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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:51 PM
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UM-to-60-inch fixed wing
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I've been pondering the effect of the kit's extra length, when compared to scale. I looked at photos of a similar bash made by someone else.

That model seems to sit a bit "tail down" in the water.

The CG location will decide the balance point and I will be orienting the float so the step is just aft of the CG. In the scale 3-view, the float extends aft to a point about 61% of the CG to Rudder -hinge distance. If I keep a scale length float, it will only extend 53% of the distance on the model. The effect of elevator will be more pronounced on the float.

I'm really thinking about taking about 1.5 inches out of the fuselage.
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