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    Great Planes Patriot

    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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    RE: Great Planes Patriot

    In my experience, retracts up or down should not affect your CG.
    With airplanes, keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.

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    RE: Great Planes Patriot

    Try setting the C/G with the retracts up, that is usually what the instructions on retract models suggest.

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    RE: Great Planes Patriot

    If it really climbs hard, check to see that you don't have some elevator mixed into the retract channel.
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