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Old 10-02-2022, 12:07 PM
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I'm in need of help trying to get a 30cc Seagull Spitfire airworthy. It is extremely tail heavy and the wing loading is now 40 oz/in after adding enough lead in the nose to get it to balance properly. I've already changed the servos to a lighter brand but not much difference. I would love to hear from someone who is flying this plane or has experience with this plane before I give up on it. I did not make any changes that would add weight to the tail. I am using a DLE 35 RA enging and Eflite electric retracts and struts. Thanks
Old 10-09-2022, 09:48 AM
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You may find useful information by reading through this thread on the Seagull 30cc Spitfire. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...c-%282030mm%29
Old 10-09-2022, 04:39 PM
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Thank you for the help. I will check it out. I am mostly concerned about the overall weight and high wing loading of this plane.
Old 10-10-2022, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RDS65 View Post
Thank you for the help. I will check it out. I am mostly concerned about the overall weight and high wing loading of this plane.
My Seagull Spitfire was about 7700g.
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Update; The Seagull Spitfire has successfully flown. The CG in the manual is definately wrong. An easy way to check the correct CG is to place a finger in each of the front wing mounting holes, if it balances there you are at a good starting point. This places the CG at about 140mm. It will still be nose heavy but will fly well. Thanks to those who helped me figure it out. Happy landings!

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