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Old 12-26-2017, 11:27 AM
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I wound up getting one of these a little while back with the idea of mounting a rebuilt OS 160 twin. The plane is pretty much assembled and I ran the engine for the first time last saturday.

Good news is that I was able to get her to balance at CG without having to add any weight. I did put the rx battere (4000mah LiFe) in the engine compartment.

The bad news is that I purchased and installed a sullivan onboard glow igniter for the twin and it does not heat up both plugs like I was expecting so I have to use a separate battery on one plug to get her to light up.

Thinking of getting the McDaniel system to fix that (never used one before) to fix that problem.

I am very impressed with how well the 160 turns the 18x8 prop. I hope it translates well in the air.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:38 PM
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Hi everyone

I am close to finishing my Starlet model .

I have used a NGH 38CC - To which I has a shocking long mounting
distance of about 170mm .

So in short I moved the cowling forward about 30mm to compensate.
The graphic lines were not visually affected , but I had to install new cowl mountings lugs obviously ...

This appears to have helped with balance CG as it looks like I will need no balast or very little ... I used stock tank fully forward and 2 x 2200 mah 2s batts mounted directly behind fuel tank . I will try
a 20x10 prop with the 38cc and see how it goes

I would like to know if anyone can confirm successsful 'CG'
for this model other than just relying on instructions ?

I plan to balance at 170 mm with slight up elev .. As I prerfer to trim
down on maiden if possible ...

So if you have flown this model please advise of CG details from
your experience ..

Andy ...
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:04 PM
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