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Old 03-05-2005, 06:12 AM
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Hi all,
Working on a Fascination 50 after losing my Skylark. The Fascination has a very deep belly pan, able to cover my lipo packs with plenty of clearance. I'm using 2 TP 2s2p 4200 packs in series.
I'm thinking of mounting the batteries under the wing, tandem instead of side-by-side, using velcro straps run through slots around the center rib to hold them in place, then cover with the belly pan. By opening slots in the pan, I can get a lot of air flow over the packs this way and have quick access for a battery change.
Has anyone tried this method? Negative/positive comments.
Thanks for any input,
Bill
Old 03-05-2005, 02:13 PM
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Bill,

It sounds like a good solution.

Good luck!
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Greg,
Thanks for the reply. I'll try to post some pictures after I complete the build.
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Hi,
Finally got around to mounting the batteries. I have the packs mounted under the wing inside the belly pan. I used strips of 1/8" ply for doublers on the top side of the wing. Velcro strips on the battery to prevent forward/aft movement and straps to hold 'em down. I hope the pictures come through.
Haven't had a chance to fly, yet. Hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday.
Bill

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