Thread: Discussion CG, decalage, and trim
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CloudyIFR View Post
Would you please explain how chaning decalage affects balance or vice versa?

I can see how it affects trim; whether a full flying or articulated horizontal tail.

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I didn't say it effects balance directly.
But if your plane is trimmed for a certain AoA, and you change its decalage, you will need to re-balance it if you want to be trimmed for the same AoA (in straight and level flight, that is). If you settle for a different AoA we're not comparing apples to apples.
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Last edited by Francesco; Dec 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM. Reason: Edit: sorry I misread your statement
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