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06-06-2009 03:51 AM  8 years agoPost 1
PBusch

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Well, I finally got my HR BW Stratus finished, (pics to come) and it came out really tail heavy. At this point I don't know how much weight I'll have to add to the nose to balance it out but it seems to be a lot. I have an ATG, Solid G amp, and SG Reactor mounted to the single frame section and the receiver and 2600 FP battery mounted to the diving board, BLS 351's on cyclic and BLS251 on the tail, everything else is stock. The total weight fully fueled ready to fly came out at 11.7 lbs.

BTW, I just maidened it and it was FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! No weird vibes, motor started right up, and I had everything setup right with the exception of some minor tuning,(expo, weight dis, etc...). I'm pumped, this thing is so awesome.

So what do I do about the balance, just add more weight to the front? If I do that it will probably come out at 12 lbs which seems high.

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06-06-2009 04:20 AM  8 years agoPost 2
rada70

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You can buy the longer battery tray. It might solve the problem. You can also take out the horizontal fin.

Just do it.

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06-06-2009 12:30 PM  8 years agoPost 3
jsenicka

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i run an Arizona and a 4 cell LiIon out on the diving board as you called it. Perfect balance. I have Align 620 and a 9256 servo in back.

I have 601 amp, R6014FS receiver, Carb Smart and RL10 gov on the vertical frames

Jim Senicka
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06-06-2009 02:11 PM  8 years agoPost 4
jphilli

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I just ran the FP 4340 lipo to counter the weight of the tail. However before I upped the battery capacity I ran a FP 2500 lipo and the heli flew great.

Are you flying with an unpainted canopy? That could be the cause.

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06-06-2009 02:22 PM  8 years agoPost 5
PBusch

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Nope, the canopy is painted, I'll probably get a bigger battery and maybe move some other components forward.

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06-06-2009 03:22 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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I PUT A HEADER TANK UP FRONT TO BALANCE MINE.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED

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06-07-2009 10:37 PM  8 years agoPost 7
PBusch

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Here's the pics of my new Stratus, I do have to clean up the wiring a bit. I got three tanks through it today and it was absolutely amazing.

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06-08-2009 01:38 AM  8 years agoPost 8
marc8090

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You might want to switch the positions of the rx and the regulator. The regulator is probably heavier than the rx.

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06-08-2009 02:32 AM  8 years agoPost 9
PBusch

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Yea, I was thinking of doing that or even having them both out front. If I remember right I put the regulator back there so I didn't have to add an extension to the servo lead/s.

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06-09-2009 02:00 AM  8 years agoPost 10
marc8090

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I don't think I would put them both out on the tray. Even running 2.4 gig I would keep the rx and regulator apart as much as possible. I have my rx up hign on the frame basically where your regulator is. I then have my battery on top of the tray and the regulator under the tray. This way the two heaviest components are up front, the rx and regulator are far apart and somewhat blocked from each other by a piece of carbon fiber.

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