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Old Apr 07, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Added another .75 ounces to the nose and tried again with the CG about 12mm ahead of suggested location, flew out about 300 feet then pulled up a little to climb then the nose pitched up and it spun in again. I do not know what the heck the issue is with this plane but it is the worst flying model I have ever tried to get to fly. The CG for this flight seemed better it almost acts like the tail gets blanketed when the nose goes up. I give up. My suggestion for those who want a nice F-86 is to buy this one instead:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/f86_skybl...frame_only.htm

Before this last flight I compared these two side by side and noticed the following differences, the tail incidence is about twice as much on this smaller version (which is why I think the CG needs to be do far forward) since it is now a faster flying model, and also the CG location compared to the root chord is much further aft on the 50 mm version than the 64mm version. For those who have this plane good luck!

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