Re: CG range

A larger tail moment (length or area) will move the aerodynamic center aft. This will move the rear limit for stability aft. The extreme of this is a Long-EZ. A larger tail moment also offers more control authority for flaring/landing, which will move the forward limit forward. A longer tail will result in a steadier airplane on pitch and yaw.

....all of this is first order analysis only. There can be many other factors that negate it.

The 4 place is an excellent machine in crosswinds. I wonder if the Five will be as good with its longer tail?

In general, the Five is a very attractive airplane.

A larger tail moment (length or area) will move the aerodynamic center aft. This will move the rear limit for stability aft. The extreme of this is a Long-EZ. A larger tail moment also offers more control authority for flaring/landing, which will move the forward limit forward. A longer tail will result in a steadier airplane on pitch and yaw.

....all of this is first order analysis only. There can be many other factors that negate it.

The 4 place is an excellent machine in crosswinds. I wonder if the Five will be as good with its longer tail?

In general, the Five is a very attractive airplane.

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