Originally Posted by Unclebuck21228
Yes ma'am that is the one I'm building. I have put it on a diet. That with careful balsa selection has yielded a very light plane so far. I used laminated balsa instead of sheet because I had not used that method before. It was an enjoyable process. I also cut back on the ply. 1/4 inch ply for the firewall just seemed a bit thick to me. The uncovered completed wing is 3.2 oz and very strong. I believe the power up 15 would be way too much which is why I'm looking at the 450 sizes. If its not able to rise off the ground then I will consider going bigger.
The Clipper has a very short nose, and you might need the extra weight of a larger motor to get the CG rather than having to add lead dead weight, I always try to use a larger motor for weight in the nose rather than having to add dead weight, and a larger more powerful motor will help you to get out of a bad situation if needed, and E Power Planes tend to come out Tail Heavy, Just my 2 cents worth
Take care, Chellie