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John Evers
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#1 Posted: 10/6/2010 10:17:10 Modified: 10/6/2010 21:02:14

I have a freind that rebuilt a wizard and is looking for a manual for it. he also would like to know what the CG envelope is for this plane and the datum point, if anyone knows it would be gratly appreciated.

 



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Edward Hase
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#2 Posted: 10/29/2010 19:38:28

There is no W/B in the assembly manual, it should balance like a quicksilver.

I have been flying one for 15 years

 

Ed Hase



John Evers
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#3 Posted: 11/6/2010 00:27:29

How does a quicksilver balance? Should we put scales under the wheels or how should we figure it out? I don't think it is rocket science but also don't want it way tail heavy. Any info would be greatly apreciated as I am the guiny pig test flying this thing! Thanks, John



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Grant Smith
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#4 Posted: 11/7/2010 08:06:58

Determine the CG as a % of MAC. It should be inside 20-30%. If it is between 25% to 27% for the first flight you should be golden. Do a lot of crow hops to check stability and control and you should do fine. Do not make large throttle movements on first flights. Add power to accelerate and then reduce power, slightly, just before lift off (if you have excess) so that a gradual deceleration and decent is assured.  



Jerry Rosie
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#5 Posted: 11/7/2010 09:32:14 Modified: 11/7/2010 09:34:19

Plwase, please do not try to check the weight and bvalance of your airplane by crow hopping it!  Start here to learn how to determine the weight and balance of your aircraft

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beTsXzvtXDs&feature=related

 

That page whould also give you links to other articles and videos on calculating weight and balance,

 

If you need more help, you can call me at 717-243-7923 any time between about 0900 and 1700 EST.   Good luck and fly safe!

 

 



Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N