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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:41 PM
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As to the lateral CG, the fat fuselage gives me plenty of room to shift something to balance laterally.

As to battery placement and construction, I'm thinking of incorporating a parting line in the fuselage at the waterline marked by the base of the wing. The entire assembly of wing, booms and enpennage would lift off the lower fuselage and I could then attach the battery to the underside of the wing as needed for balance, both side-to-side and fore-and-aft. In fact, I could build the wing, booms, and enpennage as a single structural unit; building a separate fuselage to attach to it.

As to placement, it's all too soon. I need to produce some basic structural lines drawings first; and, once I see the inside dimensions, I will be able to make rational decisions.

I have TurboCAD 19 but have not gained the skills I need, yet.

I'll be using my t-square tomorrow evening.
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