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Old 02-25-2008, 08:31 PM
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I've just finished a SU-27 from AK Models and have one question regarding balance. Do you guys balance the plane right side up with the landing gear extended? or landing gear retracted?

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:54 PM
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Right side up and gear down empty fuel tank.

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Default RE: AK Models SU-27 CG & balance

It's been a long time since I've balanced this plane.

Wasn't this the trick....empty tank, gear down....lift the nose up pass 2.5 inches and then it rocks back to the tail.....yes?
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I think it was more like 1" under thr front wheel then it will sit back on the tail.
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Thanks Pete....I was hoping you would pop out here! Still flying your Mig-29 and SU-27?
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Naaah ...both the SU and MIG have been sold ( last summer ) ..they both stil fly in whitehorse... I had to make more room in my basement for the F-16 and F-18.

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