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Post  Scotland421 Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:53 am

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Has anyone flown ae Little Toot wi a front rotor engine, wi it be stupid fast?
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Post  Marleysky Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:00 am

HECK No! That’s a GREAT idea! Make sure she’s balanced and HANG On!
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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:22 pm

It will be fast, but if the medallion is stock it won’t be crazy fast. You may get away with longer lines too. The prop you chose look like a 6” which will also load the engine up and tame things down.
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Post  944_Jim Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:49 pm

It is only a stupid idea if you do t like it the first time, and do it again. I would recommend short-tanking it so if it gets going faster than you, then it gets done sooner than "too long.". Huh...

Or, run it rich, and then keep adjusting leaner as you fly each test flight assuming it isn't a stupid idea on the second flight! Laughing
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Post  706jim Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:40 pm

Hard to keep the top wing on in a hard landing. But the plane will fly on just the lower wing.
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Post  getback Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:24 am

No go for it , i home built a 12" WS Bi-wing and put a Enya .09 on it but i was alot younger LOL It was pretty fast !! Just round and round i think i was on 30' lines ? Video Please !! Very Happy
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Post  rdw777 Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:15 am

I built that from the kit years ago…. Powered with Black Widow…. What I remember was “twitchy “…., Keep control throws short…

You made very nice build/motor combo! Interesting!
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Post  cstatman Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:57 am

there are no bad ideas.

give it a go, whats the worst that could happen?
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Post  Yabby Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:33 pm

This thread has got me building one from the outerzone plans right now. Looks like an easy build and something fun to have a go at flying. Thanks for the idea cheers

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Post  Scotland421 Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:54 am

Yabby, just make sure the top and bottom wing surfaces are parallel, looking frae the side.
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Post  Yabby Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:56 pm

Scotland, in my universe/dimension things are always parallel. Its bigger on the Inside. HaHaHa.

Thanks for the tip! Beers

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Post  Scotland421 Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:13 am

Yabby wrote:Scotland, in my universe/dimension things are always parallel. Its bigger on the Inside. HaHaHa.

Thanks for the tip! Beers

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