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Old 09-27-2003, 09:27 AM   #1
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I am thinking of converting a weedwacker engine and was wondering what types of planes they work best in so lets hear about your conversion and airframe.
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Old 09-27-2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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I guess it all depends on engine size. I'm scratch building a 72" wingspan Hawker Typhoon. The plans called for a 1.20 FS with a pound of lead in the nose. Instead of dead weight I've put a 25 cc converted Homelite in the nose the airplane weighs 13 lbs (so far) I haven't covered or painted it but others have said it'll pull it well. First flight (I hope, I hope) spring 2004, we'll see then.

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Old 09-27-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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Hey Deano, you've seen my Tree Hopper. This type of plane is perfect for weed wacker type engines. I don't suppose you'd want to put a conversion engine on a high performance aerobatic airplane just because of the heft of these brutes.
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