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Old 05-30-2003, 06:35 PM
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I am building my first SPAD and I have a futaba 8 channel receiver laying around. Is it possible to remove the components from the plastic case and protect them with shrink wrap to save a little on weight?
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Old 05-30-2003, 06:37 PM
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yes its possible but why would you want to do that.
a spad of .25 size or higher will easily handle the weight. there is not much weight savings by removing it. unless you are trying to make an electric spad dont bother with it......it will be more fragile.
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Old 05-30-2003, 06:42 PM
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It is a kombat20. Actually what I was thinking was this. I have a M5 4 channel mini dual conversion receiver in my magic. I would like to upgrade that to my 8 channel futaba so I can mix flaperons. Then use the 4 channel in my spad. However I have done alot of work th shave as many Oz from the magic as possible and I just figured if I can save .5oz that would be great.
Not worth the trouble?
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Park fliers who are very weight consciece take the receiver out of the case all of the time. In fact, receivers have been marketed, and sold, with only heat shrink.

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Boy, it might save you a little weight, but if the plane crashes it will surely cost you a reciever. Seems like the plane will handle the weight no problem. I don't think you would save enough to justify it, unless you just want to do it, then go for it.
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I agree with Flyboy and buckeyes. It's not worth the risk to the radio. There comes a point where strength needs to come before weight savings. Leave the case on. It's there for a reason.

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