@Peter, nice pilot there, better than original!
Originally Posted by Odysis
Where'd you get that diagram from? I was taught to always project the LE and TE to the fuse c/l - it works as a very rough approximation for the wing/body.
As is it would produce a tail-heavy AC compared to extending to c/l...
Yes, your method should also work.
Like considering the plane as a huge flying wing!
Ok that's right, doing that you get a CG ahead of factory recommended. In any case, "stable neutral" is farther back, like drawing a line uniting both MAC centers.