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02-06-2009, 08:34 PM
A 4360 powered Bearcat? Discuss.

02-06-2009, 11:24 PM
Wouldn't the 4360 be bigger than the bearcat?:D:D:D

First time Juke
02-07-2009, 02:00 AM
4360 with contra props and shorter gear thus beng able to fit the engine into the hull of the F8F.

That would be the ultimate speedster with "almost unlimited power and speed" IMHO.

02-07-2009, 09:43 AM
I think you would have a heck of a time with the CofG. A 4360 isn't light, and there isn't much airframe to fill with ballast behind it. I think in the long run, you would run into diminishing returns pretty quickly. They work on a Sea Fury because its a bigger airframe, as is a Corsair. Still, look at the amounts of mods required to make those work.


02-07-2009, 11:28 AM
If anyone has been around the 'Bear' when they cycle the landing gear, you may have noticed that they have to put a little weight back at the tail to keep the aircraft from tipping forward. Not a lot mind you, but it's still a concern. Now how much more does a 4360 weigh over a 3350?


02-07-2009, 04:39 PM
from wikipedia :

4360...... 96.5 x 55" 3970 lbs

3350...... 78 x 55" 2670 lbs

quite a difference regarding c.g.


02-07-2009, 08:23 PM
It was the 3350 powered Yak that made me think of this.

02-07-2009, 09:12 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that Yak has flight issues as well. They might be fixed by now, but I think I remember reading that it was more than a handful to fly.


02-08-2009, 12:34 AM
Sure hope we see Mr. Awesome (aka Frostbite ?) fly again. Did the T-33 epennage that D.G. added solve most of the handling issues? Sorry, don't want to deviate from the thread too much.


02-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Sorry, that word should be spelled (empennage.) Couldn't figure out how to edit the post today.