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Old 10-07-2020, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Panther View Post
I have screwed some lead onto my tail on the Calmato and you can just make it sit on the tail if you push it down now. When it is full of fuel it will be nose heavy according to their CG position so I reckon I have it just right. Not pretty but you can't see it when it is sitting on its' wheels.
As an old Fuel Flyer (I still have Glow and Gasoline today ....) I always balanced mine at 1/2tank so on take-off I was 'safe' and on landing I had a touch more flare capability ! but main flight was on CoG.

Larger models I balanced empty as the tank actually did not make such a huge difference in such models.
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