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cloudwalker 08-21-2010 09:51 AM

parkzone wild cat
Hi Guys, I wonder if you can help please?. Ive just bought a parkzone wildcat and cant get it to balance. I have a 2200 lipo installed , the instruction call for a 1300 up to a 2200. When I try to balance the model after adding a small amount of weight to the tail, I can get it to stay in the horizontal for a second or two before it will drop either nose down or tail down. I cant figure out if its tail heavy or nose heavy. If I remove the weight from the tail it will go hard nose down, but I cant fine tune the balance. I have tried having the model upright and also inverted with the same result. Any help will be greatly appreiated. Thanks in advance. Bill.

Villa 08-21-2010 10:36 AM

RE: parkzone wild cat
Your excellent description causes me to believe that your plane is perfectly balanced. Fly it.

JohnBuckner 08-21-2010 01:29 PM

RE: parkzone wild cat
If the model is the F4F Wildcat then that would explain the difficulty in balancing. The Wildcat was a true mid wing aircraft and this make balancing much more of a challange simply because the midwing does not have added static stability like a low wing would balancing inverted or a high wing being balanced upright.

Many of the midwing sport aerobatic types also a bit more persnickety on the balance stand. I agree with Villa it sounds like you close enough with the lead installed.


cloudwalker 08-21-2010 02:00 PM

RE: parkzone wild cat
Thanks John and Villa Bill.

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