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Patriot XL main gear location question

Old 01-20-2012, 07:03 AM
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Default Patriot XL main gear location question

Do you that have experience with the Patriot XL have any problems associated with slightly too far aft of CG location of the main gear?

One of my friends had lots of trouble being able to rotate for lift off with his XL; he blamed it on the main gear location, but it could have been the grass runway we fly from or maybe he had his CG too far forward.

I plan retracts for mine and want to get this right!

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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Default RE: Patriot XL main gear location question

Sounds nose heavy, had no issues with mine, although taking off with flaps down helps get it off quicker too. Sitting on the table the nose should feel light.
Hope this helps.

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