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Old Sep 21, 2014, 06:47 PM
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ultra stick 120 nose heavy

I bought a used older style ultra stick 120 with quadra 35 and it is way nose heavy..
Can I shorten the nose of the plane to compensate? If so how do I know how much for a starting point? May make it too short for my fuel tank but surely I can put in a different one.
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Old Sep 23, 2014, 02:44 AM
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Good question. Maybe you could pull the engine and temporarily put it on top of the fuse so you could experiment moving it forward and back to get a rough idea?

Maybe masking tape some Popsicle sticks to the top of the fuse so they extend past the firewall and set the engine on top?

Otherwise, I think those quatra engines were pretty heavy, if you had something else you could power it with.
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Old Sep 24, 2014, 10:00 PM
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OH NO don't cut the nose off !
I've got an Ultra Stick 120 with a Super Tiger 2000 (1.5) on it and it's great.
I've got two Quadra's too, but they are on much bigger planes. That Quadra is just too big for the Ultra Stick. But don't ruin you stick. Just get a smaller motor.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 11:41 AM
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Mine flew fine with a dle30 on it, tons of excess power. I also had to put a 2x4 spacer between the gear and fuse to get the prop clearance I needed.
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