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Old 03-23-2014, 11:36 AM
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Hey all. I got this plane from a friend of mine. He was a newbie that decided to get out of the hobby, and he doesn't remember what the name of the model is. He said he thought the plane came from Tower Hobbies. I've converted it to electric and I need to balance it. I'm sure I could calculate 25-33% of the MAC as a balance point, but I'd like to see what the manufacturers recommendation is.

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Old 03-23-2014, 11:45 AM
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I'm pretty sure that is a Great Planes Easy Sport. It's a nice flying plane, a good choice for a second plane or just a windy day knock around flyer.

http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1036.html
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That does look like it.

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Yes that almost certainly an Easy Sport as Jester suggested and I actually have had one in my hanger in the past. I would suggest you balance it at 25%mac. That is the fancy way of saying One quarter of the distance between the front of the wing to the rear of the wing, back from the leading edge of the wing.

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Originally Posted by JohnBuckner View Post
Yes that almost certainly an Easy Sport as Jester suggested and I actually have had one in my hanger in the past. I would suggest you balance it at 25%mac. That is the fancy way of saying One quarter of the distance between the front of the wing to the rear of the wing, back from the leading edge of the wing.

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Thanks John! I found the manufacturers suggested CG of 4 1/8 inches. I'll see if that matches 25% out of curiosity.
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That may not match exactly as that is what I flew mine at and where it flew well. Its also a good starting place for many airplanes where original suggestions are missing.

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