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    Batteries - Front or Back?

    What is the best placement of the batteries for this RC boat? Towards the front or back and why? TIA

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    I run mine in the second slot from the front have a little chine walk but not to awful bad

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    I run mine 1 inch back from the front. Why? That works best for me.
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    Awesome. Thank you for the insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjevans View Post
    What is the best placement of the batteries for this RC boat? Towards the front or back and why? TIA
    i always decide about the water is calm or not. if there is both calm water and no wind u can set ur lipos to the back but better to remember using lipos at front area always safer.

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    I tried a few different spots, but then decided to actually find out where my CG (center of gravity) was, which is not hard. So i loaded everything as in "running" condition. Measured the boat (without overhangs such as strut/rudder and stuff), then balanced the boat to find the balance-point. The CG was less than 30% with batteries all the way front, and with my (quite big) batteries, i have the cg right about the middle of the battery-packs when they are all up front. So from first "thinking" that batteries all the way up front was frontloading it, now, i can see that the batteries all the way forward makes perfect sense for my setup. Just my 5 cents. The cg will differ a bit depending on your setup ofcourse. For me, i have a very nicely balanced Spartan now that runs like a beaute, and this is ofcourse also about setting your trim and strut to suit your setup aswell. Unfortunately i dont remember offhand exactly what my CG was. Just that it was about "normal". I might add i have an iphone/gps infront of the motor aswell in my setup.

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    I keep behind and correct the move with trim tabs..

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    Yes, but you wan't a minimal "correction" with the trimtabs, as they will produce drag (go slower). So they should help with stability, but the less they have to interfere, the better. Ideally.

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    I keep behind and correct the move with trim tabs..

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    Why have one Spartan when you can have two?

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    Have to try... Immietedly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeder View Post
    Have to try... Immietedly

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    Here's a little vid of my spart from this weekend (just the date on the cam i forgot to set/remove). https://youtu.be/uxYbWmquh74?t=107 Next summer i will run it closer to you, on the Aaland Islands.
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