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Old 02-11-2011, 12:38 PM
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Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

Purchased a 50cc Sbach (Gold Wing) and had to add 1 lb. of nose weight to balance this plane. Yes I did it..... All batteries, throttle servo, etc.. FORWARD.
I have not flown it yet, but just adding that much nose weight tells me someone has not done there homework. The kit went together very well. Well built, covering is good, no problems. Will give you guys more feedback after flying it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:49 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

whats the CG on the Sbach?
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:54 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

I agree double check your cg a lb is a ton up front
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:02 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

A pound sounds too much. Could you please post pictures of your setup. The manuel says the recommended CG is 6-1/8 inches back from the leading edge. I agree with the above posts. Please recheck CG before attempting to fly.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:03 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

The CG for the GW Sbach is 6-1/8 inch.
I'm building the same plane!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:22 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

I hope you guys are right. The cg in the manual is at 5 1/3" (bottom right). Please confirm , thanks guys
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:35 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

hmmmmmm
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:49 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

Front cover of manual shows Sukhoi, but this is for all there 50cc series planes. I hope????
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:59 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

That is correct, the same manual for all the 50cc planes, sounds weird the CG what motor do you have up front, my mx2 was spot on with the cg, I did not have to add any weight. The early goldwings needed the battery and everything moved up the front as far as possible, batteries needed to be in the cowling.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:20 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

it tells ya in the manuel the 342 is 155mm ( 6-1/8 inch) lookin right at it as I type
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:28 PM
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My manual shows 5 1/3", the manual on Gold Wings website shows 5 2/3". Stephen your manual shows 6 1/8". That's a big differance when your trying to balance a plane.
For your info. I have a DLE 55 with pitts style muffler.
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

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I hope you guys are right. The cg in the manual is at 5 1/3" (bottom right). Please confirm , thanks guys
I have that manual and downloaded the v3 manual and the new manual says 5 2/3"?????
I have the 50cc as well and would love to know which one is correct????
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:39 PM
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I have that manual and downloaded the v3 manual and the new manual says 5 2/3"?????
I have the 50cc as well and would love to know which one is correct????
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Im going to take about 8 oz. away from the pound I added and just go flying... I will fill you boys in if it's not to windy this weekend.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

Man with too many watches never know what time it is. Is the CG about on the spar? That should get you close. Or you can calculate the MAC of the wing and set it about 25%.
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Re: Disappointed with Gold Wing 50cc Sbach

I LOVE THE LAST PAGE OF THE MANUAL

It should say " We are paid in full... Good Luck"
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