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Old 04-28-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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PT-20 or PT-40

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I think I'm going to build the PT-20 or PT-40 from Great Planes as my first build. I'm not decided between the PT-20 or PT-40?

Any comments?

The PT-20 would be more compact and less expensive (just a bit) to build.

But I can't rely on my expertise to make this decision since I have none!

Another question: Is it better to get the lowest engine recommended or the highest, for a trainer plane?
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Build the pt40. The larger size will make it a more managable plane in the air. Much better for learning. As for the engine, go with the upper limit. You throttle it back, you don't always need all that power, but when you get into trouble it makes all the difference in the world.

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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20 or 40?

I'm with Todd on this one.

I was in the same boat (fuselage?) myself and discovered that the 40 may actually be cheaper! I was comparing 2 of Nitromodels Cessna ARFs, a 25 and a 40 size.

Mini servos tend to be expensive, and engines under 0.40cid tend to be expensive per cubic inch.

The 40 size is becoming an industry standard and is priced accordingly. Accessories, such as floats tend to be geared for 40 and up planes.

Besides, the 40's easier to see.

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