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Old Nov 24, 2006, 06:26 AM
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Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Giant Corsair

This model is a 86 " wingspan, I have loaded the nose with about as much weight as I can and it is close to balancing, but not there yet. Any ideas????????????

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Old Nov 24, 2006, 09:16 AM
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Add more weight or fly it tail heavy. What else can we say?
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 12:27 PM
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BC,
What engine is in her? You may need to get a heavier engine or lighten the tail end by removing some wood here and there. Get the nose weight as far forward as possible. Make sure the battery pack is up to the firewall and fastend down good. I trust you are balancing your F4U with the gear up, right? I also must ask if you are balancing this bird inverted. You may also get a heavier prop hub. Good luck.

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 03:31 AM
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I,ve seen weigth added to a half motor mount along side the engine in attempt to move it out futher from fire wall. Don,t weigth the cowl or you will have problems!
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 07:39 PM
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How much are you off by? What engine, battery location right now? etc.
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 09:07 PM
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This model is a 86 " wingspan, I have loaded the nose with about as much weight as I can and it is close to balancing, but not there yet. Any ideas????????????

Brian
Brian, what is the all-up weight as it stands now? Whatever the weight the balance needs to be correct (and with the gear UP!) or you will have a very short lived Corsair. I assume you already know that if you are flying big scale warbirds. I flew a Byron Corsair (85" span or so) with a G-62 and over 6 pounds of lead up front. All up weight was around 31-32 pounds ready to fly and it flew just fine. It did need to be respected around the stall but the airplane was a delight to fly.
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