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Old Aug 30, 2012, 08:50 AM
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That is were my packs are now, all the way up front. 2 4S 4000 packs and 1 2S 2000 pack. As far as they can go up as well as a few ounces of lead.
is the plane actually ballooning or is it more of the tail dropping giving it that ballooning affect? if the tail is dropping when you are slowing down then it is a tail heavy situation and allot of people will mistaken the situation. let us know the outcome when you do add more weight as Bivens noted...

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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:28 AM
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before using the 4325 motrofly, i had an a50-16L with 4s 4000 x 2 and a 2s lipo rx pack. I was a few inches away from the firewall and it balanced out just fine on the wing tube. If an a50 worked in mine from a CG point of view, i'd assume it would probably work in yours too.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Balancing on the wing tube isn't always the final say in CG. Most do...but the edge has a center of lift far forward due to the straight leading edge....and rear wing taper.

I'm interested in what it does with a lot of nose weight....my money still goes on tailheavy.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Mine does not balloon...but it floats for a while. The incidence questions always make me chuckle a little. It's not easy to mess this up with laser-cut locating pin holes and tight fitting stab openings. I assure you.....most of the people building THOUSANDS of ARF's by 3dhs each year wouldn't even know what an incidence meter is used for, nor possess one.

The thrust angle and incidence are set by the designer and laser cut. Of course, everything is a compromise....right thrust for example helps upright flight but means more left rudder is required when inverted harrier...

The bottom line, check that your CG is "nice", the plane should not baloon if you set it up slightly noseheavy...but may baloon a little if you go for "3D neutral CG's"....I like noseheavy because it's more precise....My edge land's itself without much help.



Also, make sure your linkages are all free from binding and the elevator servo is centering properly.
Your is perfect Mike dont touch it!!lol balloning is def tail heavy..
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 02:30 PM
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just got done flying around and having fun




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Old Sep 02, 2012, 02:51 PM
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server not found is what I am getting..

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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:42 PM
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server not found is what I am getting..

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sorry, 1st attempt at uploading videos. and adding links. on you tube its found under edge 74 010
will try another link
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 09:58 PM
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74 edge 010 (5 min 24 sec)

i think i got it figured out
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Nice flying. Looks like great power.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Nice flying. Looks like great power.
thanks, i am really liking my motorlfly 5320, on 8s runs cool with an 18x8 plenty of power and comes down cool every time even when flying when its 105. insane with an 19x8 on 8s, and a real blast with 19x8 on 6s as well.did you decide to go with the 4330 or the 5320?
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Looks like you like it!
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 09:37 AM
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just getting ready to head out to the club to get some flights in todaay, cant wait, just got done carving a 18x8 wide prop. am also going to try a 3 blade 16x8 on 6s should be fun
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 09:59 AM
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thanks, i am really liking my motorlfly 5320, on 8s runs cool with an 18x8 plenty of power and comes down cool every time even when flying when its 105. insane with an 19x8 on 8s, and a real blast with 19x8 on 6s as well.did you decide to go with the 4330 or the 5320?
I'm working with Ken on the 4330. Looks like the 4330 will come out approx. an ounce lighter than the A60-6xs, add the added weight of the 2s 5300 that I am going to use with the current 6s 5300 (Gensace), and that will be the weight difference. I'll know more at a later date.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:48 AM
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always grinning ear to ear before during and after every flight,
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 02:10 PM
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just getting ready to head out to the club to get some flights in todaay, cant wait, just got done carving a 18x8 wide prop. am also going to try a 3 blade 16x8 on 6s should be fun
You carve your own props??? Man, I haven't done that since the 1960's....

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