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08-06-2011 03:48 AM  6 years agoPost 1
mustang67ford

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I am working on setting up another v2 and am wondering how many people had to add weight to balance the heli. The heli is stock, tail servo in stock location, gy520 on back gyro tray, 4.8v nimh battery pack up front, OS .37 motor, header tank, receiver up front with battery. It seems I need to add about the weight of 5 to 6 C batteries to the front to level it out. Is this necessary?

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08-06-2011 12:16 PM  6 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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If you dont balance the helicopter you will have elevator trim, if you have elevator trim and go upside down it will be opposite.

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08-06-2011 05:31 PM  6 years agoPost 3
mustang67ford

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Not sure if I'm balancing it correctly. Followed raptor tech but afraid of bending main shaft wit their method. I guess I am wondering if any key else had to add weight to the front of their helis.

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08-06-2011 06:19 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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You won't bend the main shaft. Think about the G-force the shaft takes during maneuvers. If need be, use weights to balance the heli with the tank half full.

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08-06-2011 09:44 PM  6 years agoPost 5
HeliSam

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I didn't have to add weight to balance my raptor. Might just be the big battery I have in it.

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08-07-2011 04:29 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Neon Juripuri

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I have about the exact same setup as you. To be honest i have never checked the CG. It hovers thumbs off,and piros with no real input but rudder. I am just getting my feet wet flying inverted. It will be a while before I myself notice if the trim is different inverted. If I get good enough to notice,then I will add weight.
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08-07-2011 01:40 PM  6 years agoPost 7
mustang67ford

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I checked the balance of the heli I just finished and it is level with the tanks empty. I then checked my other 30 with the weight added. With it's tank empty, it is slightly nose heavy. This is suspending them from the flybar about an inch off a table top to easily judge if the skids are parallel with the table.

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08-20-2011 05:36 AM  6 years agoPost 8
charlieoneseven

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Mine balances on the flybar method with a 2000MAh 4.8 pack, AR8000 and TM1000 on the nose with a header tank both empty. Never checked it full of fuel but since adding the header tank I'm getting 12 minute flights.

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