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Old Nov 03, 2002, 12:36 PM
Experimental Clown
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Trainer plane without engine glide?

I am wondering if it is possible to glide a trainer plane like a glider without installing the engine first.

I have a Millenium2000 trainer from OK models... got the cg right by shifting the battery and receiver.

any advice would be appreciated.
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Old Nov 03, 2002, 06:19 PM
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Sure it's possible, but flights will be short, except perhaps on a slope in a howling gale. I wouldn't recommend it as a form of enjoyment.
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Old Nov 06, 2002, 12:31 PM
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To fly a trainer as glider without engine you would have to ballast the front with the weight of the engine to get the cg right.

A shaped foam nosecone would help to.

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Old Nov 06, 2002, 12:44 PM
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Welcome simhatus!! Glad you posted! Newbie one if you are thinking of doing that, just get a cheap hand launch glider... Just curious, why are you planning to try this??

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