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Whether you are a builder or need to repair something we sometimes need to create or adapt a tool to meet our needs. RC Groups in the Scale Electric Planes forum has a lengthy thread with some great ideas. Try link=hyperlink url http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492441][/link]

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A long time since this thread showed up on our site. I've tried many of the methods available for getting an accurate CG location, and have not been impressed by most of them. Radio Controlled Soaring Digest has a tip this month about making a balancer for large airplanes that looks promising. Go to http://rcsoaringdigest.com/pdfs/RCSD-2014/RCSD-2014-06.pdf The balancer is on page 100. Also, the link in the prior post for an RCGroups forum on the subject of making your own tools is still going and up to 31 pages now.

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Thanks for bringing this thread back. The RCGroups link and the one for the balancer are really handy. For those who think that Radio Control Soaring Digest would not have anything of interest to the powered clan, you might want to take a look from time to time. There are some excellent technical articles, beautiful photography from soaring sites around the world, and much more of interest to many RC pilots.
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Check out RC Soaring Digest this month for plans for a couple of airplane stands that may be useful ideas even for the powered airplane people. I like the one that mounts on a tripod, which would allow the stand to be adjusted up and down. With a little modification, it could be made to hold some of our powered stuff at a comfortable height for work. http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/pdfs/RCSD-2015/RCSD-2015-01.pdf
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