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P.Z T-28 C.G

Old 02-10-2010, 09:41 AM
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Default P.Z T-28 C.G

Having trouble with the C.G on my T-28. Upgraded the stock motor mount to an alumium one and now the plane seams vey nose heavy. I moved the battery back somewhat with little help. The plane now balances at around 2" from leading edge. Is this ok? No flights on plane yet, I'm snow bound in Pittsburgh. Help me.
Old 02-15-2010, 10:24 AM
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Default RE: P.Z T-28 C.G

I sometimes fly my t-28 slightly nose heavy - it is more stable, esp in the wind. It will be sluggish though. For acrobatics I keep it spot on.

I had to carve out a bit of the foam block on the bottom of the canopy to move the battery farther back. Some of my batteries are almost back to the hole where the aileron wires come through.

Use velcro to hold tje batteriesin place. I test and mark each of my batteries for proper cg to align it with a mark in the fuselage.
Old 02-15-2010, 01:27 PM
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Default RE: P.Z T-28 C.G

I fly mine with the c.g. at 1-3/4" back, and prefer the way it handles to having the c.g. further aft.
YMMV of course, depending on your tastes for handling qualities.
Old 02-15-2010, 02:58 PM
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Default RE: P.Z T-28 C.G

Thanks all. Have not maiden it yet and wanted to make sure the first flight was a success.
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Default RE: P.Z T-28 C.G

I too added the aluminum motor mount, SK3542 motor and reinforced fire wall. It added weight to the nose but it still flys great.

Your better nose heavy than tail heavy

I love them. Just bought my second one this weekend and going to add retracts.

Larry

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