How Do You Balance An R/C Model Plane?

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How Do You Balance An R/C Model Plane?

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For a remote controlled model plane to achieve efficient level flight the model must first be balanced. A balanced model plane is one that has had its weight carefully distributed so that it favors neither side nor the front or rear of the plane. A balanced plane naturally flies level and on course, with equal force being necessary to change direction, while an unbalanced plane will be difficult to control, often leading to crashes. Balancing an RC plane is a not a difficult process, and it can be completed in a matter of minutes as long as you follow the correct procedures. Locate the airplane’s center of gravity. Most RC plane’s center of gravity is about one-third to one-quarter the width of the wing from the front of the wing. Check the balance of the plane by placing your arms beneath the wings and trying to balance the plane with the tips of your index fingers placed along the line of the wing at the center of gravity about 3 inches from the fuselage under each wing. Lift the pla

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