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Old Aug 11, 2011, 10:10 AM
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I don't know if that that would be such a good idea. A 46 would probably be pretty heavy for this plane. You would have to add a lot of tail weight to offset the engine weight and you only have 400 sq. in. of wing area so your wing loading would end up to be pretty high. That being said, a light weight racing 40 or 46 engine might be fun for a little while. Back in the day, we would take smaller planes and put racing 40s in them and launch them by holding them pointed straight up and just letting to. However, even with extra reinforcement, and throttle restraint, the airframes would eventually fail due to the high wing loadings.

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