HandPlane Design

What is the desired/preferred location of hand postion on a handplane – that is, distance from the nose as a percentage of total length?  60% or 40% of length? At the widepoint?  Midpoint?

I’ve always set them up so my hand was about in the center. I tend to make smaller planes that are not much bigger than my hand. I suppose it it was a bigger plane it could be moved around more. 

I want my weight to be resting over the center of the plane. It’s super easy to ease up on the weight and change how it rides. 

I tend to just go out when it’s big and stormy or blackballed. Do a lot of free falling and passes through the spin cycle. Super fun. 

Thanks for the input WAW.  

I was thinking of something in 12"-14" length range.