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Old 07-31-2007, 04:46 PM
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guys i need you help to locate the cg for the byron glasair any info please reply
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:05 PM
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Mario,

The Byron Glasair had a hole on each side of the fuselage, just below the canopy area, that was used to balance the model by suspending the airframe.

If these holes have been filled during the building process you will have to measure back from the leading edge of the wing, but I don't have that measurement at hand.

If you don't get an answer by the time I get home on Saturday I will measure my fuselage and get the number for you. I've had the TD kit for about two years now and plan to start on it this winter, or when my current project is completed.

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Old 08-01-2007, 09:21 PM
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ok mike it looks like the holes are filed any way thank you for replying i will wait for you to get the cg att mario
Old 08-03-2007, 08:52 PM
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Mario,

The balance point is 3.80 inches behind the Leading Edge; measured at the fuselage.

The Manual only says that the model "should hang slightly nose down at this point."

There is also an Update that says, "In the case of the Glasair, sudden and excessive up elevator may cause it to snap roll." "..... until you are comfortable flying the Glasair, you may want to limit up-elevator travel to no more than 3/8" instead of the 1/2" as called for on page five of the assembly instructions."

Hope this helps you out.

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Old 08-04-2007, 08:58 PM
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mike thank you very much for the info, now thank to you i will flight this baby next saturday after 5 year seating in the baseman
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Have fun and tear up some air!!
Old 08-07-2007, 04:53 PM
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Hello there,

My name is Brian. I have the manual for the Byron Glasair. The CG is 10 1/2 inches back from the firewall. Remove cowl and measure back from firewall and there should be small detents in fuse to mark locations on both sides.

By the way, I have a Byron Glasair I received from a friend. He had no plan for the model. He originally got it from someone else and it only came with the manual. Is there a plan for it? The wings I need more info on.

If you have any questions you can email me or call me on my cell phone. ( 609-217-1792 ) My email address is [email protected]
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I have one of these beauties NIB, if anyone is interested...

thanks
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I'm interested in the glasair...
Old 01-07-2008, 11:20 AM
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You can email me at [email protected]. about the glasair.
Old 01-18-2008, 05:46 PM
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I have a tail dragger glassair e-mail me [email protected] Quad 52 runs and flys great!
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clearblue,

How is your overall performance with the Quadra 52 on the Glasair TD?

I had planned on using one of my Moki 2.1 engines with an APC 18x10 prop but I would like to go with a gas engine, which would also allow for a slightly larger propeller; not to mention a cleaner belly. I like the DA-50 engine but don't want to go overboard with power and weight.

Thanks,
Mike
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Hey Mike, I would call it fast. The plane flies well with the Quadra 52 onboard. It’s a scale plane so you have to fly it as such. I’m using an APC 22/10 prop. The controls are very responsive, just don’t add to much elevator throw. I went from a quarter inch up/down to one half inch and she would try to snap out, not a hard snap just enough to let you know to back down a bit. I like the plane overall, I would recommend the use of flaps on landing; they are large and very effective, it will allow you to carry some power as you come in. As for a D/A 50 it is a great little motor, but you may have to add tail weight to get your CG right. But she would defiantly be one fast bird. Jim
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Jim,

Thanks for the information. Fast sounds good to me!

I remember reading the Update from Byron about using too much elevator throw and the Glasair trying to snap. I'll keep an eye out for that.

Mike
Old 01-20-2008, 11:46 PM
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Share some pictures of the Glasairs!

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