I have just completed my small fuselage rubber model “Double Feature”
The recommended motor for it is 18 strands of 1/8″ 36″ long. The rear peg to prop length is 27″, I am guessing I need to braid the motor. Should I braid it to 27″ long? Is 9″ too much slack to try to take out with braiding? If anyone has experience with this model what motor did you use?
I have models with motors with greater slack which is taken up comfortably by means of the spring prop-stop system which I use on freewheelers and folders. Adjusted, it leaves just enough turns on the motor to keep it fairly taut between hook and peg, turns which – at the end of the run – do little or nothing for duration.
Thanks Ed, Jim O’Reilly recommended it as a good candidate that could fly in both OT Small Fuselage and a part time Moffet in our local MMM contests. I have a short kit on the way and will try to post some pictures here when finished. I am aware that it wouldn’t be the best Moffet choice but that’s OK it’s just for fun.