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Balance for 1/3 Spacewalker

Old 04-16-2018, 08:52 AM
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I know the plans call for 4'' to 5.5'' for a balance point on a 1/3 scale big spacewalker. What flys it the best,
I am leaning closer to 4 3/4''
Old 04-16-2018, 11:21 AM
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Your question is difficult to answer as what is 'BEST' for one person could be terrifying for another. I set most of my stuff up to be very twitchy so like a rear ward CG.

Mind you a 1/3 Spacewalker is not likely to get very twitchy.

Why not start at 4.5in and GRADUALLY move it back till you get uncomfortable with the elevator response and then go back a step.
Old 04-20-2018, 05:14 PM
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As you move the balance point back, you should reduce the elevator throw some. Just moving the cg back can make the plane seem twitchy before you get the cg to a really good place.

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