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Old May 09, 2012, 08:41 AM
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You'll actually notice the updated instructions don't have a fixed placement for... well, anything, pretty much. Yes, the photos show a particular location, but the written instructions say to lay everything out on top, attain the proper CG, then mark where all of your electronics are before cutting/melting bays.

There are just too many different motors, ESCs, servos, and batteries out there to have a single measured location that will work for everyone. Every builder's electronics weigh a slightly different amount. By laying things out on top first, you can choose where everything goes, as long as it balances on the proper CG. It may be a little trickier (an extra person is helpful at that point), but it means a well-balanced plane in the end, with less chance of having to fill in a hole and cut a different one.
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