Balancing Your Plane

by FliteTest | February 7, 2011 | (10 Ratings) Posted in Tips

Do you ever feel like your trim is always off? Or do you have to constantly re-adjust your control surfaces? Well in this episode Josh and Josh show you how to balance your plane, so that you can have the best flying experience! Watch this episode to learn how!


stephen on July 8, 2012
Pity I hadn't watched this before the maiden of my first rc flight today. To eager to try it out Hobbyking Geebee foamy. Fun putting it together finding out how to mix ailerons and all that. Take off all out of control wild loop and in a tree. Another wild take off and slewing everywhere no chance to trim crash bang snapped motor shaft.order a couple of new motors from hobbyking and search out what was wrong. Now I know after seeing your video. Cheers thanks for the info next time out should be better. I hope
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acc325 on August 1, 2012
Hey guys..just wanted to say thank you for all the informative and detail oriented videos...truly a "pearl" for those of us that are visual learners! Just had a question about balancing planes. I understand the method for balancing a park flyer...but how do you go about balancing say an ESM 82" Hurricane or the Hangar 9 Taylorcraft 80" with a 30cc engine and a tank of fuel? Ive read forums but just not getting the answers I need to feel confident to reproduce the methods accurately and safely. Thanks guys.
- Acc325
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wingspan100 on July 30, 2012
This is the first time I have seen this video.
Probably the best explanation of balance and CG!
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Allan Richardson on July 31, 2012
The background music and clicking drives me crazy. It adds nothing and gets in the way of the narrative. Please consider removing background music from your videos.
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HolgerHey on September 23, 2013
Please remove the anoing background music please
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RCPRO on June 2, 2014
To find the proper cg of a plane that you have never flown is the widest part of the cross section of the wing. This is the bit with more curve which gives the plane lift.

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