Originally Posted by TyFlies
Thanks to both of you. So RCPC, you didn't use the pod - but instead used carbon, is that right?
I'm an intermediate flyer, and fly wings, but I'm new to hand launch and sloping.
I'm using stock battery and stock servos. It seems like since nose weight will likely be required, I might as well use reinforcement for the weight as much as possible. But I do want to keep the wing light.
are you referring to the pod as the plastic belly skid plate? if so, yes, i use the pod (plastic belly skid plate) along with the carbon rods down the side of the fuse. the plastic belly plate then goes over the bottom of the fuse after i put the carbon rods on the side of the fuse. the carbon rods just help take the sideways load on the fuse when launching really hard. the fuses can break off on a hard throw and/or a nose in crash.