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Old Mar 06, 2016, 11:29 AM
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Changing CG over time

This morning I decided to change receivers while waiting for the weather to warm up. Since the new receiver is a bit smaller and lighter, I checked the CG but found it off more than I expected. Last summer I read in one of the posts a suggestion that Silly Putty mixed with a bit of lead shot would work well to achieve balance. It did. I put a bit in the nose and it formed to the exact shape and stayed in place. However, over the winter it dried out and lost over 2.5 grams. No longer pliable it was now loose in the nose and hard as a rock. I don't think I will use it again.
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Old Mar 06, 2016, 07:58 PM
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I am just finishing a standard Stream build and was considering this
Method to add weight in that slender nose. Guess I will have to
Think of something else. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old Mar 06, 2016, 08:35 PM
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I like to use Tungsten Putty that they use in flyfishing! conforms to the nose quite well. Tom
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Old Mar 07, 2016, 05:01 AM
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I use Tungsten powder from the fish-shop.
I scoop the required amount into the nose and then drip some thin CA in.
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Old Mar 07, 2016, 11:11 AM
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I like to use Tungsten Putty that they use in flyfishing! conforms to the nose quite well. Tom
I think I'm going to check this out. Didn't realize
all of these pinecar accessories are available.
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Old Mar 07, 2016, 11:16 AM
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Goop is the wonder glue/putty. I use 1/2g steel balls and glue the balls in place in the nose. Easily removable and the goop does not dry out or lighten in time.
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Old Mar 07, 2016, 11:33 AM
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I think I'm going to check this out. Didn't realize
all of these pinecar accessories are available.
Many use the sliding tungsten fishing weight. They are especially nice for the lollipop ballast sticks. They come in small sizes.

For those environmentalists, getting away from the lead sliders is best. There are many times people find dead eagles and other birds with lead shot in their stomachs. Besides, they can get more tungsten in the gullets for their own ballast.
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