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12-29-2010 06:14 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Zaaaguy72

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My Logo 600se is a little off balance and needs a little weight on the tail. What creative ways are you guys using to balance your helis?

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12-29-2010 07:02 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

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Nose heavy??? What setup???

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12-29-2010 07:16 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Zaaaguy72

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It is nose heavy. Running Turnigy 5000Mah 12s setup. I am thinking of changing over to a 4000mah 12s setup to help with balance. I am running Edge 693's, pyro motor, 8717 servos, Jive ESC if any of that matters.

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12-29-2010 07:18 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Ronald Thomas

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OOOOO, Maybe a Quick UK tail??? I am not sure how much heavier it is than stock but it could help and it is useful maybe a CNC boom support holder also???

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12-29-2010 07:19 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Zaaaguy72

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I was kinda wanting a slick way of quickly adding or subtracting weight from the tail because I run a couple different types of 8s packs on my Logo 500se so the balance is a little off with different packs.

Whatever way I come up with to adjust tail weight, I will put on both the logos.

I have seen some guys use electrical tape and stainless nuts to add weight, but I dont want to Mickey Mouse it.

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12-29-2010 07:34 PM  7 years agoPost 6
maj

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Why not use actual model weights 5 or 10g, drill a 3mm hole, find a longer bolt and mount to the fin. Safe, secure and will look fine.

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12-29-2010 07:50 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Zaaaguy72

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Those are all good ideas, I have a Quick UK tail somewhere that I could dig out and put on. I also like the idea of drilling a hole on the tail fin and adding equal weight on each side.

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12-29-2010 08:06 PM  7 years agoPost 8
wrongler

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I think I would try car wheel weights, the type you use for balancing a tire, They are lead weights with adhesive on one side and you can easily cut them to any size or weight and stick them to the bottom or top of the tail boom.

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12-29-2010 08:52 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Justin Pucci

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I've been going through this very same issue on my SE and I think that the QUK tail is the best all-around slick way of doing it. After that, I like to use the lead weight tabs that you can buy at your typical LHS. They weight 7g per tab and are flat, so they don't stick out like a sore thumb. I remove the supplied double-sided tape and replace it with my favorite...3M red! A bit of 3M and a properly-placed black velcro strap and you'll never know it's there... Good luck!

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12-29-2010 09:44 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Smacka

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I am with Justin on the way he attaches weights. Never rely on the stock sticky foam crap backing, it does not hold up to changing ambient temps, moisture, etc...

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12-29-2010 11:18 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Justin Pucci

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Aye, Smacka! The other issue with the stock foamy stuff is that it is a PITA to get off of the bird when you remove the weights... You either have to use the orangey-smelling goo-gone stuff (bad for plastics and rubbers like your tail belt) or live with the mess you've created. That's why I use either 3M red or the clear gooey servo tape for everything!

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12-30-2010 12:39 AM  7 years agoPost 12
comet

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use a piece of the lead they are using to balance automobile wheels
and stick it to the bottom of the vertical fin

VT "slow&low"

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