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Old 11-26-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me if the CG on a control line plane is as importent as on a rc plane. I got a P2B eyas lc plane some cinde of japanise make the bulding instructions do not mention the CG and it is verry nose heavy and I havent vitted the tank yet.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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PM ModelBuilder here on RCC. If anyone has the answer, he will. I do believe that the C of G will play an important part in the overall enjoyment of the plane. Maybe an inch or so behind lead edge depending on the plane.


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Old 11-26-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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Yes the CG position on a Control Plane is just as important as on any other plane. The control plane flies just the same as any other airplane.

What is also important is the position of the belcrank relative to the CG. Generaly the belcrank pivot should be just behind the CG. If the belcrank is too far behind the CG the airplane will fly pointing away from the circle. If in the belcrank is in front of the CG the airplane will tend to fly into the circle thus losing line tension.

Trimming a control line airplane in the horizontal plane is quite involved and beyond the scope of this discussion. Ask the experts.

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