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Old 02-16-2006, 10:03 PM
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Default CG How does it effect landing?

I have a WM GS P-51 with a brisson 2.4,springairs, flaps. this plane always drops the nose with flaps or without just before touchdown. i read somewhere about cg effecting this.i have another same plane excect with OS 1.60. it lands and takes off nicley no bad tendencys. any ideas to help with the heavier plane?
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Default RE: CG How does it effect landing?

If your plane is nose heavy it makes it more difficult to Flair at landing. Try reballancing your plane first to see exactly where your cg is.. then maybe move it 1/4 inch back at a time to see how it lands.
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Default RE: CG How does it effect landing?

I played around with my TF Sea Fury and the CG a little. This plane lands so well and has a nice two wheel roll out before the tail slowly settles. After a dumb thumb move and a rebuild the plane landing was not as smooth and was difficult to run out on those mains. I thought CG! After some changes to CG, little changes to performance. The cowl was not fitting well so I rechecked the thrust. I found the engine almost 1/4 inch lower than the recomended thrust line. Fixed that and it makes me look like I know what I'm doing again. CG had little effect even when moved 1/2 inch. Thrust made a world of difference.

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