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Jan 11, 2013, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bluffman
Yeah I was thinking about some lead for mine also, and kind of wishing I would have put a ballast tube in.
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Jan 11, 2013, 02:00 AM
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doesn't the wing joiner have channels/openings going through it? I can get just over 3lbs. in mine (not Energic).

Just a thought......
Jan 11, 2013, 10:50 AM
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Yes the wing rod takes ballast, I will check out the tungsten. Ian
Jan 11, 2013, 11:18 AM
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I was going to put a ballast tube in the fuse too, but I figured the wing ballast would be enough, like it is on the Precision. I also wanted to be able to remove and reinstall the tow hook. I hesitated getting a Precision because it didn't have a fuse ballast tube like my Ceres or Cyril. Tungsten ballast would do the trick though.
Last edited by BigSwede; Jan 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM.
Jan 12, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Dude, the Pike holds plenty of ballast....trust me. So does the Energic...trust me.
Jan 12, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Jan 13, 2013, 01:15 AM
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Yes, the Precision does hold plenty of ballast. I'm not saying that it doesn't, but I do prefer a plane that carries ballast in the fuse. It makes it easier to change ballast, you don't have to keep taping the wing. I think the Energic could benefit from a higher wing loading at times.
Jan 14, 2013, 06:22 PM
Heavy's good, heavy's reliable
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No ballast needed today. But it does nice in the light lift.
Jan 21, 2013, 03:07 AM
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Energic Video Full Ballast 40-45mph winds

This video was taken at Norco Ca in very big winds the Dynamic guys were getting 350s that day. Not so sure I am ready to put mine through the test yet however I think it hold plenty of ballast but what would I know I am just a newbie.
Energic (5 min 45 sec)

Enjoy George
Jan 21, 2013, 11:17 AM
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That was a nice video, but if the camera has the ability to not be on "auto focus", and is set to "infinity" or whatever the furthest distance setting is available, you will probably like the results even better.
It looks like a very nice flying plane!

Jan 21, 2013, 01:03 PM
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I will try to figure the camera settings again thought we had the auto focus off but maybe not.

Jan 21, 2013, 01:56 PM
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No worries, George, great video, and it looks like the plane is a terrific flyer!
Full ballast that day?
Duh, that is in the subject line! D'oh!
Last edited by target; Jan 21, 2013 at 05:06 PM.
Jan 21, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Nice video. Looks like you had some good altitude. With that kind of heighth I was secretly hoping you'd let it drop in and rip (); but maybe that's material for your sequel!

Thanks for sharing.


Jan 23, 2013, 02:22 AM
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Energic Part Two

Victor thats as close to the hill I dare go, I am still a little sketchy plowed my spider just a few days ago usually takes a couple of months before I go risk taking again. However I did make another video of that plane. 15-20 mph ballast in the wing joiner only. I am trying to learn to do this video stuff I can see another learning curve ahead.
Energic Two (6 min 2 sec)

Jan 27, 2013, 11:30 AM
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C'mon Man!

Bring that sucker in for a look!

Try it!

Last edited by Sky Angels; Feb 10, 2013 at 08:21 AM.

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