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Old 04-18-2009, 09:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
JustPlaneChris
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Originally Posted by kgfly View Post
Thanks Chris. Wow, that sure looks like a lot of weight to be hanging off an unsupported cantilever right out the front of the heli. It looks as if the CF plate would snap off in a hard landing, taking the Rx with it and maybe ripping some servo leads, but of course looks can be deceiving.
Actually, that forward A123 pack weighs less than the 8S 3700 lipo that normally hangs there. Plus, if you check how far the pack goes, when it tries to bend the forward part of the tray (G10, btw... not CF) the aft end of the pack pivots up to stop it.

I'm sure in a hard enough crash it might break or crack it, but it's an easy to replace bit.
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