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Old 10-20-2009, 10:17 PM   #1186
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Something interesting, with the engine and spinner on the nose as in the picture, it balances 5" back from the F2 former, that is around 15" in front of the C/G.

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Sounds like there may be a 200 in your future
Have you calculated the moment arm for the tail. I noticed the horz stab is not in the pics. This could get intresting.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #1187
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So if I'm going to buy a new trailer...how long (minimum) will it need to be? And don't say 400' like John Light's beast..LOL
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:24 PM   #1188
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Sounds like there may be a 200 in your future
Have you calculated the moment arm for the tail. I noticed the horz stab is not in the pics. This could get intresting.
I think it is going to work out good, there is still an engine cowling, prop and all the other goodies that go up front, I forgot to mention, that balance is without the landing gear, wheels, and wheel pants that mount around 10" in front of the C/G.

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:28 PM   #1189
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So if I'm going to buy a new trailer...how long (minimum) will it need to be? And don't say 400' like John Light's beast..LOL
A 12' trailer will work fine if you pull the rudder, I built this around my Chevy Express plane hauler, it will fit in that with just the spinner off.

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:30 PM   #1190
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Well i did my best to give you an excuse to get a 200.
I like the idea of 2-170's as well maybe some type of belt driven slipper drive. If you do it you gotta chrome it. You know like the old tartan reduction drives. never mind way to much work and it would take time away from the coming snow storm.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:34 PM   #1191
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Well i did my best to give you an excuse to get a 200.
I like the idea of 2-170's as well maybe some type of belt driven slipper drive. If you do it you gotta chrome it. You know like the old tartan reduction drives. never mind way to much work and it would take time away from the coming snow storm.
LOL The snow storm starts this weekend.

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:47 PM   #1192
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A 12' trailer will work fine if you pull the rudder, I built this around my Chevy Express plane hauler, it will fit in that with just the spinner off.

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:28 PM   #1193
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So if I'm going to buy a new trailer...how long (minimum) will it need to be? And don't say 400' like John Light's beast..LOL

Craven,
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:30 PM   #1194
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Plus it gives you somewhere to sleep when your wife kicks you to the dog house for buying a new 55%er!!!!!

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Old 10-21-2009, 12:29 AM   #1195
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that 170cc motor is a bit heavy, try one of these its much lighter

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:28 AM   #1196
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that 170cc motor is a bit heavy, try one of these its much lighter

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That's what my wife says

But, for the trailer, I want to be able to keep it in the garage.
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that 170cc motor is a bit heavy, try one of these its much lighter

Those were the days, I remember flying u-controls and profile free flight X-B70s with these little babies...

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:55 AM   #1200
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Bob, that 170 looks like your 100 in the 40%......

What header length did you go with Bob? I found that on the 85, the added 3 in extension improved my mid range big time on the Greves, which put me around a 14" header.
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