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Old Feb 26, 2003, 01:07 PM
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How to put li-poly battery into GWS Tiger Moth?

Guys,

I just got a 2 cell (K1020 2s) from B-p-p.
I found out that it's not very easy to put
it into my GWS TM's battery compartment.

It looks likt I can either cut the compartment
wider or make it deeper. Which way is better
to go? Thanks in advance.

All the best,

Tom
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Old Feb 26, 2003, 01:28 PM
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I cut the compartment a bit wider. Also, I removed some material under the bamboo dowel. My battery is mainly in the battery compartment, but some of it enters under the landing gear opening. A bit ov velcro insures it remains in place. The cowl covers up some of the batt. too. You can cut away some of the cowling or do what I did and attach the cowling with magnets. ( Velco would work too). Make for easy battery removal.

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Old Feb 26, 2003, 02:45 PM
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I punched a hole up into the front cockpit and put the ESC battery connector through it. My Li-Po's are velcroed into the front seat!
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Old Feb 26, 2003, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I'll try Will's suggestion first. If it doesn't work
for me, Melfsmite's idea is very brilliant to me.

All the best,

Tom
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Old Feb 26, 2003, 05:33 PM
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Gee melfsmite how do you get your CG right with the batts so far back? Did you build with that in mind so your sevos, rx etc are far forward?
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Old Feb 26, 2003, 05:42 PM
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I'm not sure how to post a link in a reply, but search the Parkflyer forum for the following thread:

"GWS Tiger Moth Li_Po Photos please"

There are several very detailed photos of where to place the batteries. I just installed my batteries last night and opted for the method of making the battery compartment a little wider and carving a slot the size of the battery pack through the nose above the motor wire tunnel. Pictures speak a thousand words, so try to find the thread I referenced.
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Old Feb 26, 2003, 07:13 PM
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Ostrich,

I found the post. The photos are really helpful.
I really appreciate your help!

All the best,

Tom
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