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Old Jun 25, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SNice View Post
If u notice -- even on the stock airframe -- the elevator is angled up quite a bit (more than u would think) for level flight. good luck!!!
Well, the stock H-stab can be mounted both ways... right-side-up for level flight and up-side-down for loops. Even in level flight, the H-stab has quite a bit of negative incidence so it will "flare" as it loses speed for a soft landing. Also, keep in mind that "hand-tossed" flight speeds are significantly slower than the soon-to-be "powered flight" speeds... so she'll likely climb if you keep that much negative incidence. Ideally, I think you only want about 1-2degrees of decalage between the main wing and H-stab. But by all means -- toss-test it first.

I've built a couple of these from the older Guillow's foam chuck gliders and they are the same way.
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