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Old Mar 03, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Eastcoast78 View Post
Interesting. Have you tried to balance her with the battery say 50-60% in the Slot? With out the added weight to the tail?

What will moving the battery forward and removing the tail weight accomplish aside from making the plane way too nose heavy?

I've got both Radian models and have never used the battery to adjust CG. The battery is always pushed into the slot as far as it can go. In fact both planes have weight taped to the tail to achieve a CG roughly 1/4 inch behind the manufacturers recommended CG.

I can't help thinking with all the talk of batteries half way out of the slot there's quite a few nose heavy Radians flying around. Unless you're counterbalancing a camera mounted behind the CG you really shouldn't need to shift ounces of weight forward to get a proper CG.

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