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Old 10-25-2010, 10:29 AM
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This is my first plane with retracts and I need to know if this is normal or if I need to adjust Cg or something else. With the wheels down it just needs a couple clicks of up to be hands off. As soon as I retract the gear the plane climbs hard, I understand that there is drag with the gear down but is there something I can adjust so I dont have to change trims so much when flying?
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:46 PM
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In my experience, retracts up or down should not affect your CG.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:13 PM
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Try setting the C/G with the retracts up, that is usually what the instructions on retract models suggest.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:05 AM
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If it really climbs hard, check to see that you don't have some elevator mixed into the retract channel.
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