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Old 08-10-2008, 04:42 AM
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Question spitfire cg

ok fairly new to the hobby about a year, I have only been flying foames went out and bought a spitfire off a guy who really new nothing about the plane. It is has a 38in wing span do not know who the makes the plane i put a 4280 3 cell lipo in it and went to the field. Needless to say it was in the air for about a half a sec than rolles to the right and CRASH. Got lucky only a few scrapes and a busted up prop.The only thing I can think of is the cg. OK here is my ? what should it be and can i do it with out a prop our am i wrong pilot error. I would guess abot 3-4 pounds with batt NEED HELP THANKS
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:18 AM
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I dont know where the CG should be, but i can say 1 thing. Did you do a pre-flight check on your control surfaces? Ive seen it happen, wrong model memory, or got a non-computer Tx and you ahve the servo's reversed?
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:29 AM
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i thought i did i will recheck the plane has two dots on the wing for the cg i guess i should balance it from them. I never balances a plane, do i just put the plane on the balancer on the dots than move the batt until the plane stays balanced on the cg machine
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