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Old Dec 08, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by burkefj View Post
Vleisie, did you do any thrust adjustment to prevent the offset thrust axis from pitching the plane down in the water, it might not be needed for grass takeoff, but not sure about water. You also might not need the ski, as you have a pretty good hull shape up front, with the square ski edge, I 'd be afraid of it ripping off. Just thinking out loud, maybe this isn't a problem.
Thanks Frank, I've been thinking of the same things. I only have 1 down thrust relative to the wing, which seems to be fine in flight. Taking off from grass the plane does get pitched forward quite a bit, so I am somewhat worried about the water handling. It looks like I can move the CG back, so that should help.

I haven't flown it since the maiden flight, I'm waiting for the Rust-Oleum Aqua to dry (48 hours between coats and it still looks crap). I wish we had black Depron here!!
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