RC Flying Christmas Tree
anyone know how to find out (Easily!), the C of G of a Flying Christmas Tree?
Basically just a delta, set up with Elevons, but I'd rather it didn't plummet groundwards on its maiden flight.
is there an easy idiot proof way of figuring out where the C of G should be on a scratch built delta?
I've seen plenty of youtube videos of these flying, but none go into any detail about the C of G!
It's built, and power system is up and running (front mounted prop), but I've held off placing the battery, until I have some idea of where it needs to go!
Any help would be great!
Thanks in advance.
Many thanks to those who helped!
The C of G calculation charts helped no end.
The first flight was a pretty un eventful experience, as the tree sprang into the air like a Saturn five rocket! Went straight up, and performed a right hand turn as intended, then flew around for a minute or two, with a heave back on the stick as it approached me on its finals, pointed skywards, to be caught gracefully.
A little tail weight was added to assist with high Alfa passes (in an attempt to make it look a little tree like) with the nose pointing almost straight up!
Open the taps and it'll fly around like any other delta mix!
Now to add paint and the all important lights!!
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