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Old 08-17-2002, 08:28 PM
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Default HELP --> How To Balance the Magnum

I dont undertand the instruction on how to balance the Magnum.
The instrucction only says C of G Should be 120-130mm from the Wingroot.
What the hell is WingRoot

Usually all the airplane says the measure from the Leading Edge.

Can some body tell me a VERY EASY way to balance the Magnum.

I want to fly it tomorrow sunday

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Old 08-18-2002, 04:18 AM
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Come on People, help me with this. My airplane is ready and I want to fly it. Please help me with the balance.

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Old 08-19-2002, 01:56 PM
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Default HELP --> How To Balance the Magnum

Isaac,

I was confused about this as well. Balance the plane upside down. Measure the 120mm from the leading edge along the side of the fuse.

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Default magnum balance

get it closer to the 130mm i found on mine if its just a fraction
towards being tail heavy it will float in alot smoother.iflew mine the first few flights a little nose heavy and just at the flare it took all up elevator on high rate to keep the nose up in flight i couldn't tell the differece in the little bit of tail weight be landing was a lot better.
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Default HELP --> How To Balance the Magnum

I had three flights with my Magnum today after crashing it in a ditch following an empty fueltank in June... Ugly crash by the way... It was nose-heavy, too little elevator-travel available, and the crash-site was 300 meters from the airfield i was flying on. One hell of a landing..

Anyway... Finally decided to get the animal back up in the air, so after installing a heavier battery-pack, increasing elevator-travel, and moving the CG to 130 mm's, the Magnum became a much easier model to handle. The landings are smooth, and the extra weight makes it glide better.

Deadstick was a horrifying event before i added weight and moved the CG back! The speed disapeared in a matter of seconds if i tried to make a turn, but now i glide it at high speed on downwind and the baseleg, and do a steep turn to bleed off excess speed before entering final.

I love this bird!

The Magnum is without a doubt the fastest model on my field, with the exception of a couple of turbine models.... ....and that's more than enough for me!
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