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Old Nov 22, 2014, 01:19 PM
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Wow, right on Lee. I didn't know you supplied all that misc. stuff in the kit. Thanks, that's makes it really easy.
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Old Nov 24, 2014, 03:55 AM
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Great day at the RC park with a new paint job.
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Old Nov 24, 2014, 11:03 AM
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I really want to go flying with you. I really like your weather better!!!
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 PM
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Alright, all built up and about ready to start mounting electronics, but finding that a lot of nose weight is needed (as you all predicted) to get a proper CG.

Total weight (everything but battery) is ~245 grams. Battery brought it up to about 290 grams.

Thinking about moving the servos way up, mounting them either under or in front of the wings. Don't love this idea, as it means longer pushrods--but I make those out of carbon fiber so they're pretty light. Also it means I am not "using" all of the servo wire--it will have to 'bunched up' near the receiver. Seems like a bit of a waste--but would probably help push the CG forward.

I still look at that rear fuselage and think a few clean holes through it would probably help remove a bit of weight without sacrificing much strenghth. I have a set of 'cork borers' (just sharp tubes, really) that would probably make a good clean cut.

Also planning on swapping out the "EZ connectors" that were included...I have some lighter ones. But this kind of stuff seems like drops in the bucket...
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Old Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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When the bucket is hanging off the back end of your plane, every drop will help.

How far back do you have the main wing?
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 PM
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Nice analogy, Denial!

I've got the wooden rods mounted exactly as per the instructions (can't remember exactly where that is now--not in front of the plane).

I had read something about moving the wing forward--does that entail making a new slit and gluing in the dowels further toward the nose? If so, how much further forward?
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Old Today, 08:57 AM
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Yeah, the CG is relative to the position of the wing. I put my wing on last. I measure where everything goes and I adjust the wing to get the correct center of gravity. Once the CG is where it needs to be, then I do the slits and put the dowels on. My guess is you would just need to have the wing farther back.
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Old Today, 12:57 PM
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Moving the wing back effects control on a rudder elevator control plane. It will still work but it is better to lighten the tail.
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