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Elevator Balance

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Dec 15, 2006
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I have almost completed the build of the tailgroup, the next step being to add the mass balance to the elevators. I am unsure how much lead to use. In the Builder's Manual it states "2 to 2-1/2 lbs" each side. Having also read the notes on Brad Roberson's website the comments there suggest that is not enough. I have played around hanging weights off the elevator and in order to get them to balance it needs almost 7 lbs on each side! I'm not sure if I've miss interpretted something as that seams a lot of mass. Any comments of the amount other people have used, or any other feedback would be appreciated.



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