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Old 01-02-2022, 05:00 PM
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Well got my T34 all set up and ready to fly except for the balance. I need about 23 oz on the nose to balance this thing out with an OS FX .91 in the nose! I did not put the battery in the nose area by the tank because it was a pain. Made a mount right on the CG location. I put my iPad mini with an otter box and the plane balanced perfect 😂😊. Now I want to switch to a way larger motor and run a 3-blade. I know this is an old thread but want to vent a little on this. Happy New Year!
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Speaking of venting. I did fibreglass on this one for the first time. Having issues with trying to paint so went back to my trusty Monokote.. Got the tail section done with stock on hand. That beautiful yellow scheme. Ordered more to finish out the plane and the color has been changed to this orangish tint. Awefull! Don't know where to go from here.
Old 01-14-2022, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by adreliable661 View Post
Speaking of venting. I did fibreglass on this one for the first time. Having issues with trying to paint so went back to my trusty Monokote.. Got the tail section done with stock on hand. That beautiful yellow scheme. Ordered more to finish out the plane and the color has been changed to this orangish tint. Awefull! Don't know where to go from here.
Do you know what the name or number is of the color you used? I have a bunch of rolls of old Monokote still in the shrink wrap and may have some of what you need.
Old 01-17-2022, 08:44 AM
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Ok look like I measured from the wrong point of the leading edge. I remeasure from the center leading edge and that set the CG back about 1/4 inch. Now with a 2oz prop washer weight, I only need to add 6.5 oz to get the plane to balance with a OS.91FX. Would be less if I move the battery onto the firewall since it weighs about 4.8 oz. Instead of causing a short in the battery from fuel I am going to keep it right on the CG point and just add the 6.5 oz to the nose area.
Old 01-17-2022, 08:46 AM
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This last order is TOPQ0220 Cub Yellow. I don't think there was a change. But if you have the older Cub Yellow I would be interested? How old are they?
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Back in this thread just a couple of posts by Row Dog 14 you see some pictures of the yellow I am looking for
Old 01-17-2022, 11:43 AM
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Ok balanced...plane came out to 13.8lbs with a 2.0oz spinner washer, 6v 5oz battery on motor mount and 1.5 oz of lead on the side of the landing gear wood. I might need about .25 or .5 more but will fly it like this and see how it goes. This is with Robart Retracts and OS .91FX.

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Old 01-17-2022, 12:55 PM
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Keep us posted. Looks great! Interested in how she fly's with the .91. I have a Saito 1.00 and 1.25 on standby
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Old 01-12-2023, 09:07 AM
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Well moved some items around and based on the fish scale, I was able to get the plane down to about 12.5lbs. Digital scale still shows it around 14lbs . I think that digital scale does not do well with weight below 20lbs. I have researched more mufflers for my .91FX but can not find anything that will work . Most people are using 4-cycle sticking out the side . The guy that built this built it really clean but is using a Top Flite In-Cowl Muffler for .61-.75 engines . Wish I could find someone who modified it for more flow because I love how clean it looks.

So this plane is grounded until I can figure out an in cowl muffler I can use with the engine that will not interfere with the retract block.

I have tried using the search feature in RCU against this thread and the Bonanza build thread to get some ideas but seems it is not working like it used to .

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