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Old 01-28-2017, 08:54 PM
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Use a CG calculator to make sure you have the CG in the right place. You normally measure CG where the plane balances flat, not nose down. If the CG is good, next check for how much weight is on the tailwheel. If there isn't any with the tail down, the plane will never handle well on the ground. A perfect gear setup will have the plane ever so slightly tail heavy when in a level position on the mains.