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CG?

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#1
My poor funbat! I have everything mounted as frontwards as possible and it is still somehow a little too tail heavy. So I added weights, but it's going to be too heavy to even fly! what to do?
 

teflyer

Full Circle
#2
You can extend the fuselage a little farther out so that there is more torque provided by the battery and motor.
Take off any unnecessary weight from the back of the plane.
Can we see a picture?
How much glue and what type of glue did you use?
 
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pgerts

Old age member
Mentor
#3
I have not found the FUNBAT any tail heavy. What have you done? Not followed the instructions?
On my "indoor" there is a 24 gram motor in front and a 25 gram battery - "anywhere" - total weight 160 grams.
On my "fast" outdoor i have a 55 gram motor in front and have to push the 75 gram battery as far into the body as possible.
 

lobstermash

Propaganda machine
Mentor
#5
Odd. I found mine really tail heavy off the plan too, so I extended the nose by about 2 inches. I used hot glue to put it together and didn't remove the paper from the foamboard.
 

pgerts

Old age member
Mentor
#6
What materials did you use?
I use 6 mm depron as stated on the BloodyMicks page.
Paper, covering,thick paint or to much glue will make the plane heavy - that is of course the same for all models.
Any reinforcements are not needed for the light version. I tape the sides of the front until about 3 cm under the wing for the fast and heavy version.