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Old 04-12-2016, 10:10 AM
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ron ward
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I took another look and moved the wing back an inch to get balanced. yes, I am balancing on the spar. It looks a little short coupled in the tail, but I've noticed that a lot of the SPADs I see look that way. the wing seat issue wasn't as bad as I had first thought. It only took another layer of weather strip foam on the front 1/3 of the wing seat to get the right incidence back after moving it. I simply made a small block of balsa that was epoxied to the front of the wing seat for the leading edge to bump up against. I shaped it to follow the "windshield" of the cabane and it looks just fine ! I like that much better than adding weight, as you say, I realize balance is more important than worrying about a little extra weight, but If possible, getting the balance right while not having to add weight, will always be better. i'd rather experiment with wing location than add weight, if at all possible.