To braid or not to braid

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    I have observed several modelers flying with braided motors for events such as p-30, moffet, and some of the old timer events. Does this practice provide a big enough advantage? Looking for some other opinions.


    lf the rubber is longer than between the front and rear hooks, lets say on an open rubber model or an old timer, that have lots of rubber in them, then you need to braid it so it stays taught between the hooks so you get no C/G change from the rubber flopping about in the fuselage when the model is on the glide.

    Makes for consistent glide performance. 😀


    I take the other approach – I very rarely braid, but use a spring tensioner/stop on all models, including freewheel’ers.

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