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Old May 31, 2014, 09:52 PM
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Got it. Thanks Boa!
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 09:32 AM
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I had to re-glue my elevon servo. This flight only used 105mA.
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Old Jun 08, 2014, 12:40 PM
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Battery Mount

Thought I would post my updated battery mount for anyone looking for something a little different. I don't know if this method has been used before but, figured it would be worth a try.

My original mount used low profile Velcro and while it secured the battery very well, it made removal somewhat awkward and time consuming since it stuck so well.

So, I decided to try the elastic band approach. I gently stretched a 1" wide piece around a 300 mah battery and glued it at the overlap. I then removed the battery and stuck the elastic band to a piece of adhesive backed Velcro. Last step was to mate this Velcro/elastic band assembly to the existing Velcro already on the fuse. (Note: the Velcro could probably be eliminated completely).

I've got several flights on this now and the battery stays locked in - even during hard 3D maneuvers. Switching batteries is now quick and easy.
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 09:35 AM
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I stopped using Velcro now I prefer to just slide the battery into a hole in the fuse.
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 12:17 PM
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Boa - does the hole ever become enlarged over time and result in a lose fit? I experienced this on one of my first foamies.
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 01:07 PM
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I just use some scrap foam to shim the battery in if the hole gets bigger or if I use a smaller battery. This also allows lateral CG to be adjusted.
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 09:11 AM
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I put on a different motor with a 6030 prop. Less power but nice and quiet.
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I noticed there is less torque effect with the smaller prop.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 05:50 PM
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Any dimensions on this thing if i want to make my own? Or a plan?

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Old Jul 05, 2014, 06:56 PM
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I was able to fit the plane on one sheet of Dollar Tree foam (20X30). Don't think the dimensions are that critical.
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Old Jul 07, 2014, 09:04 PM
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Do you have some rough dimensions to get me started.

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Old Jul 07, 2014, 11:10 PM
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Here are some measurements that I based on the 20"X30" Dollartree foam board.
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Old Jul 08, 2014, 03:12 PM
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Thank you!! Thats what i needed. One last. Where is your cg at? How many inches back?

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Old Jul 08, 2014, 03:37 PM
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3" is a good starting point for CG.
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