View Full Version : Spectra Balance
12-16-2004, 08:38 AM
I'm wondering with which motor configuration the machine tends to balance better. I would like to do mine facing forward, but I'm wondering if I do, will tend to be nose heavy.
What have you guys found to be the case?
12-16-2004, 08:45 AM
PM Carey Shurley, He's the only one that has run the motor that way.
12-16-2004, 10:18 AM
Thanks John. Will do.
12-16-2004, 04:50 PM
If you build the kit with the engine facing rearward and you put the typical amount of radio gear on the front of the model, it will balance close to the main shaft. Exactly where depends on which muffler, air filter, battery, etc.
If you build the kit with the engine facing forward, it will have a forward CG which will make for hands off fast forward flight and bigger aerobatics.
12-16-2004, 06:29 PM
Thanks For the info Carey. It kind of looked that way eyeballing it. I figured I'd ask. Looks like Rearward it will be.