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    How to Balance?

    Is it best to balance a plane right side up or upside down? Why?

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    RE: How to Balance?

    High wing = right side up
    Mid wing = either way
    Low wing = you guessed it, upside down
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    RE: How to Balance?

    +1
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    RE: How to Balance?

    Why you asked because you want the weight down....it makes it easier... take a high wing...right side up all the weight is below the balance point upside down and now the weight is above the balance point and it will be impossible

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    RE: How to Balance?

    BaracudaHockeys list is right on and the reason is that to be able to find that balance point there must be sufficient weight below the
    point of contact (balance pins) that the model can be stabile otherwise you can just keep readjusting and never find the real point.

    Some airplanes ya just gotta experiment to find that stabile point. Look at it this way picture what would happen if you tried to balance a high wing airplane upside down, you would just not be able to find the balance point.

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    RE: How to Balance?

    Hi!
    I just hold the plane as it is. Two fingers under the wing and top of plane pointing up.
    Come on guys this isn't Rocket Science!
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    RE: How to Balance?


    ORIGINAL: jaka
    Come on guys this isn't Rocket Science!
    No, you're right, it's physics 101. Holding a low wing plane right side up is not, by a long shot, the best method.
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    RE: How to Balance?

    Hi!
    But It's enough! Then I fly test my planes several times and move around the servos and battery untill I obtain a perfect C of G!
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    RE: How to Balance?


    ORIGINAL: csandt051196

    Is it best to balance a plane right side up or upside down? Why?
    Scott,

    This great article will respond your question much better than I would do:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=601
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    RE: How to Balance?

    got it

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    RE: How to Balance?


    ORIGINAL: Lnewqban


    ORIGINAL: csandt051196

    Is it best to balance a plane right side up or upside down? Why?
    Scott,

    This great article will respond your question much better than I would do:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=601

    I think this article is a very simple way to explain it but really does not give a proper answer as to why it is easier to balance it upside down.

    Place a low wing plane on a balance stand/finger tips right side up and say it is nose heavy. As the nose starts to dip down because of the nose heavy condition the large mass of the planes fuselage above the balancing point begins to move forward making it even more nose heavy. As the plane tilts forward even more the nose heavy condition gets worse and worse until the plane hit a stop or falls of the stand.

    If the same plane is place upside down on the balance stand it reacts differently. As the nose drops forward the mass of the fuselage then moves backward like a pendulum. This offsets the nose heavy condition and if within certain limits will equal itself out and not fall of the stand.

    Hope this is helpful.

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