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Old 01-09-2009, 11:27 PM
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Default RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF


Yeah, looks like space gets pretty filled up with components as you go. If you did get the battery under the tank floor, you might have needed tail weight. I think you're pretty close to specs on this without adding a lot of extra weight. An APC prop might be a bit heavier than a wood one, but looks like you're pretty close to balance with your setup. Good decisions. I bet you're going to like this plane.
My balance now is right on, but I now have 1/2 inch clear between the nose and spinner backplate instead of the manual suggested 1/8 inch. Going to two aileron servos would open up the space above the wing that would hold both the battery and receiver. I don't know if the space between the nose and spinner is critical or not, but don't think so.
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