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Old Sep 01, 2008, 07:36 PM
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The centre of gravity is about 55mm back from the front of the wing on mine.
It is not very sensitive so there would be no problem. It does not really need any more power ,because it flies similar to the full size one as it is. I had a couple of flights this morning before work and with no wind it was nice to fly really slow skimming just above the water. On take off I am trying to drag it out as long as possible as that it is the best bit. Just have to be careful to keep the wings level as one tip float in the water could be disastorous.
It might be best to replace them with hull mounted sponsons if you are not worried about looks.

Landings work best with a bit of power otherwise it bounces.
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