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Old 02-09-2006, 06:04 PM
Kevbo Kevbo is offline
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Originally Posted by Duke of Rat
Slight hijack..

Can't you shift some gear forward in the plane and get away from having to use any dead weight??

/slight hijack
Probably not, at least in my experience. One trick is to design them with a overlength nose, but few kits do that, certainly none that are intended to be "scale".

Using a heavy alloy doesn't buy you much unless you have no room for ballast. without having to move your battery aft. However, putting the ballast as far forward as possible does require less of it. I haven't seen them in a while, but you used to could buy extra-heavy brass prop nuts for exactly this reason. You could cast lead-shot epoxy mix into a spinner.