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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:35 AM
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2.6m Jamara Ventus HX2 cog

Does anyone know what the correct centre of gravity is for the 2.6m Jamara Ventus HX2?
I have as yet to maiden it and I'm told that these can be a nightmare to fly.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:51 AM
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If no one answers you might consider asking the manufacturer
http://www.neuershop.jamara.com/inde...3e27f89a82899c
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Tried the makers web site but unable to obtain required info.
Still loking for the COG.
Can anyone help?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:53 PM
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If there is a spar or a wing rod, use that as your starting point.

If you can hand throw it, preferably over tall grass, that would be good. It should go something like this video.

> Video of a Hand Throw Test Glide
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rc sailplane bird of time (0 min 17 sec)


If you can't hand throw it because you can't get a good enough grip then do it with 1/3 throttle. If it goes OK take it up. If it is hard to control, slowly power off and land it. Give yourself a LOT of room.

If it tends to sag at the tail, it is probably tail heavy, don't try to fly it.

> Test Flight Procedures
http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=226


> Performance Tuning Gliders
http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=227


Gordy's Balancing System
http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=255





TUNING THE ELEVATOR
Soaring Master Class Preview 1.mp4 (4 min 1 sec)
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Here is a seller. Maybe they have some insights:

http://alshobbies.com/shop/lookupstock.php?pc=37512
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:46 PM
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Aeajr,
Thanks for the edifying information and help you've provided.
I finally managed to get the information via a very circuitous route from an Italian gentleman working in Germany.
For future reference I can now announce that the CG for the non powered version of the Jamara Ventus HX2 is 42-46mm back from the root leading edge.
All I need now is some decent weather and plenty of lift in order to fly it from our local slope whilst praying that it doesn't tip stall and spiral to earth.
Thanks again.
Tightwad.
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