Man, am I frustrated. A while back I was passing Hobbies and Helis (Giant Scale Planes) in Coopersberg, PA and I stopped in. They had just gotten in the 72" Yak54 and I just had to have it. So, I bought it. A couple of weeks later I came across a nice Saito 180 at a swap meet so I purchased that also so I then had an engine for the new Yak. This engine was larger than the recommended 140 4 stroke but I figured what the heck, I'll mount the elevator servos in the tail instead of using the wooden pushrod setup that came with the plane. I figured that the elevator servos were behind the CG in the stock setup so how much could it upset things. The building went well and I am actually impressed with the quality of the model considering some of the negative feedback about GSP and Irwin, the owner.
Anyway, the model is finished except for the balancing. Even with the Saito180 mounted as far front as possible, it would take 42.5 ounces of weight as far front as possible to get this thing to balance! Thats over 2.6 pounds! Does anyone have any suggestion as what to do? I have the battery and the reciever mounted near the fuel tank and can't move anything else around. Should I just add the 42.5 ounces and fly it?
Regards to all, Jim