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Old Jul 07, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dahawk47 View Post
Then ,I noticed that after placing a 11v 2200mah battery in the cabin, it was going to be tail heavy from the get-go. Was sitting there on the table doing a wheelie. So, I added ballast, yes, weight, in the nose by making holes with my soldering gun and inserting a couple of aa batteries. I think she has ample thrust. Ran up the e-flight 66's. Good power.

At this point, I'm not 100% certain where the CG should actually be. Lifted her with my fingers about 1.5 inches from the leading edge. Seems okay. Drove her around on the driveway again and she taxi's nicely. Turns on a dime too
You are WAY nose heavy! My CG is 4-3/4 in. aft of the wing LE at the wing root... same place as the stock glider. It sounds like maybe your main LG is too far forward, so the CG is behind the main LG and the tail naturally drops?

The CG is discussed elsewhere in this thread... a search on "CG" should locate the posts. Good luck on the maiden!
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