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Nov 23, 2003, 06:01 PM
Jet Red
Jet Red
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Crash and burn....


My lesson learned for others not to follow: I changed out my tires from the
crappy foam type you get in the box to some rubber 3 1/4" tires. The plane
was never very nose heavy. The wheels were enough to shift the cg aft and
make the plane unflyable. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until I was in
the air... So remember:::: After making alterations to your plane, always
recheck your cg... I learned the hard way... For reference sake the plane
was a high wing trainer 40, tricycle gear.


Nov 23, 2003, 06:01 PM
Stefan Pettersen
Stefan Pettersen
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Re: Crash and burn....


That's pretty big tires for a 40 size isn't it?
I have a 40-size Zero with 2" tires. Maybe smaller would be better, but your
CG must have been pretty close to catastrophe anyway I wold think.
Maybe I'm wrong... Lesson learned anyway

Stefan

"Jet Red" <wolf5150gang@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news1awb.38653$xV6.34875@lakeread04...
| My lesson learned for others not to follow: I changed out my tires from
the
| crappy foam type you get in the box to some rubber 3 1/4" tires. The plane
| was never very nose heavy. The wheels were enough to shift the cg aft and
| make the plane unflyable. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until I was
in
| the air... So remember:::: After making alterations to your plane, always
| recheck your cg... I learned the hard way... For reference sake the plane
| was a high wing trainer 40, tricycle gear.
|
|




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