> I'm building a Miss America from a short kit. The plans and instructions are
> copies of the originals and the instructions are barely readable. I can make
> out the the first try at the CG location is no more than 4" behind the leading
> edge. The text then becomes unreadable, but it seems that the final location is
> determined by trial and error.
> Does any one out there have experience with this 84" old timer, and knows where
> the CG is really located?
> I'd appreachafe any smarts.
It's usually quite safe to start with a 33% back along the chord C of
G for this type of aircraft, perhaps a little further back if there is
a lifting tail. But if you are building for R/C with elevator control
it isn't the big deal it is for free flight where you need to play
with the C of G position and the stab incidence to control the climb
under (relatively) high power. So go with the stated 4 inch point and
don't worry if it comes out further ahead of that. If you need to
play with the elevator trim a lot, then you need to do something about