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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Sterling Schweizer SGS 1-26D

i picked up a sailplane at a swap meat and was told it was a Schweitzer and not much more then that and the price was right so i went for it. I think that it is a sterling kit because it is the only one i can find that is at 70 inch wing span i dint get any documation with it so i was wondering the cg location and throws any help would be appraised attached is a pic of the model if i am incorrect in what i think it is please help i would like to fly this thanks yafb-25
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:56 PM
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I wish I had a kit so I could tell you about the C of G. I think 1/3rd of the chord length or the front of the spar would be a good starting point. I wish you the best with it. Dave.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Sterling 1-26

1/3 Balance point is too much on a 1-26. With this leading edge sweep, it should be 25% of the wings chord at the root on a 1-26.
I have one in my garage, I will confirm and get back to you.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:23 AM
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thanks for finding out for me
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Well I just tried looking through my 2 AMA kit plan's book's for the Sterling 1-26 and they had all the other Sterling glider kit plan's but no 1-26 plan's. I will keep trying.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:53 PM
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It is usually 2/3 of the way back of the leading edge, for most planes.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:11 AM
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http://www.gliderworkshop.com/plans/...70-span-plans/

has the plans, which can be enlarged a little on the site; best I could determine from the low-res image is that the CG if about 30-31% from the LE at the root chord. Looks to be just in back of the front spar and just in front of the wheel axle.

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Sterling 1-26 balance point

It took me a couple of days to dig it out, sorry for the delay.
The balance point is 3-1/16 back from the leading edge at the root. this will get you airborne and controlable. I remember it flying on the fast side.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 07:55 PM
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http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3278

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Great find!

Downloaded and safely tucked away. Thinking of building something very small to go with my ASK-21 UMC from Horizon. It arrived about ten days late thanks to Sandy. Gorgeous little plane. Probably needs turbulation for its very smooth (plastic coated) wings.

I can hardly wait to maiden it but this time of year in NY is not conducive to successful glider flying.

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:09 PM
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thanks for the find google ddint spit that one up just what i was looking for thanks again
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:13 PM
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ren thanks for that info and will note that she like to fly fast
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Kind of look's like 1/3 back from the L/E to me.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Kind of look's like 1/3 back from the L/E to me.
Which has always been a good starting point!

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Yafb-25, from the original Sterling plans it looks like 3-1/16" from the L.E. Hope it helps.
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