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Old 04-15-2020, 03:00 PM
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Try McMaster Carr I used their sheet for a Hanger 9 Corsair

https://www.mcmaster.com/lead/lead-sheets-and-bars-5/
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:02 PM
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You can use this to figure out what size you need. Just change the
pull down from steel to lead .

www.industrialmetalsupply.com/Weight-Calculator
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Old 04-23-2020, 05:16 PM
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I use BBs with some glue
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Old 04-23-2020, 05:58 PM
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Split Shot from the rod & reel stores.
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Old 04-28-2020, 06:50 PM
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I bought 50# of lead shot online from somewhere. It was really cheap. I've got enough lead to supply all the tail heavy model airplanes in North Alabama now. Shop around. I think mine was called recycled or something. It's a little dirty but you can rinse it off in a jar of water. I mixed mine with epoxy and poured it around the front of a cowl on an Ultimate for nose weight.

2# is a lot of weight. I would only add that much if I couldn't put a larger engine on or maybe move the one on it forward some.


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Old 04-29-2020, 10:34 AM
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Tire shops typically recycle the balance leads they take off wheels but if you ask nicely you can get a couple of pounds for nothing. Not the stuff that is clamped to the edge of steel rims, but the stick-on stuff they put on alloy wheels.


When I want to group some together I wrap it in masking tape and screw it in place.
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:19 PM
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Bigger Engine. Then it’s not dead weight. Sell the 56 and buy a 70 twin if it will fit. You may not have to add more than a few ounces after that transition.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:14 PM
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put the lead shot in a pill bottle and epoxy that in place, that way you can add or take away as needed.---Smitty
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:30 PM
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Lead

The service station I went to had a 5 gallon bucket of weight off tire rims. Got several pounds free. Hold the clamp part up to a torch and the lead melts off. Pour into a handmade mold. Some weight now is not lead, doesn’t melt and is lighter. Use a pocketknife to scratch it to be sure.
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