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10-21-2015 10:03 PM  26 months agoPost 1
meowguy

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Can anyone give me a clue as to how to place the batteries in my Trex 700e on the tray and in the chassis? I think I have it right, but I don't like it. I can easily place a strap through the vertical slots at the rear of the opening to further secure the tray and batteries in the chassis. But the batteries stick out too far in the front to do the same when my spirit level says the bird is in balance (very slightly nose down.)

Could you kindly maybe post a picture of how yours line up in the frames when on the proper CG? Here is mine now.

Thanks.

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10-21-2015 10:26 PM  26 months agoPost 2
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10-21-2015 11:12 PM  26 months agoPost 3
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Stephen,

Looks like I am pretty close to what you have in a comparison of the pictures. I put a level on the tail boom while suspending the head from a line attached to the grips when the grips were at a 90 degree angle to the boom. The nose was just slightly down with the setup in my picture.

My problem was that it just "looked" too far forward.

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10-22-2015 12:10 AM  26 months agoPost 4
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10-22-2015 03:35 AM  26 months agoPost 5
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Just as stephen suggested, you can hold the grips and tip the heli skids out with the boom parallel to the ground, if the heli remains its all good, if the heli tips nose down or tail down, adjust the batteries as needed .

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10-22-2015 01:59 PM  26 months agoPost 6
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The tray is the quick release kind you push the button right? You place the batts wherever on the tray to achieve cg and slide the tray in from the front, it clicks in place. As long as you have cg and the canopy goes on it is right.

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10-22-2015 03:23 PM  26 months agoPost 7
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For my Trex 700 (and from what folks have posted here) it appears that I have it correct in the picture above. Thanks again for posting. I just need to figure out a front retaining strap for the whole batter tray. It does just click into place and releases with the neat little button. However, I am certain that in a crash, that whole battery tray is going it's own separate way. When it leaves, it is going to do a lot of damage to the batteries, the Castle controller, the motor wires and perhaps even the receiver. So I want mine to stay with the bird.

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10-22-2015 04:46 PM  26 months agoPost 8
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10-22-2015 05:05 PM  26 months agoPost 9
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Very generous Stephen. I was able to get some of those. But thanks anyway. I think I have it well secured now.

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