Feb 20, 2013, 11:46 PM Registered User Riverside, California, United States Joined Feb 2004 1,634 Posts Not trying to rain on the parade...... Looks like we missed it: http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/san_pedro Saturday is iffy......Sunday will be NE ! B
 Feb 21, 2013, 09:46 AM I'm your huckleberry USA, CA, Gardena Joined Jun 2004 1,921 Posts Thanks Brandon we will see how it goes. I will be watching the weather for Warren too. He left early this morning to go to the F3J in Phoenix and will not have internet while he is gone. He asked me to call him if the weather deteriorated to a no fly condition. Will see how it goes, last night when we talked it looked flyable for Sat, at 10-15 mph, as it looks on your link. Sunday does not look good. I will make a post to this thread Friday afternoon to let everyone know if we will be able to fly. Bob SCSR Pres.
Feb 21, 2013, 10:01 AM
USA, CA, Gardena
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 Originally Posted by Yablonsky You mean to measure back from the leading edge and calculate 40-42% of the root cord? as an example: if the root cord is 100 mm...the CG should be at 40-42mm from leading edge? Not trying to be dense...but want to be clear. Ken
Hi Ken,

Your calculation is correct. I would set your plane up as SUSA stated at 40% and add a little, 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of extra, that is easily removable, for your first flight and then remove as needed from there. How I typically set my planes up, is I add nose weight to the farthest back position, I think I will need. (In most cases someone has already established what the farthest back position is) Then I add removable nose weight to get to the most forward position I think I'm going to need. That is where I start my first flight, and test flight the plane removing weight till I get it to fly how I like it. Most planes will fly a little nose heavy but, can be a handful on a first flight with it being to tail heavy.

Bob
 Feb 21, 2013, 10:47 AM Registered User Aliso Viejo, CA Joined Sep 2009 877 Posts Thanks Bob. I'll setup the CG at 40% of the Root chord...then go from there. Ken
Feb 21, 2013, 11:16 AM
Lost at LAX
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Brandon Not trying to rain on the parade...... Looks like we missed it: http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/san_pedro Saturday is iffy......Sunday will be NE ! B
Le Crap

Still going to get the Acacia II ready to fly
 Feb 21, 2013, 05:11 PM Registered User Riverside, California, United States Joined Feb 2004 1,634 Posts Guys, Get your planes ready to go......If conditions improve I will show up early to help get your setup close! B
 Feb 21, 2013, 06:25 PM I'm your huckleberry USA, CA, Gardena Joined Jun 2004 1,921 Posts Yes, even though the conditions may not be great, we can still review your plane setups and help you make the basic adjustments, so we can still gather for those new guys and work on planes. Thanks Brandon, Bob
 Feb 21, 2013, 06:42 PM Detail Freak Harbor City, CA Joined Oct 2003 23,055 Posts Hmmm, from all accounts in Port MyWheinie, its sounded to me like a cold front is heading our way Saturday... I would have thought Sunday would be "on". I guess I'm wrong. R, Target
 Feb 22, 2013, 12:08 AM Lost at LAX United States, CA, Lakewood Joined Dec 2005 2,902 Posts Acacia 2 has it's new RX, bound, all the little stuff done. Will drag it down Sunday for review
 Feb 22, 2013, 10:16 AM Hates Palm Trees United States, CA, Torrance Joined Jan 2013 448 Posts I probably missed this bit of information somewhere in the thread but is the F3F intro Saturday, Sunday, both days or neither? If it's on, I'll bring my new Strega which has all of 10 minutes of flight time on it. Definitely needs some "tweaking" since it wallows around the sky like a drunken seagull.
 Feb 22, 2013, 03:17 PM I'm your huckleberry USA, CA, Gardena Joined Jun 2004 1,921 Posts We are looking at both days although it appears that Sunday may not be flyable, according to the forecast. On a positive note, Saturdays forecast has improved showing a westerly direction and up to 17 mph! Starting around 1:00 at 12 mph and improving to 17 at 6:00 or so. It will be light condition if the forecast does not change, but will still be flyable. Warren wanted to meet at 12:00 and I think that is a good time for Sat. as it will allow for some time for instruction and help with set up before the wind picks up to flying speed. So we are on! Sunday will be determined by Warren on Sat. So stay tuned. http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/san_pedro Bob SCSR Pres.
 Feb 22, 2013, 03:35 PM Hates Palm Trees United States, CA, Torrance Joined Jan 2013 448 Posts Thanks. I'll bring the drunken seagull (Strega) with me.
 Feb 22, 2013, 03:58 PM Heavy's good, heavy's reliable United States, CA, Thousand Oaks Joined Sep 2012 791 Posts
 Feb 22, 2013, 06:11 PM Registered User Riverside, California, United States Joined Feb 2004 1,634 Posts Guys, I'm having breakfast at 8am at Pacific Diner ! If anyone wants to join me, shoot me a PM...... After breakfast we can head over to Fermin and work on plane setup! Brandon Team USA F3F 2012 Last edited by Brandon; Feb 22, 2013 at 07:14 PM.
 Feb 22, 2013, 06:41 PM Registered User United States, CA, Los Angeles Joined Sep 2003 3,922 Posts Brandon I thought you were on the A team