Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Euphoria has to go to Jenny Craig...

I purchased a new set of scales recently (an accurate set of 5kg scales is part of any good F3A flyers workshop) and checked the Euphoria. Mmmmmm, error code, over 5kg (weighed the components separate and totalled 5060g). Not good! I suspected this would be the case and had a contingency plan in place when building her.

3 easy targets - I used a JR RD1221 2.4g receiver (because it came with the 12X). Weighs 40g where a 9 channel weighs 20g. That's 20g.

Next targets are the Tru-Turn 3-3/8"dia spinner. This thing is a brick and will be replaced with a TY-1 82mm dia. I don't have before and after weights but I expect it will save about 50g.

Next is the battery. I've got a Fromeco LiIon 2600mAh in it, way overkill for capacity and 120g. A smaller LiPo should save another 50g.

Taking 120g off will bring her back to 4940g. Close, but under and that's all that matters! I'll post the final weight when the changes have been made. I hate being this close to the limit!

BTW my Adventure came in a about 4750g on the APA scales at the Australian Masters this year. The Euphoria really is a big model!


Bill said...

Hi Marlo,

Good to hear you still have options to play with. Of course you could always install that spare os46 you have, it looks like it need a new home!!!

I have a new toy coming.....

marlo said...

Hey Bill,

Not sure the OS46 would have the vertical authority I'm after.

Don't leave me hanging - the new toy is??? Are we going to be CPLR disciples together?