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nose weights for B-24 and B-29

June 18 2017 at 9:17 PM
Tim Young  (Login twyjgy)
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Has any one actually kept track of how many grams of weight is needed to keep these two 1:72 scale tail sitters on there noses?

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Fred Amos
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The B-24 would only need an ounce or

June 18 2017, 9:37 PM 

two but you may not have enough for a B 29.
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Craig in Daytona
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Not sure of any exact weight(s), but don't forget....

June 18 2017, 10:37 PM 

You can also use the engine nacelles for added "ballast"...personally, I use #8 bird-shot pellets (they're small, heavy and fit into some pretty small/tight places).
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Bird shot is my "go to" weight for those reasons!

June 20 2017, 12:14 AM 

I got a 25 lb bag in the '80s and still have 5+ lb remaining. It fits into small spaces and can be secured with epoxy, white glue or CA depending on the application...
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