Posted by bwoollia |
Sep 19, 2010 @ 12:11 AM | 2,860 Views
One more video. Starting to get this sucker dialed in. The biggest issue I had earlier was the thrustline - lots of pitching down at high power settings, especially at low airspeed when the elevators are ineffective. I put a bunch of up thrust in which seems to really help. There is still some interaction, I'm going to add a bit more for next time.
I'm not really sure how to measure it - there isn't much to use as a reference. I'll see what I can work out. Of course your mileage may vary - with a 60mm fan, the thrustline will be lower and you probably won't need as much up thrust.
Here's the video of the latest flight. This one is using the club launcher, which is much lower to the ground than Frank's, so you spend much of the launch in ground effect. Watch this video, you won't be disappointed!