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Old 10-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Have a question about balancing my WWI 1/6th n28. It's electric power so I need lots of weight in the short nose. My question is, should all the weight, if possible, be in the cowl?
It seems like if I put all the weight as far forward, (in the cowl) this may cause constant nose overs on landings.
If I put some weight in the cowl and some on the firewall, it seems this may help eliminate nose overs but would also make the plane heavier.
How do you guys typically distribute the weight for balancing a WWI bird?
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Correct CG is correct CG, period. So if you have to add weight - as far forward as possible gets you there, as you point out, means you add less (desirable).

Nose overs are just a fact of life with some planes. You learn how to decrease chances but it is always a factor. The solution is more tail weight - but then they don't fly, or more accurate they only fly once.

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I have to agree with rcers. You want that weight up front. The most recent Model I have is the (HK Spad) this girl has three weights attached to the inside of the engine cowling from factory...and believe me,, it feels heavy. But you will get many flights on her even if she does the ole WW1 plunk at the end vs tail heavy. I have noticed with the Spad, on hard surface (dirt) I can keep her nose up by full aft elev after touch down...on grass...its a coin toss!!
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BTW: is it a Aerodrome N-28?
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