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Old Oct 23, 2001, 09:20 PM
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The so called "flying weights" are sometimes misleading. Try to find out the empty weight before you purchase. That way you can determine the true flying weight for your setup.

Another thing that can cause you to have more weight than you might have thought is the distance from the CG to the nose. A short distance (a short nose) sometimes means you need to either add weight to the nose, or use a heavier motor than you were going to. This can also be true for a tail heavy plane, even when the nose isn't short.

So two things - the empty weight and the balance - will determine your flying weight.

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