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Old 08-08-2003, 12:56 AM
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I have a sheeted Diamond Dust that I have installed a Rossi .46 side exhaust with 9x8 prop, 8 oz fuel tank and two 9202 srevos on mains, standard for throttle and 800 mah battery and 127df reciever, the plane comes in at 4.5 lbs and I need to find the balance point. any suggestions appreciated
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:08 AM
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Well even at that weight, I'd still balance it where the plans show..from about 1" in front of the front spar to right on the front spar.
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Old 08-08-2003, 11:25 PM
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I'll be interested to hear how it flies at 4.5 lbs. Mine with a Picco 45 RIRE and pipe came in at 2.25. Wasn't sheeted though.
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Hi Ken!

I can tell you mine flies best when balanced right on the front spar.

If yours is sheeted I don't know if you will be able to determine that point.

I held mine up to the light and was able to measure the center of the front spar at 15 1/2" forward of the elevon trailing edge.

Have missed you the last few mornings I was out. Hope to see you soon.

Good luck with your Dust!

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