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10-12-2005 02:57 AM  12 years agoPost 1
CLSSY56

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Ballancing mine... it's always a little nose forward. A little less when I hang the battery off the back a little. Would it be a good idea to move the tray to be completely in between the skids to better ballance it?

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10-12-2005 05:53 AM  12 years agoPost 2
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What pack are you using?

I use the Blade in stock form, and NiMH packs for now. I will upgrade to LiPo's in the future.

What I have found is by sliding the battery tray as far back as it will go in its original position on the frame, and then alining the back of the pack with the back of the battery tray, I get a slightly fore cG. A little bit of nose heavy is OK for any aircraft (nose 1/4" to 1/2" lower than tail hanging by the flybar), and should help with forward flight. This works for me in hovering, and I feel pretty confident with FF too. I admit I have never made any radical changes in cG to experiment, but from what I have read, most helis and planes work well a little nose-heavy.

Using the LiPo would probably change things somewhat because they are a longer, thinner pack with a lower overall weight than the NiMH, right?

Good flying!

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10-12-2005 05:52 PM  12 years agoPost 3
CLSSY56

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It's completely stock. Just a little nose heavy.

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10-13-2005 12:05 AM  12 years agoPost 4
S_Boucher

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I have kind of the same problem. To get my blade to balance with the stock batteries I have to slide the tray all the way back and still let the pack stick out about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch beyond that. I'm thinking of moving the battery tray back between the skids.

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10-13-2005 05:47 PM  12 years agoPost 5
CLSSY56

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It won't be a quick fix. The Horizontal rods are glued into the front crossmember.

-Travis
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