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Old 02-22-2010, 08:44 PM
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I am having issues with balancing a SPAD Debonair. It is way too tail heavy. I don't want to mount the wing too far forward. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Old 02-22-2010, 09:10 PM
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Default RE: Balance issues

If the plane is tail heavy; You need to move the wing back not forward.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:51 PM
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MrGreenSpeed is correct.
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hey GT, Im here in Porterville, I am also the biggest spader here on the west coast. push the wing back until it balances. it will look a little funny but it will fly really good.
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Default RE: Balance issues

Did you mean to say you do not want to move the "engine" too far forward (to balance the heavy tail)? Solution is to use bigger engine, add weight to the nose, or as others say, move the wing back. If you choose to add weight to ther nose, add it to strengthen the structure, not just dead weight. Good luck
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hey GT, Im here in Porterville, I am also the biggest spader here on the west coast.
Sorry to here that guy. Eat some salads. Get some extra fiber and water in your diet and try walking an hour a day. You'll soon be 2nd largest and before long slip right down in the rest of the rankongs. Good luck to ya and remember, we're all pulling for you.


Hey bud, wing back OR bigger engine. Shouldn't be too far out if u built to plans or are using too small of n engine. How are u balancing the plane? Fingers are not always accurate.


Sending 'healing Prayers' for ya Draftman1!


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[quote]ORIGINAL: Clean


ORIGINAL: draftman1


Sorry to here that guy. Eat some salads. Get some extra fiber and water in your diet and try walking an hour a day. You'll soon be 2nd largest and before long slip right down in the rest of the rankongs. Good luck to ya and remember, we're all pulling for you.
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he he he I eat all I want and dont gain a pound. im just a skinny guy!
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Eyah? I was up early.
Old 02-26-2010, 11:02 PM
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thanks for the info. I was doing it wrong. Please explain to me how moving the wing back will balance it if it is tail heavy. I don't understand that at all. I'm going to check it out right now. Thanks again for the help.
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it does, trust us. ok, the CG doesnt have much to do with the fuse. its the wing. when you move the wing back. you move the CG point, then more of the weight shifts to the front. think about a board with a pivot point in the middle, add 4 pounds on one end, 5 on the other, your objective is to get it to balance. do you move the pivot or add more weight....... you would move the pivot towards the heavy end....... the CG is the pivot
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Default RE: Balance issues

Thanks, I moved the wing back and it corrected the balance issue. Now I understand how you balance the weight by moving the CG. Now I can proceed and get it in the air.

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