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Old 07-27-2008, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Eflite mini Funtana X balance

So I bought this aiplane this weekend...... and now I remember why I quit planes! Does anyone have any experience with this plane? I followed everything in the directions to a tee (which were sparce) and it will not balance!!!!!! It is relay nose heavy. Any ideas guys? The lipo is as far back as it will go. Thanks guys!
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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move your reciever and servo's around if you can. add some lead weight to the tail, etc etc etc
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Common Sense.... Move what you have to to get the proper cg which is
from teh manual Quote :

The recommended Center of Gravity (CG) location for the
Mini FuntanaX is 3
3/4" (95mm) behind the leading edge
of the wing against the fuselage.


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Old 07-29-2008, 01:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default I can't believe it.........

Someone on RC Groups mentioned the little carbon sticks for the horizontal. These things are tiny! Like the lead of a pencil small and about 5" long. I epoxied them under the stab and I'll be danged...... it balanced.
Egg on my face I guess.........They were so small I could not have dreamed they would do so much.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its all about leverage.. very little weight way back on the tail does alot of work in balancing.
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