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PAU/BME 87" Extra 330L - Build and Fly

Old 05-26-2010, 10:18 PM
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Default RE: PAU/BME 87

I just aquired one of these planes (50cc BME/PAU Extra 330L) Where are you balancing them for best overall (average) performance?
Old 05-26-2010, 10:24 PM
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Start at the middle of the wingtube. Then move from there to your liking.
Old 05-27-2010, 02:09 AM
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Good answer sweetpea! That's exactly what I'll do[sm=49_49.gif]
Old 05-31-2010, 11:40 PM
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For those of you still flying this airplane and are using the stock hardware, How's it holding up??
Old 06-03-2010, 10:56 AM
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Mine is still ok. A little bit of rust on the pushrod ends, but I am flying in very humid climate. I was just preparing everything yesterday for a new flying season and I could not find any problems. I think I am in the 4th or 5th year with this plane.
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Thanks Born2Fly!
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Default RE: PAU/BME 87

The manual's suggested CG range for the model is from 5 to 6 and 1/2" from leading edge (@ root), however the wing tube's center is exactly 6 and 1/2" from leading edge. So if I started at the wing tube's center I'd already be at the most aft recommended CG setting. I don't think I've ever run into this before as usually the center of the tube/spar is right in the middle of the recommended CG range. The manual also states for IMAC, place the CG @ 5" from leading edge. Tha't a full inch and a half forward of the center of the wing tube. I'm slightly confused....

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