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Apr 08, 2012, 04:30 PM
I feel the need for speed!
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I fine erring on the side of more weight is usually a good thing.
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Apr 09, 2012, 03:37 PM
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I fine erring on the side of more weight is usually a good thing.
Agreed, except when testing what works it's much better to only change one thing at a time.

With the new strut position and the extra 1lb of weight, it'll be impossible to tell which actually helped. For all anyone knows, it could've run even better with the strut in the original position but with the extra ballast.
Apr 09, 2012, 05:23 PM
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I did finally dig out the scale again. Without the 2 4s 5000 ma lipos the hull with hatches, ballast and hardware comes in at 9 lbs 7 oz. Add in the 2.5 lbs for batteries and I have a 12 lb P mono.
Apr 09, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Weight can be a good thing, but then there's goin Overboard
Apr 09, 2012, 06:42 PM
I feel the need for speed!
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I did finally dig out the scale again. Without the 2 4s 5000 ma lipos the hull with hatches, ballast and hardware comes in at 9 lbs 7 oz. Add in the 2.5 lbs for batteries and I have a 12 lb P mono.
My 39" Racemaster comes in at 12.8lbs fully loaded and its only about 7" wide!
Apr 09, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Weight can be a good thing, but then there's goin Overboard
My Falcon cat only weighs 17 and it's runing 9s 2p. with a 3 lb motor. It does seem porky to me at 12 lbs. (reminds me of the Miller). I plan to try it w/o the ballast 1st. At least there it will be down to 11 lbs. If it still walks I'll drop it back in. The velcro makes it pretty easy. With the lead out it cg's at 10" with it in, 10.5" .
Apr 09, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I just weighed 39" 6s2p Vader and its 11.2 lbs loaded up.


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