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Mar 07, 2013, 08:40 PM
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plane plans for weedwackers?

so is there any easy plane to build, im interested in warbirds, scales, and aerobatics. but since i have a weedwacker engine, its kinda big engine/heavy. its a 25 cc. do you have any suggestions of a plane to build. i would like the engine to not come out of the nose, or at least not too much
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Mar 07, 2013, 08:48 PM
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any warbird with a radial engine would be a good place ta start, or for that matter anything with a radial, a beaver maybe!
Mar 07, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Usually with a trimmer engine conversion you would go for a plane with a short nose on it, such as the WWI planes for example. usually one had to add lead weight to the front of a plane to get them to balance on the CG, but with a converted trimmer engine and the magneto, then you have less of a problem with nose weight.

Our local hobby shop has a large giant scale Fokker D-VII that has a large magneto equipped gas engine in it on display out front. So even those types of planes would work too.
Last edited by earlwb; Mar 08, 2013 at 11:21 AM. Reason: type correction
Mar 08, 2013, 05:51 PM
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what about a cap 232? i like this one... how much wingspan do i need?
Mar 10, 2013, 04:10 PM
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putting a trimmer engine in a cap is like putting a briggs engine in a corvette

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