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12-07-2004 08:22 AM  13 years agoPost 1
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What is the difference between using lead weights in paddles and using flybar weights?
Leads that go into paddles brings CG of that paddle forward at or near it's aerodynamic center. This is most commonly used on FAI machines.
If I decided to leave the lead weights out and just add flybar weights will it have the same effect?
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12-07-2004 05:32 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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Help from CJ Youngblood!

I emailed him the same question and he came back with this answer, same day, what a nice guy! 100 points.

Both the flybar weights and the weights in the paddles dampen the response of the flybar system. More weight is less responsive (can be more stable feeling) and less weight is more responsive. Adding weight to the paddles might change the stability of the paddle itself, while adding flybar weights will not do this. But flybar weight tend to be movable so it is easier to find the ideal weight position for the control response you want. I tend to just use flybar weights because you can adjust their position and the paddles I use do not tend to need the weight in the paddles for stability.Both the flybar weights and the weights in the paddles dampen the response of the flybar system. More weight is less responsive (can be more stable feeling) and less weight is more responsive.

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