Originally Posted by Mike20
What would be the biggest 3s battery I can fit into the 50mm t45 without effecting it's flight characteristics too much. I use 800mah 40c now. I'd like to get more flight time instead of just 3 minutes.
With approx 25gr added to tail - I can run a 175gr Zippy Compact 4S 1600 35C LiPo up front ... I've also run a 194gr Turnigy Blue 2100 3S 35C but that is just a little too nose heavy.
If you want to run Nanotechs ... then just use the weights I gave .. as I have had no luck at all with nanos ... I won't have them anymore.
If you were to remove the servo for elevator from front saving 9gr ... and replace with two small 4.5 or 6gr servos at rear ... that would be enough to tip the CoG sufficiently to run the similar weight LiPo's as I do without need for tail weight.
To get the above in - I had to do a little surgery to the battery area ... and make sure the Rx can slip in under the servo. Leaving of wheels / removal of nosewheel gear helps as well ....