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Old 11-19-2010, 10:29 AM
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i'M ASKING THIS HERE BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF BUILDERS THAT READ HERE. i'VE BEEN FLYING A BIG HOTS I GOT FROM A FRIEND FOR A FEW NONTHS.... I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF BUILDING A BIG HOTS WHEN I GOT THIS ONE. I HAVE FINALLY COMPLETED MINE AND BALANCED IT YESTERDAY... MAJOR TAIL HEAVY. TOOK LIKE 2 POUNDS HANGING OFF THE PROP TO BALANCE. I NEVER CHECKED THE ONE I GOT FROM A FRIENS BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN FLOWN AND SO ON AND SO ON... I DECIDED TO BALANCE IT... IDENTICAL TO THE ONE I BUILT... WHAT ICAN'T FIGURE IS THIS IS THE BEST FLYING AIRPLANE I OWN... I WAS UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT TAIL HEAVY PLANES "WILL NOT" FLY.... fINALLY TO MY QUESTION... tHE CG ON THE PLANS IS 6 1/2"FROM LEADING EDGE... DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS IS CORRECT? DID ANYBODY FIND THIS TO BE INCORRECT ?
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:06 AM
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Usually on the main spar.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:15 AM
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You may find this of some interest.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_96...tm.htm#9625675
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the plans i have shows right at 7" from leading the edge ???? how much control throws do you have in your flight surfaces???/ i have no idea where to start???? i'm in the finishing stages on mine i have a pretty good 4.2 sachs i mounted in mine.
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CG starting point is where shown on the plans then after flight testing you can start moving the CG around to suit yourself. Control throws on a new plane are about 10 to 12 degrees on elevator and ailerons, as much as you can get from rudder.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:32 PM
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the plans i have shows right at 7'' from leading the edge ???? how much control throws do you have in your flight surfaces???/ i have no idea where to start???? i'm in the finishing stages on mine i have a pretty good 4.2 sachs i mounted in mine.
Nice plane. I have had some plans of this plane for sometime. I have a 60size Hots and love the way it flys. I bought if frm a guy relocating abt 5 yrs ago. However, I have but one such experience at building from plans and that was at a club members shop. I was wondering if the lighting holes were addition/ modification? My main hangup wud be cutting out the wing ribs all the same. Anyway, like to see pix when ur finished. I like it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:10 AM
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i had the laser cutter cut the short kit he did all that and also made the holes for the 48" wing tube to make mine a 2 piece wing!!! http://lazer-works.com/list.htmlhere are some finished pic's still waiting for the servo's
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