- May 24, 2009
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That is one sweet bird! :eyepop:
What motor are you planning to use for your cert. The fin can doesn't look long enough for a 54mm L, so maybe a mid range K?
IMHO at almost 13 lbs I think you might want to reconsider your motor choice especially if that is without the motor. The J295 ought to be okay but the K185 doesn't look like it has quite enough average thrust. It'll probably work just not on a real windy day especially if your design is over-stable.
Using the 5:1 thrust to weight ratio rule of thumb - the initial thrust of 60 lbs divided by 5 = 12 lbs. About 1/2 a lb under your current weight and that is without the big 'ol K in there.
If I were you I would opt for the K550 (same case) which I am told is one of the most reliable reloads on the market.