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How much extra weight can the 120SR handle up front? I've got this cute little Inspector Gadget head that I was thinking of adding as my 120's pilot. However, the head feels a little hefty. I've yet to weight it but as soon as I do I'll post it here.
I just want to know how much weight do you think I can add to the front, before it effects the characteristics of the heli?
12-15-2010, 09:21 PM
I sometimes fly with one of these....
12-15-2010, 10:26 PM
It will change the COG forward for sure causing a forward drift from your current hover baseline. If you trim it out with the Tx to a stable hover again that will limit servo travel / rotor pitch change in that direction, affecting the ablilty to stall/stop. How much?
You can only find out by trying it. Be sure to give the little guy a tiny parachute :)
12-15-2010, 10:49 PM
I have the blue side of the battery up and it is not in all the way...just have to trim a little. Now, when I attach my spycam to the 5n1 cover, I have the battery blue side down and all the way in.
Okay, Inspector Gadget's head weights 0.4 OZ.
Will that be okay the way it is? Or would I need to counterbalance it?
The other thing is, how would I mount him in the cockpit area without adding more weight?
The head is somewhat hollow and his neck is hollow. So maybe some sort of rod that can be fitted and stick his head in place?
12-17-2010, 02:28 PM
you could use a carbon fiber rod to mount him in.
12-17-2010, 08:12 PM
If the head is solid, you could carefully hollow it out to give it a diet. Think of it this way, .4 oz is almost or around half the weight of an mSR.
12-19-2010, 01:03 AM
Well the figurines are dead weight. If you want to add weight to the nose just stretch out the battery holder and move the battery forward.