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06-06-2020 08:21 PM  31 days ago
Girard Ibanez

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lt1pwr Looking good Emile.

I as well keep the batteries under the cabin floor. This model is very tail heavy. Notice the lead weight I had to add even with the batteries forward of the mast.

Jay

How much weight did you add?

To date my AS350 weighs approximately 16 lbs. I would need 1.5 lbs of weight to CG correct. I am not a fan of adding dead mass.

I was thinking of:

- Moving the battery floor forward.
- Cutting the passenger floor open.
- Shortening the 4 seat height by cutting the seat's base/legs.
- Making a raised floor.

Not sure if this idea will work but more concern about the battery weight and the new deck being able to support the battery weight in the event of a hard landing. Once a mass in motion ....

In the origin battery location, the skids are carrying the load bearing which is then distributed to the bulkhead formers and the fuse. Moving the battery forward the only structure support is the fiberglass fuse.

In the end, and by relocating the battery forward, I just added extra support weight which takes be back to where I started.

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06-06-2020 08:28 PM  31 days ago
Girard Ibanez

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Another thought ....

For static display:
Have the rear passenger seats removable by installing the rear seat on a separate ply with magnets. Rear seats can be easily removed.

For flying:
Reinforce the cockpit deck with ply. Cut holes to run velcro straps. Strap the batteries in the rear passenger location.... go fly.

My only concern, will the 2 bolts securing the cockpit fuse to the body be enough to contain the g-force of the batteries during high G maneuvers?

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06-07-2020 02:41 AM  31 days ago
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My floor is together with magnets plus seats, they don’t move even wen I bounce it, my friend has a 105 flips it rolls cockpit stays in one piece.. Rich
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06-07-2020 07:08 PM  30 days ago
lt1pwr

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I added 672 grams or 1.482 pounds of lead weight strips in the very front to get it balanced out with my batteries under the cockpit floor.
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