Originally Posted by andy120
I have trolled 4 or 5 builds and got a couple of good tips. Would it be worth replacing some of the aft fuse frames with balsa laminate? There's not a lot back there to lighten up. Fibreglassing it isnt going to help cog much.
Elecrtic motors dont stress the frame as much as nitro so you can lighten up the rear with balsa stick framing and carbon fiber . I like a builder who thinks BIG Andy and if converting these over was simple every one would have one.
I kept braking my elev while framing it so i put carbonfiber strips behind the leading edge and trailing edges to stop it and recut the ribs around the strips . Its been 4 years of flying and bumbing it into stuff and its not broken again. joe