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Old Sep 03, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulB View Post
I finally got a couple of hour of dry weather, minimal wind and my 'main hobby' (wife) let me go flying today
I got 4 packs in and I have to say that my mighty (12", 30 Cm) midget isn't really the hit
She flies fine, the launch has to be with 1/3 throttle and the gently push the stick for wards and away she goes. She looks great, speed seems pretty quick for the size BUT, I cannot get more than a 30 climb, she won't loop, even if I take her right up and dive her, pulling back too much and she flicks, pulling back gently just gives a climb followed by a half roll out.
I think that the weight (85 Gram's) and drag are just a bit too much for a 'flat plate' model, so I am going to reduce both for the 'mark 2'.
First things first, I am going to start on a 'full sized' version tomorrow and I am kind of hot for something with canards (and trust vectoring???) so the mighty midget may have to wait a while.
Check those push rods. It sounds like they are flexing under load. I've seen this before. Also as you said, it might be too heavy. Pat, your thoughts? Marty
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