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Old Feb 01, 2003, 03:56 PM
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Twin engine concept works

The twin engine using two red-cap Zip Zap motors and GWS 2.5X08 props works. At least in preliminary tests. The test involved a knock-together design which was way heavier and tougher than it needed to be.

The plane was out of balance so a lot of up elevator was needed. It could almost hold altitude, it made one trip around the cul-de-sac before landing.

16g airframe. It should not be hard to make one that would come in at 14g with some care.

Turns are intuitive, just let up on the button on the side you want to turn to. I hooked the motor case to the F and R contacts on the Rx and the center of the motors to the positive terminal.

The electrics all weighed 10g on my plus or minus 2g scales.

Now for a better looking, better built design.
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