Originally Posted by pda4you
The issue with on weight is balance. I had to add 2 oz of weight to the nose! Bummer....
At just shy of 19oz mine goes like stink - with a Himax brushless system!
Somehow I got lucky with my setup (very similar to yours). I'm flying my Spit at 19.6 ozs (glassed and painted) with a Himax 2025-4200 w/ the 4.4:1 gearing on a 9x7 prop and a 3S 1800mAh LiPo crammed into the hogged out nose section. The lucky part is I didn't have to add any weight at all, it balanced perfectly.
And it definitely "goes like stink"
David, I'm anxious to see what your AUW ends up being after glass and paint - lookin' good btw. The only thing I did differently on mine was cut the control surfaces prior to glassing so I could do the 'wrap-around' without using your iron method. BTW, once you fly your Corsair on BL... the Spit won't be far behind
Hang on and enjoy the ride!