Originally Posted by garyp1029
If one has a plane which needs nose weight, is it a bad idea to simply add weight to the forward end of the battery itself. The plane is a Electrifly Super Sportster rxr. The battery takes up all the available space in the front compartment; there is no room for a larger battery, and the tail can not be lightened. The idea is to tape a washer(s) of sufficient weight to the top of the battery to balance the plane. If solidly attached, is there any danger in doing this? Thanks. Gary
If you have to add weight, its best to apply the weight to the airplane, so its always there, applying the weight to the battery wont hurt untill you forget, and install a battery that does not have the additional weight added to it, a good place to add the weight would be to the boxed motor mount, i would epoxy the weight on.