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Old 12-13-2010, 12:25 PM
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Default Unknown Sailplane

I was given this sailplane awhile back. The person didn't mention what it was so I wanted to see if anyone recognized it so I could get the C/G point to balance it. As you can see the wings plug into the fuse and it has a full flying stab. Wingspan is 110 1/4 inches, fuse length including rudder is 58 1/2 inches. I'm planning on fixing it up to fly this summer. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:33 AM
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Default RE: Unknown Sailplane

I don't know the glider so I can't help you with a name. 

Two tips on finding the CG:

Balance on the spar, or balance about 35% back from the leading edge.

Do your test glides over tall grass so you can adjust till it glides out nice and flat.
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