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Old 04-14-2011, 10:45 AM
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Default nose length?

I have a question on engine prop position in front of a wing. If a plane is known to come out tail heavy, is it acceptable to cut the nose of the plane shorter to balance the model or does this affect the flying characteristics of the plane? In the process of having to cut the nose shorter, the fuel tank would be closer to the center of balance of the plane creating a better balance through out the tank of fuel. So is there ever a problem with doing this practice or is a plane designed to have the thrust point at a certain distance from the point of balance?
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