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Old 01-02-2010, 06:30 PM
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Default seagull models yak 54 .60-.90

im trying to balance the plane but so far i have 14 oz of weight up front and the plane is still seems to be a lil tail heavy . has anyone had to add this much weight to their seagull yak 54 to get the plane balanced if so how much did it take.
Old 03-19-2010, 08:45 PM
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Default RE: seagull models yak 54 .60-.90

Hi Mike.
I'm setting up the same yak as you. I'm useing a DLE 30. But it still need's alot of nose weight. How did yours turn out? Thank's
Old 03-20-2010, 11:28 PM
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Default RE: seagull models yak 54 .60-.90

the 61 size had an misprint with the balance point if i remember correctly. look on the arf forum for the seagull yak 60 in whice i was a poster someone mentioned it not being right in the manual. still havent flown mine hope to this year
Old 03-21-2010, 08:21 AM
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If a lot of nose weight were needed for a too far aft misprint CG... then a whole lot more would be needed for the corrected CG. I hope Mike and Harley Rider were using the corrected CG. I was close to punching the buy button but will wait to hear the skinny on how it balances. Mike, which engine required 14 oz to balance? Harley Rider, how much did you have to add for the DLE30?
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I don'have it done yet. maybe next weekend.
Old 03-26-2010, 06:52 PM
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Default RE: seagull models yak 54 .60-.90

i want to clarify part of the confusion on the CG is where you obtain the measurement the instructions were not clear whether you balance at the wing root or wing tip.
Old 03-26-2010, 07:37 PM
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They say at the root.When I get mine all done and fly it, I'll post it here.
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Default RE: seagull models yak 54 .60-.90

The instructions call for balancing at the wing tips. The manual dimensions are correct, the "corrected" dimensions are not. Balancing as per the manual works out to just behind the wing tube at the root. I have been flying mine for nearly a year with a RCGF 26. It's still in the same number of pieces as when I started.
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Default RE: seagull models yak 54 .60-.90



hi jim i just bought one of these models can you tell me what way you have your balanced ,measurments and from where wing tip or root ect thanks

Old 04-02-2010, 07:18 AM
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Default RE: seagull models yak 54 .60-.90

I balanced mine as per the manual, at the wing tips. After I balanced, I put the wings on the wing tube (not on the fuse) and stretching a string from the wing tip balance points, I saw that the string is just behind the wing tube at the root. Usually, the recommended balance point is a "beginning" point and adjusted to suit after test flying. I have needed no changes to that setting. I like the way my plane flys.

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