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Old 05-02-2008, 06:22 AM
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Default B25 Mitchell balance

I am going to fly my B25 and am not sure about the balance.. I am running the twin 36 Evolution motors and im concerned about placing too much weight in the nose to balance. I want to fly a little nose heavy but I dont want the motors to struggle trying to climb out because of the weight. Does anyone know how much is too much?[:-]
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:43 AM
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If it is a kit or an arf, you probably can't go wrong following the manufacturers manual or plans. Every kit or arf I've come across gives a recommended C/G range.
I would balance it slightly nose down...whatever it takes to achieve that.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:51 AM
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Yup, move batteries, etc. and then add whatever weight is necessary to balance it as per the mfr's recommendations. If you scratch built it, aim for 28% MAC to start.

Heavy, ballanced planes fly much better than tail-heavy light ones.

Post photos! Let us know how it goes!

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Thanks for the advice. Its a ARF and I just get nerveous when I start adding so much weight to balance. I dont know if im adding too much but sometimes a little seems like too much. I allways fly 40 size planes and this one is a lot bigger so I guess im over worried about it. Thanks for the advice guys and ill post some pics and let you all know how it went for me as soon as I get a chance.


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