Originally Posted by coreman
That should make you feel better about your 230g "lead sled". I told you it was flying fine before you went all medieval on it trying to lighten it up. Just go fly!
It was 227g on the day of its maiden and the first time you flew it in Auburn it weighed 213g. Last week I was able to shave it down to 202g and im still hoping for more this week with some strategic milling if i have the time. I added some colored shrink tubing in case any of my parts fall off so it wont be like "Honey I shrunk the Aileron Linkage"
again. I'll bet thats a mistake many pilots make on there first indoor plane regarding the weight. The last time I flew before the Yak was with the KOMBAT 40 stump puller back in the day, weighing in around five pounds and if you strapped on a pipe it seemed to break free of earths gravity!
I understand the definition of a planes "AUW" and what it means but does that weight people give for comparison without the battery include the RX and the ESC?