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SIMON CRAGG23/05/2020 12:53:46
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A club mate has just had a "Barn Find" ATS Kite given to him.

Does anybody know exactly where the cg should be?.

Flies ok at third of the chord, but would be good to know where ATS suggests.

Andy Stephenson23/05/2020 20:14:18
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I remember the ATS Kite it was a very standard looking trainer so it requires a very standard CoG, 33% should do just fine. If you want it to be more lively you could try moving it back a little at a time until it's just lively enough.

A.

David perry 123/05/2020 22:40:23
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A superb model plane. I taught on these with Paul Heckles when they were first designed. I was very sceptical at first but soon changed my mind!

Jon Laughton24/05/2020 11:23:56
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Simon many moons ago I Iearned to fly on a Kite at the old ATS school near Swindon; I bought a second hand one two years ago for training/teaching other members of my club and converted it to a tricycle u/c from a tall dragger. I contacted my old ATS instructor who now lives in the USA and he advised that the C of G was 25-30% of wing chord. Mine is set up at 30% and flies a treat

Edited By Jon Laughton on 24/05/2020 11:24:27

Barrie Lever24/05/2020 11:28:59
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Jon

How is JG? last time I spoke with him he was in Texas.

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Capt Kremen24/05/2020 17:01:25
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ATS/Flair 'Kite' CofG 105mm from Leading Edge

David perry 126/05/2020 11:02:09
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Posted by Jon Laughton on 24/05/2020 11:23:56:

Simon many moons ago I Iearned to fly on a Kite at the old ATS school near Swindon; I bought a second hand one two years ago for training/teaching other members of my club and converted it to a tricycle u/c from a tall dragger. I contacted my old ATS instructor who now lives in the USA and he advised that the C of G was 25-30% of wing chord. Mine is set up at 30% and flies a treat

Edited By Jon Laughton on 24/05/2020 11:24:27

I may have met you Jon...thatd where I was, as well as at the earlier place near Tidworth. Crashed a motorbike there on the way home one day...

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