Old 08-26-2012, 03:24 AM
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Bill G
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Paint weighs. I had figured on using a bit of nose ballast after painting, but nearly an ounce is too much, so the battery has been relocated to where I had initially planned. The formers had been previously reinforced, anticipating the possible removal of the fuse keel for the front battery bay. New fuse keels were added between the formers, to restore most of the original strength. The old bay is still needed for servo/receiver access. The AUW now is 16oz using a TP 3s-910 with no ballast required, with a few more grams to be added when the window glass is installed.

The wings are now permanently installed, after some hours of fitting to match the dihedral and incidence of the panels.
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