 (St90 converted for gas) out of the closet and it drops right in.... at ST2300 fits really tight and probably wouldn't have much prop clearance.
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I have a Bandito Grande about that size and wingspan. Looks to be built similar. Few great (sport like) with a saito 1.20. Dont remember the weight.
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