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Old May 30, 2011, 05:41 PM
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I'm putting together a old JR glasscraft predator. Does anyone know what the CG is.
Thanks,
Dale
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Old May 30, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Go 28 % of the root chord and go from there pretty much the average on most conventional slopers
Old May 30, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Go 28 % of the root chord and go from there pretty much the average on most conventional slopers
I Concur ... 25% (on the Nose heavy side) to 30% (approaching neutral) will get you in the air (safely, without too many headaches as a rule of thumb) ...
Old May 30, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Ok for a 8 1/2" root chord, CG should be around 2 3/8" from the leading edge. Correct?
Old May 30, 2011, 05:58 PM
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Ok for a 8 1/2" root chord, CG should be around 2 3/8" from the leading edge. Correct?
Yes.

2.375/8.5 = 0.279 .... or 27.9%
Old May 30, 2011, 06:00 PM
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But ... I would go 28% on the MAC .... this is only if you do not have a constant cord, non- swept wing ... If you have a sweept wing or a tip cord of a different size ... then you need to calculate from the mean aerodynamic cord ...
Old May 30, 2011, 06:02 PM
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2.776" yep close enough for rock and roll
Old May 30, 2011, 06:07 PM
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or measure the root divide by 3 and come forward a 1/4 "
Old May 30, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Thanks alot you guys. That will get me in the air. I knew i could count on you.

Dale
Old May 30, 2011, 06:31 PM
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or ... if this gets too crazy ... there is always this:

Aircraft Center of Gravity Calculator

Old May 30, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Actually when I think about it I've got a kit under my bench I'll dig it out and do what men dont do and read the instructions SHHHHH!!!!! dont tell though ok
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Actually when I think about it I've got a kit under my bench I'll dig it out and do what men dont do and read the instructions SHHHHH!!!!! dont tell though ok
Mate! that's sacrilege!

Totally against the rules dictated in the "Man BOOK" ...

Written right there on page 123, section 123, article 1.2.3.a" No MAN shall EVER Ask for directions or EVER refer to reading an INSTRUCTION Manual until thoroughly lost, confused or exhausted all other failing attempts prior to such unmanly practices"
Old May 30, 2011, 06:54 PM
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I blame the GPS alllllll the time
Old May 30, 2011, 07:06 PM
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I blame the GPS alllllll the time
GPS!

Real Men use MAPS ... Folded out in front of ther face while driving!

ROTFLMAO!
Old May 30, 2011, 07:09 PM
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a Map ???? I dont use a Map I say I'm going there and I go and I dont listen to the GPS cause that girl lies to ya take the next exit or as soon as posssible perform a uturn when safe pffft yeah right


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