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Sep 23, 2015, 12:36 PM
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generalhobby AT-6 texan 160


Was wondering if anyone has any experience with this plane...

http://www.generalhobby.com/texan-plane-p-979.html

#1 Son has a Super Tigre S2000 and thinks this may be a good ship for it.
It had enough power for HobbyKing's 2100mm Stinson but needs a short nose since it weighs 2 3/4 lbs.
At $239 it seems too good to be true. (maybe shipping is sky high?)

If not, maybe Seagull's slightly smaller T-6?

any opinions would be appreciated.

Nick
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Sep 24, 2015, 07:41 AM
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If the Stinson required nose weight, I would assume that the Texan will, too.

Both, in full size, used heavy, radial engines. Long fuselages were designed to counter the weight. This creates balance problems for us, when model these air frames.
Sep 24, 2015, 10:34 AM
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That's the hard part.
The S2000 puts out the same power as a 4 stroke 120 but weights 12 - 14 oz. more.
So I'm looking for a good 120 ARF to put the s2000 on.

I figure if someone has an arf that flies good with a 120 but had to put in 12 oz. of noseweight, it would be perfect for the S2000.



PS, the Stinson needed no noseweight.
Sep 24, 2015, 01:04 PM
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How about the Great Planes Stearman ? It's a darn good flyer.
Sep 24, 2015, 08:51 PM
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by George! I think that's doable.
it even has a box on the firewall for the 18 oz. of lead needed with a 120!

Now all we have to do is save up half a kilodollar.

Thanks
Sep 25, 2015, 08:02 AM
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by George! I think that's doable.
it even has a box on the firewall for the 18 oz. of lead needed with a 120!

Now all we have to do is save up half a kilodollar.

Thanks
Keep an eye on the classifieds. You may find a deal on one.
Sep 25, 2015, 11:21 AM
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Watch'em every day.
Still looking for that nos technopower 7 for $150.
Sep 25, 2015, 03:09 PM
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Lol


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