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Converting a Old Quickie 500 into a Electric Need CG!!??

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:34 PM
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Where is the CG for the Quickie 500?? A friend of mine had one that's been put up for a while!! Trying to convert it into a electric and I need the proper CG. Any help would be great!

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Old 08-29-2013, 03:29 PM
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The CG should be fine in the range of 2 5/8" to 2 7/8" back from the leading edge.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:19 AM
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Thanks!! Just throw a huge lipo in it!! want to get it close the first time! Right now with the motor I have I am around 100amps and 2100 watts on a 12x12 prop. Should be fun! I wish I had a motor with I higher kv rating so I could kill a 10x10!!!! anyway hope to get it a try tomorrow!!!
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i have converted several and had a problem getting the cg forward enough. The electric motor does not weigh as much as the nitro engine and I could not get large capacity lipos forward enough for the correct cg. I could stuff smaller lipos up against the firewall, but not the larger 4 and 5 cells. Similar struggles with placement of the HV ESC.

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