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Old Jan 21, 2002, 02:24 PM
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The plane is light enough that you should be able to give it a test ride on the ground before putting it up on a hi-start. You want to get a flat straight glide that takes a minimum of stick movement. Adjust you CG and trim to achieve that. I have always been able to do that with my 2M ships.

Maybe, for the first flights up the hi-start, you might want to add in a little extra nose weight to move the CG up a little from what looked correct in the hand toss. In flight the speeds will be much higher than in the hand toss and the nose will have a tendency to rise if you have a rearward CG.

If you do this you should have your CG close enough that your towhook positioning should be correct the first time. There are on-line shops that sell adjustable towhooks, too.


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