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Viperkite
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« on: November 09, 2019, 05:35:42 AM »

Just got hold of a Cox 049 and I fancy building a Keilkraft Snipe for nostalgia reasons. I want to avoid the new drone laws so it needs to be below 250 grams, so does anyone know the all up weight including engine. If it is just over I can lose a bit here and there
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 10:01:56 AM »

this may give you a reasonable indication of weight.

https://www.4-max.co.uk/customermodels78.htm
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 11:10:44 AM »

Thanks, I think a Cox powered model will be lighter by not having heavy batteries on board.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 04:42:00 AM »

I think maybe a diesel powered (DC Dart) version sensibly built should come in about 7oz depending on covering. I built 2 back in the day, I believe the second one was about 8oz fully painted. One thing, this is important, the original KK kit specifies the front two formers to be made from 1/8" balsa (these are the formers that take the engine bearers) if you do this the first time the model noses over on landing BLAST!!! the formers break and your engine falls out! How do I know that? twice?! So either cut the two formers from 1/8" ply or laminate from 1/16" ply and 1/16" balsa. Good luck with it, they do fly well.   
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 05:53:17 AM »

Thanks, as a kid it was the only powered model I got to fly well.
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