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Old Dec 05, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Tom, On my Stinson (Top Flite) with the DLE 30 i had two batteries under the fuel tank shelf. One was a sub-c 6 volt and the other was a 4.8 volt sub-c for ignition. I also put a brick style 6 volt under one of the front seats. Servos were installed per the plan. No extra weight was required. Balance point was right on target. I did use a tru-turn prop hub on the engine also. We still have no snow in northern Maine-should have kept the birds unpickled.
Frank
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Thanks, Frank.

I know, with the G-38, no weight is needed. That's why I was wondering about the DLE.

I wrongly assumed that weight would be required.
Old Dec 05, 2011, 04:22 PM
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Tom I don't know yet I haven't done the final balance but I used 1/4 scale servos in the forward area and they weigh more than reg. servos and I have alot going on in the cab and my dummy engine is a full scale model. so I made a batt. box mid section of the fuse for 4.8 v sub c batt. and the batt's for the ignition are between the servos for now. I will post what happens when I figure out how to balance this big bird.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:08 AM
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I have been reading as much as I can on the Stinson, as it is my next project. Has anybody used the Saito Radial, the 170R3? it quotes 2.5 hp with a weight of 46oz. This is a bit over the specs for this, however I am looking for a plane to use as a tug for a 1/5 scale Minimoa from a Krick kit and a couple of other similar size gliders. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated....
Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Hi Glider,

Not sure if you are aware, but there is at least one good thread in this forum with lots of info about the TF Stinson, the thread is https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925665.

Lots of pictures as well, supplied by many guys, of their changes and builds along the way.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Here's another site. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/memb...=344567&page=8

Good luck w/ your build I hope this helps,

Bruce


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