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Old 02-09-2006, 10:34 PM
Jayrot Jayrot is offline
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ess Eff
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Bingo. Conventional wisdom is that every gram of weight you add to the tail will require many times that in the nose to balance. We do try to put the gear as forward as possible, but often you have no choice for things like aileron/flap servos which are mounted in the wing, often behind the CG.

Weight is not always a bad thing. It's not uncommon to intentionally add many ounces of weight on a big day to get more momentum going and penetrate the wind better. "Lead sled"

I'm talking high performance gliders here, btw.