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Old 07-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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1/4 scale Balsa cub

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It has probably been talked about but here goes. I purchased an old but well built Cub in the L4 scheme. It is on floats and I would like to fly it this way. I need a C of G and am looking at putting in a OS 160. Would this be enough engine to fly off of water. Any help would put this old girl back in the air.

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Re: 1/4 scale Balsa cub

I used to have a Balsa USA L4 Glasshopper. 2 piece wings wing lots of windows at the rear top end, it has met its untimely death after a few flight years ago. As for the CG for the plane with float, it usually located at the step of the float. OS160 2 strokes or OS160 four stroke Gemini? 2 strokes should have plenty of power for water take-off. 4 Strokes will do as well , but not as agile as the 2 strokes os160 though, but scale sound is very nice indeed.
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Re: 1/4 scale Balsa cub

To fly start out with CG on main spar. Had a 1/4 scale on a YS91AC so on floats a 160 should be tons of power, depending on weight of course. The one I had was built by a great light builder.
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