|Sep 03, 2004, 10:12 PM|
That said, if it requires 2 cells, no problem at all, in fact I may actually prefer to go this route to get some weight in the nose. The model was designed for Jetex power, and as the Rapier unit is not only lighter but will be moved aft and up to the scale exhaust position, I suspect it'll tend to be a little tail heavy anyway.
As cool as those Falcon servos are I find it hard to justify $120 just for servos. However, things change by the weekthese days...Blue Arrow servos from Balsa Products at 4.3g. that can be lightened to 3.5g. this week, it'll be at least a couple of months before I can get to the Komet, who knows what cool stuff can be had by then?
All things considered, at this point we're only talking about maybe 5g. difference between the Falcons and Blue Arrows...hardly a project-threatening problem in a 16.5" rocket fighter IMO. If I need a bit less weight up front with 2 cells and a voltage regulator, Sky Hooks and Rigging makes some mighty small lipo cells I can use...
The nice thing is, with the replacement by Rapier for Jetex power, and some light building, I'm hoping I can get close to the original freeflight AUW even with two channels of radio
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