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    Aviation Enthusiast nhk750's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbb3367 View Post
    Mine balances perfect at the second ridge of the wing...
    Thats where I thought it was, thanks! The Build directions were weak on explaing this. This means I'm still slightly tail heavy. I dont feel like messing with the motor mounts so I'm going to add a little more nose weight or possibly a heavier spinner.
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    On the matter of adding nose weights, I have found that a few heavy washers in the spinner between the prop and the locking nut are equal to almost twice as much weight in lead in the power pod on short nose designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexMechsRobot View Post
    And when it does stop raining it's usually too windy to enjoy. I feel like I'm fighting just to keep it in the air and not really enjoying the time. Towards the end of April or May the wind starts to cooperate and then July, August, and September are just perfect for flying.
    Yes that is true, it has been windy when nice, but that being said, I have gotten a lot of flying in this winter, probably every other week a battery or two in between rain storms. My Tiny Trainer is perfect for going out in the football field near my house for a quick spin now and then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hai-Lee View Post
    On the matter of adding nose weights, I have found that a few heavy washers in the spinner between the prop and the locking nut are equal to almost twice as much weight in lead in the power pod on short nose designs.
    Nice idea! I will try that first. I think I just need a little to put me over the top.
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    I've been having balance issues on my scratch built Sportster too. I use the CG marks provided on the plans.

    Hai-Lee has provided quite a few good ideas on my thread that might be worth you trying too: http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...307-Dry-weight

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    Nice, thanks for the link. I learned a lot with this thread!
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